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.
Here are a few examples of packages we can offer, although all services
can be altered to suit.
& Coat Assessment
of doggy cologne
Our most popular package, suited to most adult dogs.
of doggy cologne
Great for any dog who just needs a freshen up in between full grooms.
of doggy cologne
Puppies 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 handled.
Melon & Cucumber Facial
- £5.00 additional charge
Why not give your beloved pet a special treat?
A vegan friendly, hypoallergenic, luxury facial treatment which relaxes
and soothes. It can also help to remove tear and/or beard stains.
Only available with full groom or wash.
Ear cleanse - £5.00
Cleaning of ear leather & removal
of wax build up using a gentle cleaner that is made with natural
ingredients that are pH balanced. No nasty chemicals, instead packed
with witch hazel, tea tree, aloe and soothing cucumber extract.
Pawdicure Nail Trim - £8.00
clipping, if needed is always included FREE with all grooms. However,
you can book at any time to have this done on it's own while you
(Please contact us for an appointment)
We use only high quality dog shampoos.
Our brand of choice produce an amazing range of natural grooming
products which are dedicated to helping your tail-waggers coat
remain strong and healthy.
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 INGREDIENTS.
(We are 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 deal with
all ages, breeds and abilities.
SPECIALIST HAND STRIPPING SERVICE
Here at Starbarks we specialise in hand stripping.
We own and groom the Italian Spinone for show and understand the more
complex methods involved in achieving the correct coat presentation.
This method of grooming is carried out less and less in pet grooming salons
as a result of time restrictions or a lack of good training. 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 Spinone client whose previous groomer took 7 hours on him whereas
I take just under 2! If your groomer takes longer than 2-3 hours then
that is a strong indication that you should look elsewhere.
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 him/her. 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.
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These must be read & understood and all bookings are subject to
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Payments are accepted by Cash Only
or by bank transfer at least 24 hours in advance
BOOKING AN APPOINTMENT YOU AGREE TO THESE CHARGES
Fleas and Ticks
If your dog is found to have either fleas or ticks during the
grooming session you will be charged an additional £10 to
cover the cost of treating the premises, the equipment and the
expensive of cancelling & re-arranging the rest of the days
If your dog is matted in any area of the coat, you will be charged
an extra £10. 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 the owners 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
Please ensure you collect your pet at the arranged time, please
call immediately if you are running late. Whilst I do allow reasonable
leeway, a late sitting fee of £5 per 15 minutes will be
added to the cost of the groom.