We offer a professional, friendly and affordable grooming service to cater
for every type of dog, whether they are a pretty pedigree or a cute crossbreed.
Regular grooming is an important part of your dog's routine to maintain
their health and well being.
We use only
the highest quality professional dog shampoos & products..
Our brand of choice produce an amazing range of natural grooming products
which are dedicated to helping your tail-waggers coat remain strong and
Vegan friendly, all products are proudly cruelty free and are tested on
humans - never animals. Developed with no nasty chemicals, petrochemicals,
parabens or alcohol. Made by hand with the finest natural and ethical
of course always happy to use your own shampoo or one prescribed from
your vet if that is preferred)
To help with the oldies or any dog suffering from an injury or disability
we exclusively use an ultra low electric hydraulic table meaning no dog
has to be lifted and can step on/off at floor level. We also only use
a specialist non slip canine bath with a side door opening and non slip
ramp allowing for easy access.
breed of dog is most welcome here, there is something to suit them all.
Please feel free to speak to us about your dog's individual needs and
what would suit your and your dog's lifestyle. We are happy to welcome
all ages, breeds and abilities.
Here are a few examples of packages we can offer, although all services
can be altered to suit.
note we are only offering hand stripping until our salon build is complete
- apologies for the inconvenience.
see price list (link below)
of doggy cologne
Our most popular package, suited to most adult
& Brush -
price list (link
& feet trimmed
Spritz of doggy cologne
all dogs that are not clipped or scissored, ie short coated or double
Also great for any clipped or scissored dog who needs a freshen up
in between full grooms.
& feet trimmed
Spritz of doggy cologne
are welcome after all vaccinations are complete. Our main priority
is to keep your puppy as happy and as stress free as possible. Your
new puppy will benefit from new sights, sounds and smells of the
grooming environment from an early age and become used to being
pampers are available up to 6 months of age.
Paw Balm -
£3.00 additional charge
We gently massage in a bespoke, luxury paw balm containing shea
butter, coconut oil, sunflower oil and natural bees wax to leave
your dogs paws feeling soft and refreshed.
Cleanse - £5.00
Cleaning of ear leather
& removal of wax build up using a gentle cleaner that is made
with natural botanical ingredients that are pH balanced. Packed
with witch hazel, tea tree, aloe and soothing cucumber extract to
help provide relief from irritation.
Clipping - £10.00
Nail clipping, if needed is always
included free with all grooms (only if dog is co-operative). However,
you can book at any time to have this done on it's own whilst
you wait. Please contact us for an appointment.
note we do not pluck inside ears or express anal glands.
HAND STRIPPING SERVICE -
price list (link
Here at Starbarks we specialise in hand stripping
(hand stripping diploma qualified), We strip multiple wire coated breeds
for the show ring (including Show Champions & Crufts winners) and
understand the more complex methods involved in achieving the correct
This method of grooming is now extremely rare in grooming salons usually
due to time constraints or a lack of good training. Finding a groomer
who can do it correctly is even rarer! We frequently have dogs in to fix
who have been incorrectly stripped or even clipped without the owners
consent by their previous groomer. Hand stripping is a specialist skill
that is sadly being offered by some groomers who have no understanding
of the techniques required. When this is the case it leads to a very uncomfortable
experience for your pet and can often mean they are spending way longer
than needs be at their groomers. For example, I have a client whose previous
groomer took 7 hours on the poor dog whereas I take under 2. If your groomer
takes longer than 2-3 hours then that is a strong indication that you
should look elsewhere.
I often get asked if I can strip dogs who have been neutered/spayed. The
short answer is yes. Most groomers tell their clients that you can't hand
strip after neutering/spaying or if they've previously been clipped, this
is nonsense in most cases, so please don't be afraid to ask for this service
if this applies to your dog.
are hand stripped for three reasons; to maintain the harsh correct texture,
to keep a rich colour and to maintain the dogs skin.
The technique for
hand stripping involves pulling out the dead top coat using finger and
thumb only to leave a more natural look than clipping. We do not cheat
by using Coat Kings or Furminators like many other groomers do.
Dogs should be stripped every 6-16 weeks, depending on their coat.
To note: If we are hand stripping your dog we will not be bathing them.
This is because of the risk of causing post-grooming furunculosis as stripping
will open the pores. The dogs wellbeing is our main priority here so there
will be no exceptions.
DOUBLE COATED BREEDS
Starbarks will never clip a double coated breed
(unless severely matted). Any groomer who
does this is putting an owners vanity before the dogs welfare and that
is something we will never do. Clipping
double coated breeds is not beneficial for the dog as it removes their
protection from both sun and rain and impedes their ability to regulate
their own body temperature. Clipping also permanently ruins the texture
of the coat which in turn makes it much harder to maintain and much more
prone to matting. A de-shed, brush out and neatening of feet/feathers
is all that is needed. Double coated breeds include Golden Retrievers,
Border Collies, Huskies, Malamutes, German Shepherds, Newfoundlands, Pomeranians
WE DO NOT ACCEPT
Unfortunately we are unable to groom the following
breeds due to their unpredictable nature. These breeds are better suited
to a multi groomer establishment.
Chow Chow, Shar Pei, Malinois, Cane Corso,
American Bulldogs, XL Bullies, Turkish Kangal, Dutch Herder, Anatolian
Shepherd, Caucasian Shepherd (Ovcharka), Romanian Mioritic Shepherd, Tibetian
Mastiff, Bully Kutta, Central Asian Shepherd, Akbash Shepherd, Aksaray
Malaklisi, Boz Shepherd, Presa Canario, Gull
Dong, Boerboel, Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa (Tosa Inu), Dogo Argentino,
Fila Brasileiro and any Wolf Dog hybrids.
Any and all crosses of the breeds listed are also included.
Please note, if you bring in one of these breeds (or similar) we reserve
the right to refuse the groom but the full price will still be payable.
click the link below to download our T&C's
These must be read & understood and all bookings are subject to them
prices are subject to change without notice or explanation. List prices
are a guide only and extra charges may be applied as per our Terms &
Please click the link below to download our price list
Payments are accepted by bank transfer only
at least 24 hours in advance (non-refundable).
(This is temporary until my new salon build is complete, other methods
will be available in due course)
AN APPOINTMENT YOU AGREE TO THESE CHARGES
If your dog is found to have fleas during the grooming session you will
be charged an additional £20 to cover the cost of treating the
premises (£10 for a flea bomb & £10 for a can of Indorex
If your dog is matted in any area of the coat, you will be charged an
extra £20. However, we will only allow a maximum of 30 minutes
de-matting time before we feel that it becomes unnecessarily cruel to
continue and then we either clip the matts off or you have the option
to continue the de-matting at home.
If you are unable to keep your appointment it is your responsibility
to let us know as soon as possible. If you give less than 48 hours notice
a cancellation fee of 50% of the full groom cost must be paid. If you
give less than 24 hours notice or no show on the day then the full amount
of the groom must be paid. Both these fees must be paid within 24 hours
of the original appointment day/time.
Please ensure you collect your pet at the arranged time, please call
immediately if you are running late. Whilst we do allow reasonable leeway,
a late sitting fee of £5 per 15 minutes will be added to the cost
of the groom.