Because dogs deserve all the good things.(619) 237-0730
Your San Diego Dog Spa for Grooming & Training
Bella Woof Spa is a woman-owned, full-service professional dog spa that provides first-class grooming services, premium nutritionist-vetted pet products, and top-notch training for your best furry friends. In 2018, our owner April bought the Grooming, Training & Retail Boutique that existed at this location for several years and renamed it to Bella Woof. April has been serving the animal and pet community in the San Diego area since 1998. She has held and continues to hold significant veterinary roles at the San Diego Zoo, San Diego Humane Society, and UC Davis. We have spent the last several years adding additional talent to the team and now have an over 50 years combined experience in making pets happy and healthy.
Our professional groomers and bathers have the technical skill, knowledge, and experience to care for your pet in a safe and pleasant environment. Our staff is trained on proper equipment use, canine anatomy, as well as pet safety and handling. Your dogs are in good hands (literally!) from start to finish.Browse Services
Puppy & Dog Training
We follow the highest standards of training for your dogs. Our Chief Training Officer April Bove-Rothwell is a licensed training specialist with an extensive background in Animal Biology. Bella Woof Spa offers training for puppies and adult dogs alike in different settings.Learn More
Customized Puppy & Dog Training
We’ll work with you and your pets in an environment familiar to them—your home! Customized introductory and advanced training packages are available.
Puppy Training Classes
Teach your pup basic obedience skills, receive instructions on puppy socialization, and solve common puppy problems like mouthing, house-training, and jumping.
Premium Pet Products for Dogs & Cats
Our pet products at Bella Woof Spa are carefully researched and curated so your pets are nourished well from the inside-out. Choose from our selection of natural, holistic, and high quality food, bathing and grooming products, and other pet supplies.Learn More
We’re a full-service dog spa for all your grooming, training, and retail needs.
Get onsite training in Little Italy, at the San Diego Humane Society, or at your home!
April is a certified professional dog trainer with 20 years of experience.
We offer natural, holistic, and high-quality pet products that are vetted first.
We consider behavior and nutrition in a holistic approach to pets’ wellbeing.
Each Pet Special
Customized training and grooming considers each pet’s unique needs.
Meet April and the Team
Bella Woof Spa is run by wife and husband team April and Robert Rothwell out of the charming Little Italy neighborhood. With April's expertise in animal biology, nutrition and behavior and Robert's business acumen, the result is a unique experience that supports your pet's health and wellness, improving your invaluable bond with your pet.Learn More
Certification Council Pro Dog Trainers
American Kennel Club
Syn Alia Training Systems
Pet First Aid & CPR Certified
Animal Behavior Management Alliance
Bella Woof Spa is an awesome little business right in the middle of little Italy! I took my dog there for puppy classes, which was so much fun and super useful. The owners are amazing and care about all their customers and everything in their shop, from products to classes to grooming. My dog's first haircut was here and their groomers did an incredible job and I continue to bring my fur baby back regularly. They're definitely your go-to place for anything regarding your pets!