Professionally trained dog and cat groomers
The 4 Paws Team
Owner of 4 Paws & Groomer
London Academy Trained Groomer (1995)
Pet First Aid Trained
Having been made redundant from an insurance firm, I decided it was time to full fill my passion to work in the dog grooming industry. So I set up 4 Paws over 17 years ago!
I have had three Golden Retrivers, a Bearded Collie x Border Collie and two Cocker Spaniels. I have worked my dogs at Competitive Obedience (for fun) and Fly Ball. Cats have been numerous at one time I was up to five! – Domestic Short Hairs, Domestic Long Hairs and Persians.
Grooming became part of my daily routine, so here I am now with one dog, Mr Bumble (shown with me above), a Blue Roan Cocker Spaniel, who is bonkers, hates being brushed and groomed…. so no you don’t have the worst dog ………I have ! But he is such a great and loyal companion.
“I have been a customer of 4 Paws for some time bringing my two Shih Tzus and daughter’s Westie every six weeks. The service provided has always been first class, efficient and friendly. I would thoroughly recommend 4 Paws to everyone; and I have used other grooming services prior to finding this one. When I collect the dogs after their appointments they always look great and I believe they think so too!”
The team that works alongside me are hand-picked to ensure they can provide the same level of caring pet grooming and customer service that I demand.
Here is my grooming team….
Merrist Wood College, Level 2 Advanced Qualification (2012)
Lisa got her taste of dog grooming during her school work experience with us at 4 Paws, and she was such a natural good handler around the animals.
It’s a hard industry to get into. Having helped us out during the busy times during the school holidays, she gained such confidence and knowledge but she wanted to work full time so she embarked on a career with children. What do they say…never work with animals or children?!
Lisa is a fully qualified Nursery Nurse but she had got the grooming bug, so came back to us and undertook her training at Merrist Wood, gaining her qualification “Dog Grooming Level 2 (Advanced).
I’m so proud to have Lisa in my team. She is a wonderful lady to work with and she looks foward to meeting you and your pets. Lisa has a Rottweiler, called Lenny.
Part Time Groomers Assistant
Vanessa has recently joined our team and she is a super calm handler for your pets. A groomer in training I say. Vanessa offers our 4-legged friend visitors endless cuddles, a gentle quiet talk to the worried ones, and is happy to take a good soaking into the bargain!
“Meg, my dog loves going and always comes out looking and smelling wonderful! Anne is always friendly and helpful, and will give advice and support if you require it. The service provided is great value for money and I would thoroughly recommend giving her a go.”
We are the 4 Paws team and look forward to seeing you all soon.