After nearly 21 years Muckypups is handing over the reigns to Emily May Harper, who’ll be covering the same Maidstone area.

Lee Hobden, (very sadly taken by cancer in 2020), started way back in 2000 with Bugsies Dog Wash, then in 2002, broke away to start Muckypups with me, Claire, joining the fun. We floofed Kent’s hounds and made lovely friends along the way, but now it’s time for me to give my creaking body a rest and have a career change.

The Muckypups name with live on through Emily who is taking the van, logo, website etc, so I hope you’ll join me in welcoming her, and giving her a go as your new groomer. You can contact her through here or

Clients wishing to say goodbye, or send me vast amounts of wine, cash, or chocolate orange buttons, may still contact me in the usual way.

Thanks for everything and bye for now 💕🐶

Call Emily 07969 392393


I offer a mobile dog wash service right to your door, no mess, no fuss. Just bring your dog into my van, and we’ll bring him or her back, clean & dry!


Maidstone, including Lenham, Harrietsham, Hollingbourne, Leeds, Langley, Sutton Valence, Town Centre, Aylesford & Leybourne)


The Muckypups Mobile Dog washing van is adapted from a Citroen Relay professionally, by long term partners in grime,

The van has fully certified electrics, helping to run a warm water hydro bath with step through door, a twin turbo blaster hair dryer, professional clippers, and of course a fully electric grooming table, able to lower to within a few inches from the floor. This is helpful for very large dogs, dogs that have issues with their limbs, or indeed, dogs of a certain age!



I use shampoos, detangling and coat conditioning spray. Seaweed and cucumber coarse coat shampoo is our standard use shampoo, included in our prices. For an extra £2-4 we have a Tea Tree Medicated shampoo for sensitive skin, or a Flea Rinse, if your dog has been invaded by the little critters! Evening Primrose coat conditioning spray or Lavender and Mint Aromatherapy spray is used on the coat at the very end of the session.

I use eye wipes after each wash, and properly clean the ears too, all included in the price! Nails can be clipped at a cost of £5, when already washing your dog.