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 has to be the best dog groomer in Melbourne. One of my dogs hates being groomed. We have been to so many groomers but he was always terrified. That was until we found Dogs of the North. She gives him plenty of breaks and has developed a great relationship with him. He really trusts her. My other dog loves her too. Their haircuts always look great. I would not go anywhere else.
    — N Johnson
  • 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
  • Susie is a talented groomer. The loving attention she gave my 4 month Havanese was just exceptional. Susie’s gentle approach, plus snacks and time for a sleepy pup to have a nap meant Hannah sailed through her first groom with flying colours. I highly recommend Susie. 5 🌟 all the way!
    — Barb Adam
  • I have been taking my gorgeous boy (Kobe) to Dogs of the North for almost two years and I couldn’t be happier with Susie’s work. She is so gentle and attentive with my dog and makes the grooming experience as comfortable as possible for him. He absolutely loves her. A fantastic job every time!
    — Adriana Nugent
  • 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




We’re currently fully booked for the next 6 months or so and are unable to take new clients at this time. 

If you’d like to join our waiting list, you can do so by filling out the form below. We’ll be sure to let you know when bookings become available.

Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. We sincerely hope we can help you and your pup in the future.

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