About Us

Smart-Paws are City and Guilds trained and provide a kind and caring dog grooming service at our salon based in Daneshill, Basingstoke. We offer a friendly and professional service to all dogs big or small. We offer many treatments from baths to clips and we use only natural products to help improve the condition of the dog’s skin and coat.

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Hello I'm Katy and I'm the owner of Smart-Paws dog grooming. Simply put, I am obsessed with dogs! I always have been and I always will be, they are a part of my life and I love my job! In the picture is my lovely cocker spaniel Tallulah and she is my baby!

After working in kennels for years I decided I wanted to set up my own dog grooming salon. In 2008 I set up Smart-Paws after gaining my initial qualifications at a grooming school in Oxford. Following this I then also completed my Level 3 City and Guilds in London. I am also a qualified dog hydrotherapist. I am fully qualified in first aid for dogs.

It was very important to me to maintain a natural approach when it comes to dogs skin so our product range is 100% natural and we always use tearless shampoos around our doggy customers face to ensure the nicest experience for them whilst being bathed!

I look forward to meeting you soon!

Katy (Proprietor)

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This is Emma with her Cavalier, Austin. Emma is the Salon Manager and is responsible for the day to day runnings of the salon. Emma joined us in June 2018 following 2 years of managing another successful dog grooming salon in Basingstoke. Emma has become a very well liked member of the team. She is an amazing groomer, a true dog lover and always carries out every groom to a high standard with the utmost of care and attention to our doggy customers at all times. She is a great team leader and we are so happy to have her as part of the team. Emma is Level 3 City and Guilds qualified in Dog Grooming.

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This is Sharney and her Jack Russell dog Tazzie. Sharney joined us in 2021 as our Deputy Salon Manager. Sharney has been working with dogs for over 10 years and has many years experience in dog grooming. Sharney is especially amazing at hand scissoring and always creates beautiful grooms. Sharney comes to us with a degree in Animal behaviour and welfare and a Level 3 City and Guilds Dog Grooming Diploma. She absolutely adores our doggy customers. She has proved to be a great asset to the team and we look forward to what the future brings with Smart-Paws.

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This is Emily with her Collie Alfie. Alfie very sadly recently passed away but he will always be remembered and loved very much by Emily and her family. Emily has been with us since 2018 as a dog grooming assistant helping the team with bathing and drying and hopes to further her career with us as a dog groomer. Emily has a natural love for dogs, a kind and calm approach and eager to learn within the grooming salon. Emily has a level 3 Diploma in Animal Management and a Level 2 in Animal Care.

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This is Kate with her Cockerpoo, Maisie. Kate has been with us since 2015 and is now a very competent groomer. Kate has a huge love for dogs and maintains a kind and calm approach at all times. Kate did her City and Guilds Level 3 in dog grooming alongside working in the salon as a bather. Following this she became one of our Dog Grooming Stylists and is an excellent groomer and we are very pleased to have her on the team. Kate also has a level 2 in Animal Care.

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