Bird-Dog Grooming was born of the shared love of dogs held by its founders Susana and Philip and the desire to create a pet business that would allow them to care for animals in an ethical and sustainable way.

Philip Cunniffe

With a background in creative arts education and education funding respectively, Philip and Susana saw dog grooming offered an opportunity to combine creative skills with their desire to promote animal welfare. In early 2019, Philip completed a combined Level 2 and Level 3 dog grooming course to gain a full understanding of the requirements of dog grooming while developing a business plan and brand identity with his business partner, Susana.

Susana Lucio Fernandez

The business was successfully launched and began trading at the end of 2019. Despite a challenging start due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, Philip and Susana have established a successful and growing business that delivers the values they strived for – as well as a lot of happy dogs!

Our Groomers

Our staff are our most important asset and we are proud of our team. Each groomer is Level 3 qualified and selected by us for the quality of grooms they provide and their caring approach in addition to their level of experience.

Eleanor Keogh

Lead Groomer

Elle embarked on her journey in the world of dog grooming nearly four years ago. Her passion for working with dogs had been a lifelong dream, and she's turned that dream into a reality. As the Salon Lead Dog Groomer, Elle not only excels in her grooming skills but also provides strong leadership to our salon. She ensures that every aspect of our grooming services runs smoothly and efficiently, making her a valuable part of our team. Elle's philosophy is simple yet profound: she believes in "speaking dog." This means she takes the time to understand each dog's unique personality, needs, and preferences. She doesn't believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to grooming. Instead, she provides bespoke services tailored to the individual dog, their owner's requests, and their lifestyle. When you entrust your dog to Elle's care, you're not just choosing a groomer; you're choosing someone who will treat your dog as family. Experience the difference that a dedicated, passionate, and highly skilled professional can make in your dog's grooming journey. Your furry friend deserves nothing but the best, and Elle is here to provide it.

Valeria Korniichik

Dog Groomer

Valeria's journey in dog grooming began with her formal qualification in 2021, and she has since worked tirelessly to hone her skills and knowledge. Her hands-on experience includes grooming dogs of various breeds, sizes, and temperaments, allowing her to adapt to the unique needs of every furry client. Valeria's approach to dog grooming is characterized by patience, compassion, and a commitment to the well-being of each dog in her care. She believes that a well-groomed dog is not only happier but healthier, and she takes pride in ensuring that every dog she grooms leaves feeling pampered and rejuvenated. Beyond her grooming skills, Valeria is an avid dog lover. She understands the special bond between dogs and their groomer and strives to enhance that connection through her work. Valeria approaches every dog as if they were her own, ensuring that they receive the care, love, and understanding that every canine companion deserves.