Elaine Hammond (11)

Spotlight Registered: 28 May 2018
Email: emcculloch@sky.com
Booking Line:
The Dog Valet


Hythe, New Forest


About me

My passion for dogs began at an early age with our family pets. Growing up near a loch in Scotland meant many long walks and muddy paws so brushing and grooming was always a regular feature! I began working with dogs in the mid 1980's in show kennels where I discovered a love for grooming. I then moved to London where I eventually managed a busy salon, gaining my C&G along the way in 1992. I took an extended break from commercial grooming to care for a family member and found I loved it just as much when I returned!
I currently work on a 1-1 basis from my home and am very lucky to have a lovely relationship with my wonderful clients.
I enjoy competing and attending shows/seminars as there is something new to learn everyday!
I very much enjoy learning and also have a BA English & Creative Writing Hons (First Class).
I am currently working towards the ICMG qualification.


  • Chris Hammond

    Highly recommended!

  • Louise Roach

    We have been using Elaine with our Cockapoo Cookie for the past 8+ years & she is absolutely wonderful. I couldn’t ask for a better person to groom our dog. Cookie always leaves looking wonderful & most of all is happy to go each time! And she always sleeps so well afterwards!! Highly recommend & wouldn’t go anywhere else.

  • Lucia Morris

    Elaine is absolutely amazing, I wouldn't trust anybody else with our dog. She took the time to get to know her and do a couple of sessions with her prior to grooming her to desensitise her to the instruments as my girl can be a bit nervous. Our dog looks amazing every time! Elaine is super friendly and knows her stuff, 10 out of 10!

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