Proprietor Kate Allardyce LCGI started the business in July 2004, with the aim of exceeding all expectations in quality of service provided. This has been achieved with a caring, personal, top quality, dog grooming service in a clean, modern, open plan salon. These are ethics and values that Kate installs in all team members.

Kate quickly built the business up and soon realised that she would need help in the salon to cater for the high demand. So the journey began to find like-minded, professional, caring and dog loving staff. The team now consists of 4 full time employees, including Kate, grooming from 40 to 70 dogs per week.


We get extremely busy through the summer and Christmas seasons and a waiting list of 8 weeks is not uncommon. The best way to ensure an appointment is to pre-book, choosing a day and time of convenience.

This demand for our services does often pose the question “Why don’t we expand into bigger premises”? Well we base our success on providing a personal, caring, grooming service and having a small team to support this. We feel that these qualities could be diluted if we took on larger premises with more staff. However, we are now expanding the business in terms of services we provide.

As the grooming industry is un-regulated there are big differences in standards and pricing. However the Pet Industry Federation is now developing its own Quality Assurance standards. This is welcome news for us and we are about to sign up!

We fully expect this to show Cottage Canine Grooming as one of the highest ranked salons in the area and give extra confidence to dog owners that their loved pet really is in the very best hands. The aim of this website is to explain what you really get from a professional dog grooming salon and, more importantly, what you should always demand.

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Our Address

The Old Cottage, 12 Gretton Road, Winchcombe, GL44 5EE
Tel: (01242) 602328, 07870 855834
Email: kate@cottagecaninegrooming.co.uk