Mucky Pups opened in July 2020 by Emma – a brave decision considering we were in the middle of a global pandemic! Our amazing customers supported us through the first couple of months and we grew bigger and better!

We love seeing all your pets come through the door, even if its just for a chat. We pride ourselves on being a professional friendly service and will help anyone with free advise and recommendations.

In November 2020 we were granted permission from iPET Network to start offering their amazing new qualifications and we are so pleased to say we have successfully supported a number of students through their studies.

Emma Betteridge LCGI

Hi, I’m Emma, the owner and founder of Mucky Pups! I have been in the grooming industry for over 10 years, previously a veterinary care assistant. I hold a Level 2 & Level 3 City and Guilds Diploma in Dog Grooming, as well as various other certificates in education, dog handling, bite prevention and canine first aid. I am the head tutor here at Mucky Pups, and hold my AET, PTLLS & Level 4 City and Guilds Licentiateship. My favourite breed to groom has to be the Shih Tzu!

Amie Mole

Amie has joined the salon in March 2021. She holds the iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming & Salon Management. She keeps the salon running and is always keeping up with our salons high standards. She is such an animal lover, with a variety of dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, ducks, hamsters and even a tortoise at home! Amie is also a tutor here at Mucky Pups, holding her Award in Education and Training. Her favourite dogs to groom are Cockapoo’s

Amy Pagett

Amy is the face you will see driving our Mobile Van. Amy has been working as a dog groomer for many years, she holds the iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming & Salon Management and Canine First Aid. Amy has a very patient attitude with the dogs in her care! Amy has a Labrador called Wilson and 2 horses, Bronte and Jessie. Give her a wave if you see her driving around

Mollie Sharpe

Mollie has now been with us just over 1 year! She joined us as an apprentice, and now having finished her Dog Grooming Level 2 City and Guilds Qualification, is studying towards her iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management. She helps both Emma and Amie in the salon as well as looking after all the dogs, keeping welfare as her main concern! Mollie has a Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Moo, and 2 horses Tinkerbelle and Rolo


Theodore joined the team shortly after March 2022, you may see him in the salon on Tuesdays & Wednesdays. He is friendly face for our regulars and loves all the doggies that he can see (from his secure baby pen). Let me just warn you that some dogs may go home with a sausage thrown their way – if there quick!

If you are interested in joining the Mucky Pups Team, please send your CV’s and covering letter to

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