Allow me to introduce myself...

Hello and welcome to sMARTs the ultimate dog grooming and dog walking service based in the beautiful Derwent Valley of Derbyshire.

I'm Helen Mart, your dog groomer and your dog walker and I would just like to take a moment to introduce myself and explain how sMARTs came into my world, and talk a little bit about my journey to becoming a dog groomer.

I have been a lifelong Milford resident and have been involved with dogs throughout my entire life. I currently have two wonderful rescue dogs, a Kelpie named Quattro and a Border collie named Twirly.

I previously worked as a City and Guilds Qualified Hairdresser, and then as a Civil Servant for nearly 24 years. Being ready for a new direction, I took the decision to turn my passion and interest in dogs into a career and trained professionally in dog grooming at Just4Paws, successfully obtaining a Level 3 City and Guilds certificate. I started on my journey to run my own business and am now a First Aid trained and fully insured qualified dog groomer. Additionaly I am also a member of both the Pet Industry Federation and British Dog Groomer’s Association.

Dogs are the love of my life. Every dog I groom or walk is looked after to the highest standard whilst in my care, therefore your dog’s welfare is my first priority. Every dog left in my hands will receive the utmost care and attention. I groom strictly on a one-to-one basis and nothing is rushed and I look forward to pampering your dogs, giving them the satisfaction they deserve, now and in the future.

With regards to my dog walking service, I can promise that come wind, rain or shine, sleet or snow, your dog will be fine - even if that means simply a short walk due to extreme weather conditions (ie heat, blizzards, thunder storms, etc) for the safety of both the dogs and myself.

I provide a first class personal service that suits you and your dogs needs, thus enabling the owners to feel safe in the knowledge that their dogs will be loved and cared for.

Reasons to choose me:

  • Fully insured with Public Liability cover and key replacement cover
  • A member of both Pet Industry Federation and Pet Service Association
  • DBS checked (anyone entering your home alone should be police checked)
  • Trained in pet First Aid
  • Professional, reliable and confidential
  • Key safe/Keys are coded

sMARTs Walkies Dog Service adheres to the Animal Welfare Act.