Donna Roxie (31)

Specialising in the needs of the smaller breeds
Spotlight Registered: 19 May 2018
Booking Line: 07765589493

Dinky Dogs Grooming


Goring By Sea

About me

Hi, my name is Donna, I have been grooming for 12 years professionally, I trained at Hadlow in 2008, under the AMAZING Julie Harris, an extremely respected and admired groomer, tutor, educator and examiner, that runs the English Groomers challenge etc... Julie Harris now has her own signature range of grooming products and along with Stuart Simmons set up this checkable qualification site. I was extremely lucky to have been trained by her.

I am owned by 3 fabulous dogs, 1 Bichon x Chihuahua (the Boss!) and 2 rescues, a Shepherd and a rescue Poodle called Jonny. My Shepherd was a failed Foster, now 16, she is the BEST dog ever, going to break my heart one day soon, but for now every day is so wonderful, wish we all aged so beautifully x

My favourite dogs to groom are breeds like Shih Tzus' that allows a bit of creativity/Asian styling, to produce a cute look. I have groomed many breeds in this trim, including a Westie (have a look in my gallery). It is a great style as it suits many of the new cute designer breeds we see more and more of, or as a transition cut from a puppy to adult, or after a shave off whilst waiting for the full coat to regrow.

I have completed a Pet First Aid course and am looking forward to updating my knowledge again in 2021.

My greatest industry achievement is to have run my own business for over 11 years now and winning the "3 Best pet groomers of Worthing in 2016 and 2020."

I am truly a 1-2-1 groomer, it will be only me that will handle your baby from start to finish, and your dog will have the EXCLUSIVE use of my salon for the duration of your appointment (usually 1.5 - 2 hours).

There will be no other dogs in the salon during your dog’s appointment, which makes for a very calm and relaxing atmosphere, especially helpful for nervous, elderly or puppy dogs.

My salon is small, bright, and modern. I use cruelty free, mainly vegan products, (you can request that I only use them on your pet if required), along with single use towels that are compostable, which means on each and every visit your dog will get a brand new towel, preventing the risk of cross contamination. To find out more about me and view lots of video’s and photographs of my happy clients please visit my Facebook page  

It would be wonderful to hear from you if you think I am the groomer for your baby (although please note, I can only accept small dogs, look at my website x)



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  • Jennifer Bouvier

    Very professional, excellent grooming skills. Would take my fur baby ANYWHERE ELSE . SIMPLY THE BEST. X

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  • Sarah King

    Wouldn’t take Bailey anywhere else, bailey is 11 now and has been coming here majorlity of his life, loves auntie Donna and runs up the path, he’s a wriggle bum, doesn’t make it easy for Donna but somehow she gets him looking very handsome

  • Theresa whittle

    I wouldn’t take my Molly to anyone else as the care and love that Donna gives her is the very best and Molly loves going for her facials

  • Eve Newman

    xceptional Grooming service, where my dog is given one to one care, personal treatment plans ( my dog has dry skin), and always comes out looking and smelling amazing. My pooch is always very happy and excited to go for her groom too. Highly recommended!

  • Janet Reading

    Donna has been grooming Milly my Bedlington Terrier for over six years and groomed our previous Bedlington too. Brilliant, I wouldn't trust Milly to anyone else!

  • Nicole Wade

    Donna is the best groomer we have ever been to. She has been grooming my Tibetan Terrier for the past 5 years, after trying may different groomers and some traumatic experience. Donna has simply been an angel. Her calm manner and love for dogs helped my dog stay calm and put my mind at ease. Wonderful cut, fantastic experience. Every dog is treated as an individual, receiving one-to-one expert care. Would never go anywhere else and would recommend to anyone.

  • Amanda Stevens

    Fantastic groomer. I have a nervous Bedlington terrier and Donna is so kind and gentle with him. Thoroughly recommend Donna.

  • Hilarie Lily Johnston

    Donna has groomed both my doggies for the last 10 years. She is wonderful with the dogs and does a fantastic job. My limitless Lily has recently had a stroke and needed a groom, Donna was wonderful with her, patient and gentle and Lily looks fab. Would definitely recommend this lovely dog loving lady.

  • Annette Wassell

    My dog Monroe is a Chorkie who thinks he's a Rottweiler. Donna is fantastic, she has gained his trust and I wouldn't take him anywhere else. She always follows instructions implicitly and he always leaves looking and smelling lovely.

  • Laura Haynes

    Donna genuinely cares for the fur babies and treats them as if they were her own. Going above and beyond and I wouldn’t trust anyone else. Love their pamper sessions!!

  • Gareth John Knighy

    Donna is incredible! I never worry or threat when leaving my Holly. I know she’s in good hands. She always does a top job at a great price. A+++

  • Val Knight

    My two Westies (Charlie and Renfer) have been going to Donna for over 10 years now! I'd never go anywhere else. I can't recommend her enough, she's the best.

  • Gemma Dove

    An excellent personal, friendly yet professional service. My 2 dogs adore Donna and are always excited to visit for their grooms.

  • Louise Stringer

    Donna is amazing and really brilliant with my dog Reggie! She does a brilliant job on him and he always comes home looking fab and happy. She knows exactly what he is like and is very sensitive to his ways!

  • Jane Moore

    Donna is an excellent dog groomer. Very patient, loving and helpful. My Westie always comes out looking wonderful and happy. I wouldn't want to take my dog anywhere else. I would definitely recommend Donna.

