Alison Redwood

Founder and Grooming Director, Ali's K9 Care

07511 906630

Ali has been running Ali's K9 Care in Verwood successfully since 2008. Ali's K9 Care operates from a bespoke designed grooming studio in the heart of Verwood. Its success is built upon the loyalty of its customers who come back time and time again for a friendly and professional service.

Ali's K9 Care is unique, as Ali is flexible to her clients' individual needs. Having trained at Craven College in Skipton, Ali was awarded a distinction in dog grooming techniques. Although Ali is trained in and able to work to all breed standards, she is more than happy to cut to personal and lifestyle requirements. You will leave with your pet styled your way!

Ali's K9 Care puts the dog and its owner first. She ensures that every dog enjoys its grooming experience. Ali only uses positive training methods. Ali is well qualified as she has a BSc (Hons) in Psychology including Animal Psychology. Ali also works with the Guide Dogs to groom current and withdrawn Guide Dogs.

For clients' peace of mind Ali is police checked and fully insured. She is also certified in emergency dog first aid which includes dealing with haemorrhaging, wounds, burns, fractures, sprains, poisons, stings, choking and much more. Should the situation arise she is able to examine, administer first aid and attempt to resuscitate if necessary.

At home, Ali has re-homed a withdrawn Guide Dog, Obi, who was withdrawn due to being scared of being handled and going to the vets. Slowly, Ali has worked gently with Obi until now she is able to have a bath, brush and ears cleaned daily and nails trimmed every week. Before she was rehomed with Ali, she had to be given a general anaesthetic to have her ears checked!

Ruth Langford

Grooming Stylist, Ali's K9 Care

07715 634789

Ruth Langford offers grooming services on Tuesdays in the studio. Ruth is incredibly experienced with dogs having spent the last three and a half years working for the RSPCA. She also holds a level 3 diploma in animal management and recently spent a month in South Africa, conducting wildlife conservation research. This involved surveying elephants, lions, leopards and cheetahs plus plenty more!

She is a kind and calm person and has her own dog, a Working Cocker, called Mowgli.