Our Awards and Credentials
Darwin Pet Spa has fully trained and qualified staff who continuously strive to offer the best dog and cat grooming service in Darwin.
Darwin Pet Spa is a registered business, a proud member of the Pet Industry Association of Australia (PIAA) and an active member of the National Cat Groomers Institute of America (NCGIA).
Your groomer is certified in canine and feline care and has undergone training by International Certified Master Groomer (judge and certifier) Christine Speerin at her world renowned training school The Grooming School in Australia.
Owner Michelle Auld underwent rigorous training and exams to become one of only four Certified Feline Master Groomers in Australia under guidance of the National Cat Groomers Institute of America.
Michelle has completed an Advanced Grooming Seminar in two-day Salon Free-Style Mixed Breed Workshop she hosted for groomers in Darwin under the training of Australia’s International Certified Master Groomers Melanie Newman and Nicky Renwood.
AwardsMichelle was crowned the Best Canine Groomer of the Year in Australia at the 5th Annual Dog Owners Choice Awards for the Master Dog Breeders and Associates.
Michelle attended the gala event at Chifley at Lennons in Brisbane to accept the award, which now sits proudly on the wall in our grooming studio.
This is an annual award and is a very much sought after award with many groomers vying to win it.
Nomination for this award can only be made by a third party, and Michelle appreciates the time and effort her clients went to to nominate her.
Certification as Certified Feline Master Groomer
Michelle underwent rigorous training in South Carolina, America under the guidance of the National Cat Groomers Institute of America to become one of only four Certified Feline Master Groomers in Australia. Michelle is the only Certified Master Cat Groomer in the Northern Territory.
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What our clients think of us.
7th April 2013
Just want to say a big thank you from Ginger and I.
She looks absolutely gorgeous and she smells just like a princess. Was worth every cent.
Thank you so much for looking after and taking care of Ginger today. See you in 2 – 3 months.
Regards Deborah and Ginger ...
Author: Alison Hucks
5th June 2013
Can't thank Michelle and crew for all they do for Savvy (& me!!).
Savvy is the best groomed and most happy dog due to the loving care and attention that Michelle provides. Not to mention how much fun she has whenever she goes!
Michelle goes above and beyond to take care of us both.
AND a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Michelle for being awarded Australian Groomer of the Year for the ...
15th October 2013
Thank you so much for taking care of little gizmo today. He looks so much cleaner and the tidy up work you've done will minimize the maintenance I'll have to do.
Loved the cute neckerchief he came out in
I will highly recommend your services to my friends. Excellent value and excellent results. ...
3rd June 2014
Ah yes they are beautiful and clean when they get picked up.....such princess's, smells lovely, all clean, lovely bandana or bows, all excited to see us then as soon as she gets home roxi she jumps in the pool..... I come home to a Mutt a bit cleaner than when I dropped her off.... Oh if only you could be afraid of the pool like Rosie..... I wish....l.!!!!...
15th August 2014
Thanks Michelle aka Vidal!
You have done a wonderful job with Mr Barney and your advice for managing his coat in between his visits has been invaluable.
Thanks for consistently providing such high quality doggy spa/grooming services. We are so fortunate to have such a skilful and caring groomer in Darwin!
Happy to recommend you as is your favourite Mr B! Xxx...