Pet Care and Trainers

Karen Snip Clip N Chip


Karen Robertson

Review my business  here
Ask me a question now
...and I'll reply via
My Name
My Contact
Welcome to Karens Snip Clip N Chip


I have over 23 years of Pet grooming experience and in the pet care industry. I can offer a good range of services to care for you Pet.

• Dog Grooming, Clipping, Bathing and anal Glands
• Cat Grooming, Bathing and Clipping
• Small Animal Grooming, Bathing, Clipping, and Teeth clipping
• Micro Chipping
• Dog, Cat and small animal nail clipping
• Ear Cleaning and Plucking
Once your dog & I are friends I will be happy to do teeth cleaning as well.

If you are looking for a Dog and Cat Groomer in Poole,that will clip your dog the way you want I can help. I can provide a personal and professional service to customers in Poole, Dorset,Hampshire or from anywhere else you want to travel from. As well as Cats & Dogs I am happy to do other small animals eg; Rabbits,Guineapigs,Grooming, Teeth & Nail Clipping etc.

NEW MINI MICROCHIPS now in for the smaller dogs, puppies, cats & kittens  special offer at £15
If you have a litter of puppies or kittens that need chipping I will come to your house to make life easier for you and less stressful for them.
Please ask for details

I can offer you a Friendly,Personal & Professional services at affordable prices.By Personal I mean I offer a one to one with your Pet it will be just myself & them in the Parlour! Yor dog is able to go out in my run area so its more relaxed for them rather than be ln a cage if you prefer.
Before you book your pet in for Grooming with me you are more than welcome to come to my parlour meet me & discuss your Grooming requirements or look through my Portfolios of the many dogs I have clipped to see if there's a cut there you like better before you make the decision to book your pet in for Grooming by me. All of my grooming services are of the highest quality and I am always happy to give help and advice.
Before leaving the Parlour you will be able to purchase Grooming items eg: Brushes, combs, and Dog Cologne.

Can you groom your pet properly do you need help to learn how ? I can help. Private pet grooming lessons available.

Need your dog looked after for the day, Yes i can do that too as long as it is well behaved.

Do not hesitate to call me with all your enquiries if you should get my answering service it means I'm in the middle of Grooming someones Pet but please DO leave a message & I'll get back to you as soon as possible

Thankyou for veiwing my website I hope to talk to you soon to discuse your grooming requirements.

For all enquiries please phone me on 07891886952 or 01202771133

Gallery  Click an image to enlarge
New Image
New Image
New Image
From mob 11 Sept 2010 035
New Image
New Image
New Image
New Image
New Image
New Image
New Image
What my customers think of me    
112 Review(s) so far

Denzil loved it

Posted Wednesday 31 Aug 2016 01:27 PM
I took my elderly springer Denzil to see Karen, he had a stroke a couple of months ago and he really needed the full works! Karen did all that I asked of her and more, at a very reasonable price, I was so happy with what she had done with Denzil he looked fantastic! What I was also very impressed with was how very happy he was when I came to collect him, it was obvious Denzil had enjoyed every moment of his pamper time.
I would highly recommend Karen to everyone, she did a fab job, and Denzil will be going back to Karen.

Thank you Karen!

Posted Tuesday 30 Aug 2016 09:16 PM
This was my Jack Russell Bertie 2nd time with Karen.
Karen cut Bertie's fur just how I asked.
Bertie looks Great!!
Karen went that little extra & used a Special shampoo on Bertie, as he has sensitive skin.
I will definitely be taking Bertie back again next year.

Thank You Karen!

Posted Monday 29 Aug 2016 09:39 PM
This was my Jack Russell Bertie, 2nd time with Karen. He looks Great!!
Cut just how I asked.
Karen went that little bit extra & used a Special shampoo for Bertie's sensitive skin.
Bertie will definitely be going back next year.

Matilda and Daisy

Posted Wednesday 17 Aug 2016 09:30 PM
A big thank you from Tilly and Daisy .
Can't believe how posh my pets look.
Karen was lovely with my dogs , this was the first time they had met her.
Will definitely be going back!

Henris hair cut

Posted Tuesday 16 Aug 2016 08:42 PM
Karen is a fantastic dog groomer clearly very experienced and knows what she is doing. Reccomended to us and the dog looks the best we have ever seen him. She took her time and looked after him as he is old, did a fantastic job and would recommend her to anyone and will definitely be using her again. Thanks Karen!

Mini Schnautzer pup

Posted Saturday 13 Aug 2016 02:39 PM
Looking after my daughter's puppy while she was on holiday he was desperate for a clip. Karen was fantastic - he was very overgrown and she managed to turn him into a Schnautzer! The atmosphere was very calming as she had two of her pet dogs in situ which Digby was very happy about.

When we collected him she explained he had a skin problem probably caused by his long hair and the heat and she was able to sell me some amazing spray called Leucillin which is free from chemicals and doesn't sting. After just two days usage , three times a day, his skin is almost completely better - so well worth the cost.

I would highly recommend Karen.

my girls first haircut with Karen

Posted Wednesday 10 Aug 2016 08:10 PM
Loved their haircuts!, Karen is so friendly and did exactly what I asked.
Very happy and will definitely be going back

Highly recommend

Posted Monday 08 Aug 2016 08:05 AM
I was recommended to Karen for my young, small cross breed dog to be groomed. She's quite booked up (a good sign!) but kindly contacted me earlier with a changed appointment. I felt very happy leaving Bear there as it was secure and friendly environment. Karen was knowledgeable and contentious and Bear looked and smelt brilliant when I picked him up. Great all round service thank you


Posted Friday 29 Jul 2016 10:42 AM
I found Karen on Google. Little bit nervous as my tiny dog had never had a hair cut. As soon as we got there I felt totally at ease. Karen was very friendly and welcoming and you could see she loved dogs. She takes a lot of care and pride in her work. I had texts to say how my little dog was doing the whole time she was there. I will be using Karen again and my mum is also going to use her for her little dog. Wonderful friendly caring advice and service. Thanks Karen. X

Mrs Stratton

Posted Wednesday 06 Jul 2016 02:15 PM
We are extremely happy with the new look that you have given to our dog. Thank you very much. ??

