Linda's Story

Linda’s Grooming Palace started September 1, 2011 after a long history of having a genuine love of animals.  I can remember as a young girl bringing home every stray animal I would find, only to hear, "Linda, you know you can't keep it honey."

 Growing up, I always thought I would become a veterinarian.  That dream changed at 18 when I went to school to become a teacher. I was a teacher for 24 years and loved the profession. I taught in Canada, Barranquilla, South America and Mansfield City Schools before making a big career change at 45 years old to become a Pet Stylist!

I decided to become a groomer in the summer of 2010 after picking up my 2 dogs from a new groomer.  My original groomer wasn't available, so instead of waiting till she got back, I took them somewhere else. Well...when I picked up the dogs and walked them to the car I noticed that they both were missing their rear furnishings. She had shaved off their feathering (golden retriever and collie mix), without my permission!!! I was so upset and disappointed in their groom! I thought to myself that day that I could certainly do a much better job!  Ironically, a couple of days later I saw an episode on Cesar Milan's television program on Animal Planet about Mobile Grooming and that set in motion my dream of working with dogs and starting a mobile grooming business. I decided then that I would always be a groomer that listens to clients requests and would do my best to meet the needs of each client according to what they want for their own dog, and that I would never shave down or do anything to someone's sweet pet without discussing it with the owner first. I went to grooming school before I started my business and have continued to educate myself with grooming seminars and conferences to keep abreast of the new trends and styles.  I worked hard at  my new business and  for two years I taught by day and groomed by night and on the weekends.  By 2013 I retired from teaching to commit to Linda’s Grooming Palace full-time. Today I have 2 very busy grooming vans and three wonderful employees.  I am not grooming everyday now as my responsibilities have shifted to more management and scheduling but I still love to groom and always will! My groomers do keep abreast of the new styling techniques and are required to go to the annual Grooming Conference in June for additional training.

 

My business has grown into two mobile vans and a growing clientele, however, I will not compromise my initial desire to do what is best for the dogs that we service.  My staff of groomers share the same passion and love for grooming that I do. 

I’ve always had dogs, and today I have five beautiful dogs that keep me busy and very happy.  I also am the owner of Providence Labradoodles and raise the most beautiful loving labradoodle puppies!  I truly have the BEST jobs ever! 

If you choose Linda's Grooming Palace you are choosing me and the groomers I’ve trained to groom the way I do. We will always do our best for you and your precious pet.

 

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