If/When you have/had a pet, did you groom them yourself or pay to have someone else do it?
She didn't need a lot of maintenance. Brush her once a day, trim her nails every few weeks, give her a bath once a month. All easy to do.
I take my dog to a self service dog wash. He's just going to be dirty the next day anyway so why take him to a groomer?
We have two pekingese that we take to the groomer about once a month.
My cat grooms herself