We started this business in October 2009.  We are family owned and operated.  We have 4 full-time pet stylists: Carla, Trisha (Carla's sister), Christine and  Nichole,  2 bathing techs: Jacob(Carla's son) and Matthew, and a receptionist:  Kelly (Carla and Trish's soon to be sister-in-law!).

We do things a little differently here at Carla's Grooming. 

 First, pets are bathed by Jake or Matt, where they check their anal glands and  express them if needed, clean their ears, and perform any additional services,  such as teeth brushing, hot oil treatments, or salt scrubs, then they are hand  dryed.  Next they go to Carla, Trish, Chris, or Nichole to be brushed out, have  their pads and nails trimmed, their ears plucked, their sanitary areas shaved,  their face, feet and tails trimmed and then they are groomed or given their  haircut, if desired.  Next, each pet is inspected by at least one other person.  This allows us to have three sets of eyes and hands on every pet to detect  problems such as lumps that may not have been there the last time, hot spots  that need to be treated, ear infections, and signs of other health issues.

 Second, pets are booked by appointment which allows us to have your pet  ready in 1 to 2 hours, so you are not waiting all day and neither are they! 
 This also reduces their stress from separation anxiety and there is usually less  commotion with fewer pets in the salon at a time.

 Third, parents are allowed to stay with their pets during the entire process.  Just let us know when booking your appointment that you would like to stay.  We have seating in the reception area where you can wait, as long as it doesn't  seem to upset them and we are allowed to do our work.

Carla's Grooming Inc
904-375-0234

904-375-0234
carlasgrooming@gmail.com

Our Goals for Your Pets:
* To make them feel at home when they are away from home 
* To provide the most gentle and humane care possible
* To treat them with the love and respect they deserve
* To care for them as if they were our own

In brief, you should know the following about us: 
    Carla has been grooming since 2002 and has owned a grooming business since 2005.  She started grooming for fun and fell in love!  She enjoys hand scissoring and hand stripping and loves creative grooming.  
    Trish started as a bather in 2002 and moved up to groomer in 2004.  She has tried other professions, but can't find the same feeling of doing a job she loves like grooming.  She and Carla have been grooming together since the beginning.
    Chris is a Certified Master Groomer through IPG.  She has been grooming since 1988 and still loves her job.  She has excellent customer service and has fun talking to her pet clients and making them look awesome!
    Nichole has been grooming since 2005.  She loved fixing her pets' hair, so her mom suggested she learn how to groom.  She may not be a Certified Master Groomer, but she IS a master at grooming in our eyes!
    Jake has been helping at his mom's shop since 2006 and is now a full time bather, brusher and calming spirit to those pets who get a little upset at the whole process.  He loves being around the pets and sometimes helps Carla with the cats.
    Matt has been working with Chris since 2006 and is now a valuable member of our team.  He is very good with the animals and they respond very well to him.  He enjoys working with all sizes of pets.
    Kelly has been with us since 2013.  She has been an invaluable employee since starting with us.  She is usually the first person you talk to when making an appointment and the last person you talk to when checking out!  She also loves to help Carla with the cats.

    We strive to offer the best service we can and to make the pets in our care as comfortable as possible.  We are always looking out for what is best for the pets who come in to our salon, whether it is grooming and making them feel and look great, or health issues which we refer to your veterinarian.  We attend seminars every year to keep up with the latest trends and to learn all we can in our industry.

    Our regular customers particularly value our friendly atmosphere and quick turn around times, while still providing a quality grooming service at a price they can afford.