Grooming Salon

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

Our aim is to make you and your pet feels 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.


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


  • Groom Team England Member
  • Member of the  Master Groomers Guild of UK.
  • 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
  • City & Guilds and OCN examiner and assessor.

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.