​Inside the Mobile Grooming Van

​Inside the Mobile Grooming Van


The Joyful Hound van is truly a mobile grooming studio.  With dedicated spaces for bathing, drying, brushing, and grooming, we bring the pet salon to you!

We operate the Petpro 2010 Grooming Van, built by Wag'n Tails  Specialty. This is the best unit on the market today, and offers your pet truly first class treatment.

No matter what the east bay weather may bring, climate control ensures that small pets stay comfortably warm and large pets keep cool.

Our water is always heated to the perfect temperature and is delivered to our hydro massage bathing system. Our full sized, stainless steel tub fits everything from tiny kitties to full grown retrievers.  We carefully sterilize our tub and equipment in between every use.  A central vacuum cleaning system keeps our studio hair-free! Stainless steel surfaces mean a safe, germ-free environment for your pet.  

Our clients vary in size, so our grooming table is fully adjustable.  We move the table, not your pet.  This ensures that your pet is kept as comfortable and relaxed as possible through the entire grooming process.

The mobile grooming studio is packed with state of the art equipment including high velocity dryer, clippers and blades, an assortment of various kinds of scissors, brushes of all kinds, nail trimmers; everything we need to pamper and fluff your pet to perfection!  We are stocked with high quality products and a variety of shampoos, conditioners, ear cleaners, and skin treatments.

A carefully designed ventilation system keeps fresh air circulating during the entire grooming process, and plenty of natural light helps your pet feel relaxed and secure.