K8’s Short Bark n Sides Dog Groomers

Cardiff Dog Grooming and Doggy Deli

About Us

Award Winning, Trained Dog Groomers!

Kate –

Dog Barber & Salon Owner

Kate is a fully City & Guilds qualified dog groomer. She trained at an Award Winning dog grooming school that prides itself on teaching Dog Groomers from all around the world. Kate also holds a National Diploma in Animal Care and is Emergency Canine First Aid qualified so as you can imagine animals are her passion.

With experience from Dog Grooming in both popular pet stores and veterinary practices we can assure that all your dogs needs will be met whilst in Kates care at the salon.

Kate prides herself on her professionalism and care for not just every dog but every customer who walks through the salon doors. Working along side local charities and rescue centres Kate been voted the number one dog groomer in Cardiff by the Three Best Rated the people vote of 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021

Michaela -Assistant Dog Barber & Salon Owner

Michaela has a passion for animals and enjoys spending her days surrounded by your pets. Whether you have a puppy or a golden oldie that needs a bath and brush up, Michaela is the one for you. Michaela treats all dogs in her care as if they are her own. She has devoted her career to helping rescues and charities to insure all animals have a loving home to call their own. You will find Michaela in the salon serving customers, booking your appointments and making sure each dog is bathed and dried to a very high standard. Michaela is the friendly face behind the counter. 

Meet the rest of the team…


Bailey our salon Pug is the reason K8’S Short Bark N Sides originally opened, you will often see him greeting customers as they enter through the salon doors, watching the world go by on the sofa or enjoying an afternoon nap in one of the salon beds. At the ripe age of 14 Mr B has become one of our biggest fans. He likes to make sure the every pooch that comes in is well behaved and has been extending his forever growing list of four legged friends from the day our salon doors opened. Bailey is the CEO of Short Bark N Sides!


Louis our salon Frenchie started off his life with a very sad story, at the age of 14 months he found himself roaming the streets of Cardiff where he was picked up by the Dog Warden and began looking for his forever home. Little did he know his forever home would be with the team at Short Bark n Sides. Louis was rescued in 2017 and soon became part of the Short Bark N Sides family. Louis went from street dog to living the doggy dream! You may often find Louis with his face pressed up against the window waiting for his friends!


Albie the Special Pug. Albie has become the little heart throb of the salon, being born with brain damage is difficult for anyone, however this little Pug has the biggest character out of all the salon mascots. You can normally hear him before you see him. You can always count on this little fella to put a smile on your face, from him sniffing out treats to pinching and hiding toys, Albie brings so much life to the salon. This little man makes sure nothing gets in his way when he’s treat finding! The Short Bark N Sides team is Albies third family. We are so glad he has found his forever home with us!


Bungle the newest member of the K8’s Short Bark N Sides family, you can often find him out in the van with Michaela where he greets all our dog walking customers with a smile and a bum wiggle. When hes not out with Michaela you can find him curled up in one of the salon beds relaxing in the chilled atmosphere of the salon. With joining his 1/2 brother Albie, his great uncle Bailey and his French brother Louis our team is now complete!