absolutely animals

Big and small. We groom them all.

Give your pet some TLC and freshen up their coat.

Services Introduction

A brief introduction into the service offering available from Absolutely Animals with shortcut links below.

Dog Grooming and Cat Grooming in London

Welcome to Absolutely Animals. We are pet groomers with over thirty years of experience in the business of dog grooming and cat grooming in London.

Our team have extensive knowledge that you can trust, ensuring your pet or future career is in confident and caring hands.

The staff here are fully City and Guilds qualified in dog grooming and hold cat grooming qualifications. We also hold international qualifications as well as British and International Award-Winning Groomers.

Free Consultation

We know that every pet is different and will give you a free consultation for the most suitable and safest grooming plan for your pet.

Bring a picture of the style you would like for your pet, and the staff will help you achieve that look.

Many people search for ‘Dog Groomers Near Me‘, but if you are looking for an award-winning team of dog groomers who will have your dog’s best interests at heart, then you may want to travel just that bit further to visit us in London.

Professional Grooming Training

Absolutely Animals also provides dog grooming courses and cat grooming courses in London for pet owners who want to learn how to groom their own pet or pursue a career in pet grooming. People looking for a career in dog or cat grooming can gain a City and Guilds qualification with us too and work with some of the most talented groomers in the country.

If you are interested in having your pet groomed, or taking up a career in grooming, please browse through the website for more information, or give us a call and we would be happy to discuss further.

Over 30 years in the business of pet grooming

During the 30+ years in the business of pet grooming, we have become a role model and have set standards that are recognised in the pet grooming industry, ensuring pet welfare is the top priority above all else.

An Updated Website!

Dear Customers, Updated 09/08/2022

We’ve revamped our website to make it more mobile-friendly. Please do give us your feedback on Facebook or inside our salon. We’d love to know what you think.

Regarding COVID-19:

We will continue to follow our updated guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

We thank everyone for their patience.

We have prepared guidelines for all customers to follow during their visits, which we will continue to encourage for the safety of all customers and staff members. We will also continue to have regular cleaning to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

We are taking appointments as normal. You can book them on our website or by calling us at the number below.

Absolutely Animals

020-8857-2888

Dog Grooming

Dog grooming is the heart of our business, and we are committed to making sure every pet comes out looking their best with a spring in their step.

We work with the customer to get the best possible results. Our groomers are open to talking before the practise takes place and are highly trained and qualified in the art.

We require bookings for all appointments. More information can be found before making an appointment. We have CCTV in operation in reception, so you can always see the grooming taking place.

Click the link below to see all of our available services.

Cat Grooming

Cat Grooming is our other heart of business service. We dedicate two members of staff to this to make sure every cat comes out as desired as possible. Handling cats is a little more difficult, but they, in general, are much more self-sufficient and independent than the average dog.

We will discuss with the customer what their ideal result is before any grooming takes place. We tackle all matts and knots and provide a clean, fresh haircut. Dogs might be man’s best friend, but we still love our feline friends.

We require bookings for all appointments. You can also view the CCTV in reception to see cat grooming taking place, keeping in mind it takes place in a different room from the dog grooming.

Click the link below to see all of our available services.

What our Customers say...

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Vanessa Mitchell and Bertie

“Met a lady walking her well-groomed Border Terrier in Peckham park, who recommended Absolutely Animals, the groomers she had used for 11 years. My Border Terrier, Bertie Woofster came home completely relaxed and happy, having been gently and carefully treated. He has been much admired in the last two days!  Everyone in the family says what a neat job,  I am delighted with the competent and considerate treatment he received” Bertie before his groom with us.
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Mr Snow & Bubbles Story 2016

”Hello, my name is Mr Snow and I have been coming to Absolutely Animals since 2013. Everyone is so nice and gentle although my favourite person is Christine. Whilst I look as if butter wouldn’t melt in my mouth, I can be very naughty and it is Christine who keeps me in check. She also gives me a WICKED Westie Cut which makes me look ever so handsome as the photos show! I am also very full of myself! My Mummy tells all my Woofie Friends (& being so good looking I naturally have many…) to come to Absolutely Animals for a fabulous wash, cut and blow dry with extra cuddles included. A year ago my Mummy rescued another West Highland White. Needless to say I was instrumental in the decision making process! Her name is Bubbles (it’s my mummy’s favourite drink but I probably shouldn’t have mentioned that) and she is the cutest thing ever. When she first came to Absolutely Animals she was frightened and nervous. Everything was new to her but with gentle coaxing, loads o
C Godfrey MA, B Vet Med, MRCVS 06/09/05

"This letter certifies that I have known Ms Anderton and her family for many years and have always found her to be a thoroughly reliable and very capable person. She most certainly has the ability and sense needed for setting up her own business and exercising her very useful skills as a groomer. Her work is always first class, and her ability at handling difficult animals is not short of remarkable. I am sure she will well repay any effort put into training her in business methods, and I am happy to be recommending her to my bankers as a sound prospect for them to back. On the practical side, we are able at this surgery to provide a good number of recommendations of her skill to our own clients, safe in the knowledge that they will be pleased with her work. This clinic will give her all the backing we can, and she will surely find her work well appreciated by others as well."
Dennis Hawkins

"Thank you all at the salon for the wonderful grooming job you have done on our cat, Murphy. I was initially a bit nervous about bringing her to you but she came home completely relaxed and looking great! I would thoroughly recommend you to any nervous cat owners! Murphy will definitely be back."
Mrs Bryant

