all dog grooming services

All Dog Grooming Services

On this page we will explain all of our dog grooming services and techniques we use and how they can benefit you and your dog and the results you can expect.

Dog Grooming Services

An award-winning and industry leading pet grooming businses providing exemplary grooming services to all dogs and cats, no matter their size.

Absolutely Animals has been in business for more than thirty years, with staff who have more than 50 years of combined grooming experience.

We have groomed and styled thousands of dogs in that time and have broken down the dog grooming price list, so you can see that you are only being charged for the work carried out on your dog.

We aim to keep prices as competitive and as realistic as possible. You can view our detailed price list to the right of this text.

We cater for all breeds and types. The techniques and styles below may be modified to suit your pet. This may be determined by your own personal request or by the coat condition, health, temperament, or behaviour of your pet.

Below you can find all the services we offer.

dog grooming

Regular grooming will save you vet fees
as it stimulates the skin;
the largest organ in the dogs body!

Bath and Dry

Freshen up your pet and put a spring in their step.
Only natural shampoos & conditioners!
All dogs are hand dried.

From £55 Inc VAT

Clip and Scissor

Clip and scissor is a very popular,
affordable and stylish hairstyle.
Choose a suitable length and style for you.

From £55 Inc VAT

Clip Down

A very practical hairstyle for those who haven’t got the time or inclination for regular coat maintenance.
Great for avoiding moulting hairs and matting.

From £55 Inc VAT

Hand Strip

Removing the dead hair from the follicle.
An important technique to keep coat texture.
Press “read more” for more information.

From £60 Inc VAT

HS Simulator

Removing the dead hair from the follicle.
A faster method to create a same look.
Press “read more” for more information.

From £55 Inc VAT

Scissor All Over

Using scissors to create a beautiful sculptured and appealing look to your dog.
Lengths and styles can vary.

From £65 Inc VAT

Creative Grooming

Fancy something different on your dog?
Special occasion or surprise?
Customisable with colouring and styles!

From £55 Inc VAT

Groom Your Dog

Learn how to keep your pet maintained between visits,
Learn how to bathe and dry your own dog,
Learn how to care for your dog here.

From £170 Inc VAT

Teeth Cleaning

Removes tartar and strains, freshens breath.
With no harmful side effects.
Get your dogs teeth cleaned today!

£40 Per Session Inc VAT

FAQ

Where can I view the full price list?

You can find our price list by following these instructions:
From the menu, click “services” > “dog grooming/cat grooming” > “all services.”

From here you can view the detailed price list or the minimum we charge for each service.

How do I book an appointment?

Did you know you can now book online? It’s much easier and quicker to do it this way, and you can do it by looking at the menu at the top and selecting “book online.”

You can still book an appointment or make enquiries by calling our salon on 020-8857-2888. You cannot book by email but can make enquiries.

What happens if I cant find exactly what I want?

Simply call us on 020-8857-2888 and we can assist you with a custom service or choosing the right one for you. We have a dedicated team to answer your queries.

Is there anything I should bring?

Please bring a treat with your dog-preferably something really tasty that your pet won’t refuse. Cheese or sausage is a favourite. This acts as a tasty reward for good behaviour.

You can find more FAQs on Grooming Courses on our Pet Grooming FAQ page.

Appointment times are Mondays to Saturdays:   9:00am – 12:30pm   or   1:00pm – 4:30pm
(please ensure you arrive on time)

All dogs will receive free nail trimming and ear cleaning if necessary, as well as a complimentary bow and cologne spray.

You can also find styles on the BIGA pinterest page or let us know of any styles you like the look of so we can assist you.

What our Customers say...

bertie after
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.
Ms bubbles
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!"
lucy tallant
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."
fays diamond dog grooming
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."
Bette with Barney
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."
zeus
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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