Norwich: Dog groomer to open at former beauty salon

Gerard Ortiz

A dog grooming specialist hopes to retain the city’s canines on the lookout wonderful at a new pooch-pleasant parlour.

A vacant hairdresser in Grove Road, Norwich, is being remodeled into Hound & Co, a boutique offering spa days, tooth whitening and more.

Owner Sophia Newman-Sanders has been in the industry for 5 decades but this will be her to start with long-lasting premises having beforehand labored from a cell van and rented place.

Norwich Evening News: Hound & Co Grooming Boutique hopes to open in Grove Road, NorwichHound & Co Grooming Boutique hopes to open in Grove Highway, Norwich (Impression: Hound & Co Grooming Boutique)

She stated: “I am so enthusiastic to be opening my individual position in Norwich and I hope to give some thing different to other salons and present significant-end treatment options.

“I’ve put heaps of time and exertion to source the best equipment and will only use the most effective high-quality solutions.

“It has been a couple of weeks due to the fact I previous saw any clients as I have been fast paced preparing for the salon so it will be excellent to get again to small business and say hello to everyone again.”

Norwich Evening News: Sophia Newman-Sanders has been working as a dog groomer for five yearsSophia Newman-Sanders has been working as a puppy groomer for 5 a long time (Picture: Sophia Newman-Sanders)

Named Hound & Co, the website will provide a variety of pampering solutions together with spa remedies, enamel cleansing and whitening, deshedding mud baths and far more.

It will also have a committed place for grooming sessions for anxious pooches who want to be away from other pet dogs.

The 24-12 months-old from Norwich has a Metropolis and Guilds Level Three qualification in pet grooming and hopes to turn out to be an internationally qualified grasp groomer afterwards this 12 months.

She started off out grooming horses but made a decision to swap to dogs right after falling in like with her Beagle, Finley.

“I liked doing the job with horses but immediately after I got Finley I decided to switch,” said Ms Newman-Sanders, introducing: “It also meant I no lengthier had to function out in the chilly.

“With Finley getting a nervous puppy, it produced me realise there was a hole in the market missing at other salons.

“Even though some puppies love remaining all around other folks, not all do. So I made a decision to make a individual area for reactive canine so they can receive therapy without the strain of currently being in a noisier environment.”

Norwich Evening News: Sophia Newman-Sanders with her beagle, FinleySophia Newman-Sanders with her beagle, Finley (Picture: Hound & Co Grooming Boutique)

The salon will also have a retail area, selling large-high-quality solutions for canine owners to handle their 4-legged good friends at house.

Ms Newman-Sanders hopes to be open up inside the next two months. 

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