Would just like to thank u very much for grooming my dog Jasper. He looks and smells great, thank u so much again, I'm am very very happy.
Kind Regards, Tracie
Just wanted to send a quick email to thank you so much for pops' haircut, he's such a nervous little thing and you handled him so well, especially as he's know for being a bit grouchy
Pops loves his new haircut and he looks so smart now.
I will be recommending you to all my friends and family
Many thanks again, Christine Coltart and Pops the poodle
"Angie provides a professional, efficient and very convenient service with fantastic results. She had a lovely manner with our dog, Bozzi,
who happily went off with her to be washed, dried, trimmed and brushed in her van. He was delivered back looking exactly how I had asked
and smelling wonderful, in fact, he was a mobile air freshner for a few days after. Money well spent. So, thank you Angie; we will meet again :)"
My GSD looked great when the treatment was finished
Mrs M Lockwood
Dean is a very experienced dog handler which gave me and the dogs instant confidence. The dogs were very clean and tidy after their visit to Dean doggie wash van. The service was professional, very convenient and I would highly recommend Dean to all you doogie folk.
Sue Warden-Owen from MHL Coaching Ltd
Dean was very professional taking time to learn about my two dogs and explaining what services he provided. He was very friend
Dean, did a very good job at grooming Quest. Quest being my wifes canine partner (a working dog) it's importent that he feels comfortable with the process. My wife and Quest was very happy with the hole session,and quest looked very nice at the end.
Our dog was washed groomed trimmed and had his claws clipped.He looked the best he had looked for a long time. Dean was very good with the dog who is quite old and the dog was quite relaxed throughout. Would definately reccommend highly.
Well what can i say. What a lovely man. Dean arrives and comes in to talk to you about the dog etc. And gets to know the dog. Max my dog was all over Dean. Max is the biggest whimp going when it comes to grooming. I could here max crying when he was having his nails cut but i could also here Dean talking to max and reasuring him and carming him down. I would deffinately use him again and tell my friends. A job well done. Thank you Dean!
Having met dean for the very 1st time was a little unsure but he was brilliant he gave grace my springer spaniel a lovely cut and she smelt lovely one very happy dog and owner.
Dean gave our king Charles Cavalier the full works and we must say he did a brilliant job. Jake is very nervous but felt at easy with dean with being outside his own home and we could see him from our lounge window. Dean very kindly fitted us in before we went on holiday which was a great help. We will be asking dean to come back again soon. Highly recommend!
Dean is a very knowledgeable guy who took the time and effort to explain everything before and after to ensure I was totally satisfied. I used Dean through a referral and I would not hesitate recommending him to anyone. My border terrier Alfie was also very pleased
Waggie's were fab! My dog was given the full works and looks and smells wonderful. At no time was my god, Max stressed. Dean talked to me first to find out exactly what I wanted and then did a fantastic job. Very friendly and will recommend Waggies to everyone I know with a pooch! Thanks Dean. :-)
Miss Joy Pattison from JKL Property Maintenance Services Ltd
I met Dean by chance in Sainsburys Petrol Station in Fareham. We usually take our Irish Setter - Dylan - to a local groomers, but he's getting on a bit now (11 and a half) and doesn't particularly like going to be washed and groomed, so having Waggies come to us, at a time we wanted, was the ideal solution. Dean immediately put us (and Dylan) at ease. He is very professional and his van is a great, modern, bit of kit! I will definitely use Waggies again, Dean did a great job with Dylan, who came out completely unflustered and very beautiful!
Thank you Dean for giving our puppy Ruby(4 Months old)a lovely first shampoo and wash. Before Dean got down to work he came in and introduced himself to ruby, gave her lots and lots of cuddles took details about her for his records , which was very thorough. This put myself and Ruby at ease he also gave me lots of good tips. We will be using Waggies for sure again!
Karen Ann Price
We had our dog Freddie groomed at home by Dean, he made us feel at ease after a not such a good experience of having a dog groomer before. Very friendly, would recommend to others. We were very happy with the results. He got on with Freddie well as he is nervous and let one of our kids watch and get involved which was brilliant fun for her.
Having always taken my dog to a local groomer, I had no idea what to expect. What I received was a professional, efficient, friendly service with that personal touch. Dean is kind, caring and very reassuring to dogs with a sensitive disposition.
Very happy with my dog.Was able to watch the whole process from the lounge window.My dog looked very relaxed and enjoyed the experience. I will definately use Dean again and would recommend his services to any dog owner looking for a groomer.
Dean came round today to groom my 5 month old Cockerpoo puppy - who had never been groomed before. She was delighted to meet Dean, and he was perfectly happy for her to jump all over him as we completed the paperwork. The grooming took just under an hour, and she came back in looking and smelling beautiful and still more than happy to chase and play with Dean. An excellent service that I will certainly use again.
Dean came round today to meet my 7yr old highly excitable long haired German Shepherd Dog Sula. As Dean introduced himself and was filling in the forms Sula made great friends with him giving him her toys and asking him to play! He took Sula out to his van and bathed and groomed her at first I could her her crying (like a typical GSD) but Dean soon reassured her and she enjoyed her pamper session. We are very pleased with her , Dean has done a fantastic job and she looks lovely. I will recommend Dean to all the doggy people I know. I will definitely be calling on Dean again next time Sula needs bathing and grooming.
Excellent service! My dog Lilly can be nervous around people but took to Dean very well. I was worried about the matts in her fur but Dean took care of them. Lilly looks better and smells fresher than she has for a long time. Will definitely use Waggies again. Many thanks.
Dean was great with my dog ronnie, ronnie can be a pain but dean just got on with him. would use him again and will be tell all my friends about him to great work and ronnie looks great to.
Thank you Dean for your excellent groom on Ellie, Golden Retriever. Ellie can be a little nervous but Dean put her at ease straight away. I was extremely pleased with the results and more importantely a stress free dog. I will definitely be using Dean again and would highly recommend Waggies to any dog lover. Thank you Dean for your excellent customer service and follow up call. (Karen, Drayton)
Dean is a very knowledgeable guy who took the time and effort to explain everything before and after to ensure I was totally satisfied. I used Dean through a referral and I would not hesitate recommending him to anyone. My border terrier Alfie was also very pleased
My West Highland White terrier values her hair and nail clippings highly and no one will take them from her easily. Enter Dean who was not going to stand for any nonsense. Milly was never going to be easy but Dean prevailed and his firmness, patience and understanding overcame Millys fears and resistance. One hour later Milly came back washed, trimmed and blow dried. Thank you Dean and Waggies for a tough job very well done, very good value and highly recommended.
Waggies (Dean) put Oscar, a Bichon, at ease very quickly and wanted to know exactly what we wanted for him. Oscar is usually distressed after a clipping and his skin irritated by the shampoo. Today he is showing off his new 'look' - shorter coat but not shaved - and is his usual perky self. This has been an excellent service and we will certainly make Waggies our first and only choice of dog grooming services from now on. Thank You Waggies!
Sue Crane from International Training
Like to thank Dean for his dog grooming on Sulley our pet Staff, as staffs can be excitable Dean had no problem and a mutual understanding was quickly met. Will definitely be using Dean on a regular basis. Go on, try it, your dog will be missing out if you don't, and if you take you dog anywhere else your pocket will be missing a few extra quid
We have a 15 week old cockapoo puppy, who is going to need regular grooming. I contacted Dean after seeing his waggies mobile dog wash van to book an appointment for him to come and shampoo Archie. I would describe Dean as a gentle giant!!!! Archie loved him, especially the fuss he made of him whilst getting to know him, whilst he explained everything to me. Whilst Archie was being washed I could hear him crying, however I could also hear Dean frequently reassuring him, which made me feel that Archie was in excellent hands. Archie looked and smelt fab after his pamper session. A few days after Dean's visit, I received a follow up telephone call to check I was happy with Waggies service...............that is what I call excellent customer service. I will be using Waggies for all of Archie's grooming needs in the future. Debra Waltham
We were really pleased with our little monsters when Dean had finished grooming them. He was very friendly & took the time to explain in detail what he was going to do. He also took the time to get acquainted with both Busta (Shih Tzu) & Missy (Sheltie). Overall the service was excellent so not only will I be using them again I will also thoroughly recommend Waggies Mobile Dog Grooming to any fellow dog lovers.
I have an adorable 4yr old chocolate lab who is
a massive part of my life. We are weeks away
from getting married and believe it or not but
the dog is coming! We gave Dean a call after
meeting him outside Pets at Home, his pitch
was very well delivered and he certainly gained
our attention. We were not disapointed by his
service neither and the dog loved him. Clubz
had the full works and I'm delighted that he no
longer smell, we will definately continue to use
this service. Dean is very professional and
passionate about what he does, his standards
are high and his quality of service is
My two shitzus (Truffles and Henri) both hate the bath and having their hair cut decided to give waggies a call and was impressed with Dean the moment he arrived at my house. He got to know the dogs while filling out some paperwork and finding out exactly what we wanted him to do. After being shown his van and set up both dogs gladly went with Dean and the result was fantastic. Not only did they look and smell great but Dean had done exactly what i had asked. Before leaving Dean made sure i was happy with his work and i will definitely be using Waggies again. A first class service from the consummate professional
My dog, Holly, is diabetic and gets tired very easily so going to a grooming salon was becoming too much. I have used Dean for the first time today and I am very pleased with the service I received. He spent time getting to know myself and Holly and did an excellent job. I would recommend him to my family and friends and I will definitely be using him again. Thanks Dean.
Dean took great care of Cookie and paid attention to her needs. She looked very good after her groom and attention was taken to make her feel comfortable. Many thanks Dean see you again in October.
We have been border terrier owners in the family for over 20 years. In this time we have tried many different groomers and Dean comes out at the very top of our expectations. Dean takes time to understand what you want for your dog. Our dogs look fabulous and we will be using Dean again - Ruth & Dave.
We were impressed when we used Waggies Mobile Dog Wash. Dean was very friendly and explained everything he was going to do and showed us his van and equipment he would use. He also took the time to become acquainted with our dog Rocky before doing anything to him. Overall the service was very good and we will definitely use Waggies again.
Having been putting off getting my dog a haircut for some time, due to being very nervous of explaining what sort of hairstyle I wanted,
I decided that I really needed to get it done. Before choosing Dean at Waggies Mobile Dog Wash I investigated a number of groomers through
friends and found prices to be pretty similar across the board, but Waggies stood out to me for 1 special reason - that personal touch! Dean
took the time out to listen to what I wanted (and probably, more the point, what I didn't) and didn't make me feel the fussy person I probably was being!
He put me at ease and my dog and for that I was eternally grateful. Diesel (my 8 month old Shih Tzu) was then taken to the van as I waited in anticipation for
the yapping to start at his dismay over the ordeal, much to my surprise not a peep was heard and an hour or so later, a new dog was delivered. A new and improved Diesel,
he looked fantastic and smelt fantastic too. And to add to that, Diesel seemed to have really enjoyed the whole experience as have I. I WILL be booking Diesel in again
in 8wks time without any hesitation and in fact am excited about it! Thank you so much Dean.
I met Dean at Pets at Home, Park Gate and luckily managed to book a cancellation spot. He came and met Jack my Yorkie today, and
I can't believe Jack's response to him. When I bathe and try! to cut Jack, he hates me for days, but he loved Dean. What a great service.
I will be booking up again in 8 to 12 weeks definitely. Jack looks wonderful!
My little Boo had got to the point that she was burning my nostrils, so it was bath time. Every time i bathed her she would
sulk for a few days where as now that I have found Waggies it is so much easier. Yesterday was the first time that I have used
them and may I say what an excelent sevice with value for money. I will be using them every month from now on as Boo does not blame me - she now
blames that nasty man with the van.
Thank you Waggies
Libby hates Grooming, she has been through quite a few, some have said never again. To my relief she loved Dean and
they got on well. I wont hesitate in booking him for her next session. Thanks Dean, great job
The service that Dean give was the best my little dog looks GREAT thank u dean see u in sept
A first class dog grooming service, highly recommended to all. Dean was brilliant with all 3 dogs, and even the more nervous one seemed to enjoy her time in the salon!!!!!!!
I bought a new puppy on saturday 11th July 2009, and stopped in at a parkgate pet store on the way home where i met Dean for the first time. For a big bloke, he's a confident and soft chap. And was kind enough to see us 'THE SAME DAY' as we met him to wash our 'OLD ENGLISH SHEEPDOG PUPPY'
Dean came to our home, (GOSPORT) let the puppy get used to him, whilst filling in paper work and discussing what we wanted him to do wash wise that day. Then took the puppy outside and 20/30mins later came back with this adorable clean puppy!! BRILIANT SERVICE FROM A DOG CONFIDENT EFFICENT MAN, WITH AN EXCELLENT MOBILE DOG GROOMING SERVICE.