Pleasant and secure for dogs

Posted Sunday 03 Jul 2016 11:34 AM
I was concerned about trying a new groomer for my 2 older dogs. I didn't need to have worried as dogs came back looking like new dogs and were very relaxed.
Secure and well set up dog groomers. Thank you for good service.

first experience

Posted Monday 20 Jun 2016 10:09 AM
karen did all she could to help out when i was let down by another salon ( for the 2nd time )- even getting us in earlier than planned after an unexpected cancellation. Despite her cost being the same ( as paid in the past ), the level of grooming was at a totally superior level and very much reflected the request agreed in advance. It was clear she takes great pride in her work and money is not the reason she is doing the job. The free pens were a nice touch and better quality than most freebies you get as well- details on them mean i will not go anywhere else BUT book early is my advice as Karen is likely to be VERY popular with her clients.

Dog Grooming service

Posted Monday 13 Jun 2016 11:30 AM
We took our Cavalier King Charles to see Karen for the first time. Karen is a lovely lady who knows her stuff! We were very pleased with the cut and received lots of useful information! We will definitely visit again soon! Many thanks Karen!!!!

Foxy's first pamper session

Posted Tuesday 07 Jun 2016 07:31 PM
We had our pup foxy booked in today. We were quite worried about leaving her as she's a little nervous around strangers and other dogs. When we picked her up she looked and smelt lovely. And was really relaxed in her environment. Foxy was very happy and kept going back over to sit by Karen. We will definitely use her again for foxy's next trim. Thank you so much Karen ?? we couldn't be happier x

My first visit

Posted Friday 27 May 2016 06:28 AM
Took my dog Maggie to Karen yesterday to have her nails clipped. Maggie is nervous and hates the procedure, however, Karen put her at her ease, Maggie stayed calm and Karen did a brilliant job!

I won't go anywhere else now! Thanks Karen X

Dog whisperer extraordinaire!!

Posted Monday 16 May 2016 11:21 AM
I recently rescued a very scared, shut down Shih Tzu. Lola has come from a puppy farm where she has been used as a breeding machine. She has been mistreated and consequently she has no trust in humans at all.

I take my other two Shih Tzus to Karen for their regular haircut and I asked if Lola could come along with them to see what goes on. Karen was extremely patient and kind to Lola and said she would see what she could do. Later when I went to pick up my girls, Lola was sat on the table with Karen trimming her face.....she could finally see properly without her hair being in her eyes!!! Karen and I agreed that we would have to try and cut Lola's hair in stages to avoid her becoming stressed with the situation so I made an appointment for Lola to go back to Karen in a fortnights time.

The big day came and I dropped Lola off to Karen again to see what she could do. I was amazed when I received a message from Karen later telling me that she had managed to clipper all Lola's hair and even tidy up the hair on her feet. When I went to pick her up she looked like a different dog. Since getting her home she seems so much happier now she doesn't have all that hair!!!

What Karen has done for Lola is simply remarkable. She took her time and was so patient with her, making sure not to stress her out. I cannot praise Karen enough for how amazing she is. I would recommend her to anyone, especially if you have a dog who is frightened. She will never push the animal or put them in a situation where they are scared or anxious.

Thank you Karen, you're a miracle worker!!!

Very impressed

Posted Friday 19 Feb 2016 08:29 AM
I have taken my maltese terrier to Karen for the first time and will be using her services again. She is very professional and knowledgeable and she has her everything set up so you can easily drop off your pet safely. She did an excellent cut and gave me lots of advice and I would totally recommend her services.

Happy smart dog!!

Posted Monday 28 Dec 2015 09:42 AM
First time I have used Karen, but she is now going to be my regular groomer. A lovely lady that put both me and my dog at ease!
I am very very happy with the clip (full spaniel) and a week later he is still looking great. No bits missed or sticking out!
If you are looking for a groomer I would highly recommend Karen.

handsome Archie

Posted Friday 04 Dec 2015 09:12 PM
After having Archie clipped before by someone else and being very disappointed we were very unsure about having him done again .we picked up a card for Karen's grooming service and decided to have another try at making Archie less scruffy !! .couldn't believe it when we collected him he looks so good very handsome such a professional job and he smells so nice ,we will always go back to Karen with Archie and our other dog Daisy


Posted Friday 13 Nov 2015 07:56 PM
I had already used karen for my shih tzu daisy so I knew she was good ....
But my Yorkshire terrier Alfie was very afraid of being groomed and had bit last time I took him .
But karen was so good with and after a while he was comfortable enough to let her groom him ... I'm so happy thankyou karen .

Great 1st cut

Posted Tuesday 10 Nov 2015 06:28 PM
I took my 8 month puppy for his first cut today, his coat was very long and unfortunately I hadn't been brushing him correctly as he had some matting. Karen really took the time to make sure it was an enjoyable experience for him. when I collected him, he was in great spirits and the cut he received was great. Karen gave me some great advice on how to maintain his coat and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a groomer that is efficient and that genuinely cares for her furry clients.

Daisy Boo

Posted Friday 11 Sep 2015 06:58 PM
I have taken my dogs to a few salons but they have always been very stressed with the whole salon experience... Karens is lovely it's a home from home for the dogs they have a sercure garden area for them to sniff around and get comfy . I was very happy with daisy's cut she looked cute and smelled good VERY happy to have found Karen.

