Groomed for pet success

EXPERT: Dogoverboard owner Cheryl Shaw is recognised as a renowned and trusted authority on dog grooming, canine care and canine therapy.

EXPERT: Dogoverboard owner Cheryl Shaw is recognised as a renowned and trusted authority on dog grooming, canine care and canine therapy.

Dogoverboard owner Cheryl Shaw is proud to be recognised as the most Outstanding Petcare business in the Hunter especially as this category includes all other groomers, veterinarians, boarding kennels, pet shops, rescue organisations and trainers.

"Winning is a reflection of Dogoverboard's commitment, experience, reputation, quality of grooming services and standing in the community," Cheryl said.

"We particularly thank our wonderful caring staff, our lovely clients and their beautiful dogs, Precedent Productions and the sponsors who support these awards.

"We are proud to have won this award four times over the past six years."

Dogoverboard was developed as a speciality canine care centre by Cheryl in 2002 and is now the largest speciality canine care centre in Australia providing a wide range of canine services for healthy dogs.

Services include professional dog grooming and bathing, DIY bathing and drying, day care, puppy crèche, puppy preschool, canine hydrotherapy, fun swimming, canine massage and canine myofunctional therapy.

Cheryl has qualifications in canine care and canine therapy and also hosts the PetChat radio program every Wednesday on 2NURFM.

She was also the Grooming Director for the Pet Industry Association of Australia.

"We are an independent family owned and run business and we are very proud of our reputation, integrity, knowledge and high standards that we have achieved in canine care and especially in dog grooming over the past 17 years," she said.

"Our success comes from the quality of services, attention to detail, management and staff experience, staff training and education, canine knowledge, the honesty of our staff and our absolute focus on treating all dogs humanely and with love and respect.

"We absolutely loves dogs, no matter how big or small."

Dogoverboard specialise in quality dog grooming and bathing by fully trained experienced groomers and canine carers who believe that not only does every dog deserve the best; it must look and feel its best to be happy.

Dogs are clipped to the owner's preferred length and style depending on the condition of the coat.

"Dog lovers can bond with their dog by taking advantage of the heated freshwater DIY dog baths or they can get the caring trained staff to professionally wash and completely dry their dog whilst they relax," Cheryl said.

"Your dog would love a fun swim in the heated 15-metre pool which is especially designed for exercise and also rehabilitation.

"Dogs and puppies can enjoy a day of socialising and fun at doggy day care and at the puppy crèche. Dog owners receive trusted advice on the best products suitable for their dog."

All services at Dogoverboard are carried out in open view.

"Transparency is important," Cheryl said.

"Dogs are part of the family and just like children you must be comfortable knowing how they are treated and be able to see everything.

"I do not allow the use of any form of sedation, force, harnesses or cage drying and all dogs must be treated humanely and feel happy about being groomed."

Dogoverboard is located between Westfield Kotara and Adamstown shopping centre at 10 William St, Adamstown.

Spend a few hours shopping while your dog receives the ultimate makeover.

For more information on how to spoil your dog call Dogoverboard on 4957 8500.