Dawn has always been “owned” by dogs and her Canine CV shows the successes she has attained in the dog show world. Dawn's dogs have won Best of Breed at Crufts. Dawn has judged in the UK and internationally and won her class at the British Dog Grooming Championships 2014.

The Dog House, Worcester was started by Dawn back in 2006. Previously, Dawn worked as a Legal Secretary, Mental Health Development Officer and Area Manager for a National Charity but none of these jobs gave Dawn as much fulfillment as she sought, so she left full time work and started on the road to running her own successful business!

Dawn also co-owns the Carradine kennel of Cairn Terriers. To find out more visit



Julie has worked at the Dog house since Spring 2017 carrying out administrative and office duties.
Two King Charles Cavaliers often accompany Julie in her office and Julie will likely be the voice you hear when you call The Dog House... surrounded by the snores from her Cavaliers Piper & Callie.



Chloe is 20 years old and is the first member of the team to qualify as a level three groomer with Dawn!

She has been with us since October 2018.

You will often find Chloe with her two Yorkshire Terriers Maggie and Alfie modelling their latest funky hair styles!



Sara started working at The Dog House in November 2018 where she is working hard to gain her Level Three Grooming Qualification. Not only does Sara train here at The Dog House but she also works as part of the team looking after the Day Care Doggies too.
When at home Sara enjoys dying her hair all sorts of colours and spending time with her cats Narla & Kiara. Dawn's dogs have been rubbing off on her though and she is planning to get her own Poodle puppy soon to add to the family.
Sara's ambitions do not stop with The Dog House though and she plans to travel the world in the future!



Lucy is 21 years old and is our Centre Co-Ordinator.
Lucy joined The Dog House Team in December 2019. You will often find Lucy taking care of Dawn's curious Cairns!
Lucy also looks after the company’s social media accounts, alongside Dawn.
She enjoys ring craft training and being apart of the cairns’ everyday lives.
She also enjoys going on long walks and adventures with her faithful chihuahua cross jack russell in tow!



Abby is 24 years old and she is one of our centre assistants, who started with us in January 2020.

You will often find Abby washing and drying dogs!

Abby has recently started to take care of our lovely day care dogs.

At home Abby has two dogs of her own, a Westie called Bongo and a Beagle puppy called Basil. Away from work Abby enjoys horse riding.

She is eager to learn more skills and potentially start a grooming course!



Rachel joined our Grooming Training School in 2019 and never left! Rachel can be found either in the grooming room helping washing, drying and styling your dogs, or in the admin office keeping this website up to date! Rachel has her own horse called Gilly. He's an ex-racehorse who's now enjoying his new life learning how to be an eventer.