We’re moving and expanding!

On September 1, 2014 Happy Pooch Styling & Spa opened its doors at 6928 Hannegan Road. Now, just two years later, we’re expanding our business and moving to a larger space.

What a wild and amazing ride it’s been! What started with me (Melissa) and my mom Arlene washing dogs and grooming in a two room building quickly grew to a team of five working off-and-on in the tiny space. We’re busting at the seams, especially since we started grooming cats and rabbits in addition to dogs!

The new grooming salon and retail store will be located at 873 Hinotes Court, Building B, Unit #2. It’s just across the street from our current location (a bit north of The Rusty Wagon restaurant).

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Moving into a larger space in our exact same neighborhood is super exciting–the new location will be just as convenient for our customers.

We will have almost 2,500 SF for bathing, grooming, retail and training. There will be more room for checking in and out clients and a retail area to peruse while your furry companion is being pampered. We’ll all have more elbow room—staff, fur babies and customers alike.

The plan as of today (knowing delays can happen) is to start serving customers at our new salon during the first week of September. Please follow our Facebook page to watch for updates or changes to that plan. We’ll also be hosting an open house in the fall, details will be shared on Facebook.

Once we’re up and running with grooming and retail at the new location, we’re going to use part of our space for canine training sessions. Happy Pooch customers often ask about training classes so we are working to meet that need and a have a safe, comfortable space for puppy classes, rally, show handling and more!

We are so grateful for each Happy Pooch customer who trusts us with grooming their pet, and for every one of you who has told a friend to bring their fur babies to us. Because of you our startup business is thriving and growing in Whatcom County. Because of you we get to care for amazing critters and do what we love every day. Thank you and we hope to see you soon at our new (and super spacious) grooming salon.

New ownership at Happy Pooch Styling & Spa

Dog groomingHey Whatcom County pet owners…things are changing up at Happy Pooch Styling & Spa! Melissa Wiltse transitioned in as the new owner on September 1st.

Some of you may already know Melissa as a professional dog and cat groomer – she spent the past 7 years at a popular boarding facility north of Bellingham. For those of you who haven’t met Melissa yet, you can check out her skills and expertise on the About page.

An grand opening open house is being planned in the coming weeks – watch here or check out this Facebook page for details as they unfold.

We hope to see you at Happy Pooch soon – stop by the salon any time to say ‘hello’.