Cant wait to get dog clipped next time!!
Mrs Caroline Gray
I used Waggies for the first time on Tuesday for my Cocker Spaniel - Max. Dean was very good with him and I thought the service was excellent value for money. Dean coming to the house took all the hassle out of getting Max groomed.
The man who bathed my dog was very good, as my dog is very temprementle, he doesn't take to strangers. The man spent time with my dog to get to know him, and his work was very very good. I am very pleased. And i would recommend him to anyone.
I used Waggies for the first time yesterday, for my dog Misty an Alaskan Malamute 15 months old. She took to Dean straight away and he explained what he was going to do. He was very friendly and knowledgeable and Misty is a happier clean smelling dog. Thanks Dean.
Mrs Claire Adams
I would definitel use the service again and would recommend waggies mobile dog wash to anyone.
I found Dean to be very friendly he was very helpful and did a lovely job. My springer spaniel lady looks lovely after her cut. I will deffinately be using waggies again in the future.
Yesterday Dean of Waggies came to our house to give our ten week
Shih-Tzu puppy Eric, his first wash and grooming session.
We had been recommended Waggies by someone who works with my girlfriend
and all the testimonials on the Waggies website certainly backed up all
the good things we had heard.
Dean arrived on time and made friends with Eric, as well as getting to
know myself and also explained about himself and the expertise he can
I was immediately comfortable that Eric was in good hands and so off he
went with Dean, to return about 20-30mins later groomed, smelling lovely
and with his nails cut.
Thanks to Dean, were able to see Eric's eyes again and his coat was
I have already booked for Dean to return later next month
Hi ya, It's Sean here, I just want to say thanks very much for the excellent job you have done for Ralph. Sorry he was a bit of a wriggler and
that he nipped you. He is now in the naughty corner. Will call you again.
Sean and Ralph
Thanks Dean. I have a clean, well trimmed little lady who,despite being a wriggler, is HAPPY!
Thankyou for the excellent service you provided today Oscar really looks fantastic. Will be using your company again
Hi Dean. I know that I thanked you personally, but felt that I had to thank you again.
I cannot put into words how happy I am with your outstanding service!
I entrusted my beloved English Springer Spaniel to you today, for a 'Full Service'. His fur grew every which way but!!
You arrived at our house, put us at ease, made friends with Chester and explained what you would be doing.
My shaggy friend went off happily with you to your van and what a transformation when he returned!!
I've included before and after pictures of him, which you have my full consent to use/show if you want to.
Wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anyone, or use you again.
Thanks again, from one VERY happy customer.
Yesterday we used Waggies for the first time, to groom Leah our 3 year old long coat German Shepherd. We were extremely pleased
with every aspect of the service. Both our Shepherds loved Dean. He was very professional and knew exactly how to handle them.
After the grooming, which was carried out with patience and was not rushed, Leah looked amazing and Dean was still her new best
friend. We had decided not to have our 11 year old groomed as she is a little frail and rather grumpy. We have now decided that
she will be fine in Dean's capable hands, so she is next. We highly recommend Dean to all dog owners.
Brenda and John Hannard, Fareham.
I used waggies for the first time yesterday and i must say i am over the moon with the service, dean was very friendly and professional he got to
know my dog Jessie before hand and ran though the treatment with me first will deff use again many thanks to Dean
from Dan and Jessie. Rolfe
I used Waggies for the first time last week for 6 month old puppy Bichin Friese.
Dean was a very nice man, who treated the dog nicely and I felt comfortable with him handling my puppy.
He cut his hair by hand, and did a lovely job considering he is a hectic puppy that doesn't keep still.z
Dog looked and smelt lovely and I will using this service again.
I used Waggies for the first time yesterday, and i have to say i was very impressed. Dean is very professional and knowledgeable and experienced. He took the time to gain my dogs trust before the grooming process and i felt very safe handing over my older collie, who can sometimes be a little temperamental. Dean did a fantastic job in grooming my dog, who now looks and smells so much nicer, and is far happier now he has less fur in this hot weather. I would highly recommend Dean and Waggies.
Our wire haired Parsons terrier was clipped for the summer as she was uncomfortable with the heat. Dean was polite and helpful and advised on the best way to groom our dog. It was the first time she had been clipped so was a bit nervous but he calmed her and did a good job.
I have a mad cocker spaniel who needed a real good hair cut, the person we used to use had vanished so contacted Waggies, Dean was great fitted us in when it was convienent to us, He turned up as agreed in fact he was early!! He explained everything he was going to do and showed me the van. I can only say I am surprised my dog did not want to go home with him!!! I would recommend this service to any one with a pet that they loved, Thanks again for looking after him !! Vicky
My dog Tommy, a long haired Jack Russell just loved the gentle hands of Dean of Waggies mobile dog wash, he looks smart & a lot younger now. That's the dog not Dean. Irene Thackeray
Alan Leslie Thackeray
Brilliant service, Not using a mobile dog wash before I was concerned that my 1yr old would get upset being handled by someone else, my husky came out of the van a very happy and clean boy. Dean knows what he is doing and I'm very impressed with the service, nothing was to much trouble for him.
Donald James reviewed Waggie's Mobile Dog Grooming on 8 Jul 2009
I was very worried that my little rescue dog would be upset by having his hair done for the very first time .I needn't have worried, he took to Dean immediately and came back to me with a lovely haircut and wagging his tail. thank you very much.
This was the first time i have used a mobile dog wash, Dean was very good with Koda my 1 year old white German shepherd who has health and behaviour problems, he new what he was doing and how to handle the issues that my dog has. I am so happy and pleased with the result that i have booked dean to come back in six weeks time to groom and bath both my German shepherds.
I was was very impressed with the service offered. I have a cray boxer dog - Buddy that does not like going to the grooming parlour and becomes very upset when its wash time! The gentleman who took Buddy took the time to play with Buddy first so he became familiar with him and was happy to leave the house with him. Buddy came back in a very happy mood and smelling beautiful just like a baby! I will certainly be using the service again and would highly recommend it.
This was the first time I had used waggies, everything was explained to me and I was invited to view the vehicle where the grooming would take place. The cutting was carried out as I requested with which made me and my pooch very happy, thank you.
Mrs Shirley Connor
I have a Northern Inuit, which is a large dog. He had not been groomed before. The member of staff was excellent with the dog and did a fantastic job. He also gave us excellent advice on how to keep the dogs coat maintained. He was very friendly and kept everything clean and tidy. We couldn't have asked for a better service and will only use Waggies Mobile Dog Wash in future.
We need not have worried about Rosie`s first clip.Dean was a true professional ,very caring and concerned about the dog`s and owners needs.The van was immaculate-very clean. We would definately recommend Waggies Mobile Dog Wash to other apprehensive puppy/dog owners.Brilliant service!
Thanks to Dean we can now take our shih tzu Rosie for a walk without her carrying that thick fur coat around with her. He had just the right tools to tackle all the matted bits that our brushes couldn't touch. Overall we are very pleased with the result and would highly recommend him to anyone thinking of having their dog washed/clipped.
Dean was absolutely brilliant!! My dogs were really relaxed with him and he was the best dog grooming service I have ever used. It was a really stress free experience and Dean is a very experienced, genuine guy. I will be using him in the future and highly recommending him. Jo McNamara 23/06/09
This was the first time i have used waggies my dog milly takes a while to get used to new people dean walked in and she was instantly at ease with him, he was very polite and made sure of what i wanted and gave me advice of his own which is exactly what i want from my dogs groomer. Milly is extremely happy with her hair cut and so am i. I will definitely be using them in future.
Rosie looks great now and is very pleased with her summer cut. Thank you for your follow up call and ensuring both Rosie and I were happy with the service.
Minty is a nightmare to get out of the bath as he loves it so much. Dean done a fantastic job on him and we'll certainly be using Waggies again. We've also recommended Waggies to our friends. Thanks for a great job!!
Mrs Heike Harris
Very professional service that went out of his way to ensure that my dogs were treated as pets should be. Spent far more time than was anticipated due to one dog having a hip problem and kept sitting down, but did not charge more than was quoted. Follow up call to ensure dogs were ok and we were happy. Would recommend as well as re-book next time needed.
First time ive used waggies, and are very pleased with what he has done to daisy! definately have him back, he was very clear and helpful to us and was on time, daisy my jack russell seemed to like him too! she has come back looking and smelling gorgeous!!!
Thank you so much for the excellent service that you provided today. Harley
our Golden retriever is strutting around feeling very proud of himself and
looking extremely handsome.
You made me feel completely at ease with your caring and professional
approach and watching Harley walk off with you, with a big "waggy" tail,
confirms how at ease you had also made him feel whilst making friends with
him prior to grooming him. Harley has never been groomed before but he
looks fantastic and will certainly be using and recommending you again.
All of your attention and advise was greatly appreciated.
Alfie has been groomed in the past but was unsuccessful as he is a very nervous and can be uncooperative and 'lairy'. Other groomers and vets have refused to groom him due to his vicious tendancies. We contacted Dean who responded very quickly and managed to fit us in a week later for Alfie to be groomed. Dean did not refuse Alfie and we are very appreciative of his hard work and patience to groom alfie to the highest of standards. Alfie looks and smells amazing and we will definately be using Waggies in the near future. Highly recommended to everyone!
Alfie Jenkins,German shepard cross border collie, groomed 14/11/2012
Thank you very much for coming to our home and looking after our two Shih Tzu dogs. You arrived promptly and made the dogs at ease. Tilly the puppy looks totally different as she had never been groomed before. Freddie then had a tidy up as he was (butchered) by someone who obviously doesn't know what he is doing. Dean of Waggies on the other hand is a true professional. He put the dogs at ease (and my wife!). I would have no hesitation in recommending Waggies to any other dog owner who is looking for a reliable and professional groomer. So much so that we have rebooked him for eight weeks time. Thank you Dean. A job well done.
John & Sheila Croxall (Wymering)
We found Waggies Mobile Dog Grooming when googling mobile dog groomers, having never used one before.
Dean was able to fit our 14 year old Papillon in to his busy schedule at the last minute so we would not have too
long to wait. Dean arrived at our home well within the appointed time agreed and came in to meet all three of our dogs.
He asked us exactly what we wanted to have done to our 14 year old Pap, which we outlined. He noted any medical problems,
behavioural problems, medications, etc. Our Pap has a very fine, but thick coat which had got horribly matted and tangled.
Dean gave us his expert advice and promptly began to show us how difficult it would be just to groom her because of how matted her coat
had gotten. He then proceeded to advise that the only sensible solution would be to completely shave her. We had never thought of having
her shaved and starting off her coat again but after some deliberating we decided that we should just go for it.
Our 14 year old Pap (now Jack Russell lookalike) looks like a lovely little puppy again and smells beautiful. She
is much happier, sprightlier, cooler and seems relieved to have got rid of her thick coat. We would
highly recommend Dean for his expert advice, his time, his sensitivity with animals and being an experienced and
personable 'doggy guru' who will go out of his way to give good service. We have already booked one of our other
Paps in to be done by Dean with the other Pap to follow - we wish we had found his services ages ago".
Tracy & Martin, Locks Heath.
We were very pleased with Dean who is obviously a man who loves and understands dogs.
He very quickly gained the confidence of our Cocker Spaniel Woody and his coat was
trimmed exactly as we had asked. We would certainly recommend Dean and will ask
him back next time as Woody has found a new friend
Kathy and Jack
I felt confident dealing with Dean who was very knowledgeable about dog grooming. My dog seemed happy and looked good when Dean had finished and I will certainly be using Waggies again.
Dean was very professional and extremely good with our 15 week old puppy(meg). He did exactly what we asked for as well as recommending what was best for Meg.The finished result was excellent with Meg looking a lot neater and very cute. I would recommend waggies to anyone with a dog.excellent service that we will be using again and again.
First time I had tried Waggies and I was very impressed with the service. Prompt, reliable friendly and efficient. Will be using Waggies for my dog's grooming needs from now on. Toto our Border Terrier has never looked so smart. Not sure how much he enjoyed being pampered but his favourite treats soon reminded him that it was all totally necessary.
