? Mrs. Doolittle's Bath House
Finally! A Finished Shop! Dog Spoken Here

Mrs. Doolittle's Bath House
892 Lafayette Road
Hampton, NH 03842
Phone: (603) 926-9012

Beth Bessemer
Seacoast Groomer for 24 Years

We are open Tue-Sat 7:30am-4pm
Extended hours by appointment

Free daycare with grooming!

We provide the best in pet services from grooming to walking and daycare and we do it all day long! Overnight boarding is available whenever you need it, as are diet and nutrition regimens. Dropping off and picking up your pet are a breeze, whether it's for grooming or boarding! We are a full service grooming place for your furry family members! Your cats can enjoy all of our services too as well as special needs pets. Nobody is too old or too shy for us to care for!

Question and Answer

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. I would suggest that a customer go with their gut when looking for a service provider for their pets. Remember, pets are part of the family too and people are looking for care that's as good, if not better, than the care they would give themselves. It's nice if a customer can walk away feeling confident that their pet is in good hands.

Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?

A. I wouldn't just ask questions, I would also want to see where things were being done. If you're not allowed in to a space that your pet will be spending time in then don't leave your pet there~I'm not a fan of the "behind closed doors", especially when it comes to my pets!

Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?

A. It's nice when I meet a customer that has as much information about their pet as they can give; especially if their pet is sensitive to other animals, being handled, etc. The more information you can share about your pet the better the experience they'll have whether it's grooming, boarding, day care or walking. Each of those situations calls for different responses.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. My customers and I talk about what they want their dog/cat to look like when they're done being groomed; that way there are no surprises and dissappointments when their pet is picked up. People want the best for their pets and as long as things are explained to them they generally understand the whys and wherefores of a situation.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. You need more than the love of animals to do what I do~you need to love working with animals as well! These are 2 different things believe it or not. I love when an animal comes in for a service and wants to trust me to take care of them in a respectful, caring way; I can see it in their eyes that they're asking me to help them with this dilemma and I love being able to do that for them!

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. I've always loved animals, since I was a little girl. I wanted to be a veterinarian growing up but by the time I got to college age I didn't want to go to school anymore! I started out volunteering to work with pets and my career went from there. I did take a one year course as a vet technician which was very interesting and helpful in the career that I have today.

Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?

A. I read information that's geared to my line of work which is interesting; I also attend dog shows and learn about the new products available as well. There is a lot of repeat in this industry and I have to weed out the real products from the products that are just showy.

Q. What is your greatest strength?

A. My greatest strength is being able to read a pets demeanor~they give off signals and looks that are telling of how they're feeling. I have been caught off guard though and gotten my hand out just in time!!