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self-service + full-service pet grooming located in bloomfield


Conveniently located in Pittsburgh's East End.  The convenient and affordable option for your four-legged friend to get lathered up and strut their stuff in style.   


At lather, we strive to bring you the experience that we all want when we get lathered up. Easy, clean + quick! We have taken great attention to all of our product selections, offering all natural eco-friendly bathing ingredients, paired with locally designed and produced pet accessories. lather offers food products that are produced in the United States, are organic and great for your pets.

lather. A Pet Bath House was opened in 2016 by Jeff Manganello. "The inspiration to create a unique pet bathing experience came from my favorite four-legged furry baby Bentley! Bentley has been a part of my life for 5 years, and has brightened up my world with laughter and love.  Lather has become Bentley's 'home-away-from-home' and he can't wait to welcome you and your pet!"


the d.i.y. bathhouse.

The only thing you need to bring is your pet! lather provides all the rest including an apron, the tub, shampoo, conditioner, fresh towels and high-powered dryer. lather features large, raised tubs with ramps so that your pet can walk right in without you lifting.  Have a small pet? We offer tub inserts so that you won't have to bend over while bathing. We also provide treats to entice them into the tub and to reward them when they're done! If, at any time during the d.i.y. bathing service, you have difficulty, we are here to help! Whether you are trying to get a stubborn pet in the tub, stepping in to do a nail trim, or anything else you need assistance with. Once you're done bathing, that's it! No need to clean the tub. lather will clean up the mess and you can head home with a clean pet!



5100 Liberty Avenue
in Bloomfield
Pittsburgh, PA 15224


M-F 10am–7p
Sa-Su 9a–3p

*Please note that DIY baths end one hour before closing.


(412) 235-7199

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Call during open hours to book a full-service grooming appointment.

Reservations are not required for self-service grooming, however you may want to call ahead to see how busy we are!


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frequently asked questions


Do I need to make an appointment?

Appointments are only required for full-service grooming. Appointments are not required for self-service grooming, however we do recommend you call ahead to see how busy we are. 

When are you open?

We are open from 10AM-7PM Monday through Friday and from 9AM-3PM Saturday and Sunday. We are closed on all major holidays as well as Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. 

Do you take cats or other animals?

Yes! We offer full-service grooming for both cats and dogs. Our self-service grooming is available for cats, dogs, rabbits, ferrets, and any other small furry house pet.

It is the responsibility of the owner to make sure their pets are well-behaved and friendly. lather. A Pet Bath House is not responsible for any illness or injuries resulting from non-social pets.

Does my pet need vaccination?

Yes. lather. A Pet Bath House requires that every dog be up-to-date on their rabies vaccinations and recommends the DHLPP and bordetella vaccinations. Please bring a copy of your pet's vaccination records to your first appointment. They should also be on a regular flea and tick treatment as well as have had a negative fecal test result within the past 6 months. Cats should be up-to-date on rabies, FVRCP, and bordetella vaccinations. They should also be on a regular flea and tick treatment, have had a negative FeLV/FIV (Feline Leukemia/AIDS) combo test, as well as a negative fecal test result within the past 6 months. lather. A Pet Bath House is not responsible for any illness or injuries resulting from non-vaccinated pets.

Do I have to bring my own shampoo or any other bathing supplies for the d.i.y. service?

No! The only thing you're required to bring is a dirty pet! lather provides an apron, the tub, shampoo, conditioner, fresh towels and a high-powered dryer for you to use. You don't even have to clean up afterwards... we do that for you!

Is there a time limit to bathe my pet?

We understand that some pets can be a bit more time-consuming than others, so we do not give a time limit - as long as it's within reason!

How will I get my BIG pet in the tub?

Our tubs have steps as well as available ramps. If you are still having difficulty our staff can assist you.

If I need assistance during my pet's wash, can someone help me?

Yes, lather always has licensed, professional groomers on staff to assist you, provide nail trims, or anything else you need assistance with.

Do I have to bathe my own pet?

Nope! While we offer self-service grooming, we offer full-service grooming as well. Our licensed, professional groomers take appointments every day to handle all of your pet's grooming needs. 

Can I stay while my pet is groomed?

Absolutely! You are always welcome to bond with your pet and enjoy our facilities while your pet is groomed.

Do you have hot water available for self-service and full-service grooming?


What types of grooming products do you use?

We use natural and organic shampoos, conditioners and other grooming products. 

Where can I park?

Parking on Liberty Avenue (in front of our building) is metered parking Monday through Saturday. There is free parking available on Winebiddle Street past Mitre Way. There is also a parking garage directly beside Alexander's Italian Bistro on Liberty Avenue.

What forms of payment do you take?

We take cash and all major credit cards.  

I have a question, but it wasn't on the list!

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the team at lather.

Do-it-yourself & full-service pet grooming in the Bloomfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA. The convenient and affordable option for your four-legged friend to get lathered up and strut their stuff in style.

meet bentley.

Bentley is our loveable, soft Goldendoodle!  We brought Bentley home when he was 3 months old, and fall more in love with him every day.  He is such a social butterfly, and adores meeting new friends. Bentley is the inspiration for lather. A pet bath house and we are so happy to share our loveable guy with all of you, our lather family! 


lather. A Pet Bath House in Bloomfield

A cool, relaxed place to take your dog(s) to bathe them, have them groomed, let them play with their other doggie friends and hang out sounds too good to be true...but it's not! Elena spent an entire morning at lather. A Pet Bath House in Bloomfield that offers all of that - and more. See how much Bentley the goldendoodle, Molly the great dane, Kaya the husky, and Miki and Taco the chihuahuas enjoyed their morning here (*code for: THERE ARE AMAZING, FLUFFY, FUN PUPS IN THIS VIDEO :D*)

Posted by 4 the 412 on Friday, March 4, 2016