Exceptional and friendly service, very pleased with the results of waggies mobile dog wash. Will definitely come back again with my golden retriever. Thankyou Dean, we will see you soon Rob and Pepsi!
Excellent sevice ,very knowlegeable and professional.Felt very comfortable to leave Rascal in his hands.Paperwork and options very clearly explained.Definitely will be using Waggies from now on .
Dean was very approachable and friendly upon meeting, and turned up on time as agreed. He seemed very knowledgable about animals, especially our particular breed of dog. Maxy, (our dog) was very comfortable with Dean, which we also found re-assuring. Before any paperwork had to be signed, Dean was particularly helpful, when explaining all our options, because of the excessive matting within the dog's coat. He was keen to show us the setup he had, which we found to be very clean, proffesional and dog friendly. He was in constant communication with us, while he was there, with regards to any problems that arose, and seemed to take a lot of time and care over the whole job. Overall we were very happy with the service and would be more than happy to use them again in the future. Highly recommended. Many thanks.
Matt Pinhorne from Matt Pinhorne Carpentry and Building Services
Last Night this huge Bald man arrived and had a chat with my mum and dad, they spent some time filling in some paper work, its like a breif history of me, and to find out what my likes and dislikes are (and i hate clean water!!) the next thing i knew i was in the van..we chased eachother up and down, he tried to get me wet, i tried not to let him it was great fun!! in fact we became quite good friends. now i'm not as hairy and smell so lovely my Mum and Dad we're so pleased with the results...i got Dean's number on the wall by my food bowl now. Mum and Dad said they will certainly be using him again...i cant wait!! lots of love Freddie "the wolf" retreiver.
Dean has clipped Poppy for a second time and done another great job, we wouldn't use anybody else now as it is so convenient to have Dean come to us where we can see that Poppy is happy and well treated. She literally skips into the house after Dean's visits, no mean feat when she is 13 years old. Thank you again Dean.
We chose "Waggies" from a list of possible groomers for our elderly Golden Retriever who was getting uncomfortable in the heat. Waggies was very good and did exactly as asked, nothing was too much trouble and he has done a great job at a very good price. Well done , and thank you.
Dave and Gail
I found Waggies to be very professional and of excellent value. Dean came and explained the best cut and what treatment my cocker spaniel Charlie would experience. He put me at ease and more importantly, Charlie. He spent a lot of time and paid a lot of attention to Charlie which is why I would definitely recommend Waggies to anyone pampering their pets!!
Very friendly and professional service. Dean clearly loves dogs and it shows in the way he handles them. Spike came back smelling rather lovely and looking great - even if he was in a sulk!
Will definitely use the service again and recommend it.
We booked waggies to groom our 6month old Shih Tzu Buster on Sunday. We discussed all our concerns and needs to Dean (we didn't want Buster to look like a poodle) but we wanted him to have a suitable summer hair cut. Dean was absolutely excellent in providing us with advice and information as to what was available to Buster. A fantastic service and I cant recommend Dean highly enough. Buster looks Beautiful and happy with his summer do. We will not hesitate to use the service again.
Susan victoria ward Gale
Well done waggies dog wash! A groovy service!!
Thank you Waggies for the excellent professional service given to Ben my cocker Spaniel. Dean put him at ease as soon as he met Ben and very caring. I have recommended the service to a friend and have already booked another appointment when he is due for his next trim
A big thank you to waggies for the excellent professional service shown when pampering my westie Bella. A first class service with the utmost attention to detail and advice given, with a warm and friendly approach. A job well done!! will definitely use this service again.
C.H. Widley Hants.
My westie was given a full groom by Arlene today. Her attention to detail was 2nd to none. My dog had a particularly difficult dew claw but every care was taken to get the claw cut with as little upset to my dog as possible.Wilthout a doubt I will re-book.
Great job done on my Labrador. No stress - comes to your door and therefore no need for the dog to be taken and left somewhere strange. Good advice given on how to look after ears.
Nice friendly groomer - put dog and me at ease.
Would have no hesitation in recommending and will definitely be getting Waggies back for Penny again.
My dog Levi has suffered from wet eczema all summer he needed pampering so I booked Arlene. he arrived at the house with a very professional grooming salon and a wealth off knowledge and treated his skin condition accordingly by the end of his pampering he was looking fantastic smelled good and was totally relaxed. Thank u dean
Dean, thank you so much for the lovely job you did on Harry this morning, the best i've had done by far. Would like app about mon 10th dec if possible,
could you let me know. Also thanks for advice re his feet. Once again many thanks.
I would just like to say a BIG THANKYOU for the time and care you took with my dog Riley. Riley, only 2 years old had recently been attacked by two labradors and had become extremely nervous of other dogs, people and even going out for a walk. Although when Riley first met you, he was wary, he soon started playing games and I could clearly see he was at ease with you. His experience in the van was his first and will definately not be his last. He was very calm and happy when he came back indoors. Will be in touch soon. Once again, thankyou.
Good morning Dean,
Thank you for telling us that Alfie needed to be completely stripped back. He may now be naked but he is so enjoying life. He is running, jumping and doing all the things he used to do before his curls inhibited him. He must have been so uncomfortable and so very hot. Charlie just looks wonderful after his cut and blow dry with you. We all look forward to seeing you in 6 weeks.
Thanks again Dean
Thank you so much for Tilly’s first grooming session. I can’t believe how lovely she smells and you’ve done a fab job with her nails. As a Rottweiler she is quite strong and doesn’t like her nails being clipped so you have achieved so much in your first visit as she came out of your van looking happy and looking very pretty!. I would definitely recommend you to all of my friends and I look forward to seeing you again in a month for tilly’s full groom.
We found dean to be very friendly & professional. The van was fully equipped & the service to our door was so convienent we were very pleased with the cut our dog recieved & have booked our next appointment. We have told our friends & relatives about our great experience with Waggies Mobile Dog Wash!
Exceptional handling of my lhasa apso. Daisy was put at ease from the moment she got into the Mobile Dog Wash and remained calm throughout due to dean careful handling. Haircut was exactly as I had wished and will definately be re-booking waggies for Daisys next cut. I also got the microchip done and surprised how stress-free it was for Daisy. Overall great service. Highly recommended!!
Very profesional service from start to finish I was impressed with her ability to control and handle my rottweiler.I have already booked up for another appointment A1
I was very impressed with the service that they provided. I have a nervous dog and she seemed to settle ok. Very friendly and professional. I'm very pleased with the treatment given to my dog. I fully recommend this service to any dog owner whose dog is in need of grooming. Definatley be using this service again and recommending it to my friends.
Keep up the good work.
We were very pleased with Dean who is obviously a man who loves and understands dogs. He very quickly
gained the confidence of our Cocker Spaniel Woody and his coat was trimmed exactly as we had asked.
We would certainly recommend Dean and will ask him back next time as Woody has found a new friend
I had my jack Russell cut and groomed and was very very pleased with the results. The service provided
was far beyond the level I was expecting and would recommend the service to anyone.
Tracy Karen Allen
Tia our 10 year old Labrador needed a bath. I rang Waggies, made an appointment and Dean arrived. After our initial introductions (Dean met our whole family!) Tia was taken to the van and was allowed to sniff about before she was asked to jump in. Next time I looked she was happily sitting to have her nails clipped. She was quickly in to the bath tub to receive her treatment. Out came a lovely fresh and clean smelling dog. Thank you very much Dean. You were professional, friendly and confident and that made me feel that I'd made the right decision in choosing Waggies.. Jacqueline Costello, Portchester. 28th June 2010
This grooming service was excellent.
Dean, the groomer, came right to our door in his van. He took a whilst to gather relevant information about our dog (any allergies / problems etc), and took time to befriend our dog before taking him out to groom him.
Milo (our Westie) looks so much better, and he still smells nice a week after he was groomed.
A highly recommended and professional local groomer.
One of the best dog groomers I have come across.
Polite, caring, considerate, exceptionally good with the dogs
and super looking animals at the end of the process.
The dogs seemed to enjoy the experience and this I am sure will become a regular visit.
Well done Deane and thanks. Woody, Max and Monty
Mrs J Peachey
Loved the way Dean cut Charlieâ€™s fur and made him feel at ease.
I will recommend him to any dog lover. Love Charlie Lou-lou Josh Victoria & Pie.. he looks fantastic.xxx
Louise Dunning ham
I have a long haired border collie, Cassie, and this was her first professional groom. I am very pleased with the result, especially as I was overly anxious about getting her done because she is my other baby! I didn't want to lose all her long fur but at the same time I knew she needed a good cut. Dean was very good at checking with me about how I wanted her groomed and has a very understanding and caring manner. Cassie looks and smells lovely, her hair has been restored to a lovely condition and we will have no hesitation in using Waggies again!
Susan Louise Brian
Excellent service, Dean was very efficient and professional but took time to play with Bobby and make him completely at ease. I was worried because Bobby is a recently rescued dog and how he responds to grooming was an unknown quantity, but he returned back to the house very happy. He then sat by the door for about half an hour waiting for Dean to come back!! Dean did exactly as I asked; excellently groomed, clipped and washed. I will definitely be booking Bobby's next appointment with Waggies. Thanks
I was very impressed with Dean's professional approach. He took time to get to know my little Yorkie and to find out exactly how I wanted him cut. The puppy cut requested was what I got, I was very happy :) I have booked our next appointment in advance and am very happy to recommend Dean. Many thanks Jan Rawlings
Jan Rawlings from Best Buddies
Dean is delightful. He has a very healthy energy towards the dogs. I don't think there is a dog on the planet that would not warm towards him. Dean always fits my dog in whenever possible. She looks and smell gorgeous long after he has groomed her. Well done Dean and many thanks.
Found Waggies from a Google search Dean very kindly agreed to take our booking although fully booked. Tommy our Cocker Spaniel has only been with us a few weeks, he is a very timid rescue dog having spent his entire 3.5 years in a kennel. Dean was very patient and gentle with Tommy, he hand stripped his coat, which was not in good shape, and Tommy emerged from the grooming van cleaner, lighter and no worse from the experience. We would highly recommend Dean & Waggies Grooming Service
This is the first time I have used Waggies dog grooming for my 2 year old dog Mollie and would recommend them to everyone, Dean took time to get to know Mollie before taking her into the van as she is a bit nervous with strangers ,I can honestly say he was fib and Mollie looked and smelled great when he had finished have used other dog grooming services before and havenâ€™t been very happy with the outcome have already booked for Dean to groom Mollie again as she was totally at ease. Thank you so much Dean, looking forward to seeing you again soon
Mrs Anita Flake
Thank you very much for coming and doing a fantastic job on Max our jackrussell/yorkshire terrier cross.
He looks much better with short hair.
We look forward to useing you in the future,Thanks again.
John & Renee.
Bruce is a black Labrador, who, 1 hour ago, was a an overgrown, smelly, (but adorable!) mess! Then Dean came along and transformed him into a
I have tried, and failed on many occasions to groom Bruce, its not so much the bath bit, but the drying, and brushing that's the problem. Then
I have 5 wet towels a hairy bath and wet and hairy walls to clean!
So imagine how delighted I was today when Bruce went off into Deans van for his spa treatment! my bathroom remained clean, and Brucey boy is
returned to me all shiny and beautiful! But not only that, the attention Bruce got paid by Dean was amazing, He instantly loved him. Cant
thank-you enough, and will certainly recommend, and use again. Thank you very much
Sarah and Bruce Reeves
Just wanted to let you know how pleased we both were on Button's first ever grooming experience done by you with patience, kindness and
skill, especially as Button, our 8 month old Cokerpoo puppy, was very nervous at the beginning.
We have had mixed experiences with mobile dog groomers in the past so it was lovely to find such a caring & obvious dog lover who did a
great job on Button's hair cut.
We would highly recommend your service to anyone thinking about it.
See you next time.
Karen, Steve and Button
Can't tell you how happy I was with Harry's doggy wash etc. this morning. As you know I had been worried about how he would respond as he
turns from a lovely calm labrador into a monster dog at the vets and also won't let me anywhere near him to cut his nails or clean his ears.
Washing him has always been such a problem too. However, after just a short while of getting to know you he was more than happy to be led into
your van for the "full works" and there was none of the frantic barking that I had expected. When he came back in the house he was happy and
calm and looked and smelt absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for a great job and I will certainly use you again and recommend you to other dog owners.
Because Scamp had previous bad experience with Dog Groomers, Dean spent time getting to know him and reassuring him
before taking him to have his treatment and because Scamp was a little unsettled Dean continually reassured him
and because of previous bad grooming Scamp needed a lot of extra attention . Scamp looked 100 percent better after Dean
had finished, I cannot thank him enough. I would personally recommend Dean to my friends.