Very happy with my daisy

Posted Friday 11 Sep 2015 07:24 AM
I have tried a few salons before and my dogs always get so stressed going into a salon atmosphere. Going to karens is so lovely for them it's a relaxed home atmosphere with a lovely secure garden they have their own space in where she grooms .
Daisy was a mess I tried to groom her myself !!! She looked so cute when I picked her up and smelled beautiful thankyou Karen very happy to have found you x

Never going anywhere else

Posted Monday 31 Aug 2015 06:00 PM
Jackson has never had a better cut and clean.
Karen knew exactly how to handle my anxious working cocker. Definitely the only place I will go now.

Many thanks

Posted Sunday 26 Jul 2015 03:33 PM
Many thanks for your kind excellent service
I can highly recommend you


Posted Saturday 18 Jul 2015 06:23 PM
just had our cat basil groomed, very good and pleased with the results, i think basil loved her, what a lovely lady,we going back that is for sure and if thinking of looking for a groomer for your pet look no more once you have been to karen she is excellent look no further

Very kind and caring

Posted Thursday 09 Jul 2015 09:39 PM
Karen spent a long time with Alfie whose coat was very matted. She treated him gently without rushing and helped him feel relaxed.

Amazing service!

Posted Tuesday 07 Jul 2015 04:22 PM
My dog had his first trim by Karen recently and I love it. I will definitely be visiting Karen again. Excellent service and a lovely lady.

Lovely job!

Posted Friday 03 Jul 2015 12:26 PM
Took my rescue pup to Karen - first time for both of us! Had text through to say she was fine and then when I came to collect her, she was so chilled out, not to mention extremely clean and tidy! Thanks Karen x

thank you

Posted Monday 22 Jun 2015 01:21 PM
I have just had my two lhasa apso/poodles groomed by Karen and they look great.Karen is very keen to make sure you are pleased which I am.
I will taking them back in August


Cat grooming service with personal treatment.

Posted Friday 15 May 2015 12:25 PM
Even tho I turned up way to early, they made me feel very welcome, as for my baby boy (diesel) he was so matted and in desperate need of attention.

Upon collection diesel was groomed to perfection! Calm contented and to be honest did look like he wanted to leave!

Excellent personal service to me but absolutely outstanding service and treatment of my boy!

Would recommend to all in a heart beat!

Posh Paws!!!

Posted Thursday 02 Apr 2015 10:45 AM
Karen came highly recommended to me by a neighbour. And I have to say she did an AMAZING job on our little Macey Moo Moo (King Charles Cav). Macey is very old and blind, and needed someone who would be very patient and loving towards her - Karen was all this and more. Macey looks very posh with her new 'do'. And I am so grateful to Karen - Thank you Karen, you're a star!!! xxxxxx

Highly Recommend Karens Grooming Services

Posted Tuesday 31 Mar 2015 03:14 PM
We met Karen recently and introduced our puppy Bedlington Terrier to see her for a trim, shape, wash and dry etc. We were so pleased to meet Karen. he was extremely nice and professional, and took lots of time and trouble to discuss our requirements and advise us and make our puppy feel completely relaxed and happy before she started on her. We left our puppy with Karen looking something like a raggy upturned floormop, (haha) where all her puppy fur was growing out and badly needed trimming and shaping; and returned 90 mins later to find an absolutely beautiful looking puppy, beautifully trimmed and shaped to highlight her features and really show her off.And she smelled absolutely gorgeous too, with Karens' dog cologne on her! Now, instead of people seeing a Rastafarian on legs, people now recognise her as a Bedlington! And more importantly she obviously felt marvellous too, because she was so happy and dancing around, bless her, as though she knew she looked good too! Also, Karen had kept the pieces she had groomed out of her feet and ears to show us what she had done. Altogether a very professional and relaxed and caring grooming parlour, where dogs are not just shut in cages for hours on end, like in some larger grooming organisations.
Karen gives a one-to-one care, one dog at a time, but if you wn more than one dog and wish to take them all together to be done, she can accommodate this in an extremely clean and sterile run, just next to the grooming room, so the dogs don't feel stressed and pine.
All in all an excellent experience, and we are so pleased to have found Karen, and know that our dogs will now look and feel beautiful in good caring hands, not stressing, and will be well taken care of.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Karens' grooming services to anyone. Sue and Kevin Sanderson.

Amazing service by Karen!

Posted Wednesday 11 Mar 2015 04:34 PM
I've just collected my beautifully cut Springer Spaniel & we're over the moon with her, she looks absolutely amazing thanks to Karen! (Smells great too!) She also had her toe nails clipped and anal glands drained & still came out with a wag in her tail! You do a great job & clearly look after the dogs like they're your own, we'll definately be back, thanks again!! Leanne (Dottie the dog) xxx

Excellent service

Posted Monday 09 Mar 2015 10:23 PM
Took my puppy to Karen for the first time after being recommended. I am so happy I did, as Karen did an amazing job. He came out looking gorgeous & smelling lovely, with an even softer coat than before. Karen listened to me & styled him exactly as we discussed. She also made us feel very welcome and is so friendly. When I picked him up he was so relaxed wandering round in a special enclosed area outside, which I thought was brilliant compared to being shut in a cage to wait, which is what usually happens!! Am sticking with Karen for sure.

First Visit !

Posted Thursday 05 Mar 2015 06:16 PM
It was my first visit with my cocker spaniel puppy to the groomers and Karen explained exactly what would happen and made me feel very relaxed about the whole process. My beautiful puppy came back looking even better and smelt lovely ! Thank you Karen for such excellent service.

Great job!

Posted Thursday 26 Feb 2015 10:13 PM
Karen did a wonderful job of smartening up Neep! He's still lovely and soft and smells sweet two weeks later! Thank you


Posted Saturday 10 Jan 2015 07:16 PM
Both of my Westies were in a poor condition when I walked them through the door, after a lovely chat with Karen about the dogs I left them, when I returned they looked like puppies again! She had done such an amazing job on both of my dogs, the cut, ears and nails - she did such a great job and such a lovely lady, I shall definitely be returning with my dogs.