"My cat is a Big Boy, and very long coated. Having had problems grooming him myself , he lashes out and scratching, hissing, growling. I rang my local pet shop and was recommended to a grooming salon. I rang Absolutely Animals and made a booking, when i got there I felt very shaky as I wondered how the staff were going to manage him. But I need not have worried as the staff were wonderful, reassuring my cat all the time by talking to him. He was bathed, blow dried and combed. I am so glad I had him groomed at Absolutely Animals I will definitely take him back and would recommend Absolutely Animals to other people in need of cat grooming."
Annie (from Beckenham, Kent)

" On Sunday 18th November 2012, I took my  Persian/Chinchilla cat Chloe to be groomed at Absolutely Animals.  I had previously had a bad experience somewhere else, so I was apprehensive.  But that was soon put to rest by Heidi and her daughter.  They were so friendly and professional I felt in no way worried about leaving her, my daughter and I were welcomed into the back to watch three other long haired cats being shampooed, and  I was told she would be having the same thing.  Strangely enough the other cats looked so relaxed through the whole process….this made me a little concerned at how my grumpy 13yr old would be having this done. On collection of Chloe we were shown a video clip of how well she did, and looking at her she looked beautifully groomed, relaxed and happy.  And when we got home, I have to say I have never seen her so content. I would highly recommend Absolutely Animals to anyone wanting a highly professional, friendly place to get their pet groomed
Sally Pallaris from Beckenham, Kent

"I’m Over the Moon!! I’ve been searching for a professional cat grooming service for a long time, they are far and few between when it comes to grooming Persians. In the past Bubble has come home stressed, needless to say the groomer came out worse. My experience with Absolutely Animals from start to finish has been an absolute pleasure. Not only were they polite and treated my cat with the respect and delicacy she needed, they educated me into why and how I can reduce knotting. When I arrived to collect Bubble I was expecting her to have had to be shaved all over, however she was looking so beautiful and chilled. I was over the moon, but the icing on the cake was Absolutely Animals showed me a video of how she was handled, she was loving it, they’re techniques are second to none, they’ve just gained a long term customer every 8 weeks…..thank you!"
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Oh So Hairy Dog Grooming

“Thank you so much to everyone at Absolutely Animals – Heidi and Christine are amazing tutors. I highly recommend training at Absolutely Animals. The knowledge that I have learnt from them has helped me to start my own Dog Grooming Business."
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Fay’s Diamond Dog Grooming

“I am so pleased I turned to Absolutely Animals to become qualified. My experience completing not only my Level 3 intro but also Level 3 Diploma with this school has been so fulfilling and rewarding. Absolutely Animals has such a friendly welcoming atmosphere which instantly puts you at ease. Heidi and Christine guided me through the entire process all the while making me feel supported."
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Bette with Barney

"I have been coming to Heidi since 1997, which is the best recommendation I can give. I am very fussy about my groomer and Heidi is the best! My dogs always 'chomp at the bit' to get into the shop. The students are friendly, polite, well turned out and are lucky to be taught by true professionals."
Mike with Bessie
Mike with Bessie

"I have been coming to Absolutely Animals for 6 years and know Bessie is well treated, loved and always returns with a top quality haircut. I wouldn't dream of taking my dog anywhere else. I am also happy with students learning on my dog as I know they are well supervised and instructed."
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David with Zeus

"I found Absolutely Animals as I passed by and went in to inquire as my dog, Zeus - a dog de Bordeux, had contracted a fungal infection. The staff were knowledgeable, helpful and wonderful in assisting me. Thank you Absolutely Animals!"
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Dog Groomer Success Story - Scooby Doos Dog Grooming

“I’m the owner of Scooby Doos in Eltham and I have now been grooming dogs almost three years. Prior to that, I was a retail area manager, working 24/7 and always stressed. This all changed when my husband came up with an for dog grooming with shorter waiting times. At first, I thought he was joking, but it really developed from there. Straight away I started to look for premises and a training school – that’s when the fun started. I was overjoyed to find somewhere so close! I started my journey at Absolutely Animals, signing up for the Platinum Dog Grooming Course. On my first day I thought I would never get it, but everyone was so friendly and helpful that by the end of my course, I felt so motivated and confident that I just knew it was the right career for me. I completed my City and Guilds Introduction into Dog Grooming; the hands-on experience together with the written coursework was all well-supported by the Absolutely Animals team. Their experience, knowledge, an

Courses

If you are interested in becoming a professional groomer, then we have the perfect courses available for you.

Our dog grooming courses cover a wide variety of topics and are tailored for individual learners and their requirements. We can train you to get the right qualifications and experience needed to become a professional dog groomer. Wherever you are in your dog grooming career, we have the right dog grooming course for you.

Check out the links below for more information on our courses.

Our cat grooming courses are becoming extremely popular and are purfect for those wishing to become a professional cat groomer or gain qualifications in the cat grooming industry. Our cat grooming courses range from basic beginners to existing professionals looking to improve and gain additional qualifications in this sector. Our cat grooming courses cover a wide variety of topics and are tailored for individual learners and their requirements. Whether you are an existing dog groomer looking to expand your business into cat grooming or starting your own cat grooming business, we have the cat grooming course for you.

Dog Grooming

Shop

View our huge range of professional pet grooming products in our online shop. We stock many essential grooming products such as combs, scissors, dryers, clippers, trimmers, baths, tables, and more.

We are one of the first suppliers of Cleany Teeth Ultrasound Teeth Cleaning Brushes for dogs and humans! Our shop has both dog and human brushes available, as well as replaceable brush heads and toothpaste.

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Grooming Advice

Pet Owner Advice

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How we deal with Knots and matts in the salon

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Why does grooming my pet cost so much?

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What happens at the dog groomers

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“Thank you so much to everyone at Absolutely Animals – Heidi and Christine are amazing tutors. I highly recommend training at Absolutely Animals. The course has helped me to start my own Dog Groom...

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Dog Groomer Success Story - Fay’s Diamond Dog Grooming

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