By DUSTIN GEORGE, The Shelby Star
MOORSEBORO, N.C. (AP) — A Moorseboro native has returned to her hometown and introduced her personal enterprise along with her.
In April, Liza Jones opened Soiled Paws Pet Salon, 1016 Metal Bridge Highway, Mooresboro. The enterprise guarantees particular person grooming companies for canine of all sizes and breeds. Companies provided on the salon embrace nail filing, bathing, flea dips, de-shedding remedies and hair cuts.
The salon sits in a small storage constructing which has been refitted with electrical energy and plumbing. A big tub used for baths is welded in place in a single nook of the salon, and a grooming station constructed from the stays of a barber’s chair is close by.
The entire work is finished by Jones, who has been working with animals since she was younger and grooming pets for a lot of her life. By doing all the work herself, Jones mentioned she is ready to assure constant outcomes for her clients and cut back stress on the animals with which she works.
“In some larger locations you may need three or 4 folks engaged on canine at one time. Right here I work on one canine at a time, and it’s one-on-one, me and the canine,” mentioned Jones.
On common, appointments take between 90 minutes and two hours, relying on the scale of the canine and companies wanted.
“Lots of people will drop their canine off and go run their errands whereas I work with them. I name (the homeowners) after I’m executed to allow them to come choose up their canine,” Jones mentioned.
The entire merchandise used within the store are all-natural, Jones mentioned, to keep away from any attainable allergy points for animals.
The brand new salon is Jones’ second try at working a pet grooming enterprise. In 2007 she opened a grooming enterprise in South Carolina, however Jones mentioned she was compelled to shut when her land and constructing had been offered to the state for a freeway widening mission.
Jones mentioned she all the time deliberate to reopen the enterprise elsewhere, however it took her a couple of years to discover a place to place it. Now that it’s open once more, she’s excited to be again in enterprise.
“You recognize if you happen to love what you do it’s by no means actually work,” she mentioned. “I do love this. I really like working with animals.”
Already, the enterprise is attracting common clients.
“She’s fantastic,” mentioned Danny Powell, who has appointments for his canine Carley each three weeks. “She’s simply good and well mannered to the canine, and the canine loves her.”
Denise Harris, one other common buyer with an 8-year-old Yorkie combine named Benji, agreed. “She’s actually good and he or she’s honest priced too,” she mentioned.
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