Glad i came here with my dog

Posted Thursday 18 Dec 2014 04:06 PM
So glad that I came to you with my 16 year old dog. You looked after her so well and she came back looking so good and smelling so nice. I will surely tell others about you and how good you are and I will be coming back to you again. Thank you.

Lazy Daisy Ragdoll

Posted Saturday 06 Dec 2014 02:46 PM
Daisy has just come to live with us and her coat was very notty. Karen did an amazing job on her and she looks and feels soooo much better!!!!

Kim Ward

Posted Thursday 27 Nov 2014 10:26 PM
On looking for a new dog groomer I quickly realised my 13.5 yr old springer spaniel was in safe hands. Very sympathetic groomer to the older dog who fully understands the aches and pains we all experience with age. If you are hesitating on using Karen's services DON'T wonderful job and one happy pooch.

Happy Flattie!

Posted Thursday 20 Nov 2014 05:32 PM
I had become suspicious that my previous groomers were not being as kind and patient with my dog as they should have been! So I decided to give a different groomer a try. Karen was recommended to me, so I took my dog along to meet her today. We talked at length about my dog and she made me feel very comfortable that she knew her stuff and would be kind and patient. She said she would take things at my dogs pace, with a view to building up the trust and would stop if she thought she'd had enough. So I wasn't expecting everything to be done on the first visit. I got a text half way through, letting me know that everything was going well, then an hour or so later I got a text saying she was done! When I came to collect, my Dog looked and smelt beautiful and was really chilled and calm - not rushing to leave, like before! I will definitely be returning and I would highly recommend Karen.

Wish I had found you years ago!!!!

Posted Sunday 28 Sep 2014 06:49 PM
Having done Cocker Spaniel and American Cocker Spaniel rescue for over 35 years we have experienced many many groomers in that time. Just moved to Poole the other week and needed a new groomer for our ACS Taylor who is a rescued ex breeding bitch who sadly came to me in a right state in Oct 2013. I had been having to take her to the vets each time to have her sedated/completely put out, to have her nails and feet done, which is very extreme way of doing things but Taylor would get so distraught it was heart breaking to see. So I googled groomers in my area and Karens Snip Clip N Chip was my nearest, so thought here we go ..... Phoned Karen she said she had a end of day appt the next day, so we took it. We arrived parked right outside, walked the level walk into her back garden which really is like a magic kingdom and she could charge an entrance fee :-) ...... We told Karen to just ignore her feet totally as the vet can do them, but if she wanted to have a go then she was welcome to try..... we left Taylor in Karens hands and went home to wait for the cal to say come and collect. Karen bless her knew we were anxious for her and texted us an hour or so later to say all going really well :-))))))) ... When we got the she is ready come and get her call we raced over and were met by the most perfectly groomed furbaby including ... oh yes indeedy .... her feet and nails ........ Mum and I could of kissed this women who had suceeded where so many had failed... AMAZING ...... So if your humming and harring whether to give Karen a try with your special family member .. do so with no hesitation as the women is fantastic and I will recommend Karens Snip Clip N Chip every chance I get. It has been my pleasure to write this review for you Karen as am so greatful to have found you see you next time as your stuck with us now lol Debbie, Mum and little Taylor xxx

dog grooming

Posted Monday 15 Sep 2014 11:13 AM
We rescued our American bulldog tilly from the rspa. She desperately needed a bath and her nails cutting. Karen was really friendly and offered a professional service. I would highly recommend her. We plan to use karen's services on a regular basis.

brilliant service

Posted Friday 29 Aug 2014 09:01 PM
Would definitely recommend to anyone took my dog max to karen, and he come back looking amazing, coat was so clean and shiny.
Very friendly and max cant wait to go back.

Cat Grooming

Posted Sunday 17 Aug 2014 05:42 PM
I don't know who was more nervous me or Arthur (my cat) We need not have worried as Karen was very knowledgeable and experienced. Karen treated my cat as though he was one of her own and I (and Arthur) were very pleased with the results. I would not hesitate in recommending Karen to anyone else who might be looking for a good grooming service for their pet. Thank you Karen.

Best Shih Tzu groomer

Posted Monday 11 Aug 2014 04:25 PM
I had been having problems getting a really good cut for my beautiful Shih Tzu puppy when my sister suggested Karen.I came all the way from Maidstone in Kent because of her recommendation and I was not disappointed.My dog looked amazing. Karen's attention to detail was outstanding.Although I live far away, I will come back the next time I am in the area.Thank you Karen. I now know what my dog should look like!

So glad we found you!

Posted Saturday 02 Aug 2014 12:11 PM
Thank you Karen, Kenzie has never looked so handsome, and looks so proud of his new haircut! Thanks also for being so caring,and for such professional service. Lovely to see how you make your four legged customers and their owners so comfortable from very first meeting. See you again soon.

Professional & Caring

Posted Wednesday 23 Jul 2014 06:36 PM
Just had Oscar my boarder terrier groomed at Karens Snip n Clip, what an amazing experience for both me and my pooch, Very professional & Karen even took the time to speak to us before and afterwards, which was by far was a lovely touch. I would recommend this lady to any one who is looking for a groomers, what a great job Karen, thank you..We will defo be back! :) PS Good value & Money well spent.

Friendly and Caring

Posted Sunday 20 Jul 2014 07:59 PM
Opie has had cuts at one other groomers (now closed) this had left him anxious and wary for the next visit, I rang Karen and explained and we made an appointment. She was extremely caring and aware of the problems we'd had before and dealt with Opie in a loving and patient way. On collection I had a gorgeously smart dog who was confident and happy. He ran between myself and Karen wanting to be fussed!! We will definitely be back

Fab cut thanks

Posted Saturday 19 Jul 2014 01:28 PM
My human said I needed a haircut, so off we went to see Karen who was really nice to me and let me roam around the garden instead of putting me in a crate. Karen kept my human informed of how I was settling in and being pampered. I now feel so clean and lovely and can't wait to see all my friends in the park with my new look. My human is telling everybody about how good Karen is.

