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Saturday Survey: Grooming Licenses


I posted earlier in the week about a bill introduced in Rhode Island which would require dog groomers to be licensed. What do you think of that idea?

Would you support licensing dog groomers in your state?

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Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Rhode Island Seeks to License Dog Groomers

If you live in Rhode Island and take your dog to the groomer, you may want to weigh in on the pending legislation known as 2017-H 6054. The bill, introduced by State House Majority Leader K. Joseph Shekarchi (D-Warwick), would require that groomers be licensed, similar to the way in which hairstylists and barbers are licensed.

Similar legislation was defeated in 2013, but after a pug recently died during a nail trim at a big box grooming station, Shekarchi re-introduced the idea. No fault has been found in the dog’s death, but the lawmaker thinks this is an idea whose time has come.

Rhode Island would be the first state in the country to create any licensing requirements for dog groomers.

Read the whole story on WPRI.com.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

My Niece’s Houseguests

Alli Dog VacayDo you remember a few weeks ago when I said my niece, Allison, had signed up to be a dog-sitter on DogVacay? She’s in the Cincinnati, Ohio area, if any of you are looking for a sitter.

After a few initial hiccups (one of her dogs had a seizure while she was giving a prospective client a tour), she is apparently doing quite well. This is her menagerie for this week. Although four of them live there, it still looks like a good-sized crowd.

She also does grooming and makes accessories such as neckties and bows for dogs. She’s very talented, and I’m proud to say she’s family!

Oh, and did I mention what a great photographer she is? Apparently, she got their attention with a spoonful of peanut butter!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Doggy Moon Shine

Looking for a great dog grooming option in Los Angeles / Silver Lake?  Urban Pet introduces their new full service grooming and self-service wash salon, with each pod being equipped with top of the line tubs, dryers, brushes and shampoos.  Each pod also is inspired by great artists; Van Gogh, Picasso, etc.

Self service washes start at $20 – a whole lot less than I pay my groomer!

Check out more details on Moon Shine’s web site.

Until next time,

Good day, and good dog!