About Us

Meet Your Dog Groomer, Laurie Umlauf

Certified, Experienced, and Gentle

Hi, I’m Laurie!

As I’ve had the opportunity to get to know many of my clients over the last several years, they often are curious about why I chose to pursue a career as a dog groomer.

My Personal Path in a Nutshell:

I had a successful career as a Paralegal, but after the untimely death of my husband in 2000, I became very aware that life can be short and I wanted to spend the rest of my life doing something I enjoy. My love for animals led me to this field of endeavor.

I started my business in 2001 after graduating from the California School of Dog Grooming in San Marcos.

It was a risk, but the rewards have been phenomenal!

I especially love how they “gush” over their pooch when we are finished with the grooming. I still get a laugh when the dogs get confused and tilt their heads because they can’t figure out why THEY are the ones at the door.

I am very blessed because I love what I do!

I am also blessed with an incredibly loyal clientele, without whom I would not be enjoying this level of success; a truth I will never take for granted.

Laurie has been taking care of my dogs for several years. She is always gentle, caring, and mindful of each dogs’ needs. I only have one dog now; Holly is 13. She always comes back into the house with a spring in her step and a happy look on her face. She truly enjoys her spa day with Laurie and getting fluffy. Thanks for being such a great groomer!

Scott Peele and Holly, Poway

The primary reason we looked for a mobile pet grooming service was because of the long post grooming delay while our dogs sat in cages. It was also not unusual to have a set time to bring our dogs in, but they were placed in cages while waiting for them to start the grooming process. It typically took several hours before we were called to pick up our pets. With Laurie they are done fast and they look beautiful. We would highly recommend giving her a try and we know you will be hooked.

John & Ruth Carpenter, Poway

Our little dog Kay Kay is not a friendly dog, however, when she first met, Laurie became one of her best friends. Laurie is always on time and does a great job. Our other dog Greggory is a watchdog and does not like anyone outside the family but loves Laurie.

After 2 years we think of Laurie as a friend who looks after our dogs as though they were her own.

Phil and Phyllis Webb

Laurie Umlauf owner of Dogs' Best Friend has been grooming my dogs for many years. I love that she has a mobile grooming service and comes to my home to groom Izzy, my English Setter. She is always on time and confirms her appt. the day before she arrives. If you need to change your date and time, no problem, she works hard to meet your needs. She is kind and loving, and does a great job grooming my (spoiled) baby.

Joanne, Rancho Penasquitos

We want to thank Dogs’ Best Friend Mobile Grooming Service for making our furry friends look great. We started with Laurie about 5 years ago after problems with a grooming salon. Our little one was partially blind and had medical problems, spending 7-8 hours waiting to be groomed was not working. It took her 24 hours afterward to eat. From the first time we used the service, she was happy. The whole procedure is in front of the house and it takes about one hour. Our new dog loves Laurie and always looks beautiful. We are pleased with Dogs’ Best Friend and Laurie.

Maureen Lewis

My clients absolutely adore their dogs and it warms my heart to no end.

If you are looking for a dog groomer, I hope you’ll call today. I’d be delighted to hear from you.