Alexis has always loved animals and grew up with a loveable rescue collie called Elvis. Her current family dog, Bella, a border terrier, was the inspiration for Ruff Mutts and is the mascot of the company. Feeling dissatisfied with her job in marketing, Alexis decided to complete a dog grooming course in 2011. She studied at Dogs Delight, a salon approved by the Pet Care Trust. She passed her City & Guilds Level 3 Dog Grooming Certificate. After finishing her course Alexis worked at Sniffles Dog Spa, working with some fantastic groomers who taught her a lot about the craft.
During this time Alexis also started dog walking and daycare. She was offered a space to rent at the Arc Vet in Muswell Hill in 2012 and the daycare business took off. After two years at the Arc Vet it was time to find a bigger space where daycare and grooming could be offered under one roof. The new salon on Crescent Road opened in September 2014.
Timi is Ruff Mutts’ full time dog groomer. Gentle and patient, Timi trained in her homeland, Hungary, and has been grooming since 2011. You may have seen her walking in Ally Pally with her fantastically groomed Schnauzer, Mr Black.
David joined Ruff Mutts in 2015 and it was clear the dogs loved him from day one. David previously managed work on large construction sites and in busy restaurant kitchens…he says he prefers dogs!
Address: 9 Crescent Road, London, N22 7RP
Phone: (+44) 020 8881 1883
Daycare: Mon to Fri – 09:00 to 17:00
Grooming: Tues – Sat – 09:30 to 17:00