A new dog grooming salon has just opened its doors in Bundaberg, offering pampering services for pooches of all shapes and sizes.
Deborah Edwards is the owner of Indulgence Dog Spa, located at 3b Walker Street, and said she was excited to bring her skillset and passion to new clients in the region after eight years in the industry.
“I am a certified dog groomer since 2014,” she said.
“I started as a mobile groomer in Hervey Bay and after my van broke down in 2017, I opened my own home salon.
“I moved to the Bundaberg Region in 2019 and have just opened Indulgence Dog Spa.”
Deborah said her business operated as a one-man-show with her setup the perfect space to cater for a single pooch at a time.
“I take approximately two hours per groom – I don't like to rush things,” she said.
“My space is set up to provide a safe area for your dog during their treatment.”
Deborah said she loved everything about being a groomer, from meeting different people to making pets feel great after their appointment.
“What's there not to love, I get to play with dogs all day!” she laughed.
“It can be really rewarding.
“I could have a dog that comes in as a matted mess, then the reaction of the owner when they stop by for pick up and they are astounded at how their pet has transformed, it's a great feeling.
“It's about making everyone happy, dog and owner.”
Deborah not only uses her skillset at Indulgence Dog Spa, she was also once a big winner in the competition circuit.
“I have competed in plenty of grooming competitions across the nation,” she said.
“I have come first and third at the Brisbane Royal Show and taken places in other competitions at the Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour and more.”
And while she has pet poodles of her own at home, Deborah said she isn't biased when it comes to choosing a favourite breed to groom.
“They are all great!” she said.
“I do love poodles because their coats are different but I also love Pomeranians because they are little fluff balls.”
Indulgence Dog Spa is open Tuesday to Saturday from 8.30 am at 3b Walker Street, Bundaberg.
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