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Dog Spa

Welcome to Nettles, a professional mobile dog grooming service based near Shrewsbury in the beautiful Shropshire countryside. Thanks for visiting our site, please feel free to look around at the grooming, microchipping and ultrasound pregnancy scanning services that we can offer.  You can also visit the Nettles Facebook pages. 

Please be aware that due to high demand we are not currently taking on any new grooming clients until further notice.





Animal Pregnancy Scans by Nettles Grooming

Dog Grooming

At Nettles, we are able to offer you a full range of grooming services in a clean and comfortable environment. When we arrive for your dog's appointment our only requirements are a safe place to park and access to your electricity supply for the duration of the appointment. The grooming van is light and airy inside and has been professionally converted and fitted using the best materials available. It is heated and illuminated with superb LED lighting for those cold winter days and well lit and ventilated for warmer days.

Our grooming services include clipping, scissoring, de-matting, hand stripping, shampoo & conditioning, hydro bath & blow drying, ear cleaning and nail trimming. The brand new front-entry hydro bath will provide warm jets of water to soothe and relax your dog.
We only use sterilized equipment and always use the best shampoos, equipment and products available. We pride ourselves on giving a first class service with attention to detail. We are fully insured and will groom your dog to your requirements.

All breeds and cross-breeds are welcome by appointment.

Ultrasound Pregnancy Scanning

To complement our high quality grooming services, we offer a non-invasive, mobile ultrasound pregnancy scanning service using a professional touchscreen VIS Scanpad to confirm pregnancy/non-pregnancy of your bitch. The Scanpad has a large 15" crystal clear display with a microconvex probe making it ideal for small animal work. There is no shaving or sedative involved and the whole procedure is safe and pain free. For best results your bitch should be scanned (ideally) between 28 and 35 days from mating. Scans will usually last around 20 minutes and during this time we will explain what you are seeing and what we are looking for. Although pregnancy/non-pregnancy can be confirmed, we will not quantify the number of puppies present for several reasons. It is possible in some dogs who may be having a large litter, for the pups to hide behind each other. In others, the bitch may re-absorb part or all of the litter, resulting in less or no pups at all. Just like our grooming equipment, the scanning equipment is sterilized thoroughly between scans to prevent the potential spread of bacteria and viruses.




We are also able to offer a microchipping service should your pet require it to comply with the compulsory microchipping of all dogs under The Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2014 which came into effect on 6th April 2016. We are also available to microchip a complete litter of pups in your home to save you the unenviable task of loading your car with a litter of mischievious pups for a stressful trip to the vets... think about it!!




Hi, my name is Wendy and I live with my husband, family and dogs in the rural village of Pontesbury near Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

Nettles is a professional mobile dog grooming service that operates from a professionally converted, mobile grooming van. We simply park on your drive, connect to your power supply and start grooming your canine companion to your personal requirements.

I am fully insured and City & Guilds qualified to Level 3 in Dog Grooming. I also have certificates in Canine Health, Safety and First Aid and in Salon Management. I hold the Level 2 award in Canine Ultrasound Scanning (Advanced) and the Lantra Awards Level 3 Award in Performing Microchip Implantation in Animals. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like further information or to arrange a scan/chip implant.

I take a huge amount of pride in what I do and I am very passionate about the needs of my clients and their dogs and my aim will always be to fulfil those needs to the satisfaction of my clients. For more information about what we have to offer, please see "Our Services" page


I have also studied canine behaviour and psychology, canine first aid and regularly attend lectures and seminars on canine matters. I have been involved with dogs in one form or another for many years and at home have two Labrador Retrievers and three Smooth-Haired Miniature Dachshunds which keep us amused, occupied and active! We are affiliated members of the Kennel Club, inspected members of the Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme, several Labrador Retriever and Miniature Dachshund breed clubs, Dogs Trust and proud supporters of Canine Partners. 


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For appointments and further information you can reach us on 07773 659899 or email or you can fill in your details below and we will get back to you.

We are based in Pontesbury, but are happy to provide our services throughout Shropshire. Please contact us to discuss your doggie requirements.

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