Whoever came up with the line “It’s a Dog’s Life,” must have been a customer at Happy Tails Dog Spa. Step inside the store and you’ll soon see that this is a place where canines rule and storeowner Jerome Pascaris wouldn’t have it any other way. Jerome’s passion is pets. And it shows.
From its top of the line nutrition products and pet accessories to its highly regarded grooming services, Jerome’s animal emporium has one singular mission — to make happy tails!
And it’s been like that ever since the store first opened back in July 1996. “I was in the restaurant business originally, and at the time I was dating someone who wanted to be a groomer,” Jerome explains. “We both loved pets, and I had years of service industry experience. So a light bulb went off — let’s open a store!”
Locating in Mount Pleasant, a neighbourhood with a large pooch population, ensured a good customer base. But while “location, location, location” is the mantra of every successful small business owner, Jerome also attributes the store’s popularity to two other factors: service and selection.
Not a fan of the frozen raw food most retailers sell? Happy Tails Dog Spa by Davisville Station offers another option. Their meat is dehydrated rather than frozen. So, instead of thawing frozen patties in your fridge or sink, all you have to do is add some warm water, wait 20 minutes and voilà, dinner is served!
There are plenty of happy tales coming out of this doggie day spa on Mount Pleasant. The one-stop pet boutique carries high-end nutritional products, pet toys, bed and carriers. The speedy express grooming service features a bath and towel dry, nail trimming and ear cleaning. Trained pet care professionals also offer grooming lessons to teach pet owners how to trim and clip their pooches from head to toe. Convenient hours cater to busy office workers with early morning drop off and late pick up.