When it comes to keeping your pet looking their best, Sydney has nailed it.
Grooming salons are now offering signature facials, massages and hair-dos by world class stylists. Get those cameras ready, the pets are on the runway.
For many, lockdown has forced us to temporarily halt the self-care routines we once so strictly adhered to. Fortunately, this is not the case for our four-legged friends who, with their owner’s doting attention, have never looked so good. Enter the elaborate, lavish and OTT multi-million-dollar industry of pet grooming.
These days puppy parlours are adorned with chandeliers made from dog bones, in-house baristas pouring puppuccinos and red-carpets leading to the hydro-bath. The glamour is real as you step foot into some of Sydney’s finest pet salons.
Helicopter parents select from styles such as top knots, teddy bear trims and lion shaves. Each pet is perfectly pampered and on return, they are adorned in bows, bandanas, tiaras and ties. If your pet is looking for a makeover, here are some fur-tastic options in the Inner West/Inner City of Sydney:
Dogs in Town
266 Mitchell Rd, Alexandria
This grooming parlour sets the gold standard for what is on offer for the puppies of Alexandria. Not a detail has been missed in designing this space which is set up like a mini town. As well as offering an amazing play centre and grooming service, these guys really knock the bone out of the park with their ‘Pawty B’day Celebrations’. Yes, you can celebrate your hound’s milestone by selecting from one of three party plans: Let’s Bark and Roll, Little Pawty Never Hurt Nobody or Who Let the Dogs Out. Party packages come equipped with dog cakes, invitations and of course, professional pics.
3/6 Defries Ave, Zetland
Dogue, rhymes with Vogue and is on par with the level of beauty synonymous with the world-wide brand. Dogue is the complete experience. An intimate day spa offering gob-smacking transformations and a collection of fashion made for supermodels. If your dog is thinking of entering a pageant, Dogue is the perfect place to kick start their career.
El Jefe & Co
Shop 1, 12-14 Purkis Street, Camperdown Sydney 2050
El Jefe (pronounced El Heffay) means ‘Boss’ in Spanish. The perfect description for the customers of this cool grooming parlour in Camperdown. With barber shop vibes and epic wall art, El Jefe is a destination for pets. Our fluffy ones are in great hands with the team of stylists who are graduates of World Master Champion Groomers. Natural and sustainable is all the rage with manuka honey, goat milk and oatmeal infused body products. As for apparel, they stock MaxBone, a leader in the pup garment industry. What a win!
Pets of the Inner West and Inner City of Sydney it’s time to get your Instagram ready for some jaw-dropping before and after shots. Happy grooming!
Hot Dog Cool Cat
67 Erskineville Rd, Erskineville
Is your pet having a bad hair day? Does she need a hydrating skin booster? These are common issues for the clientele of Hot Dog, Cool Cat in Erskineville. Never fear, all your pet’s beauty requirements are sorted. The order of the day is quite often their signature blueberry facial with massage. If you are a friend of felines, there is also a spa option for them. Your fur babies are guaranteed to look their best after a visit to this inner-city salon.
Pets on the Point
325 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe
For the discerning dogs of Glebe, manicures are in demand. All dogs, big and small flock to Pets on the Point for a ‘Peticure’. If you are enamored with the job, why not opt in for their Basic Grooming Course which will give you the skills to bedazzle your Bichon.
Shop 1/56-60 O’Dea Ave Waterloo
Bichoodles, Cavoodles, Groodles and Moodles all come trotting into this offshoot of the Drummoyne based pet parlour for their feel-good moment. The hairdressers at Palette are award winning groomers offering the full gamete of services. The pets are in paradise as they zen out in a hydro-bath, have their fluff puffed and finish off with a spritz of dog cologne. Whoever coined the phrase “it’s a dog’s life”, was certainly onto something.
Shop 9, 78-80 Wilson Street Newtown
Sakura is the Japanese word for Cherry Blossom – a precious flower that represents fragility and grace. This beauty is reflected in the care and precision given to all the Ziggy’s, Lulu’s and Ruby’s that come to get their hair done at Newtown’s Sakura La. The Japanese Kennel Club trained stylists are in high demand, as are their suite of services including matcha treatments and specialised hand scissoring. Post-treatment, the dogs are delivered back to their owners in leopard print ties and pearl embellished clips, all ready for their insta-worthy photoshoots.
Looking to find your pooch or fur baby a new home in the Inner City or Inner West? Contact my team today.