New dog grooming salon House of Paws opens in Kirkgate, Shipley – Telegraph and Argus
POOCHES can be pampered at a new dog grooming salon – which also has treatments available for their owners.
House of Paws Dog Grooming, based in Kirkgate, gives owners the chance to drop off their pets for a pampering session at the salon.
The grooming appointments can take anything between 90 minutes and three hours to complete.
The salon is co-owned by Ellie Bucci and James Jackson. They are a couple inside and outside of the business and met in January 2020. They moved in together at the start of the first lockdown two months later.
They began their dog grooming business from the summerhouse in the garden at their home in Cottingley in June 2021. The business proved popular and they opened the salon in Kirkgate earlier this month.
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Ellie, who is originally from a village near Rome, runs the day-to-day operations for the appointments at the Kirkgate salon and has previous experience teaching dog grooming and working at salons in London and Leeds.
She also groomed the dogs of a host of footballers during her time in London including Emiliano Sala, who died in a plane crash in 2019 after signing for Cardiff City.
Ellie says it was always her dream to open up a dog grooming business after working in the industry for a number of years.
She said: “It was my dream for a very long time.
“I also thought it was never going to happen for me.
“Most of my life I have always had dogs as a pet. This is the first time when I haven’t.
“I would like to run a dog grooming school. I have been teaching dog grooming for nine years.
“It’s a very physical job. I’m exhausted by the end of each day.
“You need to learn all the dog breeds. They are all different and different breeds need different styling.”
Services the salon offer include a full groom, bath and de-shedding which is the removal of a dog’s loose undercoat and nail clipping.
Meanwhile, dog owners can get pampered after dropping off their pets at a beauty studio which is also on-site.
Waxing Lyrical is located below House of Paws and offers treatments for humans including waxing, massage and facial.
It is run by Claire Halliday, who has moved her business from Heaton to open at Shipley.
Go to waxinglyricalbeauty.co.uk and houseofpawsdoggrooming.com for more information on the two businesses.
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