Does your pooch need a summer makeover? Then head over to Furever Friends and give your dog a new leash on life. Owner Jennifer Acuna-Alfaro has been grooming dogs for over 25 years and came to the profession because of her love of animals. Jennifer had worked for the previous owner of Furever Friends and took over when the owner left.
Jennifer underwent training for dog grooming where she learned the standards for each dog breed, as well as how you have to adapt those standards for pets. Many times people will be looking for a style that’s easy to maintain, so many of the dogs’ coats are cut shorter than if they were show dogs. In Jennifer’s opinion the most difficult breed to groom is the Standard Poodle because of its size and coat. For a regular grooming session Jennifer requires about three hours to get the dogs looking their best.
Jennifer’s favorite part of her job is spending time with the dogs and seeing their transformation. She said some of the dogs seem to know that they look good once she’s finished with them. The biggest piece of advice she gives to dog owners is to make sure that their dogs are trained well and socialized. It makes her job much easier and it’s a better experience for the dogs.
Many of Furever Friends’ customers discovered them through word of mouth and the business has numerous repeat customers. Jennifer also has private customers whose pets she’s been grooming for years. All of the grooming at her store is done by appointments which are available Wednesday-Saturday. So don’t delay – give Furever Friends a call and help your dog put his best paw forward.