My dog looks Hansome

Posted Thursday 19 Jun 2014 02:57 PM

Very patient dog groomer.

Posted Friday 13 Jun 2014 09:17 AM
I took my very anxious little dog to Karen for the first time.
Karens patience with her was fantastic, she took 2 and a half hours to manage her groom. I was so pleased with the result. Booked my next appointment while I was there.

Fabulous service !! :)

Posted Wednesday 21 May 2014 05:28 PM
Karen is very welcoming and my dog relaxed very quickly into the environment , Karen gave a full consultation before I left and I felt very happy that my boy was safe .
On pick up my boy was happily running around in the enclosed garden (not in a cage fantastic!!) Karen has done everything I requested and more , I would definitely recommend Karen and we will be back .

Happy Dog & Happy Owner

Posted Wednesday 07 May 2014 05:01 PM
My toy poodle Henry 1 year old had had a previous bad experience at a groomers. I took him to Karens Snip and Clip and he came out happy and looking beautiful. He can be uncooperative and Karen managed him so well and with warmth. I have no hesitation in recommending KARENS SNIP & CLIP.


Posted Thursday 01 May 2014 05:10 PM
Spotted Karen on the internet and thought we'd give her a try after several disappointing sessions,( with our long haired Saluki cross), at other groomers. Really glad we did. Charlie looks amazing and she was really professional, even discussing our exact requirements with me before I left him with her to 'Transform'. He now looks great and we will definitely be coming back and recommending her to everyone we know. Thanks again Karen.

What a Great Groomer

Posted Saturday 12 Apr 2014 02:07 PM
Thank you this is the first groom our cockapoo has had with with Karen
what a great job she has done i was so impressed i booked his next groom when i collected him. I shall use karen from now on THANK YOU

Needed a New Groomer

Posted Thursday 03 Apr 2014 06:56 PM
I needed to find a new groomer for my Springer Spaniel, Karen was recommended by another Springer owner. I am extremely pleased with the result, she goes above and beyond any groomer I have used before, I will defiantly be going back and would highly recommend. Thankyou Karen.

1st timer

Posted Monday 31 Mar 2014 03:55 PM
well after a recommendation from a friend took our 17 month Spaniel 'Charlie' as he was looking a bit of a scuff . Dropped him off and all was well he seemed ok.. So going back about 1.5hrs later to find a handsome chap in his place, as they scrubbed up well. Many thanks to Karen who is a really friendly person and has many dogs herself .. Will be going back that is for sure.. highly recommend to other 1st timers..


Posted Sunday 30 Mar 2014 10:19 PM
Was very pleased with daisy,s trip to the pamper parlour , she was very well looked after , she smells lovely , looks lovely and will definitely visit Karen's snip clip and chip again .

we've found a great groomer at last

Posted Thursday 13 Mar 2014 08:39 PM
many thanks to the lady at White Cliffs who recommended Karens snip clip n chip for our little Sprocker Evie's grooming. We took her to Karen in some trepidation as she had become very agitated when being groomed due to a bad experience. Meeting Karen & seeing how well Evie responded to her allayed all our worries. We were really happy to leave Evie with her & we returned a couple of hours later to find her sitting very relaxed & happy in the sun with Karen in her garden. !! Did she look good ? Of course she did. We are really pleased with the superb job Karen has done on her. High recommendations Karen, & a pleasure to meet you. See you soon. Ann

Problem dog? No problem.

Posted Wednesday 27 Nov 2013 03:17 PM
After taking our dog to another groomers and being told he (Alf) was a "problem dog" we decided to try Karens, her professional attitude, experience and love of dogs put our minds at rest. We can honestly say Alf has never looked better, thanks to Karen.

Pampered pooches

Posted Friday 22 Nov 2013 01:47 PM
The only other thing that gets my dogs this excited is dinnertime.
They love coming to Karen for a shampoo and set, manicure and generl pampering.
Other groomers that I have used have left the dogs incredibly stressed and sleepy with no appetite ( some have been known to tranquilize the animals)
Karens efficient and compassionate approach to grooming ensures a very happy time is had by all.
My dogs wuld book in weekly if I let them!


Posted Wednesday 06 Nov 2013 05:47 PM
I have been to a few dog groomers and have been very disappointed with the results.
i found karen and what can i say, you did a fantastic job, he's such a handsome boy, thank you so much.
Highly recommended.


first professional clip

Posted Friday 25 Oct 2013 04:05 PM
so pleased with our little shih Tzu Karen has done a wonderful job on her has even advised me on grooming her with brush and comb. Also given us so much advise on things like diet etc. Well done Karen couldn't be happier.


Posted Thursday 24 Oct 2013 12:07 PM
We've just moved to the area and needed a groomer for our Springer, Meg. We were encouraged by the excellent reviews that Karen has received and booked the dog in. We were delighted with absolutely everything and Karen was even able to reverse the long-lasting impact of a groomer we had once used who had tried to make a Springer look like a Pointer. Meg's ears are now how they should be! If you are looking for a groomer who asks you what you want and who then delivers efficiently whilst offering good value for money, look no further than Karen. (When we got home, my wife actually said: 'I can't believe how beautiful you look!'. Sadly, she wasn't referring to me!) Karen comes highly recommended.

Excellent dog grooming

Posted Thursday 17 Oct 2013 09:09 PM
Caring, gentle and thorough. We used to think our previous groomer was excellent but karen puts her to shame. Our Jet has come back from Karen with the smoothest most even cut she has ever had, clean teeth, tidy clean ears - even had all the knots in her paws sorted. Absolutely fantastic. She gave Jet a chance to settle into her surroundings and get to know her so she felt safe. Absolutely delighted with Karens service - it is 5 star! It was obvious that Jet enjoyed the experience too

Tidy Cavs!

