Best of London 2020 - Runner Up
London Community Votes 2020 - Gold
Consumer Choice Award 2021 - Winner
Welcome to your friendly neighbourhood dog grooming salon...
Since opening in Wortley Village in 2013, our mission has been to provide Londoners with a friendlier grooming experience. This vision has resonated with pet parents and has allowed us to expand to our current location at 6 Stanley Street and employ some of the City’s most talented groomers.
Being friendly first and foremost means providing dogs with a safe and fun grooming experience. We’re known for our open-concept salon where dogs are free to play with one another, curl up on a chair or look out the window after their bath and while waiting to be picked up.
Each groom is approached with the patience and compassion that we'd want to be shown to our own four-legged family members. Our experienced team has a knack for reassuring even some of the more nervous dogs while consistently providing beautiful, easy-care grooms.
Our success can largely be credited to the overwhelming support from the community. We pay this support forward by being a friendly neighbour through donating our services to local rescue groups, hosting dog walks from our salon, and participating in community events.
Finally, to us, being friendly means being friendly to our customers’ wallets. We aim to provide our customers with the best bang for their buck – even our most basic grooming services include quality shampoo and conditioner, a blueberry facial, complimentary bandanna, and a spritz of doggy cologne.
Meet the Team!
Sarah is a talented groomer who has been grooming for six years. Her beautiful grooms make her a customer favorite. Sarah loves grooming long-haired double coated breeds like Australian shepherds and Bernese mountain dogs (she’s known for giving them great butts!) When Sarah isn’t grooming, she can be found hanging out with her husband and beagle Molly, visiting with friends and family, or watching super cheese Christmas movies.
Jaret has come to The Friendly Groomer with over a decade of professional dog grooming experience under his belt. Jaret immediately fit in with our team; we’re so grateful he chose to make TFG his new home! Jaret's favourite breeds to groom are Yorkies and Newfoundlands. He spends his free time with his lovable dog, Lola, hiking, watching the Leafs or grabbing a beer with friends.
Chey is the Doogie Howser of dog grooming, having picked up her first pair of clippers at age 11 and taking on her first client at age 12. She has come to TFG straight from Toronto and we have to say, we love her big city swagger and style she brings. Chey is an avid hockey fan and likes to watch and play it in her spare time. Her love of animals extends to her home where she has a menagerie that includes dogs, cats, bearded dragons, a gecko, rats and sugar gliders.
In eight years of business, Jennefer is the first apprentice we’ve taken on. She’s quickly grown to become an excellent groomer under Sarah’s mentorship. Jennefer’s favorite breeds to groom so far are Bichons and Golden Retrievers. We think her naturally quiet and gentle demeanour is a wonderful fit for nervous dogs. When Jennefer isn’t at work she hangs out with her dog Bato while binge watching her favorite shows on Netflix.
Lead Assistant Groomer
The Assistant Groomer job can be grueling, but with a background working in busy kitchens, the job is no match for Tanner. Over the years, she’s become incredibly efficient, making the bathing and drying process seamless. Tanner has a terrier named Tucker, but says he’s too grumpy to bring into the shop. We think Tucker must be why she seems to have endless patience for the dogs in her care. When Tanner isn’t at the shop she LOVES to golf, play pond hockey and hang out with friends.
Victoria is the most recent addition to our team. Her experience working on farms and in the pet industry meant she had the animal handling experience and pet knowledge she needed to hit the ground running. She’s a proud dog mom to an Australian cattle dog named Roxy. Aside from animals, some of Victoria’s favourite things include bonfires, going to her family farm and spending time with her friends.
The smiling face you see (under a mask) when you first come in is Jannette’s. Jannette is only at the shop part time yet manages to stretch the hours to fit in a slew of responsibilities that help to keep things running smoothly. In her free time Jannette enjoys taking her kids and boxer, Achilles, on adventures (what a fun mom!)
Beth works behind the scenes doing all the boring stuff that keeps the shop running, including business planning, marketing, social media and payroll. When she isn't working or wrangling her 5-year-old, she likes to read trashy romance novels while drinking gin & soda and cuddling her dogs. She can also often be found playing on her phone while her boyfriend watches TV.
Danielle (Groomer) is currently on maternity leave until Summer 2022. We miss her as much as you do and will let you know on our social media when she's back and available to take appointments!