About the Sallywags Team

Sally James Sdc

Sally James Sdc

Owner

I started Sallywags from home in 2007. With the help and support of my family, Sallywags salon was opened in Northwood in August 2009.

My passion was to grow the business so that every dog still felt like it was coming into my home. This has given us over 2,000 wonderful dogs to groom.

We are very much a family business and the Sallywags staff and the dogs that come to us are welcomed into it with open arms.

I have 5 dogs of my own who I absolutely adore. Standard Schnauzer, Florrie. Boxer, Bruno. Oreo, the maltese and two delightful Parti poodles. Zorro and Peggi.

Rachel Tebbenham Sdc

Rachel Tebbenham Sdc

Senior Groomer

Rachel came to sallywags at the age of 17 for work experience whist studying for her Level 3 Diploma in Animal Care.. Rachel has been mentored by Sally and now has become not only proficient salon groomer but regularly competes at grooming competitions around the country. Rachel just achieved a masters score for her ICMG Salon Details and placed 2nd at The Grooming Show in the Open Workshop Group!

Daisy Lawrance Sdc

Daisy Lawrance Sdc

Senior Groomer

Daisy is a full qualified Level 2 City & Guilds. Daisy has worked at other salons in London including the Harrods Pets Spa. Daisy came to Sallywags back in 2013. Daisy strives to create the best grooms with every dog and has just recently achieved her Salon Details and Mixed Breed Certificates for the ICMG qualification. Daisy is busy studying for her next certificate and will be competing for the first time this year. Daisy is owned by her tiny apricot poodle Pixie, who often can be seen as our shop dog!

Tanya Johnson Sdc

Tanya Johnson Sdc

Groomer

Tanya came to Sallywags a Part-time Groomer in October 2015. Tanya had previously been employed as a groomer prior to having a career break to her children. After a 10 year break, we were fortunate to add as a great asset to our grooming team.
Tanya is a proud member of the ICMG and has recently become Salon Details Certified with a Masters Mark. She is now studying for her next certificate.

Rob Passalacqua Sdc

Rob Passalacqua Sdc

Trainee Groomer

Rob joined Sallywags in Jan 2016. Rob has worked in Dog rescue for many years and has lots of compassion and understanding for dogs.
Rob is keen to become a talented groomer and has joined the ICMG. She proudly passed her recent Salon Details exams with a Master mark, so now is Salon Details Certified. Rob an excellent artist and has a natural connection with dogs so we are sure she will be a huge asset to our grooming team.

Carley Moore

Trainee Groomer


Sallywags is a family run business founded by Sally James in 2008. Since then we have successfully been providing the local community with a one-stop shop for all their dogs needs. Building a relationship with YOUR dog and all the team at Sallywags is extremely important to us.  By regularly bringing your dog and allowing the process to be stress and pain free as possible over time you will see the relationships with our team and your dog blossom. 


All the staff at Sallywags take great pride their work we keep up to date on the latest grooming trends, equipment, and products by attending trade shows and seminars.  There is always something new to learn in the grooming industry. Knowing what products can help get the look and feel that clients want is also a big part of being a professional groomer.


Sallywags are a member of the Pet Industry Federation, Federation of Small Businesses and insured with Pet Business Insurance.



Learn more about us and what we offer by checking out our services list, and meet the team on our staff profile page.

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