Dog Grooming

Dog Grooming as individual as they are

Poppy’s Paws is located in my home studio here in Felixstowe, Suffolk. I offer one-on- one grooming in a relaxed, clean and friendly environment, free from holding cages and stressful surroundings. I operate on a “one dog in, one dog out” policy which ensures I give your pet my undivided attention, enabling me to not only groom and style your dog, but to also encourage positive association development. This will ensure a stress-free grooming experience which enhances your dog’s state of well-being, giving them access to the studio without any other distractions so they can relax and enjoy being pampered.

At Poppy’s Paws we offer a unique Pre-Groom Walk  

At Poppy’s Paws, I believe it is important to get to know your dog before grooming, as it will help them to relax and develop trust during the grooming process.  I therefore offer a complimentary ‘pre-groom walk’* which is a ½ hour walk before the groom, either in our local park or along Felixstowe beach.  This gives the opportunity for your dog to get to know me, have fun and relax before the groom.  It also gives me the opportunity to get to know their unique personality which will help me to plan their grooming experience.  This tailor-made approach is what sets Poppy’s Paws apart.

You can drop your pet off, leaving them to their doggy day spa experience while you run a few errands or take some time for yourself.

(*The pre-groom walk is included in the price of service; the walk can also be substituted for a play in the garden)


Providing a quality grooming service in a safe and relaxing environment free from cages and drying cabinets allows your dog to be pampered in style.  I aim to take the best possible care of your dog using top of the range products in my “home away from home” dog grooming studio.

Below you will see my range of services and a standard price range based on breed size.  Please note that prices are meant as a guide as I can’t detail all breeds, coat type and styling requirements.  While I will do my best to provide an approximate price range over the phone, you will receive the most accurate price on the day, once I have assessed your dog and determined any specific requirements.

  • Pre-groom walk
  • Pre-groom consultation covering health check and customer requirements
  • General Dog Health Check
  • Pre-Wash Brush Out
  • Warm Water Bath
  • Ears, Pads, Nails & Hygiene Trim
  • Scissoring Styling & Spritz Fragrance
  • Hand Stripping (if your dog has not been neutered or if the coat has not been previously clipped)

Small Dog: £25-30

Medium Dog: £30-35

Large Dog: £40-50 
( depending on coat)

If you have problems getting your dog to the studio I can also offer a pick up and drop off service for a small charge depending on the distance.  Please enquire when making your booking.

Bath Time

For the days when they’ve been rolling around in the park, swimming in the sea or just need a spruce up, Poppy’s Paws bath time service will get your pet looking  and feeling good!  Your dog will experience a warm bath using specialist dog shampoo, a dry and brush out, which promotes a healthy coat, good hygiene and helps to avoid health and skin issues such as fungal and bacterial problems.

I use a wide range of safe and professional dog shampoos that cleanses the coat.  The humectants and emollient-rich formula softens the skin and conditions the hair, leaving it manageable and lustrous.

Small breed: £15

Medium Breed: £20

Large Breed: £30

The Garden

Here at Poppy’s Paws, your dog will also have the freedom of our secure, family garden situated next to the studio.  Here they can take regular de-stressing breaks in a safe environment.  If you would like to visit the studio and garden before booking, please call me on 07706837381.


You can book with me directly, by phone, email, or via Facebook.  Please click here for more information.

We prefer to take telephone bookings so we can discuss your requirements and advise on services and pricing for your particular breed and coat condition.

Should we not be available please leave your contact details, or contact us via the contact page

Appointment Times

Monday – Sunday

To maintain a one-on-one service, I offer one morning and one afternoon appointment which will last on average 3 – 4 hrs (including the pre-groom walk) depending on the services you require.  In general, the sessions are 9.00 – 1.00pm approx. and 2.00pm– 5.30pm approx.  However, I am happy to be flexible and work around times that suit you.  Please contact me for your specific requirement.

I appreciate if you work full time it is difficult to get your dog to a salon so we offer weekend services, including Sundays.

All appointments are allocated a time slot depending on your dog’s specific needs and are catered on a one-to-one basis.  As such, I would kindly request that you and your dog arrive promptly for appointments and collections.

Please note appointments are best booked well in advance if you have specific days and times in mind.  Book in advance or in regular slots, (for example, 6 weekly) to avoid disappointment.

If you need further information about the studio, or just want to chat about your dog’s grooming session please don’t hesitate to contact me or arrange a visit.


I appreciate that life is hectic and things come up so you may need to reschedule.  If this is the case, just give me a call and I’ll fit you in to our next available slot.