Dee for Dogs Ltd are professional, award winning groomers, offering courses in Essex, situated in the village of Thorrington, Colchester. 

Our nearest mainline train station is Rayleigh (15 minutes by bus).

  • Professional and fully qualified
  • A clean and fresh salon with up to date equipment and techniques

Our aim is to make you and your pet feel comfortable and at ease with the grooming process, and for the owner to know that their pet is safe, secure, comfortable and in good hands. We will treat your pet as one of our own. We'll create a hairstyle that suits your pet and your lifestyle. We aim to educate the owner in basic grooming skills for the time in-between groomings, so your pet has a stress-free time at the salon. 

  • We are happy to deal with all breeds and ages (elderly, adults and puppies alike)

If you have a certain requirement that is not listed please feel free to call and we will be happy to discuss a way to meet your needs.

  • We only use natural and organic shampoo (unless customer requests otherwise)
  • We are guided by the Kennel Club breed standard
  • We adhere to the Animal Welfare bill
  • We abide by the code of conduct of the Pet Industry Federation and British Dog Grooming Association
  • We are fully insured


  • Certified Master Groomer
  • City & Guilds 7750-03 Dog Grooming
  • City & Guilds LCGI
  • Higher Diploma in Dog Grooming
  • Level 4 Adult Teaching Certificate C & G 7303/4
  • Trained Cat Groomer
  • Animal First Aid qualified

Dee for Dogs regularly attend education events not only in the UK but also Internationally, as we know how important it is to you that your precious pet gets 1st class care and attention. 

We are continually developing our knowledge and skills to ensure that their stay with us is a relaxing and enjoyable experience. Styling at Dee for Dogs will not only be a pleasurable experience, but your pet will definitely stand out in a crowd.

Many salons do not hold a full City & Guilds qualification (the law does not require them to do so), so you should ask to see the full City & Guilds Diploma for Professional Dog Stylist certificate 7763-03 to ensure you are dealing with a professional and qualified dog groomer. Dee for Dogs strongly believes in qualification, it is the future for our industry and most importantly for the wellbeing of your pet.

We are extremely proud to say that all Dee for Dogs staff are fully City & Guilds 7763-03 qualified or are working toward a City & Guilds qualification.

Dee holds the highest qualification in the U.K. she is a Member of the Guild of Master Groomers and is extremely proud to be a member of Groom Team England representing England in grooming competitions throughout  the world.