Vail Valley Bizwatch: Gypsum business offers full-service grooming
Ryan Summerlin April 9, 2013
Business Name: Doggishly Dapper Grooming.
Location: 10651 Highway 6, Gypsum.
Date Opened: Jan. 10, 2012.
Owners: Kitty Ahern and Ginny Putnam.
Contact info: 970-524-3655, www.DoggishlyDapper.com.
What goods or services do you provide? Full-service dog grooming. We make the world a more beautiful place one dog at a time.
What’s new and exciting at your place? We are celebrating our first year in business. We want to thank our customers and the community for their support.
What strategy do you use to differentiate your business from your competition? We treat each dog as if they are one of our own. We pride ourselves on being sensitive to every dogs needs. We use all natural products. We have a clean, safe and healthy environment. We also have a play room for those puppies who don’t like to be kenneled. Our pricing is comparative if not lower.
What philosophy do you follow in dealing with your customers? What can your customers expect from you? They say that you will never work a day in your life when you are doing something that you love and that rings true for us. We treat everyone with a professional attitude and have the highest level of integrity in what we do. We stand behind our work.
Tell us a little about your background, education and experience: Kitty apprenticed with a wonderful groomer in the valley for ten years before opening Doggishly Dapper. We are members of the National Dog Grooming Association of America. Continuing education is important, keeping up with new style trends or techniques are vital.
What is the most humorous thing that has happened at your business since you opened? We work with dogs, and anyone who owns a dog knows how funny they can be. They can crack you up at any given moment. It is really funny to watch a dog fall asleep during their bubble bath. We also love to see how proud of themselves they are when they’re finished.