Dirty Dog

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Self Service Grooming

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  • Small dogs...

  • medium dogs...

  • large dogs...

  • and not just dogs!

  • Great items for pet owners...

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  • high quality apparel & more!


Dirty Dogs Spa is a Self Service Dog Wash, Boutique and Full Service Groomer,  dedicated to high customer satisfaction by providing unique and superior pet products and accessories in addition to furnishing a clean and enjoyable atmosphere.



Owner, Vanessa Davis and Chief Canine Officer, Taylor

Our furry friends are no longer just the outdoor-pooch, eating table scraps, and sleeping in the cold. They are part of the family. That’s why our products are all natural, eco-friendly using the same ingredients used in many human products. Only the best for our Best Friend!


We are located at:
929 Heritage Lake Road, Suite 500
Wake Forest, NC 27587


Our Hours are:
Monday – Friday: 9am to 6pm
Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Sunday: 12:30pm to 5pm


Mission Statement

Our mission is to run a profitable pet “spa” business by providing high-end and therapeutic self-serve and full grooming services in a caring, upscale, professional environment. Our experienced staffed and certified groomers offer the latest in all natural skin and coat treatments for the canine desiring a bit more pampering.


Our goal is to tailor each pets experience based on an initial consult with the owner, as well as feedback after grooming, to ensure that the pet is in a comfortable and stress free environment and to increase repeat business. We are mindful of the overall experience – using only the finest shampoos and conditioners, skin treatments and aromatherapy. Special care was taken to create an inviting environment and enhance the customer and the pets overall “spa” experience.


We believe that there is a market for upscale high quality, unique, and practical products for dogs and their dog-loving “owners” that aren’t carried in “chain” pet stores.  We are dedicated to providing you and your pet, with the highest quality, unique and hard to find pet products.


About the Owner

Vanessa Davis had long been a lover and advocate of dogs and all animals. When the opportunity came to change her long time career, she jumped. Through much research and inspired by Taylor, her golden retriever, she and a friend developed Dirty Dogs Spa, a self serve spa and boutique for dogs. In September 2012 the two also purchased Trail Dog Outfitters, which provides high quality outdoor apparel along with unique items for outdoor, nature, and dog enthusiast. In December 2013 Vanessa became the sole proprietor of both fur-loving businesses.


Vanessa is a certified groomer and adjunct instructor at Wake Technical Community College, teaching classes for those wanting to become professional groomers in the Wake Forest, Raleigh area. She is a certified pet skin care specialist, reflected by the specialized and natural products carried at Dirty Dogs. She and the entire Dirty Dogs’ staff are certified in pet CPR and First Aid. Vanessa is also a member of several advisory boards and business alliances including the Wake Tech Advisory Board (small business), the Rolesville High School Business Alliance, a Rolesville Chamber of Commerce Board Member, and a member of the Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce. In her spare time Vanessa contributes pet and pet care related articles to Circa Magazine and the Rolesville Buzz. You can read these articles on our Pooch News page. She has also been a featured business/business owner in 919 Magazine.


In 2014 Vanessa won the ‘Wake Forest Chamber Business Woman of the Year’ and was selected as The Wake Weekly’s 2014 Best Corporate Citizen!


Many days you can still find Vanessa behind the counter at Dirty Dogs Spa, ready to answer your questions and care for your pet. Come in and see us… Your pets will think you’re WOOF-Tastic!