About Us

Pet Lovers and  Groomers Extraordinaire
We Would Love to Hear From You

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p. 07 577 9977
m. 027 768 9385

Providing Grooming

for Your Bestie Since 2004


Pets By Design has been in operation since 2004. Originally part of Greerton Pet World and Grooming to evolving now to be solely a grooming Salon

Dogs are our passion and we see many that other groomers cannot manage. Being a small quiet salon we are great for nervous and anxious dogs, without the noise and excitement from large numbers helps keep them quiet and relaxed.

Pets by design cater for all sizes from the tiniest puppies to the largest Great Dane.

Having 2 groomers is great and Andrea has become an excellent groomer in the 4 years she has been at the salon, so along with her expertise in bathing skills, she helps with handling and grooming, allowing us to take up to 12 or 13 dogs per day.

As you can appreciate grooming is very unpredictable and although we do our best to stick to a timetable sometimes it just goes out the window.

Nervousness, badly behaved, knotty, dirty coats, extra long coats, skin conditions, flea infestations, drier phobias and teaching dogs brushing is ok are just a few unexpected things we can work through daily, so we apologise if we are behind some days.




Jane likes to educate dogs’ owners and will spend time sharing tips and knowledge with them when time allows, so please do not feel offended, we are merely trying to do the best for our doggie clients. 

Cats also are part of our day. They come in after the dogs are finished for obvious reasons.  Conditions do apply as we need cats with good behaviour that we can manage, we do not anesthetise and badly behaved cats will prove dangerous to the groomers and themselves.

Please be aware that cat knots DO NOT brush out like dog knots and it is kinder all round to shave short beneath the knot and allow the coat to regrow. We will keep the cat as symmetrical as possible so if we shave one side we will shave the other side to match.

Pets by Design is an appointment based business and we do ask that rebooking is completed before leaving especially during the warmer months to avoid extended times to obtain appointments, sometimes upto 6 weeks.

What we ask from our clients is that they take responsibility for their appointments and give us at last 24 hours’ notice if there is a need to change or cancel.  This time gives us time to refill the appointment and is also fair on people whom we turn away because we are fully booked.

A policy is in place for NO SHOWS and late CANCELATIONS. A $30.00 fee will be incurred for late or no notification, to recoup some lost earnings, this is one way we can keep our prices down for everyone.

It is difficult to quote prices for clients we have not seen so we like to discuss dog by dog to give the best idea of the price. This however will always be an estimated price.

Meet Jane

I was born and raised in Thailand, moving to New Zealand in 2014 with my son following shortly thereafter. I am married and we have three furbabies who get our unreserved love and attention. Coco is our ragdoll cat and we have two Mini Schnauzers. Teddy who is a 3 year old boy and Minnie who is our little 2 year old girl.

I have always had a love for animals and being able to combine this love with a career in dog grooming really is a dream come true. I take immense satisfaction in working with dogs of all shapes and sizes and bringing the customers vision to life.

I look forward to meeting you and your furry bestie. 

Meet Andrea

I was born in Tauranga and raised in Mount Maunganui with my Mum, Dad, older Brother and 2 cats.

As a child I enjoyed being active and played many sports including netball, soccer, inline hockey and rock climbing.

In 2005 I was selected to represent New Zealand at the world youth rock climbing championships in Beijing, China. It was an amazingly proud moment for me and I got to learn about the history of China and walk the great wall.

I’m also a single mum to my son, who like his mum loves science and when he grows up wants to become a scientist and make a cure for cancer.

I have a Pomeranian, Marty who is always by my side. Marty is full of energy and loves going for bushwalks and beach runs and relaxing at home on my lap at night time.

In my spare time I like to draw/ sketch and read. For the last few years I have been trying to write a novel (it’s a lot harder than I thought it would be)

I have always loved animals of all sizes and types in 2012 I completed a National certificate in animal care and Vet nursing at the BOP polytechnic.

In 2013 started working in the dog grooming industry as a bather, I have slowly worked my way up to being a groomer, I enjoy grooming because every day is different, with different breeds, temperaments and style cuts, you never know what’s around the corner. I’m proud of the confidence and skills I have gained in this time and look forward to furthering my grooming techniques.