Posted Thursday 03 Oct 2013 08:01 PM
Our 2 Cavalier King Charles dogs have been groomed by Karen for over 2 years now.. we even moved out of the area for a while and we travelled to her for their grooming!! Highly recommend!

One Happy Owner & Dog!!!

Posted Saturday 14 Sep 2013 11:40 AM
Thank you Karen for making us feel so welcomed and at ease on our first visit to you. I now have one very Happy and well groomed dog. Will highly recommend your services to others.

Happy handsome dogs!!

Posted Thursday 12 Sep 2013 09:27 PM
A big thank you to Karen for looking after my dogs so well and grooming them to perfection and at such a reasonable price. Karen is a lovely lady and made me feel at ease looking after my nervous dogs. Would highly recommend.

Scruff bag to showdog

Posted Tuesday 27 Aug 2013 01:01 PM
Just picked up Charlie our English Springer Spaniel, it was his first time at the groomers and meeting Karen. Who was recommended to us by a family member she is a very lovely lady and very knowledgeable and put our minds at ease. Super impressed with the hair cut and looks amazing, shaped to his body perfectly.
Would highly recommend. Thank you


Little Tilly becomes the dog she is supposed to be

Posted Sunday 14 Jul 2013 12:46 PM
We took our 7 month old dog Tilly to see Karen, she went in looking like an afghan hound and came out looking like the dog she was supposed to be, a Cocker Spaniel. We found Karen to be very knowledgeable and soon gained confidence in her, within minutes we knew we had come to the right place. Thanks for making our little Cocker look like a Cocker again.

Great groomer

Posted Sunday 07 Jul 2013 10:42 AM
Karen was brilliant with my nervous cocker spaniel and grumpy westie.... Great to find a local groomer who I would recommend to anyone... Thank you Karen

Scruffy to smooth

Posted Wednesday 22 May 2013 11:06 AM
Our two Jacks look amazing after seeing Karen - and they are like little walking air fresheners, smell so good.

We always use Karen for our two and would not dream of using anyone else. Reasonable prices too.


Posted Friday 17 May 2013 06:50 PM
Really long coat in ... beautiful short cut Yorkie when finished, absolutely brilliant job we will be back. He had a full service and is certainly got the spring back in him even though he's 15. Thank you Karen.

Fab grooming

Posted Sunday 28 Apr 2013 10:38 AM
Very pleased with my puppies cut, I found Karen to be very professional and knowledgable. I took the pups to the vets for their checkup and the vet even said what a fab cut and good job! I was very nervous leaving them but Karen made me feel relaxed and when I picked the boys up I had no regrets, they looked great, would definitely recommend Karen.


Posted Tuesday 23 Apr 2013 01:39 PM
Had our dog clipped and groomed for the first time with Karen. What a super job she done, very professional and such a lovely lady. Abby bounded out to greet me looking fantastic and so relaxed which can only mean she was cared for as one of her own.
Thankyou Karen.

Cat haircut

Posted Thursday 11 Apr 2013 08:18 PM
We had our very long and thick haired moggy Jess groomed and clipped . My wife and I are extremely pleased with the results not to mention our cat jess who isn't fat as we thought. We will definitely be taking her back when she needs it. Jess was instantly calm in Karen's company. A very knowledgable lady who so obviously cares for animals. Very highly recommend :-) thanks Karen

From Scruff to Scrumptious

Posted Friday 15 Mar 2013 06:03 PM
Having had a bad experience with another groomer on recommendation plus reading the reviews I rang Karen who after a long chat totally put me at ease re one very nervous Missy. I took her today to meet Karen (a lovely caring lady) and collected a beautifully groomed little girl. I have already made my next appointment and am absolutely confident that in time instead of being so nervous Missy will look forward to seeing Karen. Would recommend to anyone even after our first cut.

Bleu the cockapoo

Posted Thursday 07 Mar 2013 08:23 PM
Today was Bleu's first groom. I first made the mistake of booking him in with the groomers within 'pets at home', what a disaster! Desperate to get him sorted out i looked on line and found Karen and I'm so pleased I did!!! You went out of your way to help me out and i am so grateful! Bleu looks amazing, you've done a superb job even with the mess you had to work with! Thankyou :))

Jester - Persian cat

Posted Wednesday 06 Mar 2013 10:17 AM
Karen offers very professional service. Jester was very matted and is not friendly and he looks beautiful now and didn't have to be completely shaved! Thanks we will be back.

Great haircut

Posted Sunday 17 Feb 2013 09:45 PM
So happy with how bo turned out the best cut he has had ever.
And the service Karen offers is great nice and friendly
Karen even gave us advise about a bad paw that bo had.
Will be going back to see Karen again.

Noodles the poodle

Posted Friday 01 Feb 2013 06:02 PM
Wow fantastic job noodles now looks like a poodle so many compliments about his cut :-) brillant job friendly service Karen even helped me with some behaviour issues we are haveing with noodle. Very happy dog and a very happy family x


Posted Monday 14 Jan 2013 08:11 PM
We'd recommend Karen to anyone looking for a pet groomer. We needed our mainecoun cross cat groomed and Karen did exactly what we asked for in a very professional manner.

Great haircut!

Posted Wednesday 09 Jan 2013 09:45 PM
Everyone is asking me where Mango had his haircut?! So many compliments on how fantastic he looks :-) thank you Karen!

3rd groom for lola

Posted Friday 21 Dec 2012 11:05 AM
Lola, my 7 month lhasa has just had her third groom with Karen,I can't praise her enough, beautiful cut everytime and a relaxed and beautiful smelling puppy.

Alfie & Poppy brand new again

Posted Sunday 18 Nov 2012 08:52 AM
Alfie & Poppy are 2 Westies, before going to Karen, let's say they looked a bit wild but after picking them up they looked amazing clean and smelt wonderful. Karen is lovely and professional, I trust Karen with my babies and I have a peace of mind that they will be looked after and. Cared for I been to Karen before and will still defiantly still go back. I would recommend Karen without a doubt.

