Woofs and Washes is a loving dog grooming and pet portraiture studio located in Buckingham and the surrounding areas. Natalie officially launched the business in September 2017. After exploring career options, Natalie came to a realisation that running a pet services business, with hopes to expand in the future, was the perfect idea for her and so Woofs and Washes was born.
Natalie's two main passions in life are animals and photography. As a trained photographer, she has merged these two things together to create an even better experience for customers. She also completed her City & Guilds Level 2 and 3 qualifications in dog grooming in August 2017, studying with the Groomarts Academy. Since then, Natalie worked hard to launch our mobile dog grooming van which successfully opened that November (2017).
In October 2018 we were lucky enough to add a furry friend to the team! Little bilbo, born August 9th 2018 is our first dog and is an absolute superstar. Bilbo loves to come to work with Natalie and is usually roaming freely in the salon, he likes to bark when people come in but this is only because he wants attention. If you give him a fuss he wll soon be quiet and fetch you his ball! If you're dog is good with other dogs, we usually let them have a quick play in the salon before we start the groom, this is to create a positive memory for when they next come to the salon, rather than just being the "dreaded groomers"
As you will see from many of our photos,Bilbo is also a keen model and such a poser, not that he had much choice with natalie's photography skills! If you'd like to keep updated on bilbo's life, you can follow him on instagram and facebook!
The business is now coming on leaps and bounds and we can only thank all our customers for their continued support. in December 2019 we proudly opened our new dog grooming salon and pet portraiture studio in the buckingham town center. So far we have received many great reviews of this new side to our venture. We now offer to take professional studio portraits after every groom (for a £5 upgrade!) which can be purchased for a small charge after if you would like a copy, this new add on has had such a great reception and we just love photographing all your freshly pampered pooches!
In September 2020 we officially welcomed Gemma to the team. Gemma is a mum of one and has three pooches called Bailey, Lily and Skye. Since starting at Woofs and Washes, Gemma has not only become an important member of the team but a wonderful friend. At current gemma works as a bather on Saturdays, but often picks up extra days over busy periods and comes in once a week for training (your first groom with her gets 15% off!) She has come on leaps and bounds and slowly as 2021 approached, gemma is doing more and more full grooms for us too. We are hoping that shortly in to the new year that gemma will be able to do all of her own full grooms alongside Natalie!
Our aim is to not only help our clients, but to love, care and be a buddy to their little furry friends. At Woofs and Washes, we believe that every animal deserves a happy home and a helping hand and so we will be making regular donations to Animal Charities.