Their grooming people are so great and affordable no need to have a dirty or knotted dog Bambi says thank you I look great again Thank you Ark grooming staff
Grooming at the Ark
Even our pets love a good pampering! Grooming for both dogs and cats can really make a difference in your pet’s quality of life. At the Ark we offer a range of services tailored to best suit you and your pet. Our groomers have over 15 years of experience in both dog and cat grooming. They strive to provide your pet with the full salon experience in a relaxed setting. We make sure that your furry friend is looking (and feeling!) their best.
Grooming is about more than just your pet looking gorgeous. It is essential for their health and happiness. At The Ark we offer professional grooming for both dogs and cats, but also recommend that you have your own regular routine at home between appointments.
Professional groomers will thoroughly clean, cut , detangle and brush your pets fur. They will also be able to inspect for and detect any problems that you may miss such as inflammation, lumps or infections.
Before your first appointment with us we highly recommend a free consultation with one of our groomers on the morning of the appointment. This allows us to get to know you and your pet and discuss the most appropriate cut. Our wonderful team at The Ark have a busy grooming schedule, so be sure to book in advance.
Our team consists of professional and qualified groomers. They not only have the practical skills associated with this profession, but also have a broad knowledge of anatomy and physiology, parasites and diseases, nutrition and much more to make sure your pet has the best grooming experience.
We are deeply committed to the well-being of your pet. We are dedicated to provide him or her with the desired treatment without unnecessary stress. That is why we do not groom more than 5 pets per day so we can take time with each of your fur friends.
A successful grooming treatment is a partnership between us and you, our customer. Therefore, we always book in a meet and greet with our groomers when you make your first appointment. Together we discuss the grooming treatment(s) you desire. We also have a look book if you are not sure about the trim for your pet.
What our customers say:
Everyone at the Ark Veterinary Hospital are absolutely fantastic. My little dog Tio loves all the girls there and he gets very excited when he goes for his grooming.
Was very happy with the service. Pedro was a very relaxed dog as well. As always we are pleased with the great service here.
How often should you groom your pet?
Depending on what breed your pet is, their groom requirements may vary:
- Long and curly haired breeds (labradoodles, poodles, cavoodles, moodles etc.) = coat clipping every 8 weeks
- Dense-coated breeds (samoyeds, pomeranians, huskies, collies etc.) = coat strip every 6 weeks to reduce shedding and keep their coat fluffy
We recommend a regular routine along with regular brushing at home. This will keep your pet’s hair free of matting and in good condition. It also makes grooming a more pleasant experience for your dog or cat and help keep them smelling fresh and clean.
The benefits of grooming your pet
We live in a beautiful country, but Australian summers are hot. This can make life uncomfortable particularly for breeds of dog and cat with longer fur. Regular grooming, particularly in the summer months, can help keep your pet much cooler. Regular brushing helps keep your pet’s fur and skin in good condition and free of burrs and knots. Helping them stay clean and avoid fungal infections.
Australia is home to the paralysis tick, which can be life-threatening in both cats and dogs. Keeping your pet clipped shorter during the tick season can make tick management much easier and help you keep your pet tick free!
Grooming Services offered at the Ark
We want to be able to provide your pet with the most suitable clip for their breed, size and the quality of their coat. Before your first groom with us, we highly recommend a free consultation with Jon of our groomers on the morning of your first appointment. This way they can get to know you and your pet and discuss the most appropriate cut based on your pet and your preferences.
We also have a range of different shampoos for pets with sensitive skin or skin conditions to minimise any discomfort. Bathing is carried out in a specialised hydrobath to ensure that your pet is sparkling clean. The Ark offers a range of different services, and fees vary depending on your pet’s size and breed. Come and have a peek at our lookbook to see the different sorts of clips that we offer!
- Dog grooming – we offer an impeccable dog grooming service on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
- Cat grooming – Cat grooming is carried out under sedation from Monday-Wednesday
- Throughout the week the Ark also offers bathing, blow drying and nail trimming services