Dog centre is making a big splash in Hartlepool

Hydrotherapist Katy Smith working with a dog in the new swimming pool at K9.
Hydrotherapist Katy Smith working with a dog in the new swimming pool at K9.
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A SERVICE where man’s best friend is preened and pampered is going from strength to strength after moving to a bigger premises.

K9 Hydrotherapy and Grooming Centre has moved from a 1,000ft premises to an 8,000ft unit further along the road, in Whitby Street South, Hartlepool.

Owners Chris and Karyn Smith have also housed a massive 19.5ft by 10.5ft hydrotherapy pool for pooches in the new premises.

The service has two hydrotherapists and two groomers, making the total number of staff now seven, with a two more being trained up.

Karyn said: “We have created jobs in Hartlepool.

“We have got all our regular clients and taking on even more.

“We have moved premises and it was purely because the demand was so great for us.”
 She said the company is now incorporating a lot more dog training, obedience classes and ‘doggy day care’.

Karyn added: “Ultimately we are four businesses in one.

“We can do a lot more, whereas we previously didn’t have the room.

“The pooches can even have one-to-one grooming sessions where there are no other dogs, as there is so much space.

“It’s a nice and relaxing environment for them.”