Salon & Dayspa for Pets


Our professional in-house grooming staff is well equipped to satisfy even the most challenging grooms, including cats.


Grooming Director Lori Merritt

Common Grooming Questions:

When should I schedule my pet’s first grooming?

Typically, 12-16 weeks of age.
Even if your pet does not need a full groom, this is the best age to get your pet used to the clippers and other procedures involved in a full grooming.

How often should my pet be groomed?

The groomer will be happy to set up a schedule for you based on your pet’s needs. But, on average, groomable breeds should be groomed at 4-8 week intervals.

Can my pet be groomed and see the veterinarian the same day?

Most veterinary procedures, such as updating vaccines or investigating health concerns, can be completed the same day your pet is groomed. We can also make it a “spa day,” and incorporate a half day of “Doggie Daycare.”

What is the difference between a groom and a bath?

Grooming involves cutting or styling your pet’s coat along with a shampoo, conditioner, and blow dry. Bathing can be provided by one of our qualified bathers and includes a shampoo, conditioner,  blow dry, and thorough brushing. To schedule a bath, see the area to the right under the “Bathing” heading.

Vanessa Feliciano, Professional Groomer

Vanessa completed her grooming training in 2010 and worked in a professional pet salon for 5 years. In 2015, she decided to further her animal care experience by working at NC State Veterinary Hospital caring for animals with special needs. Vanessa has loved animals all her life and found grooming to be her passion. In 2018, she decided to follow her heart back to grooming here at Carolina Ranch. She is looking forward to being a part of the Ranch family and bringing owner’s visions for their dogs to life.


Grooming (performed by our pet stylists) is available by prior appointment any weekday (M-F). You can also schedule your pet to be groomed during a boarding stay.

Ranch groomers can accommodate:

Cats – we have matted or deshedding options

Geriatric pets

Special needs pets

Sedation option

Grooming prices start at $50 — Bathing prices range from $30 – $51 based on size and coat.

Please call 919-662-3200 for availability or click the link below to schedule your pet’s spa day.

Please note that several up-to-date vaccines are required for grooming appointments, including Bordetella, Rabies and DHPP.

Salon Specialties:

Mud Baths

Medicated Baths

Remoisture packages

Paw Care packages

Seasonal specialty shampoos and conditioners

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Bathing Hours

Drop-off bathing is performed by our Grooming Staff Monday through Friday.

Pets may be dropped off in the morning between 7-10 am. You will receive a phone call once your pet is ready for pick-up. We are open until 7 pm for your convenience, so your pet is welcome to stay with us until you are ready. You may also specify your drop-off time and pick-up time on the Bathing Request form and our bathing staff will make every attempt to complete your bath in that time frame.

Bath prices are $30 to $75 depending on breed.

All bathing clients should be up-to-date on vaccines, including Bordetella, Rabies, and DHPP. A current Fecal Exam is also required.

  • Deluxe Bath: Massaging shampoo and conditioner, thorough blow dry, brush out, nail trim, anal gland expression, and ear cleaning. Nail shaping with a Dremel rotary tool is also available.
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Add De-Shedding to a Bath or Groom

Many dog breeds have a topcoat and undercoat. Our de-shedding service removes the undercoat and lifts out previously shed fur. The great benefit to de-shedding is the reduction of further shedding by up to 90%.
Prices range from $25 and up in addition to the regular bathing or grooming charge.

Boarding pets can also request grooming services during a stay at the ranch! Grooming will be completed on the nearest day to departure as possible.