My name is Dominic and I live in the beautiful city of Tavira in Portugal.

I am City & Guilds qualified and I take great pleasure in providing professional dog grooming services for your pet in a relaxed and loving environment. You can read some of the wonderful feedback I've received in the testimonials section of this website.

I have been working as a dog groomer in Tavira since November 2018. I am based at home where I have a purpose built work unit. My being based at home means I can take my time and provide your dog with loving care and attention, and plenty of rest breaks and cuddles.

In addition to dog grooming my husband and I also offer our dog grooming clients doggy day care, providing your little loved one with love, companionship, and exercise; and you with the peace of mind they're well looked after.

We have an active facebook page where you can find out more about us and the beautiful dogs we groom.

I love what I do and I look forward to hearing from you.



Full Groom

A groomed dog is a happy dog! My full grooming service is the ultimate treatment for your pet.

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Teeth Clean

Your beloved pet returns home healthy, happy and with shiny clean teeth!

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Doggy day care

Are you looking for someone to take care of your dog during the day providing them with love, companionship and exercise? Please be aware that we only provide this service to dogs known to us via our dog grooming.

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Thank you Dominic for taking such care with my girls. You did the most amazing job & they look so beautiful now. You were so gentle especially with Bessie B, knowing how stressed she gets. I look forward to your next visit. As do my girls with your hidden biscuits. 😉🐶





Tried numerous dog groomers since we have lived here, now found spotted dog the best by far thank you .


Very good service!!! Highly recommend it!!! Luah was very happy and gorgeous after her groomin! Thanksa lot Dominic Willmore for taking care of my baby. xx


Thank you very much Dominic for being so lovely and gentle with my gorgeous little boy on his 1st spa day. You have a very professional set up!


Thank you Dominic and Vaughan. You are a lovely, friendly couple who put both me and Ted at ease as soon as we walked through the door. Ted is much happier now after his fab groom and looks and feels amazing...we will definitely be back 😍🐈🐾 xx


Ross was whining and couldn't get out of the car soon enough to run into your home. He really loves to be with you in your home. We had a good day in and out of shops and Ross had a lovely day with you and your dogs!


Lovely to meet you both today and thank you for your help and advice. Thank you Dominic, for doing such a great job of grooming Coco & Jacob, they are giddy with the showing off of their new "do". We will be back for another pamper or two in the Autumn when we return to Portugal.”

Ruby the Alsation:

Thank you so much for my lovely afternoon of pampering. Just when I needed to shed all my troublesome hair, the lovely Dominic came to my rescue. She was gentle, kind and very caring. Just what I needed. Big licks always, love Ruby xxx


We were so fortunate to find Dominic Willmore of the Spotted Dog grooming in Tavira. They spent much of the day gently grooming, neatly trimming and bathing our two gorgeous rough collies Lexi & Zac. Thank you both so much for all your advice to help us to look after them, in this new environment - see you both again soon!


We are so pleased to have found Spotted Dog! Our lovely Spanish Water dog, Lola is twelve and has health issues so we have been reluctant to leave her in kennels over the past few years, meaning that my husband and myself were unable to go away together. Now we can leave her with Dominic and Vaughan, who own Spotted Dog and know that she is being looked after in a ‘ home from home’ situation! She even wags her tale when we arrive there and gets on very well with their two male Spaniels. They send us photos on a daily basis of her enjoying her holiday, which is very reassuring.It has given us the freedom to be away from Lola for a while and not need to worry about her well being. Thank you Spotted Dog!


Romeo and his mummy are so happy to have found Dominic. It’s brilliant to stay with him during his grooming and what a difference. Normally he’s a wreck when we pick him up but this time- sheer exuberance. Fantastic. Wish we’d found you earlier


Lovely meeting you and your Partner today. Leia looks, and smells awesome 👍 Feels great that we have found you! We look forward to seeing you again soon x🐾


We have just returned from The Spotted Dog, Dominic Willmore and Vaughan Willmore made us so welcome and looked after our 2 Waterdogs perfectly, Max & Tilly. We Will definitely return a fab place and so well run. Both dogs were so relaxed and look wonderful after their experience!


Chamo-me Dominic e moro na bela cidade de Tavira, em Portugal.

Tenho prazer em fornecer serviços profissionais de tratamento de cães para o seu animal de estimação em um ambiente descontraído e amoroso.

Tenho muitos clientes regulares e você pode ler alguns dos maravilhosos comentários que recebi na seção de depoimentos deste site.

Estou em casa, onde tenho uma unidade de trabalho construída especificamente. Isso ajuda a manter a cabeça baixa, o que significa que eu não preciso apressar os cães. Em vez disso, posso dedicar um tempo e fornecer ao seu cão carinho e atenção, além de muitos intervalos para descansar e abraçar.

Além de cuidar dos cães, meu marido e eu também oferecemos creche e hospedagem durante a noite para nossos clientes (ou melhor, para seus amigos peludos!), Proporcionando amor e companheirismo à sua amada; e você com a tranqüilidade de que eles são bem cuidados.

Temos uma página de facebook ativa e também escrevemos um artigo regular para a excelente revista East Algarve.

Adoro o que faço e espero ouvir de você.


PS: Eu falo inglês e um pouco de português!