At Bubble Bark, your dog is our absolute number one priority. We are passionate about animal welfare, and strive to create a grooming experience that is as natural and stress free as possible. We operate at all times on a one to one basis, and never overbook or rush our appointments, so there is no need for your beloved pooch to be kept waiting, or put in a kennel. We have worked hard to create a calm, relaxed environment for your dog, so that the grooming experience is as enjoyable and positive as we can make it, and they leave happy and excited to return!

With animal welfare being our absolute main priority, we will never push a dog to endure anything that they are uncomfortable with, and while they are in our care they will be treated with as much love and respect as we show our own dogs. We have sourced the most high quality, natural products that we can find (coconut oil paw rub anyone?!), and strive to look after your pets emotional and physical wellbeing at all times.

Sarah-Jane

Founder & Dog Groomer
– City and Guilds level 3 qualified
– Canine First Aid trained

While she enjoys every aspect of dog grooming, Sarah-Jane loves getting out all the loose coat during a good de-shed treatment – so satisfying! She has a keen interest in canine nutrition, so not only can she pamper your pooch, she can also offer advice from a nutritional perspective if required. Sarah-Jane hopes to one day welcome a Golden Retriever to the family, which currently includes two cheeky but lovely Siamese cats.

Charley

Founder & Dog Groomer
– City and Guilds level 3 qualified
– Canine First Aid trained

Charley cannot deny her love of all animals, living with 2 dogs, 4 cats and 2 guinea pigs! There isn’t a single breed of dog Charley dislikes, but she is especially happy when pampering a lovely Labradoodle or cuddly Cockerpoo! Charley is also knowledgeable when it comes to canine nutrition, and will be happy to help with any queries you have.

Rodney

Chief toy tester & treat taster

 

At Bubble Bark, we like to ensure your pooch has the most positive experience with us – therefore, Rodneys role at Bubble Bark is vital! He will only accept the most scrumptious treats, and cuddliest toys!

Our Grooming Salon

Formed in 2017, the creation of Bubble Bark’s salon has been a labour of love.

We wanted to do things right from day one and have meticulously selected a range of equipment and products that allow us to provide the best possible service.

Dryer

We think that in order to appropriately control the stress levels of the dogs in our care, it is important that we can adequately control the noise level and power of our dryer. After a lot of research, we chose the Groom Professional i600 Dryer, which allows us to control the heat, power and noise, ensuring that your pup stays comfortable at all times, which is especially important for dogs who are anxious about the drying process.

We do not, and will not ever use cage or cabinet dryers. Our service is truly one to one, with no bathers or assistants, and no need for your dog to be left in a cage or unattended at any point.

Happy hoodies

We are big fans of the “Happy Hoodie” at Bubble Bark. Although our dryer is fantastic for nervous pooches, we like to take extra measures to ensure your dogs are as relaxed as possible during their stay. Therefore, some pups can be seen wearing one of these microfibre snoods whilst they are being dried.

Some dogs become anxious or fearful of the noise and force which come from high velocity dryers, so the ‘Happy Hoodie’ muffles the noise and helps to keep dogs calm. The thick material also helps to soak up moisture from the covered area assisting drying of ears and face, which are often areas where dogs are particularly sensitive.

Toys and treats

We want your dog to love visiting us, so we like to make sure that we schedule our appointments so that no aspect is rushed, and we can go at your dogs pace, as well as allowing a little time to play with a toy and have a nutritious treat before or after the groom (with your permission!). We prefer to groom less dogs per day, and be able to get to know each dog individually.

Natural, organic shampoo

It was really important to us to choose the correct products, as we only want the best for our pooches! We came across a brand called “Espree” during our search for natural products, and we couldn’t be happier to have found them! Almost every Espree product contains more than 95% natural and over than 50% organic ingredients, all of which are human grade.

As well as being kind to our dogs skin, we are delighted with the results we get from the shampoo, leaving coats incredibly soft and smelling lovely. We have a selection of different shampoos and will use one best suited to your dogs skin/coat condition, and coat type. If you want to find out more about this fantastic range of products, then visit www.espree.com for more information.

We have a vast selection of fragrances, and will apply a generous spritz at the end of the groom – to prolong that lovely freshly groomed smell. In addition to this, no groom would be complete without a finishing touch in the form of a bow!

Two groomers!

Do you have two dogs? We can book you a double appointment allowing you to bring them both together and also collect them together. We only have one dog per groomer at any time, so they have our undivided attention. We also have an extra large bath and drying station, so providing your dogs are good friends, they can share this experience, which can help if one or both of them are a little bit anxious.

Don’t just take our word for it

We’re passionate about what we do, and whenever we can, we like to share our knowledge to our owners. From simple tips on maintaining your dog’s coat, to more detailed nutrition information, please have a look about what’s trending now on our Facebook page. You’ll also find pictures of our most recent visitors and reviews from their owners.

    5 star review  Bubble Bark recently groomed my 13yr old cocker spaniel and did a fantastic job. Especially as he can be a bit nervous and sensitive around certain parts, like his ears. He has a number of lumps and bumps as older dogs do and Bubble Bark groomed him perfectly all over. He came home smelling amazing and his fur was really soft. A noticeable difference. I won't take him anywhere else now.

    thumb Hannah Walker
    25th September 2017

    5 star review  Coco had fantastic time toady. Thank you for making him looking so lovely... Great service.. Love Magda ...Coco and Louie xx

    thumb Magdalena Germanska
    31st January 2018

    5 star review  Very clean. Friendly and helpful. Can not fault. Will definitely be going back!

    thumb Charlotte Hart
    6th February 2018

    5 star review  How lucky am I to have found Bubble Bark?! Charley and Sarah-Jane did an amazing job on my standard poodle's first full groom. They were so friendly and welcoming and at the same time really knowledgeable and skilled - perfect combination 🙂

    thumb Sarah Viner
    30th October 2017

    5 star review  We chose Bubble Bark because Toby is a very nervous pup when it comes to grooming! You were recommended as nurturing and calm grooming helping the dog relax which is so important! Thank you so much for grooming my little man - what a fantastic set up you have. I had no worries leaving him with you and he came out looking and smelling gorgeous! So pleased we found you! X

    thumb Hannah Tillbrook
    4th November 2017

    5 star review  I took my chocolate lab there today, she has quite a few allergies but the ladies understood and made sure she wasn't given anything she wasn't allowed. She smells and looks fantastic. I can't recommend enough, really pleased. Thank you Bubble Bark ladies.

    thumb Kate Rozann
    19th December 2017

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