Are Dog Grooming Salons Allowed to Stay Open in England’s Lockdown?

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can dog groomers stay open in lockdown?


The UK will be entering a third lockdown from Tuesday 5th January onwards and we are aware that non-essential shops such as pubs and restaurants will have to close.

But will pet shops be closing in lockdown? Are dog groomers open?

We have known for a while that pet shops in the UK can remain open, as they serve as a lifeline for many dog owners to buy food and other necessities for their dog. We here at Doghouse stayed open throughout the first and second lockdown and we were happy to be able to serve those in need. We are continuing to stay open throughout this third lockdown in 2021 too, as we believe we provide essential goods for dog owners.

We have had confirmation from the UK Government that Dog Groomers WILL be allowed to stay open during the third lockdown. Our MP has confirmed this in writing.

We are very happy with this news as we know how damaging it can be for a dog's health when they are left ungroomed for extensive periods of time. We will be continuing grooming for welfare purposes for now, meaning we will groom any dog who is likely to become very matted or have ingrown nails etc. This includes any dog would we believe would become a welfare case if they were left ungroomed.

Our fabulous team are committed to the health and wellbeing of your dogs and we are delighted that the UK Government have decided to open grooming salons so as to stop these issues from occurring.

We will continue to update you all if anything changes but for now, we are very happy that groomers can stay open throughout lockdown 3.0 so our little four-legged friends get the treatments they deserve.

If you're new to Doghouse, join our grooming wait list here and we'll be in touch in the future to book you in.

If you'd like to attempt some home grooming, you can shop all of our tools here from combs and slicker brushes to scissors and toys to distract in the bath!

Best wishes,

Team Doghouse x

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