Archie's best haircut!

Posted Thursday 15 Nov 2012 07:53 PM
Took our lhasa apso for 1st time to see Karen. On phoning to book appointment we had a lenghtly informative disscusion on what we wanted & also when we dropped him off. Its plain to see Karen takes pride in her work & has a genuine love for dogs. Picking Archie up I was greeted by a perfectly groomed & lovely smelling dog. The great one to one service & resonable pricing assures I will be returning with Archie in the new year for another lovely haircut. Thanks Karen.

Barbara Jackson

Posted Wednesday 14 Nov 2012 05:19 PM
Karen was recommended to me by a friend at work, so I took my little dog Alfie (he is nearly 6 months) to have his coat washed & cut for the first time. We were greeted with by a really friendly grommer (Karen) she made us feel at ease, Alfie loved her straight away. We left him in her capable hands, on our return, what a surprise, Alfie looked lovely, his coat was cut just right, and he enjoyed the whoe experience. When I went to collect him he was playing with Karens dogs, he did'nt want to leave. Once I got him home, he was so relaxed that he slept for the rest of the evening. On the whole I would gladly recommend Karens service to anyone, she does a fantastic job, and we will be back in the new year for another session. Thank you Karen, see you soon. Barbara.


Posted Monday 12 Nov 2012 10:18 PM
Our nervous rescue springer girl had been to other groomers but was always worried about going and stressed when we collected her. Karen was so gentle with her, taking her time and making her comfortable without rushing her. We are so happy with the outcome, she looks gorgeous and has had the best groom ever. Karen trimmed her to compliment her build and she looks wonderful. We are very pleased and will definetely be taking her back.

shiny happy poodles

Posted Wednesday 07 Nov 2012 08:27 PM
it is an 80 mile round trip too have our poodles groomed but so worth it. we always deliver Karen two shaggy knotty problems & hey presto by lunch time we have two shiny happy poodles, we have tried several local groomers but none even come close to what Karen does, so a long trip has become the norm but one we are happy to make.
Ady & Amanda

First Wash and Cut for Jess

Posted Monday 05 Nov 2012 07:18 PM
Jess is a rescue Yorkie and mum has only had her for a couple of weeks so she is still quite nervous but was in need of a good wash and brush up! I found Karen's website by doing an internet search for a local groomers to Broadstone and was impressed by the reviews I saw. I gave Karen a ring and she was very friendly and helpful and so we booked Jess in for today. We were a little apprehensive but Karen was very welcoming and reassuring and so we left Jess in Karen's capable hands. Karen kindly sent me a text message to say all was going well and that she would text again to say when Jess was ready for collection. What a transformation! Jess looked quite at ease when we picked her up, not nervous at all. Mum and I are so happy with the new look Jess and she smells gorgeous! We'll definitely be back and cannot rate Karen highly enough - please contact Karen befoere you try anyone else, you won't be disappointed :)

Soxy looks beautiful

Posted Friday 05 Oct 2012 04:00 PM
I have to thank Karen for doing an amazing job on my adorable dog Sox.

She looks beautiful again all thanks to Karen, will go back again!

Thank you Karen!

Kind regards

Lovely cut for Bruno and Charlie!

Posted Wednesday 19 Sep 2012 09:23 PM
We went to take our two cavalier king charles spaniels to have a haircut and clean, and I went to collect them and it was like they were totally different dogs. They looked very handsome and they smelt gorgeous. I would definitely recommend Karen to anyone else who has any dogs because she does do it at a good price, and you will get a friendly welcome every time you go there.

First haircut for Lacey

Posted Wednesday 12 Sep 2012 09:11 PM
We took our 13 week old puppy Lacey to Karen today for her first haircut and tidy up. Karen made us both feel at ease and did an excellent job. She kept me informed by text throughout as it took longer than expected, and i couldn't believe how much better Lacey looked when I got back. Not only that, she was completely at ease with Karen and totally untraumatised by her first grooming experience. I would highly recommend Karen. Many thanks.

gizmos hair cut

Posted Monday 10 Sep 2012 04:23 PM
Gizmo hates the hairdressers, other groomers could not cope with my little Shih Tzu. Karen has done a fantastic job, even trimmed his nails, never possible before, he looks so handsome and he was happy to be there and not at all stressed when I picked him up. Thanks Karen see you in 8 weeks xx

Brilliant service - lovely people!

Posted Monday 20 Aug 2012 04:31 PM
I took my very nervous Shih Tzu over to see Karen last week. What a great job she did with her! Friendly, professional and great value. Highly recommended! My girl went on two days later to win a competition! Thanks Karen! We will be back! x

First time - Beautifully groomed unstressed Lhasa !!

Posted Wednesday 25 Jul 2012 01:07 PM
We were recommended to Karen, which is always good I think, as our Lhasa seemed to be very stressed when returning from her old groomers. When we first arrived Karen went through everything with me putting me and especially our dog at ease. Karen made sure that I was entirely happy with what she would do, blade lengths etc, tailoring the grooming to suit our dog and our needs. What a different dog I collected 2 hours later. Beautifully and very thoroughly groomed and smelling gorgeous ! BUT better still rather than the sad looking stressed girl I have been collecting from the other groomer she was happily running around the safe fenced patio area by Karen's grooming area. When home, rather than being desperate for the loo and then crashing out for the rest of the day, she was spritely and just seemed happy ! We have booked to go back and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Karen.

Best Groom Ever!

