Clare Osmond (19)

Spotlight Registered: 15 November 2017
Booking Line: 07771 171900

Clare's Dog Grooming Salon

Deal, Kent

About me

I studied for approximately 2 years at Hadlow College Grooming School and achieved the City & Guilds Diploma for Professional Dog Stylists. BBC2 featured Hadlow Grooming School on a programme and labelled it "the best dog grooming school in England", I am proud to have achieved my qualifications there under the excellent tutelage of Julie Harris and Belinda Morris. I have recently opened my own salon where I work with one dog at a time and as such, the environment is one of calmness which can help the more nervous dogs settle into a grooming routine. I have an Ozone Spa bathing system which has many health benefits for your dog, including easing Arthritic joints, assisting the healing process of skin conditions and cleaning deep into your dogs coat, therefore removing more ingrained dirt. I also provide teeth cleaning appointments using an ultrasound tooth brush. There is no movement required of the brush, and no noise emitted so this means the dogs are very accepting of this process. The ultrasound waves kill bacteria so gum health and breath is improved, and also tartar is broken down and removed over a number of sessions. No sedation is required so this is a huge benefit to the older dog suffering with bad teeth or gums, or indeed breath. Once the tartar has been removed, a maintenance programme can be booked. I can provide advice on caring for your dog's coat which can in turn reduce the time your dog spends at the salon, and if booked regularly, potentially reduce the cost. I regularly attend industry seminars and workshops which enables me to keep up to date with trends and techniques. I have a handsome Show Cocker Spaniel called Joey who is my constant companion and model! If you and your dog would like to arrange a consultation or appointment, I would be pleased to meet you.



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  • yvonne goode

    Excellent service and Ozone spa prefect for my Labrador who has joint problems. Very impressed with the overall service.

  • Graham Martin

    Took my 5 month old Yorkshire terrier to claire and she was absolutely fantastic with him! Claire made him extremely comfortable and before grooming him watched his reaction to the clippers etc ensuring he was comfortable and not distressed. Excellent setup and extremely clean and calm surroundings. Did an amazing job for his first cut and will definitely recommend and return in the future.

  • Joanne Mott

    Both my 8 month old Cockerpoo puppies had their first haircuts this week and I am very pleased that Clare was recommended to me. The results are excellent and both puppies are looking really good.

  • Joanne Mott

    Further to the above (word of warning to future uses - don't use 'return' key for new para!) I would repeat what Graham has said about the level of personal care given by Clare to each pup. Due to different coat types, and my abilities as an owner to maintain their good looks, they have had different cuts which both look stunning. I have already booked future cuts and will continue to use Clare to care for my dogs. Having had a Standard Poodle before, I have used several groomers over the years and can honestly say that Clare has provided the best personal service to me and my dogs that I have ever received.

  • Sylvia Hutson

    Have taken both my dads dogs to Claire, a golden retriever and a black Labrador, A very clean and calming environment, very good service, and some good advice, nothing a problem, would highly recommend Claire, both dogs looked wonderful,

  • Flora COCKBURN

    Clare gave our cockerpoo puppy her first grooming session with skill, kindness and wonderful results. We are all (that includes Coco) delighted with the result. Clare is quiet, efficient and clearly knowledgeable as well as highly skilled in her profession. We feel very lucky to have met her at the beginning of our life with Coco. I agree with Joanne Mott as we had a standard poodle before; the calm and friendliness and efficiency with which Clare works is very reassuring for both dog and owners. We hope to continue the relationship for years to come!

  • doug Melhuish

    used Clare today for first time and am delighted with the results. Poppy is a 7 year old rescue Collie cross and can become stressed in unfamiliar surroundings. She settled in very quickly with Clares gentle approach and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Thankyou Clare and we will certainly visit you again and will have no hesitation in recommending you to all my dog owning friends.

  • janet godfrey

    used clare for the first time this week.we have a rescue schnauzer called fred ,he had his first breed cut and he looks fab.she has done a great job.we will be back !!!! thank you .

  • Anne Cullen

    Took my very elderly dog to Clare for a bath and she was lovely with her. Would recommend her

  • Barry Lawrence

    AFter trying several groomers we found the perfect Groomer in Clare. Our nervous doggie ran straight to her and relaxed. Would recommend highly


    Clare's the 'dog's wotsit' when it comes to coiffeuring one's canine loved one. Our Maisie, a cocker spaniel rescued from Spain, has dodgy hips and Clare has not only clipped her beautifully, she's given us some excellent advice on how to alleviate her condition rather than paying a king's ransom to a vet to operate. Also, Maisie always comes away with a pretty bow attached to her collar. Clare's the Vidal Sasson of canine grooming. Keep shearing away!

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