About Downtown Dog Grooming

Premium, all-breed dog grooming by appointment.

Downtown Dog Grooming is located in a renovated historic retail space in the heart of downtown Dover, NH. The salon was designed and decorated to offer a safe, calming atmosphere for both owners and their pets. Since 2017, Downtown Dog Grooming has offered a kennel-free, low-stress grooming experience with natural and veterinary standard products customized to each dog’s skin and coat.

All dog groomers on the DDG team are professionally trained, CPR/First Aid certified, have multiple years of experience in a salon setting, and keep up to date with the latest grooming trends, tools, and products. DDG groomers are committed to the health and happiness of pets and the satisfaction of their owners. Every client should leave having received a premium, personalized experience.

For us, quality is not an act, it’s a habit, and we can’t wait to show you with your pup!

The Women Behind the Clippers


Owner/Operator & Certified Professional Dog Groomer

Canine/First Aid & CPR Certified

Diandra, is a certified professional pet stylist and a certified veterinary assistant who also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Fitchburg State University. Diandra started this journey in 2005 at the age of 16 and over the course of her grooming career has worked at multiple successful grooming salons throughout New England before chasing her dream and opening her own salon in this beautiful seacoast community in 2017.

Diandra has a mixed breed pup (our shop dog!), Mabel, who you will often see in the salon working along side the groomers and greeting your dogs! Although a work-life balance isn’t easy as a small business owner, outside of the salon, Diandra soaks in as much quality time possible with her husband and young children.


Certified Professional Dog Groomer

Canine/First Aid & CPR Certified

Ryleigh has always had a passion for dogs. Shortly after graduating with a degree in business management, she decided to pursue her passion for the health and wellbeing of dogs. Ryleigh attended and graduated from A Plus Pet Grooming Academy in New Gloucester, Maine in 2018. She then started her grooming career working at a salon in southern Maine and now lives here, in New Hampshire.

Ryleigh joined the DDG team with three years of professional experience in 2021. Outside of work, Ryleigh is a dedicated mother and in her spare time she enjoys attending training classes and participating in dog sports with her standard poodles, Echo & Dru. Ryleigh enjoys grooming all dog breeds, but we can ensure that you will love the talent she can exert on a curly coat!


Certified Professional Dog Groomer

Canine/First Aid & CPR Certified

Kim was born and raised locally in Rochester, NH. Her initial interest in grooming came from her Old English Sheepdog, Duke. In 2011, she moved to Alabama and started on her path of a new career, pet grooming! By early 2012 she had become a certified pet groomer through a corporate grooming salon. In 2013, Kim moved back to the area and has since worked at a couple of different salons in Rochester and Dover before joining the DDG team in 2022. In her spare time, you can find Kim on her bike or in the garden!

Duke crossed the rainbow bridge in 2022, but Kim still credits him for helping her find her dream career and we’re so happy that she’s spending it with us, taking the best care of your pups and all of their grooming needs!


Certified Professional Dog Groomer

Canine/First Aid & CPR Certified

Born and raised in New Hampshire, Sheryl started her grooming career in 2014- getting certified as a professional pet groomer at a corporate salon after working as a grooming apprentice. She’s been in the grooming industry ever since and joined the DDG team in 2022.

Sheryl has two pups! An Australian Cattle dog mix named Cady and a Miniature American Eskimo named Kai. She also has two kitties and a chinchilla! Sheryl has also worked with race horses her entire life and has a riding horse of her own. Outside of animal care, Sheryl enjoys spending time with her husband and children.


Professional Dog Groomer

A Dover native! Brianna started her animal handling career at the age of 10 with American Fox Hounds for fox hunting. She was also a young dog show handler. Handling Newfoundlands, Saint Bernards, and German Shepherds.

Brianna started her dog grooming journey in high school through the animal science program at DHS and worked as an apprentice after high school until she became a professional dog groomer in 2003.

Over her lengthy career, Brianna has worked at a few salons throughout the seacoast and joined the DDG team with 20 years of experience in 2024.

Outside of dog grooming, Bri is a certified horse trainer and riding instructor. When she isn’t working, she’s spending time at the barn and horse shows with her two young daughters.
Vaccination Requirements
RABIES VACCINE- Rabies vaccine is required by law and proof of current rabies is needed prior to your dog’s first grooming appointment.

Vaccination Recommendations
BORDETELLA VACCINE- Recommended to protect your dog against the risk of kennel cough.
Salon Etiquette
If you need to reschedule or cancel an appointment, please do so with 48 hour notice. Missed appointments and appointments canceled or rescheduled with less than a 48 hour notice will be charged a late cancel fee of $25 (per dog)... Read More