Happy Pet Spa
By YP Contributor

Providing a Positive Experience for Your Pet

Debbie Waldmann and her daughter, Jeannie Waldmann, had two dogs – a poodle and a bouvier – and wanted to learn to groom them properly. That interest led to them getting into the pet grooming industry as a career. “We saw some things we didn’t like in the industry so we wanted to make our own place that was better for the dogs,” says Jeannie. “We wanted to make sure they are all being treated in a humane way.”

Happy Pet Spa started as a home-based grooming business, but as they became more successful, the duo looked to open a storefront. They also wanted to add a doggy daycare to the business, but had to overcome a big hurdle. “There were lots of daycares in Edmonton but there wasn’t one in Sherwood Park and we didn’t know why. Turns out it was a bylaw zoning issue,” says Jeannie. “We found out one of our customers was the commissioner of planning and development and that the bylaw was being changed. So, we ended up being the first doggy daycare in Sherwood Park in 2010.”

Every dog is an individual. We try to tailor everything for them and develop a plan. Having our own business gives us the ability to tailor it the way we think it should be done and make it a good environment for everybody – the dogs, the staff, everybody. - Jeannie Waldmann, owner
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Gentle Grooming

Taking a gentle approach to grooming, Happy Pet Spa groomers build trust with the animal over time and get to know the dog better. “Every dog is an individual. We try to tailor everything for them and develop a plan,” says Jeannie. “Having our own business gives us the ability to tailor it the way we think it should be done and make it a good environment for everybody – the dogs, the staff, everybody.”

Happy Pet Spa groomers care about each pet and make sure the animal is the number one priority. “We try to be up front and honest and do the best thing for the dog every time,” says Jeannie. “Owners don’t know about the things that can happen because they are not a professional pet groomer so they don’t do it on a daily basis. We try to educate, but, at the end of the day, we do what is right for the dog.”

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It's a Dog's Life in Sherwood Park

Being in Sherwood Park has been a great fit for Happy Pet Spa. The family-oriented and pet-friendly community has led to great friendships between the owners and their clients. “Sherwood Park is pretty laid-back. They are pretty good people,” says Jeannie. “Our clients are awesome – I love working with them.”

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