Rae DeGourville Pet Care  & Big Dog Bathing Service

Rae DeGourville Pet Care & Big Dog Bathing Service

5.0 (5)
4 hires on HomeGuide
1 employee
4 years in business

About this pro

My Name is Rae DeGourville, my passion for Pets is what led me to be in the Pet Care field.

I study animal behavior and a host of Pet Gooming skills, my studies are with QC PetGroomers, I aquire my experience at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter, the challenges is very intense because I deal with sometimes very severe grooming challenges, I bond with every pet before attempting to groom them, I have learn not to force any dog into grooming, there is only a 2% of dogs thats demostrate that kind of behavior in my experiences.

My Services provide a stress free enviroment for your pet, I provide more a personal service to your pet.

My bonding with each dog individualy let me know that I can handle them with very little problems, this usually takes about 5 minutes.

I aslo cut cat nails.

My services consist of bathing, brushing, ear and eye cleaning, anal gland expression,shave down for matted dogs and basic hair triming also teeth brushing no extensive teeth cleaning that require sedation.

I am insured to cover any unexpected incidents, I have not had any incidents since I have started my career in grooming, Safety is very improtant to me.

I will not book any customer if I have to rush, my time with each dog is curtail to that dog and his or her bahavior.

The field of Grooomers should be only for individual with a desire and passion for animals like myself.

Every dog has a different personality like humans and a Groomer must understand this first in order to handle them properly, this area I am very knowldegable in.

I currently groom dogs at the Animal Shelter where I receive most of my experience and still continue to Groom dogs for Adoptions, 3 years is my ongoing experience.

I love what I do and do it with a passion.

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Los Angeles, CA 90018
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5 Reviews


  • Cristian Ponce

    Rae handles your dog with so much care. He has a way of making your dog feel so comfortable. Before Rae, anytime our dog required grooming services she would be so scared and anxious to get her grooming done. We even had to put off grooming our dog for a good while because we didn’t know what to do. Rae is just gifted at what he does. He is definitely our go to groomer moving forward. Nothing but positive things to say about his services.

  • Derrick Callicoatte

    On time for appointment. Very courteous and patient with my animals.

  • Abigail Marquez

    Rae is very kind and loving to my babies- Davie (shitzu) and Grammy (lapso). His work is superb and budget friendly. I'm very happy with the way he handles the dogs and he is highly responsible. I highly recommend him. And definitely will be calling back for his service.

  • Charolotte Woodrowski

    Very friendly, gentle with my dog, professional, will use again

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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

My process is preferably a picture of the dog.

I am a set up groomer, I will bring all my equipment to the customer place or the customer can come to my location, my loaction is preferable., my location is more relaxing for your dog where a different type of behavior is display., free one way transportation can be provided., you bring the dog to me and I take it back or I pick up from you and you pick up, insurance covers your pet in case of any incident while in my care.

List the duties you would like me to do.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have studied with QC PetGroomers.

I continue my studies at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter with another Groomer for over 3 years and still continue to Groom dogs there.                                         

I am very confident in handling dogs and reconizing their behavior.

My knowledge of pets is to keep them relax and comfortable while being groomed, no dog will be forced to being groomed, I aquire a certain technique at the shelter first to get the dog trust and become his or her friend each dog must be comfortable in getting groomed.

I am very good at working with matted to severly matted dogs for complete shave down, which takes a lot off patients and require a high level of skill.

I am also good woriking with senior dogs that requires patients and extra care.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

My Standard price starts at $50 and increase depending on the needs of the customers, I do believe in giving discounts on having severals things done.

List of my services:

Bathing and Trim

Blow Dry and Brush

Ear and Eye Cleaning./ I will check for ear mites and 

possible ear infection using an otoscope.

Nail Clip & Dremeled (Dogs, Cats and rabbits)

Anal Gland Expression

Teeth Brushing

Complete Shave down

Flea and Tick Treatment.



Ear treament

How did you get started in this business?

I Started as a Volunteer at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter, where there is a great need for my service and at the same time I was given a chance to learn about dogs with different behavioral problems and very neglected and abandoned pets.,

I have a commitment to always help pets in need so I will continue to provide my service at the shelter.

What types of customers have you worked with?

I have worked with all types of customers.

I try to give each dog an experience of comfort and care during thier grooming session.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I have participated in Park events in areas where pet owner seek help in nail clipping and other small task with their pet.


What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

Seek someone with a passion in their work and not only for their service.

No dog needs to push around or force into any activity, if you show love to your pet you will always get a better response from the pet.

My technique is Patient and Love, I treat every dog like it's my own, I currently have 3 small dogs that was rescued.

What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

What are their specialty, if they are looking for something in particular they should mention it before hand,, etc,,, I always get my dog hair cut a certain way I would like for you to do the excact way can you do it, this way we can both have an agreement on the expectations.

I will refuse a service if I can not perform it to the my best ability.

I offer a more personal interaction with my customers and their pets, my accomplishment is to have a pleasant experience with their pets.

My Goal is to build a clientele for repeat business to give quality Service.

You dog has its freedom and not caged around other dogs so there is no need for you dog to be nervous or feel stress, I offer play time for your dog and not just a groom session., let your dog experience a ranch style grooming a total different atmoshphere than your typical grooming salon.

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