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Bespoke Dog Grooming and Spa Services

A note from Louise: An update on appointment arrangements due to Covid-19

After careful consideration and following PIFA/Defra guidelines on hygiene controls and social distancing guidelines, SootyPaws salon will be open again from Monday 18th May 2020, but in a slightly different way to ensure it is a Covid-19 safe area. This means the salon will only be open for existing clients initially by appointment, as the extra coat restoration work and cleaning and disinfecting to ensure everyone remains safe; including all my clients, their families, my community and own family, limits capacity in the short term.

I will unfortunately not be able to take on any new clients in the near future unless these are a referral from existing clients and their dog is in need of grooming to ensure its health and well-being, or if it is a puppy that needed to start the groom process before/during the lock-down This will involve an initial consultation to be held over Zoom and remote paperwork management ahead of an appointment. You are though invited and very welcome to get in touch and note your interest for the future.

These are unprecedented times and there is still the risk the infection rate will increase and businesses need to close again, but let’s hope there is a period where we can get our lovely and loyal friends tidied up and summer ready, before we all need to head to the hairdressers ourselves.

Please take care, stay safe and thank you for your patience, support and understanding which is very appreciated. Lou x

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Molly has visited Sootypaws for a groom and hand strip a few times now and I am delighted Louise is able to turn this typical "wired" coconut of a border terrier into a groomed sweetly smelling dog and it must require all of Louise 's patience and calm to finish the job so well.

Kate (and Molly a Border Terrier), Slapton read more

About Louise

Louise Soothill-Ward - Owner, SootyPaws Professional Dog Grooming Service

Owner, SootyPaws

Hello, my name is Louise and I am the owner of Sooty Paws dog grooming and spa salon based in Slapton, South Hams, Devon.

You can be assured that your pet is in safe hands as I hold a City and Guild Level 2 & 3 qualification in dog grooming, qualifying in November 2015, regularly attend industry training events to keep up-to-date, Pet First Aid trained and am currently studying for the level 3 diploma. I have operated my salon since April 2016 and please take a look at some of my work in the grooming gallery. I am also a member of PIFA (Pet Industry Federation Association, a Reiki second degree USUI system Therapist and am fully insured.

I also live with my own lovely cockapoo who I adore but who also keeps me very busy on the grooming front so all Doodle owners I do understand your grooming challenges and over the years have had the pleasure of living with 2 Persian cats, 4 hamsters, 3 guinea pigs and several goldfish although the later was difficult to groom!

City & Guilds Qualified British Dog Groomer's Association PIF - Pef Industry Federation

Reiki 2nd degree
USUI system therepist

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Coronavirus Disease update: At this current time, to ensure a covid-19 safe environment, regrettably the salon is not open to new clients due to restricted capacity and to apologise for any inconvenience caused. You are still very welcome to get in touch to register your interest for the future.

To ensure my clients dogs safety and well being, it is not possible to answer the phone when grooming. Please do leave a message, email or text as I do want to hear from you! and I promise to call you back as soon as safely possible, normally early morning around 8.30am, midday or early evening and certainly within 24 hours. Thank you for your understanding and patience and please stay safe and well.

Best wishes and I hope we can meet soon.

Lou x

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Telephone: 01548 580 496
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  1. Monday 9.45am - 2pm
  2. Tuesday 9.45am - 2pm
  3. Wednesday 9.45am - 2pm
  4. Thursday 9.45am - 2pm
  5. Friday 9.45am - 2pm
  6. Saturday Closed
  7. Sunday Closed


Prospect Hill, Slapton, TQ7 2PN

City & Guilds Qualified British Dog Groomer's Association PIF - Pef Industry Federation

Reiki 2nd degree
USUI system therapist