(231) 796-3507

(231) 796-8786

Pet Grooming at Our Boarding & Grooming Location

Grooming for your pet is more than looking good and having a flashy coat. Regular pet grooming contributes to their overall health. From treatment and prevention of skin conditions to a feeling of wellbeing that comes with a clean coat, a grooming session can transform your pet in more ways than one. Our grooming facility in Big Rapids, on Northland Drive, features a professional staff of groomers ready to treat your pet to a much-needed pampering.

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The Best of Pet Grooming at Riversbend

The Riversbend Boarding and Grooming facility on Northland Drive features a professional grooming staff trained to give your pet the attention and care they deserve—as well as an excellent cut. Services include:

  • Specialty and breed-specific haircuts
  • Walk-in nail trim services*
  • Medicated therapeutic baths (available by request)
  • On-site boarding offered as well for when you're away

*Walk-ins are accommodated, but call ahead to ensure we are prepared to receive you.

From Fur to Feathers

While our boarding and grooming facility is equipped to handle cats, dogs and some small mammals, our hospital on Water Tower Road can administer to your feathered friend. Birds can receive wing clippings and beak trims at Riversbend Animal Hospital. Call ahead to schedule an appointment and make sure we can accommodate you at your convenience.

To schedule a grooming appointment for your cat or dog, please call our boarding and grooming facility at:  (231) 796-8786

For birds, please call our hospital at:  (231) 796-3507

Grooming Requirements

In order to take advantage of our grooming services, your pet(s) must be up-to-date on the following vaccinations and testing.


  • Rabies, DHPP (distemper-hepatitis-parainfluenza-parvovirus), Leptospirosis and Bordetella vaccinations


  • Rabies, FVRCP (feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia) vaccination

Please call today with any questions regarding the grooming requirements to ensure a smooth check-in process.


Amazing staff that truly care about the animals they are caring for.

- Amy E.

Thank you so much for getting Duke in on such short notice. Dr Scott was great and so was everyone else. Highly recommend to anyone.

Debra C.

Very professional and very sweet people! Always do everything they can for you and your pet. You can tell they truly care about animals.

Autumn D.

Everyone we have interacted with has been so kind and helpful. Thank you for helping us take care of our fur babies!!

Elise G.

The entire staff is very kind and caring. I've been using Riversbend for 15 years and they have helped through all kinds of good, and bad, situations with my animals.

Tracy C.


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