Debra Howells (4)
Grooming is my passion my love my world
Phone: 01656646281
Booking Line: 01656646281
The Groom Room @ Pets At Home

20 January 2018




About me

In 1991 My mother sent our yorkie and rough collie to our local groomer. The yorkie came back totally bald and the collie still had a dirty belly. My mother uttered the legendary words ‘’ You can do better than that’’, So I did!!
I learned the hard way. I went to a salon in Bristol for a week then set up on my own. Learning was hard with no internet, seminars or comps to go to learn but I seemed to have a knack for doing what the customer wanted.
I bought my first poodle Winnie about 6 months later and my learning curve started! She had every style imaginable; I taught myself shapes and finishes. I also started to show her and later her daughter. While at the shows I would ask questions and watch others prepping for the ring. I was always asking breeders for advice and picking up whatever tips I could. Learning has always been important to me.
I have had my own salon and also worked in Bridgend Pets at home salon when it first opened, leaving a few years later to open up at a local kennels.
Now I am back as salon manager with the Groomroom @ Pets at Home Bridgend. I still think learning is the most important part of my job. I attend competitions and seminars in my spare time so I can continue to improve my skills. I enjoy passing my knowledge on to other colleagues and watching them succeed.
My proudest moment to date was completing my city and guilds diploma and coming out with 2 distinctions.
I have a Mini Poodle Morgana and a Lakeland Terrier Myfanwy. These 2 fur babies help me hone 2 of the most challenging skills in grooming, Scissoring and handstripping. They are my world.
My outlook on running a salon is that your dog is my client and I will always put the welfare of the dog first. I will treat any dog that comes into my care as my own and will listen to what you want me to do. I will advise on the best care for your dog and strive to do the best I can for your dog.
Grooming is my passion my love my world. The day I stop learning is the day I give up.




  • Judy Mutch

    Deborah does a professional job and is very caring of the dogs.

  • Debra Howells

    Thank you. Biba is lovely xx

  • Naomi Horne

    Deb is officially a dog whisperer! She is able to befriend the most nervous and temperamental of dogs and I would wholeheartedly recommend her.

  • Debra Howells

    Awe thanks Naomi. i loved grooming Buddy and Stan is turning into a fab little man too xx

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