Today we’d like to introduce you to Shelby Hooper.
Shelby, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
When I was in my early 20’s, I worked for a grooming salon. I would witness dogs getting abused and screaming. Being young, dumb, non-confrontational, and needing a job to pay for rent and school, I did not speak up. The fact that I didn’t speak up ate at me. As I would see groomers and bathers hurting the dogs that were supposed to be pampered, I promised myself that I would start a chain of grooming salons where no dogs would ever be hurt or mistreated. Later on, I left the grooming world to work in a research facility at MD Anderson. I was finishing up my degree in Biology when I decided to make the leap and start my own grooming business. Clients saw my passion for animals and spread the word about my business.
After one year, I gained enough business to have two more trucks/trailers. I hired an amazing staff, trained them, and became a team. On the second year, I got my forth trailer and began expanding to the Katy area. Today, Pink Poochies has proved to surrounding neighborhoods and cities that every pup can be trusted in our care, I installed cameras in all units to guarantee that each pet is carefully monitored and pampered with compassion, empathy and love.
Has it been a smooth road?
No business is a smooth road! I question any business that doesn’t have its bumps. everyday is a learning experience. I went from studying and knowing only Biology to, now, business. I have to read and research a little more harder and study a whole new field to me. But it is all worth it if it means that I can live up to my promise, 12 years ago, to start a grooming business where no dog or cat will ever be hurt or mistreated. Sure, mechanical breakdowns or bad weather can be obstacles and challenges but I strongly believe that if there is a will, there is a way.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
Pink Poochies is a mobile grooming service that caters to the pets at their homes. Clients can book online or give us a call to make an appointment. We try our hardest to be as accommodating as possible by being able to groom pups with or without the owner being home, we send invoices for clients who are not home to pay, and we service from 7 am to 7 pm, Monday through Sunday. We offer grooming packages and bath packages. Each package entails shampoo of choice, a conditioner, nail trimming and grinding, teeth brushing and oral spray, ear cleaning and plucking, anal gland expression and a haircut or a blowout. We also offer access for clients to see their pups getting pampered through our nanny cameras.
What I am most proud of is the positive feedback from clients, our professionalism structure and our passion for each and every pet in any condition and temperament. I believe these qualities is what sets us apart from others. Pink Poochies values clientele feedback and we are always brainstorming ways to accommodate and satisfy each and every client and their pups.
Is our city a good place to do what you do?
I believe our city is perfect for a business like mine because the support in this city is astonishing.
- $80 Petite Poochie Package
- $90 Pretty Poochie Package
- Starting from $55- Pamper Package
- Starting from $100 Big Dog Package
- $25 hair dye
- $10 nail polish
- Website: www.pinkpoochies.com
- Phone: 281-915-5451
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: Pinkpoochies@instagram
- Facebook: PinkpoochiesLlc@PinkpoochiesLlc