Slapton, South Hams, Devon

01548 580 496 0780 858 3031

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Bespoke Dog Grooming and Spa Services

A note from Louise: SootyPaws is open. Covid-19 safety arrangements for your appointment.

Welcome, Sootypaws is open and is a Covid-19 safe salon following PIFA/Canine & Feline Sector Group and Gvt/NHS guidelines on hygiene controls and social distancing.

This means that both existing and new clients will need to book an appointment and discuss the safe handover of your pet as owners are unfortunately not allowed in the salon unless absolutely essential for your pets well-being and this is then only by mutual agreement and PPE kit will need to be worn by the owner. The salon is currently only open in the mornings and from 25th September 2020 you will also need to ‘Check-in’ outside via the official NHS QR code poster and NHS COVID-19 App downloaded onto your phone and wear a face covering. However, you and your pet will receive a very warm welcome outside in the fresh air by myself and so hopefully the whole process will not feel to onorous and we can all keep safe, well and remain open for the benefit of your best friends wellbeing.

Thank you for your patience, support and understanding which is very appreciated. Lou x

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I have the highest praise for Louise at Sootypaws, she is very professional and has a calming effect on my Border Terrier. I would recommend Sootypaws to anyone who wants a very professional job done in a most caring way.

Julie (and Hattie a Border Terrier), Slapton read more

About Louise

Louise Soothill-Ward - Owner, SootyPaws Professional Dog Grooming Service

Owner, SootyPaws

Hello, my name is Louise and I am the owner of Sooty Paws dog grooming and spa salon based in Slapton, South Hams, Devon.

You can be assured that your pet is in safe hands as I hold a City and Guild Level 2 & 3 qualification in dog grooming, qualifying in November 2015, regularly attend industry training events to keep up-to-date, Pet First Aid trained and am currently studying for the level 3 diploma. I have operated my salon since April 2016 and please take a look at some of my work in the grooming gallery. I am also a member of PIFA (Pet Industry Federation Association, a Reiki second degree USUI system Therapist and am fully insured.

I also live with my own lovely cockapoo who I adore but who also keeps me very busy on the grooming front so all Doodle owners I do understand your grooming challenges and over the years have had the pleasure of living with 2 Persian cats, 4 hamsters, 3 guinea pigs and several goldfish although the later was difficult to groom!

City & Guilds Qualified British Dog Groomer's Association PIF - Pef Industry Federation

Reiki 2nd degree
USUI system therepist

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Coronavirus Disease update: At this current time, to ensure a covid-19 safe environment, regrettably the salon is not open to new clients due to restricted capacity and to apologise for any inconvenience caused. You are still very welcome to get in touch to register your interest for the future.

To ensure my clients dogs safety and well being, it is not possible to answer the phone when grooming. Please do leave a message, email or text as I do want to hear from you! and I promise to call you back as soon as safely possible, normally early morning around 8.30am, midday or early evening and certainly within 24 hours. Thank you for your understanding and patience and please stay safe and well.

Best wishes and I hope we can meet soon.

Lou x

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Telephone: 01548 580 496
Mobile: 0780 858 3031



  1. Monday 9.30am - 1pm
  2. Tuesday 9.30am - 1pm
  3. Wednesday 9.30am - 1pm
  4. Thursday 9.30am - 1pm
  5. Friday 9.30am - 2pm
  6. Saturday Closed
  7. Sunday Closed


Prospect Hill, Slapton, TQ7 2PN

City & Guilds Qualified British Dog Groomer's Association PIF - Pef Industry Federation

Reiki 2nd degree
USUI system therapist