Houston >Pet Services > Gizzie's Grooming Shop
2037 W Alabama St, Houston, TX | Directions 7709829.738292 -95.409768
Neighborhoods: Central, Neartown/ Montrose
Good job – Ive been taking my dogs there for years and they do a good job and inexpensive . I've taken them to place ans spent $75 a dog and my dogs are 3-6 lbs.
Grooming services – I was amazed to read some of the negative comments. I have been taking my dogs to Gizzie's for probably at least 15 years. During that time Chuy the owner has had several locations in the same area of town. For the last 4 years, I have driven my dogs in from Kingwood to get what I consider very special services. Some of the comments by customers are simply not true - yes, you can book the day ahead if they are not fully scheduled; you don't have to wait to 5:00 pm to pick the dogs up - they call me on my cell when the dogs are ready - frequently it is as early as 2:00 pm on weekdays. I will never take my dogs anywhere else!
Reliable Groomer – I use this groomer a few times a year and never really had problems with them. I like that they are cage free and my dogs like being with other dogs. The cuts are pretty good.
The only one observation, is that when I pick up my dogs they go outside and potty like they haven't gone all day. I also do not like that I have to wait until 5 pm to pick them up as that is right smack in the middle of traffic hours, therefore, I must deduct a star.
Pricing wise, it is pretty comparable to other groomers and not significantly cheaper or more expensive.
Bad experience – I was impressed by the reviews of this place online and waited weeks (they do not take same or next day appointments) to get my Yorkie in for grooming. While I was surprised when they told me that my dog needed to be there between 8:00AM and 4:00PM, I had heard such good things that I let it slide. I called once in the afternoon to see if he was ready and they said that he wasn't and didn't even know his name. I had to specify that he was a 5 lb Yorkie! When I picked him up, his coat was shaggy and teddy bear head was completely crooked. I was polite, but expressed that I wasn't happy with the cut (all the while paying and tipping generously). First, I was told that they could fix it next time I came in for grooming. Upon my insistence, the gentleman went to the back to speak to who I assume was the owner and then offered to fix the cut if I brought my dog back the next day and left him between 8:00AM and 12:00PM. Like many of you, I would feel bad torturing my dog two days in a row (for a total of 12 hours) and there is no way I would leave him with people who didn't care to do a nice job or keep me happy in the first place. I definitely wouldn't return to this place and I'm really disappointed because I had hoped it would be the beginning of a long relationship!
The best for mix breeds!!! – I've taken my poodle mix to Gizzie's about 4 times now and I have NEVER been disappointed. My pooch always comes back looking perfect. In my impatience on a booked day, I took her to petsmart, and when she came back to me with some kind of weird mohawk and ears cut at an angle at $20 MORE than Gizzie's charges that will NEVER happen again. I'd recommend Gizzie's to anyone and everyone!!! They do THE best work at the best price!
They cut my dog and she got infected! – i have brought my 2 dogs to gizzies before. Once before they nicked my smaller dog and it was no big deal because they tend to move around a lot while having a haircut. But recently they cut my larger dog much deeper and the poor thing has an inflammed leg and is having to take antibiotics because of the infection she has now. I think Gizzie's should have refunded at least half of my larger dog's haircut, but all they did was apologize, even though it has happened before. If you dont want your dog being nicked by a possibly infected clipper, do NOT go to this place.
address correction – The address of Gizzie's Grooming Shop is not on W. Alabama. It is on 2056 Sul Ross. CitySearch, yes , is a way of getting information about a business, but it requires an owner to pay to be a member to change information such as an address. The owners of the shop did not put their information on this site, so why would the owner have to pay a membership fee to change any information. This website can be misleading to anyone trying to find the shop, or get the right hours of operation (7-6pm Mon-Fri, 7-2 Sat.). The address at Sul Ross, is one block from W. Alabama. Almost right behind the address from 2037 W. Alabama. PLease feel free to call 713-521-3693 to get the right address and directions.
Best groomer in Houston – I have a Maltese puppy that I take to Gizzie's. They do such an amazing job on her. She has loads of fun playing with the other dogs and comes back so nice and silky soft. Would not take her anywhere else.
Best Shop in Town! – I have used Gizzie's Groom shop since I moved to Houston in 1997. They do an excellent job grooming my Samoyed and mixed-breed dogs,not to mention my friend's dogs too. My dogs are always happy and exhausted when the come home. Gizzies allows dogs who are waiting to be groomed to "roam/play" with all the other dogs who are waiting in the grooming area. For dogs who socialize well with others, this is an added "play time" bonus. For those who prefer not to let their dogs roam or who have dogs that do not socialize well, Gizzies offers the proper facilities for their safety and comfort. The shop is always clean and all their staff are courteous. I highly recommend this shop!
Not what I expected. – After reading some reviews and wanting to give Gizzie's a chance, I did. I took my 09 month old ShihTzu and when I first walked in, they did not bother to ask in detail what I wanted. They were very short and seemed as if annoyed. As a believer in giving second chances, I decided to book another appointment. I asked for a trim around the face and under his face, and it did not happen. I came from PetSmart and believe it or not, they did a much, much better job. Much more attentive and hygienic. Because my groomer at PetSmart has moved to another location, I decided to start looking again.
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