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Trixie & Bess, Coat Care for Pets

Southampton

(5)
13 hires on Bark
Trixie & Bess, Coat Care for Pets logo
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Trixie & Bess, Coat Care for Pets

Southampton

(5)
13 hires on Bark

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** PLEASE NOTE BUSINESS OWNERS PAY A FEE TO CONTACT NEW CUSTOMERS THROUGH THIS WEBSITE**
I'm happy to pay these charges but I will only respond to customers that send a personal message asking me to contact them.

Both mobile in-house (no van) or 1-2-1 home parlour pet groomer, based in Southampton.

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Reviews (5)

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B
8 July 2020

Kirsty was lovely - she came into our home with no fuss and Ruby was happy to let her take care of her. Ruby looks beautiful and i will definitely be welcoming Kirsty back again.

S
2 July 2020

Thank you Kirsty for doing such a great job on our Boarder x Patterdale Terrier, Buster, yesterday. In this lockdown our current groomer has been self isolating as vulnerable herself so when I met Kirsty through Just Networking Romsey I was interested to see if she could trim Buster as a one off which Kirsty was more than happy to do a home visit, which I was also interested in. Normally Buster is clipped, not too short and have tried stripping ourselves in the past, but he hates both forms as we thought so Kirsty was warned. Buster has got stressed i.e. he wines a lot unless I'm out of the way and trying to strip him ourselves he will not let us near his back end!
I'm not sure if it was because we decided to try having him stripped instead or that he was happier having it done in his own garden, but with Kirsty no wining even when I was in sight! Also I think he looks so much better having been stripped than clipped, his coat is more ginger. Kirsty thinks his coat will grow better too i.e. the blond that he turns into when his coat is long, instead of ginger, is probably his under coat growing because of being clipped instead of his top coat being allowed to grow. So overall I am really pleased with not only Kirsty's expertise but her confidence in dealing with Buster knowing he can be difficult because he gets stressed. My current groomer unfortunately doesn't do stripping so although sad to change as she is a friend, I will be continuing to have Kirsty visit and groom Buster and also still catch up with my dog grooming friend for coffees. Win win! Thankyou Kirsty.
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C
29 May 2020

I am really impressed with my dog Peanuts coat. Kirsty has made an amazing job of it. Have already booked again for next cut . Thanks again Kirsty will recommend you to all. More...

E
7 February 2020

Daisy, my 4yo mini schnauzer, loves Kirsty & is always excited to see her. Daisy's coat always looks great after a groom - and she ends up smelling fantastic too!
Kirsty is very professional, reliable and friendly - I'd highly recommend her.
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M
26 September 2019

Kirsty at Trixie & Bess is an excellent groomer - very conscientious, efficient and professional. Jessie, our Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen, can be wilful, stubborn and plain awkward but Kirsty always remains patient and in control. Jessie is a new dog after a session with Kirsty. Perfect! More...

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Q&A

It's so different to working as a Graphic Designer where I sit in front of a computer everyday. But it still allows me to be creative, just with scissors and clippers instead. Plus I get to work with animals as well.

Like many people who train as a pet groomer, it’s a second career. My first one being a graphic designer (which I still do at k-creative).

As a child I was always interested in animals and looked at working with them as a career. But decided I wasn’t intelligent enough to be a vet and it was too hard to make a living working with horses.

I never considered pet grooming as an option at the time. I don’t think it was even thought of as a career back then. So I opted for design instead.

Fast forward a good few years and after over 25+ years in design I decided I wanted to do something else and preferably with animals. So I had a light bulb moment... how about pet grooming.

I'm very conscientious about the work I do. From making sure I arrive on time, to keeping the pet happy and the owner pleased with the final result.

Services

I groom small to medium sized pets (Due to having to lift pets on my own I’m unable to accommodate large dogs) in your own home bringing all necessary equipment with me, including table and towels. The only facility I need to use is your shower, bath or kitchen sink to wash the pet. Due to COVID-19 This option is only suitable if you aren't sick, at risk or shielding anyone. Please opt for the 1-2-1 home parlour service instead. Each visit includes as standard: Health check • Nails clipped* • Ears cleaned* • Hygiene clip* • Hand strip* • Bathing • Drying • Brushing • Clipping* • Scissoring* • Perfume. * As required for the pet/breed.

In addition to above I am now offering 1-2-1 grooming from my own home. I can collect and drop off if required for an additional charge. Each visit includes as standard: • Health check • Nails clipped* • Ears cleaned* • Hygiene clip* • Hand strip* • Bathing • Drying • Brushing • Clipping* • Scissoring* • Perfume. * As required for the pet/breed.

These appointments are designed to get your puppy used to grooming and should be started as soon as initial vaccinations have been completed. The package includes three puppy grooms which need to be completed before the first full groom. Each appointment lasts for one hour and the content for each will vary so the puppy gets used to all aspects of grooming.

A visit to your home is required for all new mobile customers prior to the first groom. Customers coming to me are assessed at the start of their first appointment.

Trixie & Bess use a system called CleanyTeeth by Techmira which can clean without noise and vibration. It emits high pitched ultrasound waves (only audible by Dolphins and Whales). The ultrasound softens hardened tartar and kills bacteria in the mouth. Sessions need to be booked separately to a groom and are 30 minutes long. Dogs tend to need a total of 3-5 sessions (booked over 14 days) dependent on the severity of tartar build up and how hard it is.

After initial treatment is completed it’s recommended that dogs have 15 minute top up sessions to keep the teeth clean. These must be carried out within 12 weeks of the previous appointment. This is usually done as part of a grooming appointment.

Each visit includes as standard: • Health check • Nails clipped* • Ears cleaned • Hygiene clean/clip* • Bathing* • Drying* • Brushing • Clipping* • Scissoring*. * As required