Posted Wednesday 11 Jul 2012 05:34 PM
I took my dog Baz to Karen today. I can say it was the best groom he has ever had. He was very neat and tidy and Karen did everything I asked. The price was also very reasonable. I won't hesitate to go back there again for his next cut.

first visit for pugsy

Posted Saturday 02 Jun 2012 04:46 PM
i was really worried about taking pugsy somewhere new but I really wanted to find a more one to one service for him....after speaking to karen on the phone today she has re assured me and I feel that she is going to be the best person in the area to groom him and look after him well while he is there......can not wait to post before and after pics on Tuesday evening. I am really looking to meeting you on Tuesday is pugsy....x

First cut for Cocker

Posted Friday 04 May 2012 10:28 PM
We took our cocker spaniel to Karen after being recommended by other dog owners. Leaving our girl with somebody she did not know was strange but were pleasantly surprised to receive text letting us know that all going well after about 20 minutes. Returning after 90 minutes to find happy dog with much shorter coat!
Will be returning when grooming required.

Mutt to groomed pooch

Posted Tuesday 24 Apr 2012 01:12 PM
Our toy poodle Izzy was transformed from a shaggy mutt to a beautifully groomed pooch by Karen. 10/10 for advice and patience with us novices. Izzy no longer growls at a grooming brush either which is a great stride forwards. Thank you so much. Would definintely recommend Karen to future clients.

Amazing transformation !

Posted Sunday 08 Apr 2012 05:47 PM
Chloe,our little Shih Apso had been poorly and was definately not herself...she was also in need of a good grooming.

I really wanted to find a groomer that I felt Chloe would feel confident with .
As soon as I met Karen I knew that Chloe was going to be alright ...she is so kind, emphatic, confident and very patient.
Since being groomed a few days ago. Chloe has totally transformed ..she is now back to her normal self -full of life and mischief.Karen not only groomed her brilliantly well but seems to have given her a new lease of life
I would recommend her to anyone
Thank you Karen

labradoodle- Buster

Posted Friday 06 Apr 2012 10:41 AM
I have a huge cream labradoodle,he is washed and clipped beautifully, he is very difficult to do as he is very unco-operative with his ears and claws!!! but Karen does a fantastic job with him.... he loves going to groomers now after some horrible experiences with large pet shop in- house groomer used before.
I would recommend Karen to anyone whose dog needs a groomer, she listens to what you want too and nothing is too much trouble.
Buster is eager to get into grooming room.....thats all evidence i need to know how well he is treated.
10/10 from us

Trimmed beautifully - not scalped!

Posted Wednesday 28 Mar 2012 08:20 PM
My beautiful 10 month old Cavalier cross Poodle came back looking lovely. Neat and tidy without looking look scalped! Thanks for doing a great job.

Bichon Frishe

Posted Monday 26 Mar 2012 01:59 PM
I have just collected my bichon (Buster)after having his grooming session at Snip clip n chip.He is so lovely.Karen is brilliant at her job.Buster will be a regular customer here.Well done Karen.

Well groomed westie

Posted Friday 23 Mar 2012 11:29 AM
Thanks Karen - you've done a great job on our westie, Cody.
See you again soon

Georgie, Mollie & Betsy

Posted Monday 19 Mar 2012 09:32 PM
Thank you Karen for a wonderful job you did on my pooches. I will definitely recommend you to my friends! I will see you soon!

Marie McDermott


Posted Wednesday 29 Feb 2012 09:49 PM
had the full works on our springer spaniel and she looked amazing after her haircut and she smelled lovely and was very soft. would highly recommend karen snip clip n chip!!! many thanks

Happy puppy

Posted Wednesday 29 Feb 2012 07:55 PM
We have now taken our Shih Tsu puppy to Karen for the second time and are very pleased it's always a good sign your pet is happy to go back and he certainly is,
Karen is always ready to give advise if required.
We used to take our last dog to her until we lost her and would definately recommend Karen


Posted Tuesday 14 Feb 2012 10:07 PM
I have 4 Shih Tzus all differant sizes & temperments when we arrived Karens she was very friendly & greeted all of us in turn,Karen said it would take a bit longer as she likes to take a bit of time with each dog so they get to know each other which helps the dog to feel more relaxed.Karen discussed everything with me & explained My youngest who is 5mth old & is a very small minature (she weighs 1.75kg!) was a bit young for a full puppy trim as it could ruin her coat in the future, so her first grooming experience had not much trimming except the paws between pads,bum area,her belly & her face although she hates the dryer Karen managed to do her & she looks so sweet now I can see her face properly.Next was my 10th old he's a live wire but Karen managed to calm him down he's clip fairly short just as I asked because he's into everything especially mud!My last 2 are the same age 19mths old my girl was left with almost full coat although I brush her regulary she was matted under the armpits & a wee bit down her legs Karen managed to comb it out all she had trimmed was her face,bum area,feet,ears & her coat tidied she looks gorgeous.Lastly my big boy he has a very thick coat so his coat was kept medium length no matter when I leave him he gets very upset & lays by the door till I get home looking very sorry for himself.However when I went back to collect him from Karens parlours he was running around like mad & seemed very happy he's been struting around the house all day which was nice because when he went to the other groomers he was very subdued & unhappy when I went to collect him he slept most of the day & was very clingy for days afterwards.
So thank you Karen from me & my babies they all look fantastic,are very happy & are totally stress free we'll deffinately be back & will recommend you to everyone I meet who owns a dog!!

First Class Grooming

Posted Tuesday 14 Feb 2012 08:21 PM
Having a particularly difficult little furry friend, who has been banned from parlours before now, I have struggled to find a groomer both me and him are happy with...
Karen spoke to me at length before his first cut, and was very clear on what she would do before she started.
When I went to collect him, what a lovely surprise I had...One very smiley happy little boy - despite his tantrum outbursts during the cut - who had clearly been treated with kindness and patience throughout. He is happy being left, and is gradually behaving better as his trust increases. His hair cut is absolutely outstanding, and he comes home smelling and looking absolutely gorgeous.
I really cannot recommend Karen enough, I am so pleased with her quality of work, and her clear love for animals.
What's new?

Welcome To Our News Blog

Posted Monday 12 Apr 2010 02:51 PM
Check here regularly for information about our products, services and special offers
6 Worrell Drive
BH12 3NR
Opening Times
Please enter an email address and/or telephone number.