Pamper your dog with our high quality dog grooming services which is just a Fifteen minute stroll from Newry City


Our high-end salon is located at 10 Derrybeg Cottages, Newry BT35 7LR. We are committed to providing a relaxing environment in our modern, spacious and clean salon. You can be sure that the utmost care will be taken by our highly qualified and experienced groomers.  We have a strict policy where all dogs are treated and handled like they are our own.

book an appointment?

When we have a dog in the bath, we can’t answer the phone, but we will always see a text and catch up with any missed calls in the evening, or you can you the contact form below.

Qualify as a Professional Groomer.

No previous experience necessary. Become qualified if you are already grooming and need certification.

An insight on our proprietor.

My name is Orlaith Keenan, i have always loved animals from an early age and it has definitely influenced my past career choices and my current canine career. Starting with; horses, Veterinary Clinics, Kennels and grooming salons, I eventually opening my own salon Designer Paws in 2008.

Alongside of which I’ve successfully shown Miniature/medium Poodles in Ireland the UK and as far as Europe, under our Kennel name “Sleepybrook “.Within the showing circuit, I’m also a progressing Judge currently qualified to judge all 4 sizes of poodle under IKC/FCI rules.

Many other exhibitiors have also asked me for advice and help to groom and handle their dogs (multiple breeds) to help them on their journey  to Champion titles.

Outside of kennel club shows I also participate in Grooming Competitions in Ireland and the UK and thanks to Zoom and Covid online Competitions as far as Europe and the USA. I’ve received great recognition  n these competitions winning classes including; Poodle Class, Freestyle, Pure Breed Classes, Creative classes all of which resulting in bringing home Best in show titles and Groomer of the year twice, for now.

Recent pictures

“Before” and “After” dog grooming photos of some of the loveable dogs that recently have came to our salon.