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New salon for pampered pooches and scruffy mutts

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: January 13, 2014

  • Jackie Simmnds and Fi Fi

  • Jackie Simmnds and Fi Fi

  • Jackie Simmnds and Fi Fi

  • Jackie Simmnds and Fi Fi

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ASHBOURNE’S dog-loving families are being invited to treat their pets to an all-inclusive grooming session with the opening of a new salon.

The Ashbourne Dog Grooming Salon, based at Peak Gateway leisure club in Moor Lane, will open its doors for business at the end of the month, but it is already reporting a high demand for information and appointments.

Proprietor Jackie Simmonds said: “This is a dream come true for me.

“There are a lot of visitors each year to Peak Gateway, many of whom are dog owners and I thought it would be a great facility to be able to offer this service to both holiday makers and to the dog owning public of Ashbourne and its surrounding areas.

“The salon will be a friendly, welcoming and secure environment for the dogs.

“They will have one-on-one attention from me at all times and will not be left waiting around in crates or cages.

“I have a separate bathing room which houses a hydrobath where the spray head produces a unique hydro-combing action that massages and stimulates the skin, so not only is it the most effective way of washing your dog but also provides a therapeutic water massage.

“Water penetrates the coat getting right to the skin removing dry dead skin cells, embedded flea eggs and other materials that can be hidden and hard to get rid of, especially for dogs with longer and thicker coats.

“Once dried off, the dog will then be moved into the grooming room where they will have their nails trimmed, ears cleaned, and their coats groomed and styled to breed standard or whatever your personal choice is.

“The dogs even have their own leather sofa to lounge on as well as a private and secure garden area.

“The price quoted is inclusive of everything including nails, ears, and anal glands.

“People are becoming more aware of the importance of grooming and recognise that they are not just a place for pampered pooches to go and get their coats perfectly coiffured.

“All dogs are welcomed into my salon, whether it’s a wet and muddy Springer Spaniel to a cute and fluffy Bichon Frise.

“I am entering grooming competitions this year after being overwhelmed by the competition buzz since going to Barcelona last October to support Groom Team England in the World Championships, which saw 16 countries compete, some from as far away as New Zealand and China.

“I’m City and Guilds trained, fully insured and I’m also a qualified pet first aider.”

More information is available by calling 07795 464228.

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