This was an excellent 2-day course and has given me the confidence as well as vital information needed to start my own dog walking business. Christine is a fantastic tutor, friendly and approachable - and, of course, highly knowledgeable on her subject. Her dogs were a real pleasure to be around, adding another dimension to the course. Thank you again and your lovely staff member - Kay.
"Nicole groomed my Cavapoo after he had had a car accident. I was anxious about how he would cope. But he came out full of beans and looking good. Absolutely Animals treated him (and me) with professionalism and real kindness."
"The ladies at the salon are absolutely fantastic. They take care of my 8-year-old cat Judge, he can be very grumpy and is prone to matts. The ladies do an amazing job with him, and a lot of the time they're able to simply brush out the matts to avoid clipping him. I highly recommend the team, they're knowledgeable and are happy to share their knowledge with you as an owner as well to try and help avoid issues going forward. Always feel comfortable leaving him with them" - Judge's owner, Natasha Evans
"Always a beautiful groom." 2023
Hi, we booked our Birman cat, Ozzie in with this company on Saturday 22/04/2023, and we must say how efficient, and very understanding they were after explaining that Ozzie was a rescue cat and had suffered an accident where he had to have a pelvic operation before we rescued him. After grooming dogs in my younger days, I was very apprehensive about taking him because of his history. I couldn't groom him properly, and it got to the stage where I had to get him groomed professionally. After having a consultation with the Kay & the girls and them explaining how they were going to go about grooming him, as he doesn't tolerate being brushed very well, we left him with the girls, feeling re-assured about how they would handle him. I was very nervous on going back to collect him, but to my great relief I need'nt of worried. Ozzie looked fabulous and seemed so calm after collecting him. We are definitely using this company again, and we'll re-book him to go back as discussed in 8 weeks. H
"Absolutely Animals are amazing!! I really can't recommend them highly enough.
When my mother passed away, one of her dying requests was for me to
look after her beloved cat. When I flew to Canada, I found the poor
animal was in a terribly matted state. The kind people at Absolutely
Animals took care of her and even found her a little jumper to wear
home. They really did go beyond the call of duty and all at a very
Thank you again for all your hard work."
All the best
Just wanted to say how smart Charlie looks after his wash and cut. He obviously enjoyed it and is now knot free and sleeping on the sofa!! We will be back for more pampering many thanks to your team. - Kate and Charlie
Have taken our rescue cat Ollie to AA twice this year for grooming as he is a large long haired tabby and needs lots of brushing. AA were brilliant, great service and very friendly and knowledgeable staff. - Graham Watson
"My cat Nyx is only about 4 months old now and she went in for a wet bath, conditioning, nail trimming, and ear cleaning. I am very pleased with the Absolutely Animals service! She smells very clean and her coat is shiny and fluffy. I will be going back in 8 weeks for another cleaning!"
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"Friendly and professional service. Overwhelmed how different our cat's fur felt after her grooming, her belly was a mass of matted fur and she didn't like us going near there with a brush.
Fantastic job so happy I made that call thank you."
“Absolutely lovely. The team really looked after Theodore, I was worried as he can be nervous at times, however, he was so relaxed. Looks amazing, one happy cat. Thank you so much”
Martin Joyce 2021
“My cat HuHu got a nice grooming out at Absolutely Animals. The staff were so friendly and the
results is amazing! His coat is smooth as silk now! Also I got some nice advices on how to do grooming at home.
Absolutely worth to try if your cats have matted hair issues!”
“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.
”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
"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."
"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."
"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."
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
"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!"
“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."
“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."
"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."
"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."
"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!"
“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