Paws Fur Me Mobile Pet Salon was established based on the desire to produce quality, not quantity grooming. Dogs and cats are creatures of habit and are best settled into a simple, reduced-stress environment where they will receive one-on-one attention from the same stylist each visit.
Bridget has always had a passion for animals and her variety of experiences reflect that passion.
Bridget was a bather at PetSmart for two years from 2003-2005 before she was sent to PetSmart’s grooming academy in 2005. There she learned, through her teacher, that grooming was not just about “giving a haircut”; there was an aspect of art and creativity to it...carving out a design in the ball of fluff sitting on the table. She also picked up her teacher’s love of breed styling and Poodle trimming.
A few months after returning from grooming school, Bridget found out about the Hershey Grooming Expo in Hershey, PA - the largest on the east coast. It was there that she learned that there was so much more to grooming than what she had learned in school - new techniques, new tools. She also discovered the fascinating world of mobile grooming. To continue learning, Bridget went to look for a groomer with either competition or show grooming experience. She found what she was looking for in a groom and kennel facility with a show breeder/handler. Bridget learned a lot about correct breed styling and was able to groom many breeds not commonly seen at typical grooming shops. The idea of mobile grooming had stayed with her, sitting on the back burner, until the next year at Hershey Expo. She knew, then, that she should at least give it a try. Going mobile in 2007 was the best decision Bridget could have made regarding her grooming career and is happily grooming pets in the privacy and comfort of their own driveways.
- Teaching Canine Massage for Veterinary Technician students
- Teaching Canine Massage for pet owners and Veterinary Assistant students
First Place at the Atlanta Pet Fair - 2008 (pictured at the top)
During March 7-9, 2008, I ventured down to Atlanta, GA for the Atlanta Pet Fair to network, shop, and compete with a borrowed Standard Poodle - Haley. My only goals were to meet new people and to finish grooming Haley in the 2.5 hours given. I placed first in the entry division. I am new to competing, though I tried it once 2 years ago. Thank you Haley for being such a good girl and thanks to the Clas Haus Kennel in Frederick, MD for letting me borrow Haley.
Second Place at the New England Pet Grooming Professionals Show - 2008
I placed second in the entry level mixed breed/all other pure breeds division at the New England Pet Grooming Professionals Show in Rhodes Island, Halloween weekend, 2008.
Rudy is a yorki/poo belonging to one of my clients. He is groomed in a Welsh Terrier trim. For his first trip with me, he did an awesome job. He was loving life and the non-stop attention from everyone. Thanks, buddy! And thank you to Rudy's parents for letting me borrow him for the weekend.