Top 10 Dog Groomers in Wellington

Looking for a high-quality dog groomer in Wellington? Look no further! We’ve made a list of the top 10 dog groomers in Wellington.

Top 10 dog groomers in Wellington

Whether you’re a dog owner looking for a new long term dog groomer for your pooch to regularly visit or a house sitter in Wellington caring for a dog that needs a tidy up, you’ll find the perfect place for you and your furry friend in this list. With locations ranging from Upper Hutt to the city centre and out to the Kapiti coast, no matter where you live in the region, you won't be too far away from one of the top 10 dog groomers in Wellington.

Otis and Louie

From 2007 until today, Otis and Louie have been impressing pet owners from Kelburn and surrounding suburbs with their high quality grooming service. It’s important to them that they are not only providing an excellent grooming service, but a fantastic customer experience as well. They accomplish both by treating their doggy clients with as much love as their owners do, and really listen to the customer to ensure the finished look that they desire is achieved.

Spitz n Shine

As they name suggests, Spitz n Shine specialise in grooming Japanese Spitz dog breeds, but do also groom any other breed of dog. With a primary focus of achieving the grooming requirements of each individual dog, Spitz n Shine arose as a business in Churton Park out of love for animals, and the desire to make sure they are treated with kindness and patience when they need to visit someone unfamiliar to them to be groomed.

Lush Puppies

Established in 2009, the team at Lush Puppies in Miramar have one primary aim, they are here to make your pet ‘look and feel totally lush’. They are strongly committed to offering the best standard of grooming, which is reflected by them being a member of the National Dog Grooming Association of New Zealand (NDGANZ). With a range of very popular grooming services including a ‘full groom’, ‘bath and tidy’ and bath and dry, you’ll find exactly what your pooch needs at Lush Puppies.

Pampered Pooch

You’ll find Pampered Pooch on Ohariu Road in Johnsonville, open on every weekday. They offer a range of grooming services from basic options such as nail clipping and ear cleaning to a full bath and clipping and shaving. They also offer gland expression which is important for both your dogs hygiene and health, and will also help to relieve discomfort.

Dogs R Us

Owner of a small breed of dog? Dogs R Us are a small breed only groomer in Lower Hutt, and are Wellington’s premiere specialist schnauzer groomer. So if you’re the proud owner of a standard or miniature schnauzer, the team at Dogs R Us are well equipped to provide them with the best specialist grooming service they could find.

The Dogs Body Grooming Salon

The Dogs Body Grooming Salon in Wainuiomata was first opened in 2017, and since then, has made countless pet owners very happy. With a head groomer that is very confident grooming dogs of any breed, and also certified in pet first aid, you can rest assured knowing your dog will be in fantastic hands here. Only using high quality products on your pooch for their protection, they will certainly achieve the look you’re after.


Nestled in a tranquil location less than 10 minutes drive from Upper Hutt and only treating one or two dogs at a time, your pooch will be completely relaxed at Hotdogs as they won’t be overwhelmed with new sounds or faces. With a great indoor/outdoor area for your dog to roam pre- and post-groom, they’ll find comfort and safety in this welcoming environment.

Dog Do’s

There’s more than one great groomer in Upper Hutt, as Dog Do’s grooming is also located here. With the grooming service to suit all customers, Dog do’s also offer a walking service to their customers to give their legs a good stretch and to burn off some energy before heading in for a groom. This is a great way to ensure your dog is as relaxed as possible when they hop in for an already relaxing warm bath.

Dog Mad Groomers

A specialist small breed groomer in Paraparaumu, Dog Mad Groomers are well versed providing excellent grooming for little pooches under 10 kilograms. They promise to treat every dog with kindness, respect and patience, as they know each dog should be cared for in a way that makes them the most comfortable.

Scruffy 2 Fluffy

For some of us with very busy lives, it can be hard finding the time to drop your dog off at the groomers and pick them up, if this sounds like you, Scruffy 2 Fluffy are here to solve this problem. They are a mobile groomer servicing dog owners throughout the Hutt Valley, pulling right outside your door to meet your pooch on their doorstep to give them a makeover as high of a quality as a salon.

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