Dog groomer sets up shop in Rodney – St . Thomas Times-Journal
There is a new presence in pet care in Rodney.
FETCH Dog Grooming, owned by Alexandra Bradley Branton, is located at 226 Furnival Rd. and can be reached by calling 519-868-4751.
Branton opened the shop on Aug. 10. The location has been home to a variety of businesses over the years, including sewing shops, mystical-holistic items, a veterinary clinic and Dr . Tenke’s offices.
The products and services provided or sold at FETCH focus on dog grooming solutions for any breed or size, ranging from walk-in nail trims, and breed standard grooming. Her largest clients to date have been an Irish wolfhound and a Tibetan mastiff. The smallest was a baby pug.
Branton became involved in the grooming industry from a young age. Her captivation with the work started when she was around the age of 10 and it came from our previous local groomer within West Lorne, Kathy. She allowed the young Alexandra to join in on one of the family dog’s appointments to satisfy her curiosity, and the experience stuck the young girl.
Fast forward a few years, Branton found Y. O. U in London (Youth Opportunities Unlimited) by chance, while attending Beal Secondary School. A counsellor visiting the high school approached her and mentioned a pet grooming role, and Branton subsequently enrolled in their summer job program. Branton was placed at a grooming salon in Old South London where, “they took me in, hired me upon full time and began to guide me through building my career. Today, roughly eight years later, I’m an active member of the Ontario Canine Grooming Association, certified in multiple levels through Canadian Professional Pet Stylists, plus I’m also a competitive, award-winning groomer! ”
Branton was raised in Rodney, so returning home as a productive member of the community has always been her goal.
To date, her welcome and success have been overwhelming, she says.
“I feel like I’ve been welcomed with open arms. West Elgin has some of the cutest dogs plus kindest people! ”
The girl added that she hopes in the coming months to watch her business grow to its potential.
Her goals include being able to hire a local person as an assistant. The lady can be reached at [email protected] com
The Facebook address is https://www.facebook.com/GroomingWithAlex, and on Instagram: @fetchdoggroomer