Theresa Eileen and Scamp
We have a very large German Shepherd dog, who’s fur was out of control, it was extremely hard to maintain as when brushing
him seemed to go on and on, his moulting was awful. So we called Dean, after nearly 2 hours of being groomed, he came out
looking like a new dog! All the knots in his fur were gone, we could see all three of his coats clearly and his nails were
trimmed and he had been shampooed and flea protected, we were greatly impressed. Dean charged a great price and we have now
rebooked to have Major done again! Overall a fantastic service with amazing end results and a brilliant affordable price!
Kristian Belinda and Major
Thanks again for giving William such a great trim and first experience with yourself Dean. I m really pleased with the results, the level of attention to detail is great and you completely understood the needs of my dog and our lifestyle!!
Can I please book William in for his trim for some time either week commencing30th April or 7th May 2012.
Thank you so much for grooming Beau my 9 month Springer Spaniel today, she looks so lovely! Beau is a little nervous and you are so good with her, getting to know her first.
She was starting to look a little scruffy and now she has a glossy coat and looks fabulous from head to toe and smells great! it is so much more convenient to have someone come to me
I would not want the hassle and stress of taking my puppy to a grooming salon. I would definitely recommend you to my friends!
I have included a before and after picture of freddie. I would like to thank you for your grooming services for my Shih Tzu, Freddie. You were brilliant in getting to know him before you took him in to your van, also answering a few of my questions too, as you know Freddie is only 11 weeks old and his first groom.
You were brilliant with Freddie, he came back to me looking even more gorgeous than when he went in to the van, he also went to Dean after coming back in to the house. This is a perfect situation for me in that you are mobile and come to me, I don't have to leave my dog at a parlour.( WHICH I WOULD NEVER DO)
So, i would personally recommend Deans services to any one who needs a Dog groomed. It is A1! Fabulous. I was so pleased.
Many Thanks Dean, See you in a few weeks time.
Juliette and Freddie.
Benji is my long haired GSD who is now 22 months old, he has never been groomed professionally before and is too big for me to manage to bath him, so we didn’t really know what to expect. Benji has lots of lovely thick black hair a with silver undercoat which loves to cover us and my carpets. As we have open fires Benji seems a little confused and thinks its summer, loosing a lot of hair and its now irritating him, we decided to phone Dean from waggies. As Benji is not the most sociable of dogs we didn’t think a dog parlour would suit him. Dean was absolutely brilliant with him and after a play Benji couldn’t wait to get in the van. When he came back indoors he looked so neat and smelt gorgeous (Benji not Dean!) Dean looked a bit hairier but pleased with his job! Saying goodbye to Benji who was wagging his tail showing off his new look. Dean also was full of great advice on how to manage his coat and even put me in touch with a friend of his to help me with Benji’s anti-social problem! We are delighted with this service, with thanks Dean, see you again soon xx
Just a quick e-mail to say what a brilliant job you did on Sybil this morning, she looked a shaggy mess before, but has had quite a transformation!
As she is a puppy and had not had a cut before we did wonder how she'd cope, but you were very kind, got to know her first and gave me lots of useful advice too (such as the right grooming tool for a Shih-tu). She was fine with the experience and was straight back into her food afterwards, a sign she wasn't stressed at all during her grooming session.
See you in six weeks!
I have been having dogs groomed for the last forty years, and to be honest with you I thought I knew it all, I was trawling the internet looking for a new groomer when I found Waggies, like you are doing reading the reviews, I came across Waggies Mobile Dog Grooming, liked what I read, and booked Dean, liked him straight away as soon as he knocked the door, he sat down with me while my dogs got use to him, talked about his background and there is not much this guy doesn’t know about dogs, I was really impressed, sadly I have not been grooming my dogs properly, and when he pointed out to me where I was going wrong and what I should be doing, I felt pretty awful with myself, I have always wanted the best for my dogs, and I let them down. Dean is educating me from know on what I should be doing, if you’re looking for a really good groomer and want a nice looking dog at the end of it “Waggies Mobile Dog Groomer is for you. Good luck
Thank you so very much for grooming Dexter our four month old Golden Retreiver. This was his first time and i am so glad we contacted your company. Dean was polite and confident and had Dexter at ease within minutes. Deans knowledge and advice was superb, a true professional. More importantly, Dexter seemed to thoroughly enjoy the experience looking and smelling brilliant after, so much so that i think he wanted to go home with Dean! Will definately recommend Dean and would be more than happy to speak to anyone considering using his services. Top man, top service, thanks again.
Mean every word Dean. Thank you for this morning, look forward to seeing you on 2nd December at 8am.
Many thanks for sorting Cloud out. Great, friendly service and 2nd to none. He looks so much better and smells great, even made me smell good for the rest of the day after stroking him. I will definitely be recommending you.
I would like to thank you for the wonderful kind service that Rosie received today!! As you know we have only had her for 6 days and we were worried how she would react, however you were absolutely great with her - looking after her like she was one of your own dogs!! Rosie looks and smells absolutely great and we know that she will look forward to her next wash, cut and blow dry in December!!
With many thanks for your kind, considerate, professional service.
Diane and Dan Daley
Thank you so much for the help and advice you gave us for Sheena when you
came to groom her the other Saturday. Sheena's fur is so much better now.
We have just started to following your advice on her diet, she seems to be
bouncing everywhere. All we have to do now is find a good Vets.
Sharon and Steve
Hi Dean, Thank you so much for the brilliant service you gave Nate, our Rottie Cross. It was nice that you took the time to get to know Nate and to explain how you were going to groom him.
You also asked how his temperament was, but found out yourself by the way Nate came straight to you and was very nosey when you got down to his level. Nate looked fab when you had finished with him, and smelt lovely. I will highly recommend you to my friend who has a dog, as I will be getting back to you when Nate needs another wash and cut. Many thanks Dean.
Having seen Waggies Mobile van around, we decided to give it a go. Today, Fletcher our Doberman was treated to the works. A full grooming from Head to toe.
We would like to thank Waggies for the brilliant service and we will have no hesitation of recommending their services to others.
Fletcher is already looking forward to their next visit.
Lisa and Terry
Millie is a miniature schnauzer nearly 4yrs. She was in a tangled mess,knots everywhere,although I had done my best to groom her. The previous groomer let me down badly. Dean was absolutely excellent despite Millie hating the procedure.He left a beautifully groomed dog and a delighted owner. Warmest thanks
We would like to say a big thank you for the way you were with Mia our 12
week old shi-tzu puppy. It was great the way you came in and got to know Mia
before taking her to your van to give her a hair cut, especially as this was
the first hair cut she'd had. You made Mia look beautiful and she smelt
great! We look forward to seeing you again and will definitely be
recommending you to others
Thank you again,
I would just like to thank you for the wonderful job you did with Daisy my 13 month old Bassett Hound today, she went to your van with you, without hesitation and it is the first time she has been groomed that way. She smells absolutely gorgeous. You did a fantastic job with her ears and nails and in just a few snips you had her tail looking neat and tidy again. You are worth every penny and have a lovely way with dogs. we have booked up already to have her done again just before christmas so she will smell lovely again. If anyone is in doubt ring Dean he is a first class service.
Thank you so much
Linda and Daisy
I would like to thank you again for the amount of time and more importantly the care you took whilst grooming my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, nothing appeared to be too much trouble, and Ben was very happy during the whole process.
He looks very handsome now and absolutely adorable
Hello Dean, Glad i found you, you offered great advice and got to know leo before starting the grooming.
and i would just like to say what a fantastic job you done, he looked BEAUTIFUL and smelt LOVELY aftrwards and I would highly recommend you as i will be getting back to you when leo needs another wash and cut thankyou very much. Brilliant job. :)
Thanks very much for your services to Woody, he looks so smart now, everyone comments on how good he looks and he is
also much cooler without all that wirey hair. It made life easier to have you come to the house (and arrive on time).
Woody is a rescue dog and we didn't want him stressed by going to any sort of "kennel" so a house hairdo was just the job for him.
cheers. Take care.
Monty my lovely, but nervous Labradoodle was cared for really well by Dean from Waggies Mobile Dog. Monty was well
looked after and came out after his wash looking like a NEW dog, very well groomed and I was pleased with his brand new look.
Many Thanks Dean
Just a quick note to say thank you for your time and service today. without your professional attitude and service i'm sure Nelson
would have suffered from the heat when i am away. throughly enjoyable for the animal and reassuring for the owner that their dog is in
very capable and good hands. great service. thanks.
Thank you so much for finding the time to groom Casper, our 11 month old Australian Shepherd, before his shows. His moulting was
driving us mad, not only did he come out of your van dropping considerably less hair, he smelt great too, and as anyone that owns
an Aussie knows, they always find the smelliest water to swim in!
I can not thank you enough for spending the time and effort on removing the matted hair behind his ears without shaving it off,
I didn't want him to go through any pain, but at the same time maintaining as much of the coat as possible was important for the
shows. Considering this was the first time he has ever been groomed professionally he seemed at ease with you, and clearly didn't
hold it against you with all the attention you got once you brought him back in.
Thank you also for spending time with me both explaining what you intended to do, and checking it was what I wanted, but also in
giving me advice on how to maintain him between your visits. I will be taking your advice and getting that comb through your website.
I look forward to seeing you again in about 8 weeks time, and I know Casper is too.
Hi Dean, Thank you once again for the outstanding job you did on Poppy this morning!
Testimonial as promised: Our 9 month old cocker spaniel puppy was starting to look rather scruffy and being a very enthusiastic little person she was not overly keen on us grooming her - in fact we were fighting a losing battle!
Poppy had terrible knots and matted fur under her ears and round her tail and we were unable to get them out without her getting distressed.
Having contacted waggies and meeting Dean, I was more than confident that he was the man for the job and Poppy warmed to him instantly!
An hour later and I had a beautifully groomed, smooth furred, very happy spaniel puppy!
Dean was excellent with her and put her at ease.
Would recommend without hesitation, in fact I already have and my parents will be in touch shortly :)
Hi Dean, Thank you for grooming TJ my Bull Mastiff today. He looked fab when you had finished and the smell of him was just as you said like Johnsons, smelt wonderful, and i could tell he felt so much better. I loved the fact that you came in to my house and got down to TJ's level and got to know him, also asking about medical issues, you really know your stuff. TJ was your friend straight away. Your army career with the dog training is great. I have already booked my next appointment with you as TJ was very relaxed with you because of your natural ability with him. He is a big dog who is frightened of water, i forgot to tell you, he even walks round and jumps over puddles rather than get his paws wet!
Once again many thanks, see you again for the next appointment.
Hi Dean, Thank you very much for grooming me recently. I was impressed by how you
took time to learn everything about me and how you introduced yourself to me
before starting my ' Spa ' treatment. I went to your amazing van without
a backward glance! After an hour I emerged with a smart new haircut and
What more could a girl want??
See you soon.
Love Bella Cavalier King Charles Spaniel x x
Having recently taken on a shih tzu cross rescue, we were very concerned about her handling and grooming issues.
She had obviously had some seriously bad experiences and we could hardly pick her up or gently wipe her feet without her drawing
blood. By chance, I found Dean's website and organised for him to start regulary grooming Ruby.. Not only does he manage to groom
her beautifully, but after a few months, he has gifted us with a cracking little dog that is now completely relaxed about grooming
and cuddles. We can even massage her feet when she is dozing which would have left us minus several finger tips in time gone by.
Dean is an excellent dog groomer but more than that, his Army dog work experiences have given him skills that no other groomer has.
We recommend him to anyone, but most particularly to anyone with a dog that does not enjoy grooming. If Dean can turn Ruby around,
he can solve any dog's grooming issues.
Karen Dunn re Ruby
Just wanted to write and say thank you for sorting my two cavaliers. We normally use a well known mobile grooming service and although really happy with the service, glands and nails were not part of the service along with an overall check.
Dean was brilliant with both dogs, checked them over completely and ensured he asked about any health issues etc which I hadn't been asked before.. My two dogs have never looked so handsome. The cut is brilliant, they came back just as happy as when they walked out the front door.
Dean was recommended and I wouldn't hesitate to highly recommend him to anyone. We've already re booked and will continue to use waggies.
Thanks for doing a great job on Duffy what is that stuff you use on her she smells so good!! Heres your testimonial once again thanks.
