Pet Grooming Services

Treating your pet like family

Dog being washed

Our Philosophy: Treat each animal with love and respect, making the grooming experience a pleasant one for all.

Pet grooming is an important part of any animal’s care. At Aboard the Ark, your pet receives individualized attention and high quality grooming products in a salon-type setting. We offer both Essential Grooming and Spa Packages for your deserving pet.

Bath & Brush Package

  • Premium shampoo
  • Fluff drying
  • Nails trimmed
  • Ears cleaned
  • Cologne and bandana

Full Groom Package

  • Premium shampoo
  • Fluff drying
  • Breed cut to request
  • Nails trimmed
  • Ears cleaned (ear hair trimmed by request)
  • Cologne and bandana

Spa Treatments

  • Blueberry Facial - soothes, moisturizes and revitalizes, leaving pets feeling and smelling lovely
  • Paw Balm - softens, conditions, protects, and restores dried, cracked paw pads and noses
  • Teeth Brushing - leaves teeth and breath ‘biscuit’ fresh
  • Hot Oil Treatment - the ultimate luxury for a silky groomed coat
  • Dremel Nail Trim - for the complete pedicure experience

The Ultimate

Complete pampering for your pet – this package includes all of the Spa Treatments listed above at a very special rate.

Pampering Extras

  • Nail "Paw"lish - for the diva in your pet (nail color for males, too!)
  • Nail Caps - for special order
  • Flea or Medicated Shampoo
  • Fumination Treatment
  • Ear Plucking
Dog after grooming

We carry a variety of specialty shampoos and conditioners for every need

  • Medicated for itchy, irritated skin
  • FURminator shampoo treatment
  • Oatmeal shampoo and conditioner for dry skin
  • De-Matt conditioner
  • Re-moisturizer/conditioner
  • Flea and tick shampoo

We also offer Coat Carding, FURminating, and Coat Conditioning Treatments

  • Coat Carding is a natural technique to remove the loose coat from many coat types, a popular grooming procedure. The carding technique helps to maintain a healthy coat by removing undercoat, reducing shedding, and allowing the topcoat to lay flatter for a smoother appearance. For many coat types, carding can actually enhance the coat color. For those pets that have been clippered, carding produces a more vibrant top coat.
  • FURminator Professional deShedding Products include specialty tools for removing undercoat without damage to topcoat, as well as shampoos, conditioners, treats, and supplements all designed to reduce shedding and promote a healthy beautiful coat - Read more about these recommended grooming products and treatments

In addition, we always scissor legs and feet for that professional look. Your satisfaction is our goal.

Requirements: All pets must be up to date with vaccines (Rabies, Distemper Parvo/Feline Distemper, and Bordetella). Have your veterinarian fax your pet’s record to us. Our staff will be happy to update your vaccines if needed.

Pekin Veterinary Clinic patients four months of age and under receive their first groom free, compliments of Aboard the Ark Grooming Department!

Grooming is available Monday through Friday and Saturday by appointment only. Drop-off hours are from 7:00 am - 8:30 am.

Please contact us for current rates and to schedule an appointment.

  • They got my dog in right away when I called. Everyone is courteous and seem to genuinely love animals. Took good care of my dog and kept me informed.

    —Bruce Green

  • Doctors and staff are always kind and extremely efficient. Our pet loves going there which says a lot for their care.

    —Lori Bennett

  • Very professional, wonderful treatment!! I would recommend this facility to anyone who loves their pets

    —Lora King

  • Everytime I come here for any treatment they ALWAYS treat us like family. They show a deep concern for the pet and the owner. I tell everybody I know to bring their pets here!!! Thanks!!

    —Dawn Wade

  • "Best place I've ever been to! Everyone was extremely nice and helpful, I couldn't have asked for better!"

    —Tiffany Larson

  • "I'm always very happy with my interactions with the staff and doctors at Pekin Veterinay Clinic. I feel as though my concerns are addressed, and that the staff really cares about me and about my furbabies."

    —Sylvia Shults

  • "You can tell the Vet loves the animals. She got on the floor and played with the puppy and put her at ease. I thought that was very sweet!!"

    —Sheri Jones

  • "Great service. My dog was in need of care due to her condition and I was able to take her over right away and they worker her in. This is the kind of care and reaction I need for my dogs, and I received it."

    —Jacque Hess

  • "I have referred them to all my friends and family. They are great. There willing to work with you and are also fantastic with my dogs."

    —Diane Canizzo

  • "Wonderful as always! The people are always so nice and friendly. I feel our pet gets quality health care here."

    —Maribeth Kilbride

  • "You’re all the kind of people that make the world a better place for critters of all kinds."

    —Pekin family members Jody, Ed, Alyssia, Jake, Sweet Pea, Pippy, Simba, Cuddles, and Kera.