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About Us

We help students to achieve and customers to be satisfied with our service.

About Us

We are waiting to assist you on your journey.

About Us!

  • We’re a caring dog and cat grooming salon based in Lee Green, Lewisham, in South East London.
  • We were established in 1995.
  • We have specialist and qualified groomers that always focus hard on providing a great service.
  • We use the most up-to-date techniques and modern equipment. We are forerunners in our industry.
  • At Absolutely Animals, your pet will receive a fabulous experience as well as a superb hairstyle to suit you and your pet’s needs.
  • Absolutely Animals is managed by highly qualified and award-winning groomers.
  • We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our salon – no doggie smells here!
  • We like to reward our loyal customers with a discount card.
  • You will receive 5-10% discounts with our loyalty card for every other groom available in our shop for customers.

We look forward to meeting you and your pet!

Family Ran Business

We’re a family ran business! You can find more about this on the team page.

Proud members of

  • British Isles Grooming Association
  • International Professional Groomers Association

Accredited assessment

Our assessment sites are quality assured to ensure you receive the highest standards of tutoring, guidance and support. Tutors are FULLY qualified and experienced in Teaching and Dog grooming. Courses are available to groomers at all levels

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

We compete at dog grooming competitions at home and abroad.

This is Christine and Ettie competing in Belgium at Groomania where she placed third in the champion Standard Poodle class.

Christine at Groomania 2021
Christine at Groomania 2021