Dean spends some time sitting talking to us about Duffy our cocker spaniel and getting to know her to put her at ease.
He is very professional and has considerable knowledge on dogs and their behaviour. Duffy was happy to go with Dean and came out like a shiny new dog and smelling great. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dean and will definatly be using him again.
Steve, Wendy & Duffy the dog
What an excellent service you provide. The wealth of your experience and expertise means that anyone can be rest assured that their dog is in safe hands. The Grooming finish was excellent and the best that we have ever had in the past. Our dog thinks she is the bee’s knees now.
Our 5yr old Border Collie suffers from overheating so we called Dean in to give her coat a stripping and a clipping!
Dean spent time with Saffie before the 'procedure' started to put her (and me) at ease. He took a comprehensive medical
history, watched as she pottered about to make sure all was well on the day, and off they went into the mobile unit!
A while later...WOW! I didn't think Saffie could look any more sweet, but I swear she was smiling after spending time with Dean!
Thank you so much Dean, we will see you again!
Mary-Samantha Thornton-Smith, Magik Earth
Hi Dean, We are emailing you to advise what a fantastic job you did on Blue on Easter Sunday, we have never had him
groomed so well, he looks adorable now and we will most definitely use your services again on both Blue and Rosie our other
cocker spaniel. Blue is normally so nervous but you had a way of putting him at ease and with people he does not know that is
very difficult at times. Thank you again for a fantastic and very professional job. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Jane and Barry Souter, Fareham
We contacted Dean as we were looking to get our two dogs groomed (Labrador and Long haired German Shepherd).
Dean was punctual and was soon sat on the floor at dog level getting to know our dogs and putting them at ease, which was very important as our nine year old German Shepherd can be a bit skittish at times when meeting new pew people, and she is also a bit nervous of strange noises (hates the vacuum cleaner!). Dean explained what he was proposing to do with each dog after having assessed each one and made sure we were content with his proposal and once he had both dogs relaxed and he was happy that the dogs themselves were happy he took them out to his van for the treatment.
Our German Shepherd took a bit longer to treat as her coats needed a lot of work, as well as clipping her nails and checking her anal glands, he brought her back into the house after about an hour, and it is fair to say we didn't recognise the dog. Her 'hair cut' looked a bit extreme at first, however she had not had a trim for some years and in this current hot weather she certainly will benefit from having her coat thinned out. She also smelt incredibly fresh! and we soon had half the neighbourhood wanting to stroke her new soft coat and to smell her, One of the neighbours commented that she had the same smell as a baby!
Our Labrador didn't take as long as his coat is a lot shorter however he also received the same level of treatment and he thoroughly enjoyed being bathed and pampered.
From Start to finish, Dean was extremely professional in his approach and his love for animals is very apparent. the dogs were well cared for from start to finish all the time that they were under his charge which put our minds at ease as well - after all it is hard giving your loved ones to a complete stranger, however Dean proved to be very caring and knowledgeable and above all was a really nice down to earth man. Someone I would have no hesitation in recommending and Look forward to welcoming him back into our home in the future.
Nev and Angela Simpson
Dean has cut our little Yorkie's hair twice now (her only 2 hair cuts) and we are always thrilled with results.
Miya is sometimes a little apprehensive at first but Dean comes in and finds out exactly what we want, lets Miya get used to
him and when she comes back its like they're best friends....we tried trimming Miya by ourself due to economical reasons but
had to call in Dean rather quickly as nothing can replace real experience and expertise (we won't take the scissors to her again!).
Worth every penny...
Helen & John
Hi, would like to thank dean so much , we have to springer spaniels roxy and reggie that are 10 months old
they have never been groomed before which we where very worried about .Dean came to our house was very nice and great with our dogs i was worried about cutting the hair off very short but i must say what a great job dean done was so pleased will be having dean back again for sure.
Would recommend dean to anyone ..
Welcome Back!! It’s great to have you back – we missed you!
During your absence I had to try another mobile dog groomer and after 3.5 hours I was disappointed with the results and to be told that my dog kept sitting down – what did they expect?!!
Thank you for doing such a wonderful job on our family dog. As usual your work is exemplary and she smells divine! See you in 6 weeks for another fur filled hour of fun!
I had been putting off getting Mooky clipped as every time he has been clipped before the groomers have said that he gets aggressive. His hair had got badly matted and having seen Dean clipping another dog and how relaxed that dog was with him I decided to give Dean a try.. It was clear very soon after meeting him that Dean's main priority is the welfare of the dog. Mooky took to him immediately and let him clip him with no trouble at all. Dean did a brilliant job and has educated me about the best way to groom Mooky to avoid getting him in such a state again.
I am so glad I chose to use Dean and to have the reassurance from him that Mooky is not an aggressive dog in any way. Mooky trusts Dean to cut his hair without causing him stress or pain and it is such a relief not to have the anxiety over getting him clipped any more. I will definitely be getting Dean to cut Mooky's hair on a regular basis and would recommend him strongly to anyone considering getting their dog clipped.
Thank you Dean.
I had Rooney, my jackapoo puppy groomed for the first time by dean, absolutely first class service!
He looked great and smelt even better and all done so easily. Dean was so relaxed with my pup and will be using
this service regularly without a doubt - thanks.
Thank you, for giving Lucylu a grooming. She was such a mess. Her coat was so long.
I was worried, before you came that you would say that you could not do her. Because she is only 5 months old, and
will not stay still. But I need not have worried. You did a brilliant job. See you in a few weeks.
Thank you again. Linda Moore.
We have a Westie called Bonnie who is very nervous. When it came to getting her groomed we got really stuck as the
groomers we used did not know how to handle her, they eventually refused to groom her because of getting bitten and
scratched by her because she got stressed during the process. Not knowing what to do next and where to turn we
discovered Dean, in talking to Him He put our minds at rest with his obvious understanding of dog behavior so
we booked an appointment. Dean came in and straight away handled the dog in a firm yet understanding way after
spending time with Bonnie he then groomed her leaving us with a very well groomed Dog. We are so grateful to
dean for the grooming He gave but also for helping us to understand Bonnie better. We highly recommend Him,
He so helped us when others could not and we are thankful that He has now taken bonnie on as a client.
Thanks Dean – Andy & Gina Elmes
I have a 10 month old bichon frise. These dogs are high maintenance for grooming and i have had difficulties
finding someone who would be willing to take him onto their books. Fortunately i came across Dean's website
and today was his first visit to our home. On arrival Dean took the time to gain the dogs trust and within
5 minutes he was following Dean around the house! The dog left the house looking scruffy and was brought
back an hour later looking and smelling fantastic! Dean offers a very professional, convenient service
and his van is well equipped for dogs of all sizes. He has also given me lots of useful advice on how to
groom the dog at home myself. I would highly recommend him to everyone!!!!
Debbie in Purbrook
Just want to thankyou so much for the great job you did with our Lab/Retriever Cross Barney.
This was the first time we have used a mobile dog wash. Barney has always suffered with a very
sensitive and itchy skin, it is now a week since you came and sorted him out and we have to say
he has not been scratching like he normally would be. In fact we have to say Dean that it is
almost like having a different dog so once again thankyou so much for taking the time and effort
with Barney and also for fitting him in at short notice we are most grateful.
Barrie and Ros Barnes
We'd like to thank you for doing such a great job on Kerry. She looks a new and younger dog
and as she is a very nervous rescue dog it is a testimonial to your handling skills.
we would just like to say thankyou so much for grooming missy and fletcha to such a high standard we have taken them to grooming parlours in
Drayton and Denmead before but they dont come any way near your standards.missy is like a puppy again bounding
around everywhere ,as you know how timid she is my wife was very impressed with the way you spent time with each dog getting to know them ,we
look forward to using your services again and we will most certainly be recommending you to all our friends.
many thanks Del and shirley
I would like to say thankyou for being patient and getting to know my dog which enabled you to groom him without any problems.
I have tried another mobile groomer but unfortunately it was a destressing experience for the dog and the groomer, I then tried a local groomer but yet again it ended badly as the lady was too nervous and my dog never got his nails clipped.
Dean was my last hope and I am so glad I found him as he has shown me that my dog is not a monster after all.
Thank you very much for the excellent service you provided for our Miniature Schnauzer "Colin".
It was lovely to see how quickly he settled with you and he certainly looks & smells like a new pup.
I have already recommended you to a couple I met on this afternoons walk.
Colin looks forward to seeing you again in 5 weeks time for his next cut.
Just a quick e-mail to say how pleased I was with the first grooming session of Bella, my very lively 19 week old cockapoo.
It was lovely to see how you befriended her when you arrived, gaining her trust ready for what may have been a rather traumatic first groom.
I was impressed with your knowledge of cockapoos and the tips to keep Bella’s coat knot and tangle free. She came back from your van looking lovely and
smelling great and still best friends with you! Such a convenient one-to-one service at home. This will certainly be a regular booking.
Was sorry that your van got written off but i am pleased to say your new van and
all your equipment was beautifull! I am very pleased of the service that you
gave my shih tzu alfie and he smells lovely! He looks tidy and like a puppy
I look forward to using you in the future!
Thank you so much for today, Alfie and Smokey totally enjoyed the
morning, they both looked so different and younger, Alfie still smells
gorgeous after 3 days, I would recommend anyone with long haired German
shepherds to use your services, we will see you again in the new year
Thank you for your service today. You did a grand job on Bonnie today. She looks lovely and smells wonderful. I'll be definitely
you back in the near future for Bonnie to be pampered again. Thanks Dean
Not sure if I can put into words what you have done for us today, but anyone wondering if they should book you please read this.
Ebba is 17 and I haven't seen her for well over a year. It broke my heart to see her long claws and her matted fur, she is a long
haired lurcher so more hair than body if not groomed.
Dean came today and although I knew from speaking to him that I could trust Ebba with him I was impressed when Ebba let him touch
her paws, (she wouldn't let me near them).
Dean spent ages with her before he took her to his van, I knew that she wouldn't look like a show dog as it was just about making
her comfortable; but when she came back (skipping like a puppy) I cried she looked more like a puppy than the old lady she was
before the magic van!!!
She also went straight to him afterwards. Dean's empathy and skill are highly apparent and I don't
think it's going too far to say that he has prolonged her life.
Thank you so very much. See you in 3 months time. Please
feel free to ask Dean for my number if you would like to confirm this testimonial.
Thank you very much for the full dog groom on Toby this morning. He looks like a different dog and smells gorgeous. I am usually like a bag of nerves when he is being groomed because of his age and bad health, but this morning I knew he was in safe hands therefore I was able to relax. You did exactly what I asked for and already I can see Toby is much more comfortable.
Thank you once again Dean, I will be recommending you to my friends.
Just a short email to let you know that I am busy singing your praises after what you did for Scally yesterday. Scally is normally a very shy and quiet dog even though he is a large (a Golden Retriever), he had not been groomed in over 3 years. You came in and made friends with him first, he was then quite happy to follow you out to your mobile salon, we had booked him in for the works because we knew that he needed a really good going over, approximately 45 minutes later you bought Scally back, and boy what a difference those minutes had made, he was beautiful, had been groomed really well and he was obviously happy because he started strutting around as if he was king of the hill, his eyes were bright and sparkly and it was obvious that he had enjoyed this experience. I would have no problem recommending you and your services to any other dog owner that is looking for a good groomer you get 15 out of 10 by my reckoning and I will most certainly be using you again.
Many thanks for a brilliant and stress free experience.
Thanks for a great service on Basil, He looks great again! After being
let down so often by other mobile groomers it was nice to note that you were punctual,
polite and gained the dogs trust immediately. Although it was the first time we have used
you, you can be assured that you will be seeing Basil again.
What can I say.. everything was perfect. If only I had found you years ago.
I can actually see Ben as you are the first person who has trimmed his ears as I asked.
I knew that his coat was somewhat overgrown and that his claws were too long because we had to
miss his last appointment. Now he is looking and smelling lovely. I shall keep my eye on his
back leg but it doesn't seem to be restricting him at the moment, for his age, he is still very
mobile and loves to run.
Thank you for everything and I shall never have to worry again about whether or not I can get
him to the groomers. I could not be happier.
Thank you for making Archie smell lovely yesterday, he looks a lot better now and smells a lot cleaner.
Just to say a big thank-you for lovely way in which you cared for Zak whilst he had his wash and grooming session.
Zak looks absolutely amazing now.
Thank you also for the hints and tips in the best way to care for him especially for explaining the best way to groom his coat once it starts to grow again so he shouldnâ€™t get into the knotty mess he was in.
