about us


Groomer by the Sea is premium mobile dog grooming spa.  It is owned and operated by Heidi Hubbard, a California Certified Groomer and Advance Pet Stylist.

After 15 years in public education as a California Credentialed Teacher with a BA from CSUN and teaching credentials from UCLA and National University, Heidi had an opportunity to relocate to San Diego with her family and begin a new career in a field that surrounded her with dogs. She loves dogs!

Growing up on a small ranch in Southern California, Heidi always knew that someday she would return to her original roots and life goals which included the caring for animals.  Her family bred and showed champion German Shepherds and Dobermans. In fact, both Heidi and her sister were taught how to walk by two German Shepherds named Mischief and Tuffy. 

Participating in 4H as well as being an adept Western horse rider, Heidi cared for two horses and raised cows, pigs, goats, ducks, chickens, rabbits and a donkey which gave her a first hand, well-rounded animal education. However, the passion for dogs came when all the unwanted and abandon puppies landed at the front gate of their property.  Getting a phone call from a family friend or the veterinarian office to see if her family could “take care of one more pup, for just a short while” became a normal household event. These events turned into a wide variety of different breeds, from mixed to purebreds, being added to her families’ menagerie.

With all the many different childhood experiences and animal enounters, Heidi gained many important lifetime lessons which included learning about the care, compassion and respect we should have for all our furry friends.

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Heidi is a proud member of NDGAA, the National Dog Groomers Association of America. She also holds additional certifications earned in Pet CPR/First Aid/Injury Prevention and Bathing Certification for Pet Salon Owners. Continued education courses, workshops and trade shows are attended to stay current and to continually educate herself on the most up to date techniques, products and health issues for her clients. Heidi is currently working on her Fear Free Groomer Certification.

Our state-of-the-art custom grooming van by Wag'N Tails Mobile Conversion Specialists is fully self-contained complete with a whisper quiet generator, heat, air-conditioning and fresh warm water as well as being equipped with the most advanced technological tools of the trade and professional products to perform top of the line grooming work on your pet. We strive to provide an excellent service that will not just meet but exceed your expectations every time.

Hygiene is a very significant issue for our industry and we believe it is of the utmost importance to maintain the highest level of cleanliness in our mobile grooming van. All our equipment is cleaned after each appointment and tools are sanitized. This will prevent your pet from getting any kind of infestations (fleas and ticks) or any contagious diseases or viruses that result from being in close contact with other animals. Our van is cleaned and sanitized after every pet grooming and again at the end of the day.

Here is our a picture of our beautiful new van and the floorpan of our mobile spa: