Balanced Dog Training & Grooming
Call 253-507-8029

Text Lesha at 253-720-5238. This number is for TEXTING ONLY
and will not receive any voicemails

We are not a mobile dog grooming service. We're located at 4602 Pacific Ave.

For pricing, services and more information - click on the 3 lines below.

Services

Our goal is to make you and your dogs experience at
Lesha’s Dog Grooming as comfortable as possible.

Grooming Pricing
“These Prices are Estimates Only” Prices may change from this list or from groom to groom due to – coat condition, behavioral changes, add on’s, size, amount of shedding, curly coated breeds and time spent grooming.
Service Includes:
Bath, Brush, Nails Clipped, Ears Cleaned, Anal Glands Expressed.
We no longer Pluck Ears unless specifically asked to do so by a vet or owner. Plucking Ears that are in normal condition can cause irritation and cause more harm than good. We wipe out the ear with ear wash on a cotton ball, then we dry the ear canal. We do not deep clean or flush ears. If a dogs ears show signs of infection anyway, we suggest getting your dog seen by a vet as soon as possible.
IF your dog starts to nip, bite, growl, show teeth, scratch or yank away from us we will continue for an EXTRA HANDLING FEE.

BATH ONLY (NO HAIR CUT/TRIM)

Add $15.00-$40.00 to bath price for Long Hair, Undercoated shedding Breeds and Extreme Conditions (We SHAVE MATTS)
1-30lbs = $35.00 – $45.00

30-60lbs = $50.00 – $55.00
60-90lbs = $55.00 – $75.00
90-Up = $80.00 – 95.00

Any specific breed clips or hand scissor clips longer than a inch long – be sure to include that information when making a appointment so we can match you with the appropriate groomer.

HAIRCUT:
0-30lbs = $65.00 – $75.00
30-60lbs = $75.00 – $90.00
60-90lbs = $90.00 – $140.00
90lbs – Up = $110.00 – $150.00
NOTE:
If dogs are matted, we SHAVE short, no discussion.
I suggest getting your dog on a 4-8 week grooming schedule and brush every 3-5 days in-between grooming appointments, IF you desire a longer coat.

Until further notice we are no longer accepting new Doodle or Standard Poodle clients.

St. Poodle / Labradoodle / Goldendoodle
Start at $110.00 – $160.00
ADD ON to GROOMING PRICE
Extreme coat conditions- $20.00-$40.00
Hard to Handle – $30.00 – $50.00
Fleas $5.00 – $10.00
Specialty Shampoo – $5.00
De-Shed Treatment – $20.00
Dremel – $10.00

De-matting lightly matted Ears/Tail -$15.00-$25.00

NOTE: We will attempt to de-matt ears/tail upon request, depends on condition and what the animal will tolerate.
We do not de-matt on body, we can however spot shave matted areas if not heavily matted. Most of the time we’ll require coat to be shaved if matted.
SINGLE SERVICES
Nail Trim – $15.00
Dremel Only – $20.00
Anal Glands Expressed – $10.00
Sanitary trim – $10.00 – $15.00
Rear trim – $10.00 – $15.00
Paw/Pad trim – $10.00 – $15.00
Face/Head trim – $25.00
Behavior Issues We Work With
  • Anxious
  • Timid
  • Nervous
  • Aggressive
If a dog has been kicked out of another grooming shop or refused to be groomed by another groomer due to behavioral issues/biting.

Small dogs depending on severity
$120.00 – $170.00

Large dogs depending on severity
$160.00 – $200.00

Dog will need to be muzzled and lightly sedated upon drop off.

This is for extreme, hard to handle, dangerous, unpredictable dogs, who will bite.
Extra handling charge may be added to grooming price $30-$50.

When making an appointment make sure to specifically ask for Lesha to groom your dog.

How Long Will My Pet Stay?
We like to ask for 2-4 hours.

May be a longer wait due to crate soiling, anxious, aggressive, coat condition, issues with blow drying.

If you strictly need your dog back within a time frame, let us know when making your appointment… Otherwise we assume that we can take our time and will call or message as soon as your dog is done.

We do not suggest scheduling a appointment on days that you have work or have to travel out of the area for hours due to unexpected emergencies or if we need you to come and pick up your dog.

If dogs are a handful due to anxiety or aggression, we normally get them done and once done they will need to be picked up ASAP.

Dogs with certain behavioral issues can disrupt our atmosphere with barking/howling and cause other dogs to become anxious.

They can also cause injuries to themselves by trying to escape their crate which we’re not liable for.

Lesha's Experience

1998 – Grooming School at Kats “n” K9s
I learned how to properly handle and groom all breeds of dogs.

1999 – Dog Training apprentice at the Washington K9 Center
There I learned how to properly train puppies and dogs with different temperaments from excitement to aggression.

I worked at a boarding and grooming kennel for years caring for, managing and grooming numerous pets.

I worked at a vet clinic and a small grooming shop for also several years.

2006 – I started my grooming business.
Over the years I have owned, fostered, bred, trained, and groomed thousands of dogs to add to my  experience.