Many thanks for the brilliant make over of my cavaliers Pebbles and Ozzy. I am very particular about the welfare of my dogs
but you clearly have a natural rapport with them. The dogs look great and smell good too. This is the first time we have used Waggies but it
will not be the last. See you again in the future. Sincerely
Bill & Liz Lee-on-the-Solent
Thankyou for making our Ronni The Rottie smell like a baby. Dean turned up and was very friendly with Ronni, getting
down and with her, she loved him. They both went off to the mobile van and well 45 minutes later they both appeared washed and clean...
well Dean was the worse off I reckon as he had more hair on him than Ronni. She was so chilled for the rest of the day. Here we are four
days later and I can still smell the "baby".
I will certainly recommend you to my dog friends.
Once again Thankyou
Michelle n Graham
I was really nervous about getting my Cocker Spaniel, Max, groomed for the first time. He had quite long hair
which needed a good cut but had never been groomed before. I knew he would be quite nervous but I was so pleased with your whole visit.
You must have spent at least half an hour in my house with Max before even taking him to the van. He had to have a lot of hair cut due to
tangles but looked so smart when he returned. You even managed to cut his claws which I thought would be a really difficult job as I have
struggled at the vets before. He smelt great too! What was most pleasing was how Max was with you in my house afterwards, he was licking
you and even gave you his paw! Thank you again I was extremely impressed and will be booking again in the future. I have recommended you
to my sister who has already booked her Cocker Spaniel in with you as well.
Karen & Mark
This is the first time we have used a mobile dog grooming service I contacted Dean who does
not normally cover our area, but he agreed to call on us, and we were very pleased with Dean who is
obviously a man who loves and understands dogs. He very quickly gained the confidence of both our dog
(Especially Olive a Border Terrier who is a nervous dog and belongs to my daughter who lives in Sevenoaks Kent)
both dogs were trimmed exactly as we had asked. We would certainly recommend Dean and will ask him back next time as
jack (jack Russell) has found a new best friend. I had my jack Russell cut and groomed and was very very pleased with
the results. The service provided was far beyond the level I was expecting and would recommend the service to anyone.
Debbie & Emma.. Hemsworth Hampshire
Thanks to Dean for his excellent work today. It was our four month old golden's first bath and he
emerged from the Waggies van looking and smelling gorgeous. Not only was the service convenient, but
Dean didn't make us feel rushed, taking time to play with Spencer first and establish trust. Price was
reasonable too . Definitely recommended .
As you know it was the first time we used your service, and we waited due to the fact that other people had recommended you very highly, For Max our Two year Long haired White German Shepherd
this would have been his first time he had received a full grooming service, the end result was amazing, and the best part was he seemed to have enjoyed the whole experience. I am sure like us, he is looking forward to the next visit in a couple of monthâ€™s time, and I would highly recommend your company to any other dog lovers. Many Thanks for a great service.
Charles & Lesley
We have a six month old westie, Lily who, due to her age, can be a little hyper.
Dean is fantastic, coming to our home and offering fantastic general advice along with a
patient and professional service. We felt very comfortable leaving lily in his care and were very happy with the results.
She looks gorgeous and totally unstressed!! Would highly recommend to anyone.
Thanks again Dean.
Thank you very much for coming to our home and looking after our two Shih Tzu dogs. You arrived promptly and made the dogs at ease. Tilly the puppy looks totally different as she had never been groomed before. Freddie then had a tidy up as he was (butchered) by someone who obviously doesn't know what he is doing. Dean of Waggies on the other hand is a true professional. He put the dogs at ease (and my wife!). I would have no hesitation in recommending Waggies to any other dog owner who is looking for a reliable and professional groomer. So much so that we have rebooked him for eight weeks time. Thank you Dean. A job well done.
John & Sheila Croxall (Wymering)
just wanted to say thank you for the grooming tilly today to a very high standard, she looks wonderful and smells even better and a lot cooler of late with less hair, I shall certainly be recommending you to all my friends and family for the good work that you do. Kind regards
Anne White and Tilly the cavalier king Charles spaniel
A big thank you Dean for working your magic on our Mr Higgins,(collie/terrier},Higgy is hard work but dean was brilliant ,he spent time with us before he clipped Higgy ,gained his trust and ours. Can`t praise him too highly. Also gave us lots of helpful advice as Higgy is a rescue dog and close to getting an ASBO.
thanks again Dean
Fiona and Paul
WELL ITS THE FIRST TIME I HAVE USED YOU TO GROOM AND WASH MY WESTIES,AND I MUST SAY YOU HAVE DONE A LOVELY JOB,THEY LOOK AND SMELL GORGEOUS.
THANKYOU VERY MUCH AND WE SHALL SEE YOU AGAIN IN SEPT.
Dean took the time to get to know Ted upon arrival and they immediately hit it off. He was able to put both Ted and myself at ease about the whole grooming process. Ted came out of the van looking very handsome and smelling wonderful. I would have no doubt of recommending Dean to groom your dog and will be booking him again.
A very comprehensive service and in our opinion excellent value for money. Dean obviously has a way with dogs. We have already booked in for another session.
Dean came to groom my four year old chocolate Labrador - Rigby. I was a little anxious as this was the first time using Waggies and having Rigby professional groomed.
Dean was great - very professional! he took the time to get to know Rigby who gets very excited meeting new people, which in turn made me less nervous.
Once in the van apparently Rigby was very well behaved, much to my shock especially when the dryer came out. His coat is so shiny and he smells beautiful!
Dean gave me great advice about grooming and I would definitely use his services again.
Thanks, Nicola White & Rigby
Jill Robinson from Warner Goodman
Very impressed, Chester is so much happier...and looks and smells lovely! Thank you and see you again soon.
Very impressed, I have a welsh terrier and he groomed him better than the breeder. Would highly recommend him and even does a follow up phone call to make sure you and your dogs ok, which I think is excellent! Dean is very happy to also give you helpful tips for your dog. Brilliant!
Couldn't ask for a better service, came in first to meet our yorkshire terrier to put him at ease. When he came back in you could see that he was so relaxed, looked so much better and smelt great
This was the first time I've used a dog groomer for my cocker spaniel, Gypsy. Dean was punctual, polite and put us all at ease before taking Gypsy out to his van for her 'makeover' - what a transformation! From tatty fur ball to sleek and fresh in no time and SO convenient. I highly recommend Waggies to all dog owners and only wish I'd discovered them sooner.
Dean came to groom my dog suki a cavalier king charles spaniel.Dean was very friendly and our dog was not afraid or nervous to go out to his van with him. suki had a previous bad experience at a groomers but with Dean she was very settled and very happy when she came back inside. she also looked very smart. I will definitely be using Dean on a regular basis for our dog and would recommend him to friends.
We picked Waggies off the internet as we needed a mobile dog groomer for convenience. We were slightly concerned that the quality of groom would be less with a mobile unit. However, I would now say it was better and we will be using Waggies again. We have 3 dogs, and all 3 were comfortable with Dean, at no time distressed and when Dean had done his magic, the dogs looked like young puppies again. Could not ask for more!! In fact, one of our dogs wanted to get back into the hydrobath as they loved it that much!! Fantastic job. Highly recommend. Donâ€™t think about it - do it. Ring Waggies today!
This was Dean's first visit to groom our cocker spaniel who is 14 and can be a little crotchety! However, due to Dean's professional and experienced care everything went extremely smoothly, Bradley obviously feels great and we would have no hesitation in recommending Dean to others.
Mrs a Tension
what can I say but great, Dean explained what he was going to do, he gave advice on everything I asked about, Molly took to him and the result was excellent, have booked again as was simple, did not have to go out and molly enjoyed it.
Can't praise this guy enough - spent time getting to know Barney and our family. It was Barney's first time being groomed and Dean handled him fantastically. Already booked for next time!
My miniature schnauzer pup has just had her first treatment from Dean, and I am really pleased. Dean took the time and trouble to get to know her before starting work and carried out everything in a friendly and professional manner. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
I contacted dean regarding a grooming for my 15 week old shih Tzu, I have to say I thought he was absolutely fantastic, he talked me through allot of thing I can do to keep alien in great condition as well as what dean will do, I was very very happy with lifeâ€™s out come when dean had finished, that I booked another appointment for 6 weeks time, very professional, and in the comfort of your own home, I would definitely recommend dean.
Miss Justine Tanner
We used Waggies for the first time today (09/03/10), and will be recommending them to everyone who has a dog!! Dean was wonderful with our 8 month old puppy Gizmo, and took the time to get to know him before taking him to his van. Not only did Gizmo come back looking and smelling wonderful, he had made firm friends with Dean!!! Dean was also full of useful information on nail clipping, flea treatments and shampooing in the home and you can truly tell he has a wonderful caring nature towards your dog. I have already booked Gizmo in for 6 weeks time, and will never use a salon again!! A big thank you Dean!
Mrs Emma Butler
When you have a beautiful animal and it is stressed by grooming please come and see Dean. Phoebe was very frightened but within her first session she relaxed and just knew she was in very capable hands.
Dean's a pussycat with dogs!
Dean came to wash & groom my German Shepherd Jess the reason I chose him was because my dog is not good with other dogs and after talking to him on the phone I realised Dean has had years of experience working with dogs. Straight away I was put at ease and I liked the way he interacted with Jess, I felt very comfortable normally Jess will not go with anyone but obviously she trusted him which again was very reassuring as I believe that dogs are a good judge of charactor,He explained to me what he was going to do and when he bought her back in he told me again everything he had done. I could see that he had done a brilliant job Jess was relaxed and she looked and smelt wonderful. I was very pleased with what he had done, he then very kindly took my aging boxer and did her nails for me as she has an infection in one nail which was obviously uncomfortable but again did a brilliant job explaining everything to me. Dean is very professional in his work and knows what he is talking about I would recommend him to
anyone looking for a dog groomer his prices were great and the level of service he provided was above my expectations. Thank you Dean I will definitely be using you again and I know that I would not consider using anyone else now
We have 2 dogs, a staff and a beagle cross, the first being hectic and the latter being so laid back he is permanently horizontal. Both of them enjoyed the whole experience and Dean was immediately accepted by them both. Will definitely use his services again..
Julia Ogden from Ogden & Co
We had just rescued Ruby our shih Tzu Papillion cross from the Blue Cross after her previous owner had badly maltreated her. She arrived with many issues, grooming being one of them, so we were naturally very concerned what the future would hold for us in this regard. Then we discovered Dean who groomed her beautifully and effortlessly. We now have complete peace of mind that she can be groomed and with Dean's magic touch, it is even an enjoyable experience for her. Dean is clearly an excellent groomer, but we would particularly recommend him for any difficult dogs. Thanks Dean and see you again soon!
Hi I was a first time user to this service, I had always taken my Dog (Max) to a salon before and by chance I met somebody who had just had the Borders washed a serviced 3 days before and was praising the great service that he had received from Mr Waggies. I rang that night and was impressed that he was able to fit my max in on the Saturday. Well the time arrived and all went better than expected. My little man max looked so clean and refreshed after his wash & brush up. Price was good and also no running him to the salon and also the Pickup. If you have to use a mobile service this is the company to use. 1st class. His number is now in my phone book and will always use this service. Andrew Patterson 22/2/02
We booked Hugo our 10 month shih tzu for his first grooming session, as his fur was very scruffy and his hair was over his eyes, and he looked and smelt like a stray! lol. As soon as Dean walked through the door he started giving us information and advice on things we didnâ€™t have a clue about. He asked lots of questions about Hugo, and spent time getting to know him. He went in the van very happy and came out looking like a different dog, and smelt the best he ever has. Would highly recommend Dean, we were so impressed we bought the company LOL ......no we didnâ€™t we booked him up for Hugoâ€™s next appointment straight away ........
Dean is class, knew what was what with a troublesome, timid Springer spaniel. Without doubt, Oliver has a professional groomer, Dean has got a full time job with us. First Class all the way. Nice one dean, see you in 6 weeks. Best wishes Jonathan & Dave..........and Ollie of course. Really pleased with your service.
I used Dean for the first time last week. 20.2.10 I found him to be exceptional with our dog, very caring and understanding with her. She came back like a new women! I found Dean very friendly and will be using him on a regular basis. I will certainly recommend him. Denise Tomlinson Southsea
I used Waggies for the first time last week. My grenadine/newfie cross is a huge animal but Dean managed her with ease. She came back looking like a new dog !! will def use him again.
