Our Tail

The Dog House was established in 2017 by Anna Pollard and Selina West.  After meeting via a training salon and a few tipsy nights out it seem that going into business together was inevitable!

We had a an amazing time setting up our salon and we also made lots of mistakes along the way.  We roped in parents, friends and boyfriends who have continued to support us along our journey.

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As we have grown over the last few year we have also seen some great success.

Numerous coverage in local press and national press including a 3 page Valentine’s Day Feature in Your Dog Magazine.

Coverage on local Rutland Radio, BBC Radio Leicester and ‘You’d be Barking Mad not to’ Podcast

Grooming on stage at Countryfile Live with Jules Hudson

Runners Up in the Rural Business Awards 19/20 for the Best Rural Start Up Midlands Category

Seeing our clients on Channel 4 after being part of the Heelwork to Music Display team

The Dog House Leicester Rural Business Awards
BBC Radio London The Dog House Leicester
Crufts The Dog House Leicester
Coutryfile Live The Dog House

Meet The Team

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Selina has several years grooming in a salon environment and a wealth of experience working with dogs from a boarding kennels to a vets!  Also mummy to Moogie who you will see in the salon most days!


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The other half of The Dog House team. Having always hand stripped her own Patterdale Terriers, Anna wanted to expand her grooming knowledge and that’s how she met Selina….the rest is history!

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Moogie, Selina’s Puggle (Pug x Beagle) is in the salon most days strutting his stuff.  He’s as cheeky as he is handsome – such an attention seeker with bags of attitude.  You’ll definitely hear him before you see him.


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Miss Prim –  Anna’s baby is in the salon everyday.  In fact, she’s Anna’s shadow and goes anywhere with her mum that she possibly can.  She has bags of character and is super loving.  Despite what people think – she is a girl. 

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Paddy, our favourite little chunky Irish man. He is rarely in the salon now he’s getting older, he doesn’t enjoy getting out of bed for work!  He’s a gentle old boy with a few moments of madness throughout the day and plenty of cheek!


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Cody is Anna’s beautiful big boy.  His big bark is definitely deceiving as he’s a soft as anything.  You’ll rarely see Cody at the salon….because of his big bark, but he also has to be under Anna’s feet all day long, which just isn’t practical!  

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