Testimonials
“Lesha is the best!! Really, she’s the dog whisperess!! My dog acts a lot more disciplined and happy around her while being groomed, and even let’s her touch her toes!! I can’t even get close!! Absolutely will not go anywhere else. My dog is safe with her and always looks beautiful when finished! 5 stars for sure.” ~ Kristina A

“We’ve been taking our dogs here for years. Amazing place & great service.” ~ Clock W

“So sad to be moving because we love it here! Lesha is so good with my little Biscuit! I love the variety of shampoos she offers. Our pup has had a traumatic experience with a past groomer and taking him anywhere gives us a bit of anxiety. BUT Lesha is so patient with him and I have zero worries leaving him in her care. She makes her customers feel like their concerns are heard and valid. Thank you for everything Lesha! We’ll miss you!” ~ Kaitlin B

“My fur babies are always happy when they see where they are going! That Speaks volume! Girls are great!” ~ Marc L

“Love this place and the people.” ~ Doretha B

“Such a great reception, dog and I are always called by name. And of course the grooming is always superb.” ~ Darrell P

“I really like this place, Lesha is great with my big “mutt” mix…very patient & understanding of dogs of all breeds…as my Charley is a 2yo Mastiff, Pitty mix! I’m so thankful for her services! I highly recommend :).” ~ Mariah E

“Even my dog loves them.” ~ Noelani W

“I got my dog groomed here for the first time today. He looked great. He was ready in 2 hours. He didn’t seem traumatized like he did when I tried grooming him myself. He even got a cute lil bandana. Will definitely be a repeat customer here.” ~ Kayla S

“She is very good with her clients. My dog has a thick coat. Her staff very professional. They did a great job on my pet. My pet looked so happy when they were done.” ~ Aurora Webber

“We have been clients since she opened and always had a wonderful experience! We love Lesha!!!” ~ Laura T

“Omg they do such an amazing job, i’ve been bringing my dogs here for years and prices are very affordable.” ~ Jessica G

“Such a sweet lady! & very gentle with my dog! Will be back.” ~ Bianca M

“Love Lesha! My favorite groomer.” ~ Billi S

“Lesha always does a nice job with my pet. I highly recommend Lesha’s Dog Grooming.” ~ Patricia A

“The staff are very welcoming and family oriented.” ~ Melissa C

“Best Dog Grooming. THEY TAKE EXCELLENT CARE OF MY DOG. Won’t go anywhere else.” ~ Chris T

“Great grooming place. We now come here instead of PetSmart. Responsive and friendly.” ~ Kayla L

“My dog Charlie is always nervous going to the groomers, but the staff is always nice and treated him well. They even stayed an hour after close to make sure he could be picked up one time. Crazy awesome staff. Also his haircuts are always cute.” ~ Ryan H

“Lesha outstanding, Dog whisperer, Excellent service, Was patient with my dog and outcome! Fantastic! Just what my dog needed! Thank you Lesha! Definitely be back.” ~ Josh K

“Wonderful place and great service. Bentley has been going there for years and we still make the trip now that we live in Spanaway. Lesha and her staff have a passion for what they do and it shows.” ~ Demond L

“We’ve been going to Lesha for a couple years now. My babies Koda and Bella love her! Koda is a Pomeranian who likes his hair short. Every time I come pick them up, they’re always so happy. My babies and I trust her. We won’t be going anywhere else!” ~ Aja K

“Lesha is really great. Our dogs always come out so happy when we pick them up! Definitely a repeat customer!” ~ R M G

“Very friendly and easy to work with. The puppies love them.” ~ Chad S

“They treated my girl so good. She was in great need of a nail trim and hair cut. She smelled amazing and looked beautiful. Thank you for treating our Bonnie girl so good! Price was good too.” ~ Kim N

“Lesha grooms my Maltese and trims my black lab’s nails. She is so patent and great with my skittish Maltese and always makes her look and small great! I followed her from the old location and likely will for as long as she’s around! I tried many others before and was never happy. So glad I found this spot!” ~ Ariella Bolen-Johnson

“I take my Chihuahua there to get her nails clipped. Lesha is awesome and can clip them all in just a couple minutes.” ~ Alison Skllings

“I go there for my minpin’s nail clippings. Always patient with my dog and I appreciate the great rates!” ~ Kathy Cao

“Awesome people, awesome work…love. would recommend to everyone for any breed. Gentle and loving. My pups always happy going in and coming out.” ~ Rocky

“Great place, reasonably priced and quick. Staff has been extremely pleasant and have done a better job than other places we have tried. Will definitely keep going back.” ~ Robert O

“They are the best ever.  The love and attention they provide to my dog is amazing.  The grooming is the best!  I also leave my dog with them when out of town because I have no worries when gone.” ~ Teresa S

Contact Info

4602 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98408

Phone: 253-507-8029

Text Lesha: 253-720-5238
This number is for TEXTING ONLY.
Will not receive any voicemails.

Grooming Hours:
By Appointment
Monday - 11:30am - 3:00pm
Tuesday - 11:30am - 3:00pm
Wednesday - 10:00 am - 7:30pm
Thursday - 10:00am - 7:30pm
Friday - 10:00am - 7:30pm
Saturday - 10:00am - 7:30pm
Sunday - Closed
Note: Hours are posted but Hours may vary from day to day. We leave when the last dog is done and the shop is cleaned for the day.

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Awards

What a journey this has been!
At 25 years old, I vowed to never work for anyone other than myself. While battling extreme social anxiety, a $1,000 loan from my Grandma and Grandpa, bathing with Dollar Store Suave to cut costs lol, to now, a shop full of equipment while teaching and providing a safe place for my tribe to work 16 years later.
Extremely satisfied and grateful for my support group. “Awards” “Award”
Proud to have been chosen #5 best grooming shops in Washington State
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AKC Canine Good Citizen with “Diva” my Standard Poodle

1st Place K9 Pro Sport Protection Trial with “Tango” my Belgian Malinois

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