THE DOG SPA
The Dog Spa COVID-19 Update: 17/01/2021
As of 12th January, there has been revised, strengthened wording in the government guidelines for pet grooming, and what is deemed as 'welfare' is now more clear:
"Groomers may accept a dog to be groomed by appointment where this is necessary for the animal's welfare and not simply for aesthetic reasons. Welfare reasons could include on veterinary advice for a skin condition or excessive matting causing the pet discomfort. When routine grooming can be delayed without affecting the pet's welfare until the national lockdown is eased it should be put off".
This remains something of a debate across the grooming industry. But our understanding of what is meant in the above statement is that welfare grooms refer to those that will alleviate suffering. Unfortunately, this means we are no longer able to carry out regular grooming appointments. Fortunately, all of our dogs are on very regular grooming cycles, and we do not generally see severely matted cases on a day to day basis. We hope that the majority of our clients will be able to manage at home for, what we hope will be, a short time.
At the height of the Covid-19 Pandemic, we have decided to close temporarily. We feel it is the right thing to do at the moment, to protect our staff, customers and families, and also to meet the latest government guidelines. We will review the situation regularly, with government advice and statistics in mind.
If at any point you feel your dog is starting to matt in ways you cannot manage and is becoming a problem for their welfare, please do not hesitate to contact us via telephone, Facebook, or Instagram.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding.
The Dog Spa was founded by Aileen Ashe. Aileen is a City & Guilds fully qualified professional dog groomer, trained by Heidi Anderton & Christine Anderton at Absolutely Animals, London.
The Dog Spa offers a one to one, kind and caring dog grooming experience, where the health, welfare and safety of your pet are of the upmost importance. We are committed to treating your pet with compassion and respect.
The Dog Spa prides itself on using safe animal handling, truly natural shampoo and effective treatments in addition to clipping and styling to your desired finish.
The salon offers a range of services including: FREE consultations, Puppy Introductions, Bath, Dry & Tidy and of course Full Grooms, in addition to health and hygiene services such as teeth and ear cleaning.
We understand that every dog is different and we aim to work with you in the care and maintenance of your dog’s coat and general wellbeing. Nervous and rescue dogs are welcome at The Dog Spa.