Holmes Chapel & Bowdon

Open For Essential Visits




Updated: 25 February 2021


Over the past six weeks whilst our Knutsford salon has been closed, we have seen a growing number of welfare grooming concerns needing our expert attention. As such, we have made the decision to reopen the Knutsford salon on reduced hours from the 3rd March, Wednesday to Saturday. 

We’d like to stress that it is still not yet “business as usual” for us; we will only be seeing essential welfare concerns at this time, not aesthetic grooming. 


Wednesday – Saturday: 9.00am – 5.30pm

Holmes Chapel

Monday – Wednesday: 9.00am – 5.30pm


Thursday – Saturday: 9.00am – 5.30pm

Please note that our Holmes Chapel and Bowdon salons opening hours remain the same. 

We ask that if your pet requires essential grooming, you book an appointment via our online form where possible, and attach clear photos of the concern for us to pre-examine before attending the salon. More information about this will be sent to registered clients shortly. 

Our groomers will still be here to answer emails or phone calls. Don’t forget, we also have lots of support materials on our blog including helpful how-to videos on maintaining different coat types at home.


The Pet Retreat Team


Grooms that can still take place during lockdown are as follows:

  • To treat or prevent matting
  • To support the skin regime of dogs with an existing history of dermatitis (e.g. those dogs that require veterinary medicated shampoo)
  • Dogs whose nails are causing disruption to the anatomy of the foot, and severe discomfort. (A photo will be required)
  • Trimming around eyes, bum and private areas, under pads of specific areas of matting if said areas are causing pain or discomfort. This may not require a full hair cut, however may require a bath (at the discretion of your stylist)
  • Dogs who need grooming for other Veterinary reasons. (A supporting letter from your vet may be required)

Our groomers will continue to answer Emails of any concerns with your pets and we will be here to answer any queries you may have on the other end of the phone. We have lots of support materials on our blog including helpful how-to videos on maintaining different coat types at home.


Find out more about how we'll be operating throughout the pandemic.


Complete our booking form and one of our groomers will be in touch with availability.

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Award Winning Dog
Grooming In Cheshire

With salons located in Knutsford, Bowdon, Woodford and Holmes Chapel, we’ve offered award-winning dog grooming to pets across Cheshire since 2015. Find out more about The Pet Retreat experience and book your bespoke pet grooming appointment today.

The Pet Retreat

The Pet Retreat offers a whole new standard to pet grooming in Cheshire. As well as offering top class cuts delivered by a team of experts, our focus is on the health and wellbeing of your pet and its coat throughout your experience.

Since opening our Knutsford salon in 2015, we’ve been able to deliver our five-star grooming experience to pets across the region. We now have four purpose-built salons, designed with your pet’s comfort and enjoyment in mind.

Whether you’re looking for a breed standard cut, a simple freshen up or you just want to give your pet some pampering, your nearest salon is sure to deliver.

Our Process

Our luxury dog grooming process is designed to deliver on the three most important factors: health, style and enjoyment. We’ll identify any factors affecting your pet’s coat and skin health, give them a trim to dazzle and leave both dog and owner smiling from ear to ear. Here’s how we do it.



The complimentary consultation enables us to understand what you want and assess your pet's coat and skin health.


We then start by bathing your dog in a shampoo specially chosen with your pet’s coat and skin type in mind.


After the bath we then remove the dead hair first using various brushes before blowing drying your pet's hair.


Now it’s onto styling your pet. We can offer breed standard cuts or find a style that suits their personality.

After Care

It doesn't end there. We'll offer you advice on how to care for your pet's coat before their next visit.


The Pet Retreat have pet grooming salons located across Cheshire. To find the store nearest to you, enter your postcode below.