Are Dog Grooming Salons Allowed to Stay Open in England’s Lockdown?

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can dog groomers stay open in lockdown?


The UK entered a third lockdown back in January 2021 and you're probably fully aware by now that non-essential shops such as pubs and restaurants had to close.

But have pet shops closed in lockdown? And are dog groomers open?

We have known for a while that pet shops in the UK can remain open, as they serve as a lifeline for many dog owners to buy food and other necessities for their dog. We here at Doghouse stayed open throughout the first and second lockdown and we were happy to be able to serve those in need. We have continued to stay open throughout this third lockdown in 2021 too, as we believe we provide essential goods for dog owners. This third lockdown is a little different to the first one though because...

We have had confirmation from the UK Government that Dog Groomers WILL be allowed to stay open during the third lockdown. Our MP has confirmed this in writing.

We are very happy with this news as we know how damaging it can be for a dog's health when they are left ungroomed for extensive periods of time.

Groomers were only allowed to groom for welfare purposes between January 5th and April 12th, meaning any dog who was likely to become very matted or have ingrown nails etc. However, now dog groomers are back open and can groom any dog from April 12th onwards, whether for welfare purposes or just aesthetic purposes. 

Our fabulous team are committed to the health and wellbeing of your dogs and we are delighted that the UK Government have decided to keep grooming salons open in order to keep your dogs happy and healthy.

We will continue to update you all if anything changes but for now, we are very happy that groomers can stay open throughout lockdown 3.0 so our little four-legged friends get the treatments they need.

If you're new to Doghouse, join our grooming wait list here and we'll be in touch in the future to book you in.

If you'd like to attempt some home grooming, you can shop all of our tools here from combs and slicker brushes to scissors and toys to distract in the bath!

Best wishes,

Team Doghouse x


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