Look good, smell great - keep your pet healthy and happy with regular grooming to enhance your dogs coat with our professional grooming teams available in select Animates Stores across the country.

Safe and modern grooming facilities

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Animates, Dappa Dogs and Groomingdales have teamed up to create NZ's best styling service. The friendly staff at our grooming facilities will provide you with professional grooming sessions tailored to your dog's needs. There's no need to wait either, just drop off your dog and pick them up later while our groomers ensure that your pets are groomed to a high standard and remain safe while in our care.

Regular grooming ensures your dogs skin and coat remain in optimum condition, it also reduces the possibility of skin infection and flea infestation which saves you money in the long run keeping your pet healthy to reduce vet bills. Your dog will look good, smell good and feel great - there's less mess to clean at home and we can provide you with valuable tips and advice to keep your dogs coat looking great between appointments.



FAQ: Animates Grooming


This is my first visit, is there anything else I should know?

We would ask that if possible you allow an extra 5-10 minutes for when you arrive, this is to ensure that we have all the necessary details about you and your dog to achieve the look you are after and your pets safter.

How long do will I need to leave my dog?

We appreciate that your time is precious and we always aim to be prompt. We usually require around 3-4 hours to complete a full groom on most breeds, but we will call you when your pet is ready for pick up.

What if my dog is really nervous?

Allow us a little more time during your dogs appointment if they are nervous or new to grooming. This way they will have time to get used to the new sounds and smells at the salon.

Can I earn Friends for Life points from Animates Grooming services?

Yes, all grooming services provided at an Animates store will accumulate Friends for Life points.

What if my dog is really matted?

Our professional groomers will advise you of what is possible and whether there are extra charges involved depending on the condition of your pets coat.

What if my dog bites?

Please let us know if you think or know that your dog may bite. We may need to take necessary precautions to ensure the safety of both the groomer and your pet.

What if my dog barks a lot?

That's ok, it's all part of the job! Our dog groomers are issued with ear protection.




Our Grooming Services

Services available at all our grooming salons except Animates Papanui (Groomingdales)

Platinum Groom
Give your dog the works with our ultimate grooming experience.
This includes everything in a Standard Groom PLUS:

  • A Kissable Dog
  • A Perfect Pedicure
  • A Facial
  • Customised Shampoo & Conditioner
  • FREE doggy bag with treats and a toy to take home
From $109
Gold Groom
Our teeth care and grooming package.
This includes everything in a Standard Groom PLUS:

  • A Kissable Dog
  • FREE dental chew to take home
From $89
Standard Groom
Our standard groom includes:

  • Your dog's coat fully prepared before bathing
  • Coat washed twice with professional & natural shampoo, specific to your dogs coat and colour
  • Coat dried thoroughly
  • Coat clipped and hand scissored to the style of your choice
  • Ears cleaned
  • Nails trimmed
  • Hair between your dog's pads clipped and tidied
  • Coat finished with tropical scented coat shine for a soft, velvety feel
From $69
Super Smoothie
Designed for single coated super smooth dogs such as, Whippets, Dobermans and Great Danes. It is the same as a Wash & Blow Dry service PLUS:

  • A Kissable Dog
  • A Perfect Pedicure
From $50
Wash & Blow Dry
Included in our Wash & Blow Dry service:

  • Your dog's coat brushed thoroughly
  • Coat washed with professional & natural shampoo, specific to your dogs coat and colour
  • First shampoo to remove surface dirt
  • Second shampoo to deep clean the coat removing grease, dander and grime
  • Coat dried thoroughly with a 3-stage drying system
  • Coat finished with tropical scented coat shine for a soft, velvety feel
From $33
Recieve a Nail Trim for half price with any Wash & Blow Dry
Mini Groom
The Mini Groom is perfect as an in-between groom and includes:

  • Hair around eyes tidied
  • Sanitary areas trimmed for low maintenance and reduced odour
  • Feet and pads trimmed and tidied
  • Coat finished with tropical scented coat shine for a soft, velvety feel
From $28
Recieve a Nail Trim for half price with any Mini Groom
Nail Trim
An essential part of grooming - keep your dog's nails in top condition with regular trimming. Nails are professionally clipped or ground. A nail trim is included in the price of our Platinum, Gold and Standard Grooms or a Super Smoothie

Only $19
or HALF PRICE with any Mini Groom or Wash and Blow Dry service
Kissable Dog
For fresher breath and cleaner teeth this service includes your dog's teeth being de-scaled (if your dog will allow us to) then thoroughly brushing your dog's teeth with chicken flavoured dog toothpaste. This is followed by a breath freshening treatment to make your dog really kissable. PLUS receive a complimentary dental chew to take home!

Only $25 when added to a Wash & Blow Dry or Standard Groom
or included in our Platinum or Gold Groom and Super Smoothie service.
Flea Treatment
Protect your dog from flea infestation with our choice of treatments, ask in salon or when booking for details.
De-Shedding
Promotes healthy skin and coat to reduce shedding. Enriched with Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids and a blend of natural ingredients to help protect against excessive shedding.

Only $15 when added to a Wash & Blow Dry service or any grooming package
Calming Canine
For itchy dogs, this relaxing treatment soothes and helps heal irritated skin as it is massaged into your dog's coat during their wash. It incorporates the long-trusted blend of refined coal tar, salicylic acid and sulphur with the natural healing properties of jojoba oil and aloe.

Only $10 when added to a Wash & Blow Dry or Standard Groom
or included in our Platinum or Gold Groom (or a Citrus Sensation)
Citrus Sensation
Super fresh citrus scent for smelly coats, this specialised odour-eliminating spa treatment will reduce the odour of your dog's coat, leaving them smelling super fresh. A special formulation containing eucalyptus and D'Limonene for pesticide-free effectiveness and tea tree oil to soothe irritated or bitten skin. Our Citrus Sensation can help ease summer problems and heal the skin.

Only $10 when added to a Wash & Blow Dry or Standard Groom
or included in our Platinum or Gold Groom (or a Calming Canine)
Perfect Pedicure
For tidy toes, this deluxe pedicure and pad conditioning includes:

  • A nail trim
  • Hair trimmed around feet and pads
  • Deluxe conditioning treatment to moisturise your dog's pads
Only $25
or included in our Platinum Groom or Super Smoothie service
Facial
Choose from our gentle range of natural and tearless facial cleansers:

  • Rainforest for dogs and cats: For tear and food staining, lifts and brightens facial colouring
  • Oatmeal and Baking Soda: For odour neutralising and soothing the skin
  • Plum Perfect: Cleans and brightens, leaving a pleasant fragrant scent
Only $15
or included in our Platinum Groom