Mobile pet grooming business comes to Tug Hill – Rome Sentinel


There is a new grooming option for pet owners in the Tug Hill area. Tughill Pet Grooming is now offering mobile pet grooming services, meaning they come right to the pet and not vice versa.

Mary Witzigman, 26, of West Leyden launched her pet grooming business to fill an underserved niche. For some pets, leaving home to go to the groomer is stressful, which leads to an unfavorable overall experience for the pet, the pet owner, and the groomer.

“I have a lot of dogs that are over age 10,” she said.

“They need that grooming and loving all the way up to their last day. When they get sick and they can’t walk or stand up long enough to go to the groomer, I can come to them. And the owners get older too and it is difficult for them to get the dogs in and out of the car all the time. It gives me the happiness and satisfaction that I am able to help these other animals that wouldn’t be able to get it somewhere else.”

Tughill Pet Grooming primarily serves dogs and cats, but she also offers services to horses, and small animals, including rabbits and guinea pigs.

“So many of my clients are thankful for me being there because otherwise they wouldn’t have that help,” Witzigman said.

The structure of her mobile business is designed to give the pet the least amount of stress possible. “I am house-call,” Witzigman said. “I come into your home. I do not have a mobile van or unit. I am there to take my time one-on-one with your pet.”

Witzigman has years of experience in the pet care industry. She started as a grooming intern with the Groom Room in Boonville before moving on to work at a veterinarian office and a humane society.

Tughill Pet Grooming can be contacted via Facebook at Pet Grooming-housecalls.

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