Janet Sissons from Ace Gas & Heating Ltd
The care and attention given to my hypo yorkshire terrier dog was great and he came back in a very happy dog. so satisfied have booked his next pampering June Bennett
I used Waggie's Mobile Dog Grooming to cut and groom our Springer-collie. Dean was very thorough in the initial assessment and, with him being an ex-services dog handler, he displayed a very high level of knowledge about dogs. He was equally thorough in the service and gave me some great tips for managing fleas and ticks. 1 hour later, Robin emerged a new dog! Excellent mobile service and very stress-free experience for the dog. Will definitely use him again.
I have a pug dog who potentially could have breathing difficulties. Dean put him at ease before taking out to his van and did not cause him any extra distress. The grooming was quick and efficient and my pug returned in his normal manner, not seeming to be upset at all by the experience.
06/02/10 I have a Degree in Animal Management and also a career in the animal industry and therefore was very pleased to meet a dog groomer who was both knowledgeable and skilful. I have just taken on a 4yr old cocker spaniel that has not been groomed in a long time, therefore covered in thick matts and knots and needing a lot of attention especially in awkward areas.. Dean was very professional, explained what grooming needed to be done and why. Dean was very good with the dog s nervous behaviour and offered excellent after care advice. I highly recommend Dean and will be using him on a regular basis.
I have a German Shephard who by his own vet's description is a 'big wuss!!' unfortunately due to my own health issues I can no longer keep up with his grooming, he was very matted in area's & his feet & nails needed a lot of attention, all I can say is Dean was fantastic with him, he went above & beyond with my dog, he spent a lot more time on him than he probably would normally do & did not finish until I had what looked like a new dog!! the cost amazed me as I have spent a lot more getting my dog groomed & a lot less service!! Dean made sure my dog was totally at ease throughout his whole expierience, I certainly will not be going anywhere else again & have already recommended Dean & Waggie's to other people....Thanks Dean
I have a jack russell who does not like having his claws cut,or anything else for that matter,waggies came up and gave him the full treatment ,he was very happy afterwards. So we were exceptionally pleased with the treatment he received. I was so pleased i rebooked for 8 weeks time. I would strongly recomend waggies to anybody.
For my bearded/border collie's 8th birthday I booked an appointment with Waggies. Barney is an epileptic rescue dog and therefore has some issues with life. Dean was absolutely fabulous in making sure that Barney was calm at all times as stress brings on fits. When Barney was returned he looked fabulous and smelled devine!!! Barney has found a new friend and Dean has definately found a new customer. I would not hesitate to recommend Dean's services to anyone who loves their dog. Thank you again Dean and Barney will see you soon!!!
After spending some time getting to know Keeva my 4 year old Border Terrier, Dean hand stripped her. She came back to me as waggy as she left, so clearly happy and looking lovely. Dean takes the time to check your dogs needs and your requests, an excellent service.
Dean came round to see my very smelly bassett hound and left him looking great and smelling fresh. I also have a jack russell who doesn't usually welcome visitors and can be agressive but Dean had him playing with him as soon as he walked though the door it was great so he had a trim too. Both dogs look great - would reccommend!!
Dean came round today to groom our 3 year old border collie Marley, Marley was a rescue dog so was not keen on the whole idea of being groomed at all! but Dean seem to make him feel calm and at ease, all in all and excellent service and Marley now looks and smells lovely. I would definately recommend Dean to anyone who is looking for a dog groomer, Dean was recommended to me and costs a couple of pounds more then some dog groomers, but the service he gives is a little more too... Lisa - Lee On The Solent
Lisa Watson from Designer Beauty
Dean came out today to pamper our 9 month old dachshund Miley.It was Miley's first experience of being groomed and she seemed very happy-Dean arrived on time and introduced himself to us and told us fully what he would do and he spent time with Miley before her groom as obviously she was a little nervous-we would totally recommend Waggies to anyone and have already booked Mileys next appointment for 6 weeks time-she smells absolutely lovely and her coat looks lovely and shiny.Thankyou so much Dean for a wonderful service,see you again soon.
Dean made a fantastic job when he groomed my 14 year old very nervous chiahaha, i was so pleased with the service he is coming back to groom my spaniel and to introduce my new dogue douge bourdeaux puppy to the grooming experiance. I would recomend dean to all my friends.
Dean has just left my house after grooming my five month old Shih Tzu puppy Jack. It was Jacks first time and after spending time with Dean whilst filling out some paperwork, Jack was more than happy to enter the van for his grooming session. He returned indoors looking gorgeous, smelling lovely and seemed to have enjoyed the whole experience. Jack has made a new friend and I have already booked his next appointment. A fantastic and very professional service. Thank you.
Had my dog groomed today for the first time by dean. After trying many other grooming services i finally found someone that my dog and i were comftable with and would recomend to all my dog owners. He smells lovely and looks good. Many thanks dean see you in 6 weeks tracey and sid my tiebetan terrier.
Today was mine and my Shih Tzu's first experience with a groomer. Bullet is about 7 months old. Dean spent time getting to know him and asking questions relating him. Also he gave my husband and I advice through his own trained experiences. Bullet came back calm, relaxed and happy. He was groomed and his nails were cut. He smelt lovely and I would definitely be using him again. Thanks Dean
Dean braved the snow and icy roads to fit in Suki, my 3 year old husky cross German shepherd, at very short notice on 08/01/2010. Dean spent about 90 minutes at our house, asked important questions about Skiâ€™s health and socialised with her prior to grooming to put her at ease. Dean did an amazing job grooming Suki and getting her malting undercoat out. He also trimmed and shaped her tail and the long hair on her back legs, which was an unexpected bonus. Suki returned to the house looking calm and beautiful! I shall definitely call upon Waggies again and highly recommend the thorough and friendly service Dean offers to owners and their dogs.
Dean from Waggies came to my home to groom our Siberian Husky Storm on 23rd Dec. He spent at least 1 1/2hr at our address, firstly talking through the procedure and making Storm at ease and then giving him a thorough clean. I was astounded by the amount of hair that Dean managed to get off Storm, his loose hair has caused allot of problems for my partner as he is allergic to it but his allergy has calmed down since Deans visit.
I was extremely impressed with Dean's knowledge of larger dogs and his service in general. I will definitely be using him again.
I was so happy with the service provided. And the fact that I could see how Dean was clipping my dog put me at ease as in the past my dog has had a bad experience at a groomers. Very happy with the service and everything was excellent.
Mrs Anna Andrews
I phoned Waggies today just on the off chance as we normally bath our own dog in the garden but as it was so cold I thought I would try and find someone to do it ... I found Waggies we have a 9 yr old staffy who has never been to a parlour before , dean said he was on his way home but he would come now if we wished , wow unbelievable very professional Buddy my staff was very happy with dean , when he gave the dog back he smelt lovely and buddy really does moult especially when he has been bathed but not this time not a loose hair in sight ,, very impressed and will defog be using Waggies in the future , now odour dog and our house smells ovley just in time for Christmas
Rita Bell from bells cleaning
This was the first time that we used Waggie's Dog Grooming for our 12 years old dog called Amber. When Dean arrived he was very professional and asked all about Amber health etc, got to know her before taking her to his van. I would definitely be using him again. Many thanks Carole Peters
Dean provides exceptional service. I have called Dean as our previous grooming services let us down at the last minute. Our dog does not take likely to strangers so we were surprised at the positive reaction to Dean. Dean definitely understands dogs and can make them feel comfortable and not stressed at all. The grooming was better than expected and our dog looked happy afterwards. This was not the case when using other grooming services. Thank you Dean for the great job.
I contacted Dean via a google search yesterday. Despite being fully booked through till January he fitted Timba in the same day due to a cancellation. This was my first experience of using mobile groomig and I was certainly very impressed! Timba is a 42kg Alaskan Malamute with polar bear like hair. I have just rescued him and having been in kennels for the last few months was in great need of a good groom and wash! Dean spent time going through everything with me then spent time getting to know Timba! After an hour and a half of grooming Timba came back looking amazing (although the inside of the waggie van looked like a White Christmas of White fur). I cannot recommend this service highly enough, Dean is extremely knowledgeable and knows exactly what he is doing. He even gave some training advice as Malamutes aren't known for their recall skills! A+ all round!
Dean was brilliant with Casper, our 6month old puppy. He got to know him first and gave us lots of advice on care. When he was done Casper looked like a different dog and we were 100%satisfied. A superb service which we shall be using again without a doubt.
I used this service for the first time a few weeks ago for my two border terriers. I found Dean very knowledgable and a gentle giant with the dogs, taking the time to get to know them and letting them get used to him. I would definitely use him again and would not hesitate to recommend him to my friends and family. Thanks Dean, Mungo and Midge look great ready for our visitors at xmas, and they liked their Christmas cards. Merry xmas and happy new year to you. regards Sally
Can first say a big thanks you for what you have done to my shihtzu x chihuahua. to others who thinking of getting dean to do the pets, he is excellent in every way penny was my mums sadly she passed way with me taking the dogs on. over the months penny had became a mess and i mean a mess her fur was smelly matted in places her paws well you couldn't see her toes only the long nails that stuck out. then dean came to my aid. now i have a short haired matted free, nails how they should be and i lovely smelling dog. he even cut the other dog nails a chihuahua. thanks again dean and i will be having you back. merry christmas to you and your family. linda
Thank you for your prompt service, our golden retriever Harvey still smells lovely, even after three weeks since you came round. We will use you again in the future. Many Thanks.
Ann, Downend Fareham.
dean was very helpful and friendly to me and my dog, he took his time to explain exactly what he was goin to do before he took the dog to the van and also made sure the dog was happy to be with him before he took him away from his comfort zone, before he went he asked me if i was happy with what he had done.we are very very very happy with his service and wil recomend him to others we WILL DEFINETLY BE USING THIS SERVICE AGAIN :-)
When Dean arrived at our house, he introduced himself to us, he got down to lucy's level ( Our shitzsu) made friends with Lucy, and made her feel very comfortable giving her lots of cuddles and he then spent 10 minutes talking to her. He gave us lots of advice on what products to use as Lucy had been poorly treated by her previous owners.He then took her to his "Waggy van" grooming her trimming her and clipping her claws, when she returned she was wagging her tail so happily, he made her look like a little princess and we can highly recommend Dean and his services to anyone. Dave from Clanfield.
P.s Lucy would like to say thank you for the christmas card xx
I was very impressed with the care Dean took to meet and greet our Bruce and taking time to get to know each other. Bruce is 42.5kilo of French madness. We lost our groomer due to ill health and by the time we found Dean, Bruce's coat had got quite long. Bruce is a Briard and being French he struts his stuff because he is very proud of his shiny black coat, especially when other people are around making a fuss of him. Dean did a great job and Bruce was very happy with his new look, and coming to his door was an added bonus for both Bruce and his chauffeur. 11 December 2009, Bruce and Graeme
Waggies was recommended by my daughter. When Dean turned up he spent time getting to know our Cocker Spaniel Ruby before getting down to the job in hand. When he told me was an ex serviceman (I am too)i knew i would be getting a better than average service. This I certainly did get.( So did Ruby) He is a credit to Waggies Mobile Grooming Service and is thoroughly recommended by me and my family. Thanks Dean.
We have an Airedale Terrier who is quite highly strung. The groomer was very patient with her and put her at her ease as she is not good with men, but he overcame her anxiety and gave some good advice. She was nicely cut, and smelt fresh when she came back in the house!! Highly recommend this company.
Just had my cocker spaniel Bob done with the works and for the first time I think he quite enjoyed it. Time was taken to become friends with him first and after was given lots of good dog tips. Best of all I didn't even have to get up!!!! So top marks and will be using again and again. Cheers
We have just had our two Labradors washed and groomed by Dean and I feel I must write a review to express our appreciation, and to reassure anyone thinking of using Waggies. We normally wash our dogs ourselves but they are strong and with my bad back, I always find it quite difficult. One of the Labs is quite nervous about her bath too. Well, what an experience when Dean arrived! He certainly made friends with them from the outset and with his experience from working with dogs, it was obvious we were on to a winner. There was no reluctancy from either dog to go to the van with Dean. They came back not only having had their bath including conditioner and a flea rinse they had also been dried and fully groomed, and ears, claws etc had all been attended to as well. All at one amazingly affordable price. They looked and smelt lovely and they had enjoyed it all too. I could not recommend Dean more highly. Fantastic professional attention, excellent customer service, (we were so desperate, he came within days at 8am for us!) and really great value. On top of that, and probably the most important, our dogs certainly loved the experience and have made a new friend. It's a 5 Star service!We've booked our next appointment already...
