Welcome to Dogs of the North


We're a boutique dog grooming service in Melbourne's inner north. While we're only small, we believe that's a big part of our appeal – our resident Westie Gracie (pictured above) is proof good things really do come in small packages!  

We provide a relaxed and caring environment so your dog feels at ease before, during and after the grooming process. What matters to us is that all dogs we groom leave looking, smelling, and – most importantly – feeling amazing!

We understand the grooming process can be a challenge for some dogs. This is why Dogs of the North owner and head groomer Susie Rosetzky only grooms one dog at a time. She also allows generous appointment times so your dog can take a break for a bit of play time with Susie, if the need arises.

Here's what some of our clients are saying…


  • Susie is beyond incredible. Our groodle, Maggie, had extreme matting and is a high energy puppy. Susie was so patient and kind and when we collected Maggie she was completely relaxed and looked amazing.
    — Ali Orman
  • Susie was wonderful with our little Lenny. She made him look so neat and handsome. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a great local and reasonably-priced groomer.
    — Rebecca Gomo
  • Susie's gentle care and attention with our dog Toby was exceptional. Toby came home, not only with a sharp-looking coat, but very happy with himself! We will definitely be back.
    — Marie-Ann Taylor
  • Have definitely found my new groomer. Susie was fantastic with my pup who can be a little temperamental, but she spent the extra time with him to make sure he was comfortable. Thank you Susie, terrific job!
    — Morgan Bakker
  • Susie was very caring with our dog and really went the extra mile to get a fabulous result. Our poodle arrived a big tangled mess and came back happy, fluffy and tidy. We will be back. Thanks for doing such a great job Susie!
    — Laura Hayes
  • Susie was the most caring groomer I've met. She discussed different options and has really good advice. When I picked up Jay Jay and Coco they had a smile from ear to ear and the best cuts I've ever seen on them.
    — Bri Lace

 Our modern, climate-controlled salon is located in Northcote in Melbourne's inner north

Our modern, climate-controlled salon is located in Northcote in Melbourne's inner north

Our Salon

Located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac off Westgarth St in Northcote, our modern and comfortable salon is easy to reach, and parking is a breeze – no need to worry about traffic when dropping off or picking up your pet.

To ensure the most pleasant and safe experience we use only premium shampoos and conditioners, formulated with certified organic plant extracts and essential oils. They are soap free, 100% biodegradable, tearless and suitable for the most sensitive skins.

Our salon is also climate controlled, to ensure everyone (whether on two legs or four) is comfortable no matter the temperature outside.



Dog Grooming Services

 Our electric 'lift' bath makes entry and exit easy for dogs of all ages and sizes  

Our electric 'lift' bath makes entry and exit easy for dogs of all ages and sizes  

The grooming process can be a challenge for some dogs, so, with this in mind, we offer generous appointment times. This allows for some playtime at our safe, secure and homely premises. We provide a full nose-to-tail assessment during each visit and follow this up with expert advice on your dog's health and grooming needs. 

We offer a comprehensive range of services. These include full grooms, groom outs/de-sheds, bath & tidy ups and complimentary nail clipping between appointments.

For a full list of our services, click here




Please note: we are fully booked for the remainder of 2018. If you fill in the form below, we'll put you on the wait list for 2019 and notify you as soon as a position becomes available. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

For general enquiries, or to book an appointment with Susie, please fill in the form below and we'll respond promptly. Please note that all grooming sessions are by appointment only.

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