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Dog Grooming

3 Clarke St. Jamestown, RI

(Next to McQuade's)

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One - On - One

In addition to providing regular grooming services, we specialize in caring for anxious, fearful, elderly, & special-needs dogs in a clean, calm, low-stress environment.


Meet Laura

I'm Laura Carlson, the owner of Good Graces Grooming. My experience in Animal Health, Safety, and Welfare spans over 40 years. I have worked professionally in veterinary medicine, investigated cruelty, neglect, and abuse cases for the State of RI and also as a Certified Animal Safety Representative in the Film and TV Unit at American Humane - No Animals Were Harmed™.


In 2011 I founded Tails To Teach a non-profit organization providing social-emotional learning (SEL) programs in RI's under-served urban schools. Tails To Teach ( works with therapy dogs in school to provide children with a pathway to practice kindness, show compassion, and feel empathy. 

After moving to Jamestown, I decided to put all of my animal experience to good use and open a dog grooming shop right here in town - I have thoroughly enjoyed making many new friends on the Island and meeting their wonderful dogs! 



At Good Graces Grooming we provide one-on-one grooming and specialize in working with anxious, fearful and/or special needs dogs. We offer comfort grooms for senior dogs or for dogs that are not feeling their best, and *makeovers* for dogs that have missed a few grooming appointments or have not been bathed or brushed at home. If your dog is overly reactive to other dogs, we can arrange for your dog to be the only dog in the shop.

The safety, health and well-being of your dog is our top priority and we strive to keep the shop quiet and the stress level low.

Our chosen practice of one-on-one grooming in an open layout, quiet shop appeals to folks who have dogs that may not be able to tolerate a shop with a lot of barking dogs in crates or shops that may be loud because they’ve got multiple dryers going at once.

We utilize high-quality shampoos and conditioners, tearless facial wash, tub ramps, a hydraulic lifting table, Belly Bands, Happy Hoodies, hammocks, hip slings, anti-fatigue mats, cross body loops and salmon, turkey or duck treats to keep your dog safe and comfortable during their grooming session.

Other independent grooming shops in our area have their own business models (grooming/daycare, grooming/boarding, grooming/retail) and do a great job. The small community of RI dog groomers is very collaborative, often comparing notes and referring clients to one another when we believe dogs or clients might benefit from seeking services in another shop.

If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, please call or text Good Graces Grooming at 401-423-5840.

While I have absolutely no doubt Petco and Petsmart have some very talented groomers - their corporate model uses high-volume grooming as a “loss leader,” knowing that the people drawn there by their lower prices are likely to do some shopping in the store before or after their dog is groomed, or sign up for a dog training class. We can’t compete with their prices.

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