Dean did a first rate job of washing and clipping my male cocker spaniel. His van was superb and he put my dog at ease and boned with him before starting, something unique to Waggies. We will be using him again as he left our dog looking and smelling great.
We booked a full grooming experience for our dog. Dean kept us updated regarding his arrival time. On arrival, he took time to find out about our dog, made sure that she was comfortable with him and checked our requirements before starting treatment. Our dog took to him straight away and seemed to enjoy the pampering!! When he finished the treatment, Dean made sure that we were completely satisfied. I would recommend Waggie's Mobile Dog Grooming for its convenience factor and its focus on both canine and human customer satisfaction.
We recently used Dean as our american cocker spaniel puppy was due his first hair cut. And all I can say is that it was the best decision we have made in years. An excellent service all round, with good sound advice given due it being our first dog. On making contact with Dean he went out of his way to come round initially to see if our puppy was of a suitable age and hair length. The knowledge and expertise of Dean were of a high standard - highly recommended to anybody who has not used Waggies before. Thank you again Charlotte & Carl
Dean gave my Shih Tzu puppy his first proper hair cut last week. He is a tricky boy and found his previous grooming experiences stressful so I was very happy to see him bound back into the house looking very smart and happy. Highly recommended.
Wow what can I say?! Dean was very punctual and professional though friendly. Our two labrador puppies (7months old) absolutely loved him and he took great care of bathing them, clipping their toe nails, cleaning their ears etc. Dean seems very knowledgable on dogs having worked with them for years and our two were certainly very happy to go in his van for their pampering sessions. We have already booked their next pampering just before christmas so we can once again look forward to two fluffy silky smooth, clean and happy pooches just in time for Christmas..keep up the good work Dean.. Jenny & Mike and Ella and May :)
Punctual, Professional, Perfection! Four dogs,each with their very different personalities, beautifully groomed with loving care by Dean. A man who takes time to bond with both owners and dogs. Could'nt be more pleased! Brenda and Tony Kent
Dean clipped/washed & groomed our Springer recently. We were very impressed by Deans manner, knowledge and level of service, oh and his Van!!. Dean set the Dog at ease and did a very good job. Unlike visits to other Pooch Parlours, our Dog did not suffer dry skin, which he has had 2 days afterwards. Our Springers coat was the softest and cleanest it has ever been. We will certainly use Dean & Waggies Dog Grooming again. Karl & Jenny
I have a 3 1/2 month old Tebetan. She has a long coat already and needs regular grooming. I had a dillema of what to do with her coat as I did not want her shaved short but did want her coat trimmed. Dean explained that to get an overall cut which looked even it would be better to clipper her with his longest clipper which was an inch and a quarter. She looked great afterwards. I was really pleased with Dean's work. Dean was very flexible with his appointment time. He spent ages getting to know the dog and understanding what would suit her best. The dog was very calm when she came back into the house. I would recommend Dean. Thank you for putting in the extra effort.
I called up yesterday on the off chance there was an opening, was told he was fully booked to the end of the month but did us a favour and squeezed us in yesterday. He did a brilliant job with our little Beagle Sasha and recommend him to others. He has a good knowledge of animals and gave us advice that would cost us alot in vet bills.
Dean did an excellent job of grooming our male springer spaniel, and we will be using him again. He took time to bond with our dog before starting, and we had a very happy dog at the end :-)
Dean turned up on time and immediately formed a great bond with our Chocolate Labrador. He was very knowledgeable of dogs and seemed to have a lot of experience working with dogs over a number of years. He spent quite a while chatting to us and getting to know our dog so by the time it came to the grooming part our dog was happy to go with him and according to Dean was very well behaved. Our dog came back smelling and looking wonderful! We will definately be having our dog washed by Dean again.
Having read the reviews first, I was prepared for Dean to turn up early! This was absolutely great because he spent the time getting to know my 11 month GSD who is very nervous of men. To say he had the knack would be an understatement. She even went with him without looking back. She loved her bath and came out looking absolutely beautiful, completely groomed, trimmed, claws and ears and we will definitely be using his services again.
Helen Haines from Haines Conveyancing
Dean has just left us after grooming our Shih-Tzu Chloe. Everything about his service is exceptional. He took time to get to know Chloe, gave invaluable advice and really put us all at ease. Chloe came back looking great and smelling even beter. It was a joy to meet Dean and I would recommend his service 100%. I will definately be calling him again.
Mr James Smith
Poor Dean got stuck in stationary traffic before our appointment, however he kept us informed of his eta, was most impressed with his checks and recording of "dog" lifestyle and health, our Springer is as smooth as velvet. Dean's experience of dog handling really showed with one call of our dogs name had him sitting at Dean's feet, Thanks, will use again and recommend
Thank you very much for the great service you provided. I shall be recommending you to all my clients and friends.
Ian Rowlands from Bounce About Fareham
This was the first time Mick - our poodle puppy -had met Dean but he was very happy being handled by him and Dean was excellent with our very excited animal. He had a full grooming experience and was just as happy with Dean afterwards. (Dean was still regarded as a special friend). We were very pleased and have made our next booking.
Mrs. June Summers
I have a 7 year old Springer Spaniel who has been groomed by Dean for the first time and i can honestly say that he has done a fantastic job, even Oakley (springer) is pleased. i would highly recommend Dean at Waggies as it is stress free and a brilliant cutt
Thank you x
I have a 10 month old border terrier who was hand stripped today for the first time by dean, the service he provided was excellent, he is friendly and reliable and provided a stress free enviroment to ensure my dog was relaxed and happy and i will definitely be getting him back again, she looks beautiful.
i have just had my shih tzu groomed by dean for the first time as previous groomers had trouble with rosie biting them.he came into my home and got to know rosie and made her feel at ease with him he then took her to his van and gave her the best groom shes ever had,I strongly reccomend him to anyone.
Richard William Clark
We were very impressed with the professional nature of Dean. He was prompt and took time to come and meet our G.S.D Storm before he groomed him.He did an exceptional job and we will be booking him again early2010.We will recommend him to others.
What lovely bloke Dean is and his service is excellent to. I have a Yorkshire Terrier who I took in and was in a bit of a state. He needed a his claws doing especailly on one foot where the dewie claw looked like a snails shell, Dean sorted it. He had been clipped by a lawn mower...well looked like he had and Dean soon tidyed him up. I would like to thank Dean for the good work
Dean arrived early to groom my puppy, spoodle (springer crossed with a poodle). She came out looking lovely and clean and looking very fluffy.
We have a border terrier that dean advised us to clip rather than hand strip, we were very pleased with the result and couldnt believe how calm buster was with him. Dean turned up on time and was very helpful with any questions that i had. Booked in again for 8 weeks time.
Ivor M Underwood
Dean arrived early (this is almost unheard of nowadays when traders say they will arrive at a certain time) to wash and groom our 11 year old Japanese Akita who had never had this carried out by a stranger before. He came in made friends with her and then took her off to his mobile grooming unit for the service. We waited a little apprehensively as we were not sure how she would react. As it was, we need not have worried, as her and Dean seem to have formed a good relationship and she certainly looked (and smelled) beautiful when she came back indoors. We would recommend Dean to anyone else and have booked him to come and groom our Akita again at the end of December this year.
Our 7 year old golden retriever, Honey, had never been groomed before and was quite nervous. She immediately took to Dean and went off willingly to his mobile grooming unit. When Honey returned we were thrilled, she was calm, happy and looked absolutely great. We would not hesitate to recommend this service to anybody.
My lab came out a different dog and seemed to have really enjoyed his bath and grooming
Dean washed and cut our Bichon frise, we were very pleased with the result.
We have two shih tzus both who do not really like being groomed but Dean handled them very well and was extremely knowledgable, friendly and did a really great job. It was very convenient and there was no need to worry as they were always right outside the door in the van. Thank you Dean for your great service. Would highly recommend you,the Loveridge family
My daughter recommended Dean to me after he gave Billy her Bull Terrier a makeover. I have 2 Weimaraners, Diva and Darcy, that mean the world to me but hate being bathed so much I gave up! Dean made all 3 of us feel at ease and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Waggies, he took a full history and made friends with my dogs, they looked and smelt great. Thank you Dean.
Maggie Goodyear from Maggie Goodyear
I have two miniature poodles one of whom is exceptionally difficult. Dan spun his magic, both were groomed and look lovely, with no trouble at all. I heartily recommend Dean's service. Angela Vousden
We have a 15 year old Westie who returned from a previous grooming very distressed. Having found Waggies number we spoke to dean whose manner and responses prompted us to try his service. As others have said he took the time to let our Westie get used to him. Dean did an very good job and took the time to get it right - the dog was not stressed or in any way affected by the experience. Though the job took longer than expected Dean stuck to the quoted price. We have booked him on a regular basis going forward. A real find
I used waggies for the first time. Dean was friendly and professional. He took time to make friends with my two yorkshire terriers so that they were totally at ease with him.
Used Waggies for the first time today, excellent service and great care for Rosie our golden retriver. The grooming was excellent as was the price, most of all Rosie was one very happy and contented dog. Dean must have a way with animals as Rosie who is normally a nervous dog seemed quite happy in his company.I would highly recommend Waggies to friends and family and I will definatley be using them on a regular basis, couldnt ask for better care and service 10/10
I think waggys were brilliant and would definitely use them again. Not only did they come on exceptionally short notice, but also i had a 12 week old bichon frise which not only is a small puppy but difficult fur to treat. My boy looked and smelled beautiful and was still happy to go to dean again after he was done so couldn't have been frightened at all. I will be using this service again many thanks.
First experience with Waggie's and Dean provided excellent service!! We will be a long term customer. I would highly recommend his services. Friendly & knowledgeable... Thanks!!
John Seidl, Jr.
I have a border terrier (lucky) it was our 1st time with Dean,and Lucky loved it, he wanted to go back in the van for more pampering.Great job Dean,Lucky can't wait for his next pampering. Thanks!! Sharon & Brady
We were given a card for Waggies outside Pets at Home at Ocean Park and read a few reviews so we decided to give Dean a try. He takes time to get to know the dogs and what you are expecting from his services. We have 2 dogs a springer and a labrador who seemed to take to Dean as soon as he came in. We are pleased with the service, the dogs smelt lovely and seemed to enjoy the experience and we will definately use Waggies again.
As the owner of a large Newfoundland dog I have, in the past, found it very difficult to find a grooming service that can handle him or deliver the quality of service we would have liked. Those that we did find were extremely expensive. Waggies have provided an excellent service in both the grooming and making 'Murphy' feel at ease when being groomed. The service is excellent value for money topped off with pleasentries from Dean. I would recommend Waggies to anyone 10/10 Val Lewis.
I had my German Sheppard long haired washed and grommed for the first time and i can say Lee done an fantastic job very freindly and very good with Dylon as it was his first time and would have him back again thankyou.
Dean is obviously a very knowledgeable person when it comes to dogs, he spends a lot of time finding out about your dog so that he can provide it with the best care. The service was excellent and even my dexter who hates showers loved the attention he got from his cleaning session
We are totally thrilled with the treatment our dog Emma has recieved, she looks like a new dog lol and we have to say she loved every minute of her pampering. Fantastic service & price and we will be using waggies from now on. (best one around by far)
Ian & Beth Worsdell
Dean has just left my house after turning my scruffy little Shitzu into an immaculate looking prince - not sure that crunchie was best pleased but i was.
Dean is very competent as well as friendly and knowledgeable, he can give you hints and tips on managing your dog in between the grooming sessions.
Looking forward to crunchies 8 weekly groom - thanks Dean
Vogue is a Canine Partner (assistance dog) so she has to go everywhere with me and so it's important she looks her best. Dean was really helpful finding an appointment that was suitable for me. He got to know Vogue and was very friendly (to me and her) and now she looks shiney and glossy.
Dean is amazing. Diesel is a white bijohn and spent the day in my garage so you can image how dirty he was but dean came in on his day off and completed transformed him. I will be recommending dean to everyone with a dog. Thanks dean. From north harbour garage.
Andy Whiting from north harbour garage
Dean cut my two westies for the first time. They are five months old and quite a handful. He was really good with them and did a fantastic cut on them. I will be using him on a regular basis.
What can I say! Dean was a breath of fresh air. He explained the services he offers. Took time and care with Tilly. A top notch service I will continue to use.
I have used Waggies Mobile dog wash twice now and will be using them every time Eddie needs sorting out, a very friendly professional service.