Grooming Services

A samoyed dog getting a bath in a white bathtub
A red and white mixed breed dog with a purple neck bow standing on a black grooming table in a room with white walls and brown floor
A fluffy cream-colored dog with brown ears standing on a blue grooming table with a white background
A freshly groomed medium-sized dog with golden hair standing on a blue table with a white background
A small white and grey dog with short hair on a blue table with a white background

Here at Dogma, we care for your pets as if they were our own.  Every appointment at Dogma comes with the individualized and exclusive attention of your pet’s groomer.  We only work with our fur clients in a cage-free, one-on-one basis, meaning your pet will only be with us for the time it takes to complete the scheduled service and never waiting longer.  Every member of our grooming team has a passion for grooming and getting to know your pets.  We love when our clients are just as excited to see us as we are to see them! Our groomers are always learning and on the lookout for new styling techniques, the newest tools and technologies, training on how we can best serve our older and more sensitive fur clients, as well as seeking out education to keep us up-to-date in the ever changing grooming world.

Our grooming was rated one of the best in Washingtonian Magazine's “Washington’s Top Pet Care” by local veterinarians and local pet owners! Out of all the Arlington grooming salons, only two made the list. We are so proud of our team. Thank you so much to everyone who voted!

All of our appointments include:

  • Style consultation with your pet’s groomer at drop-off
  • Two shampooings using premium product formulas selected for your pet’s coat and skin needs
  • Premium conditioning and deshed treatments as needed
  • Blow dry and brush out by hand (never a cage dryer!)
  • Nail trimming
  • Ear cleaning
  • Sanitary and paw pad trim
  • Scissor-finished tidy trim or full haircut as requested

We also offer teeth brushing or nail filing that can be added to your pet’s appointment for a small fee.


Our prices are based on pet size, coat type, condition of coat, and services requested. Please give our Shirlington location a call to make an appointment, and get a customized price quote.

  • Arlington, VA (Village at Shirlington): (571) 422-0370 


Meet our Grooming Team!

Mackenzie Brooks

Mackenzie has been grooming since 2013 and joined the Dogma family in 2014.  Mackenzie has a degree in horticulture and volunteers her gardening expertise at Green Spring Gardens in her spare time when she’s not kayaking or hiking with her dogs Butters and Kobi.  She is known around Dogma for her huge heart, and has been often heard to declare every dog she grooms to be her favorite.  Mackenzie offers dog grooming at our Shirlington location, and also has early morning appointments available for pets requiring a less-distracting grooming environment.

Jenessa Arellano

Jenessa began grooming in 2009 and joined Dogma in September 2020. She began volunteering with adoptable dogs and cats at her local humane society as a child, and has been working with animals through volunteering or professionally since. She is a dog mom to Fizz, and cat mom to Storm and Rogue. In her spare time, she enjoys practicing Nose Work with Fizz, reading, and spending time with her nieces.  Jenessa offers dog grooming appointments at our Shirlington location.

Diana Muriel

Diana started grooming in 2015 and joined the Dogma Grooming team in May 2021.  Outside of Dogma, Diana enjoys spending time her free time with family and friends at nearby renaissance festivals and mastering video games at home with her Shih Tzu, Rose, by her side.  Diana is trilingual--speaking English, Spanish, and Portuguese and offers morning and afternoon dog grooming appointments at our Shirlington location.

Shannon Hegner

Shannon started professionally grooming in 2008 and joined the Dogma team in 2022.  She has experience working with a wide variety of breeds---especially terriers and is even proficient in the delicate art of rabbit grooming!  Shannon likes to spend her free time with her dog and cat, Pepper & Negan, as well as kickboxing and crocheting.  Shannon offers dog grooming and cat nail trims at our Shirlington location.