  • Carole Walker

    I have used Donna for more than ten years. She is the only groomer I would use for my precious pups. She has genuine empathy for all animals but especially the dogs that she takes on. They almost become family and a groom is not just doing their hair but checking over their well being. Her grooming parlour is spot less, her skills fabulous and her care faultless. My dogs will jump through hoops for her and they are great friends with her own gorgeous dogs. I whole heartedly recommend Donna and Dinky Dogs.

  • jo patience

    My lovely dog Chester just loves going to see Aunty Donna she as such a way with him and he trusts her he had a bad accident so I know she is so careful with him I think Chester must one of the largest dogs she grooms and I am very pleased that she decided to make him look like a perfect gentleman he also likes at the end of it to get a special treat thank you Donna

  • Sarah Collier

    Donna is so impressive as a professional groomer. She is extremely knowledgeable and listens to exactly how you want your dog groomed, whether breed standard or a short summer trim. She thoroughly checks the dogs over when they arrive and reassures them, yet works quickly and efficiently; she always keeps to time, which I feel is a massive positive so the dog doesn’t get overly impatient or tired. She is totally reliable. As well as really wanting to make my dog look and smell as good as she possible, I am 100% convinced she does not cause any discomfort to the dog in removing matts and tangles, they are simply shorn off. She is completely trustworthy with my beloved dog and highly recommend her excellent service.

  • Sarah Huckwell

    Donna has been grooming our two Yorkshire Terriers for the past 11 years. We’re always very pleased with thier cut and would throughly recommend this really nice and clean friendly groomer

  • Sarah Huckwell

    Forget to mention Donna always adds a bow or rosettes to their harnesses. Last time our Ruby came home with two lovely bows in her litttle pig tails. Really would not even consider going elsewhere, and would always recommend

  • Kelly Foley

    I've been taking my Shih Tzu Pebbles to Donna for about four years. I think the proof of how wonderful Donna is, lies with Pebbles, every time we walk up the path she's wagging her tail with excitement. When I pick her she's clearly had wonderful time, I've also recommended Donna to fellow small dog owners who've had bad experiences and had nervous dogs, and they too are now regulars. Donna is a very experienced dog groomer but above all else she absolutely loves dogs, and we think she's amazing. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

  • H Mclennan

    For the last year or so of his life I regularly took my elderly dog, Max, to be groomed by Donna. He was a bit of a stinky matted mess by then but Donna was sensitive to his needs and always took great care with him, which really put me at ease. He always came home with a smart hairdo and smelt great. When I get a new pooch in the future I’ll be heading straight back to Donna.

  • Cheryl Wayman

    Donna has been grooming Darcey regularly, for several years now. We are always very pleased with how she is groomed and know that she is in kind and professional hands. I have stayed on some occasions, while Darcey is being groomed and Donna is always patient and gentle with her. Darcey often comes home with a pretty new bow on her collar and always smells and looks gorgeous. I would definitely recommend Donna and Dinky Dogs, to anyone - she is fabulous.

  • Lisa Gould

    Donna groomed my dog 10 yrs ago when she was starting out!! She did such a fab job it inspired me to qualify, I am studying for my my level 3 diploma now thanks Donna

  • Carla Carman

    I have been taking my Westie Bob to Donna since his first groom at 6 months old, he is now nearly 9 years old. Donna does a superb job every time despite Bob not always being the most co-operative of dogs! I Have and Would recommend Donna to any small breed owner.

  • Lauren Hinton

    Donna is brilliant, caring and patient. It took me a few groomers before I found Donna and was so impressed with how dog mad she is. I no longer live locally but Donna is worth the drive to get my dog cut and pampered. I highly recommend Donna!

  • Su Galleymore

    Donna has been grooming our dog for a number of years now and we are extremely pleased with the job she does. Rolo loves visiting her and gets very excited when he hears her name! We would definitely recommend Donna!

  • Elena Warren

    Donna always puts your pet dog first! She loves dogs! Donna has groomed our Honey for a few years and we have always been pleased with the results, Honey can be very vocal due to bad experience with other groomers, Donna just sings back! I would highly recommend!

  • Kate Quayle

    Donna has been grooming my elderly Cairn Terrier Monty for a few years now. His previous groomer allowed me to stay as he was quite nervous so I was little bit worried about leaving him. On first meeting Donna, I felt absolutely at ease and knew he was in good hands. She is kind, compassionate and fun; respectful of clients requests and expectations but ultimately focused on the best outcome for your dog.... usually with a bow involved somewhere! We are all excited when Monty goes to Donna as he comes home looking fab and with a real spring in his step! Excellent groomer, lovely lady, Highly recommended.

  • Carla Bristol

    We love Donna at Dinky Dogs! Buster comes out looking so handsome & smelling divine. He has a great time there, despite being terrified at another local groomers! He bounds in with tail wagging and greets me happily when I return. The lovely little touches, like a bow on his collar mean he always look super smart. Donna has spotted things that need checking and offers great advice. I recommend her to anyone who’ll listen- she’s fab xx

  • Trish Holme

    Donna has been grooming our dogs for eight years. She does a highly professional cut and people have stopped me in the Street to comment on Bess' stylish cut. Bess loves going to Donna's and always gets very excited as we walk up the path.Both dogs come out of Donna's looking and smelling beautiful..I wouldn't take them anywhere else. I can highly recommend Dinky Dogs.

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