New dog day care, grooming business offers flexible services – Salisbury Post

New dog day care, grooming business offers flexible services

Published at 12:00 AM on Sunday 18th Sep 2022

SALISBURY – A new downtown pet grooming company on South Main Street offers canine services with plenty of options to suit any needs.

Wendy Michelle Richardson Johnson and Jessica Gems are the founders of U [email protected] and Jessica Gems Doggie Daycare, a one-stop-shop for pet and dog owners that includes fitness, surfing, grooming, skin treatments, and flea treatments.

However, if you need other care for your dogs, the two will bring their services to the owner’s home upon request.

Those interested in flexible services should book an appointment in advance. The front door is locked for dogs’ safety and there may be feet peeking inside all day long.

An open space is provided for pets with artificial turf carpets covering areas of the floor and toys to play with while they board the plane. Dogs are separated by gender, spayed/neutered and weighed. A video camera has been strategically placed inside the foyer so dog owners can see their pets at any time during their visit through a link sent by Johnson.

For a business duo, it is important to work with each client to meet the needs of the dog and the requests of the owners.

The maximum seating capacity of the dog is five. Small dogs have a maximum capacity of 15. This is to ensure each pet receives individual attention from canine professionals, but if they are booked for when an individual needs help, they will be more than willing to accommodate it.

“Don’t be surprised if you walk by the dogs and you see me playing with the dogs,” said James, who said her family’s lifestyle of working with breeding animals drove her to her love of dogs. She describes herself as a country girl, who immerses herself in the animal world after working as a manager and interior designer. She decorated the shop and designed the window to show what’s inside.

Gems also handle employment inquiries.

The two are looking to hire more employees once the business expands, but are still happy to accept applications and resumes. At the moment, they are looking for a groomer and a shower. Experienced hair groomer is expected; Bathtubs are welcomed without experience.

The work is renovating the upstairs space above as it works on the first floor to offer more dog suites.

Johnson has a past with dogs herself, having worked as a pet sitter since 2012 before starting work with pet rescues and transportation promotions. I also worked on a project with a luxury apartment complex in Texas, taking owners’ dogs on 15-minute walks and other exercise and enrichment needs. The original plan was to open a place for personal care, but because of the high demand for pets sitting Clients like Chris Green and his dog Princess, decided to team up with Gems to open up one place for a variety of needs.

Dogs are usually taken to the park behind Town Hall or Bell Tower Green for some outdoor games and exercise. De’Losh’s local business authority too She offers fitness services, and Johnson said local businesses have given her overwhelming support.

If an individual is looking for a service that the two women do not offer, their network of relationships increased their contacts to connect with others in the area who could provide training, service dog needs, or temporary adoption care.

“We want our business to be a family,” Johnson said. “Salisbury is a beautiful city with good food and a good ambiance. It is a pet friendly community. We are two brown girls who work a dog. God is very good. ”

Gems agreed with her statement.

Business plans focused on dogs include not only the second floor, but the addition of a pet mill and Halloween festivities. The gems encouraged the owners to begin bringing their costumed pets to the store where they will hold a costume contest that will include a community vote for the most vibrant costume. Each dog will receive a treat bag full of pet goodies. In addition, they are part of Woofstock, which is scheduled for October 23.

Store opened in August but plans are in the making Big opening later.

U Barkin @ Me and Jessica Gems’ Doggie Daycare can be found at 203 S. Main St. In Salisbury it is open 11am-6pm Monday through Wednesday and scheduled for Friday.

To book, call 988-987-9489 or visit

The business also offers monthly memberships starting at $25 per month to $55 per month depending on the pet’s needs.

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