Pet Mania is owned and run by people who really care about animals and the comfort and welfare of the animals is always our priority.
The story behind Pet Mania is a heart-warming and inspiring tale that will bring a smile to the face of any pet lover.
Kookie was a dog who had been mistreated before being rescued and taken to Battersea Dogs Home. She was adopted by Lynda Agras in 1987 and was gradually coaxed out of her nervousness to become a loving, caring and wise pet. Kookie changed Lynda’s life dramatically and inspired her to open Pet Mania in 1989 – a place that would provide pet owners in North West London with everything they needed. Lynda and Kookie became well known in the area and were fervent campaigners for pets’ rights across the region. Kookie sadly died in 2003 at the age of 17, but her spirit lives on in the shop.
Pet Mania was the first open-plan dog grooming parlour of its kind – based around the idea that pet owners can watch their dog or cat being treated. This is not only reassuring for you as a pet owner, but also allows you to pick up some basic grooming methods and tips to use at home.
Our grooming methods and open plan design have been highly acclaimed and Pet Mania has featured on various television programmes and carried out grooming demonstrations at Harrods.
Pet Mania has a friendly, welcoming and caring atmosphere that makes both owner and pets feel at ease. Our staff are all highly trained and most have been with us for many years.
Meet the team
Owner and manager: Lynda Agras
In the shop: Kelly (employee for 14 years), Maggie (employee for 22 years), Ayden (employee for 13 years), Tessa (employee for 16 years) and Rosie (a new trainee). The shop staff are all fully trained in nutrition, various minor ailments and skin problems.
Grooming team: Abigail (over 25 years with Pet Mania), Sara (20 years), Helen (12 years), Kelsey (7 years), Frank (2 years) and Cristina (our newest member). Most of our groomers were trained at Pet Mania to our high standards. Ricky and Damian wash and dry the dogs ready for grooming. Lorna organises the appointments and the running of the parlour and Danny collects and delivers them safely home – both have been with Pet Mania for 12 years.