I am a huge fan of Scrub Your Pup for a number of reasons. I do not choose to wash or groom my dog myself, but that option is available to you if you like. My Poodle mix is terrifed of groomers and would often have to be left all day at a place for what would really be one hour of grooming. The great thing about Scrub your Pup is that the second he is done, they call. No dog is ever put in a holding cage, they are all tied up and waiting as you walk in. If I bring my little sweetie in at 10, I usually pick him up at 11:20 or so. He is afraid of other dogs, so they have had him loosely tied behind the counter sitting on a little dog bed. My groomer of choice is Anna, she is great with him, and I feel better knowing he does not have to be there any longer than necessary. His grooming fee is usually $38.00 and then I add a tip in cash. Great place, great people.