• Certified Master Groomer – Opening a New Pet Grooming Business

  • NAMI CCNS Board Member Jennifer Bishop Jenkins is opening a new pet grooming business that will also contain a vocational school welcoming the differently abled. Love Fur Dogs will open on or about April 1, 2014, at 69 Green Bay Rd, Glencoe, in the Hubbard Woods Plaza shopping area.

    Jennifer is a retired school teacher who also was also one of the first handful of people in the nation to attain the coveted title of Certified Master Groomer. Turning her life long love of dogs and cats, and her showing, grooming, breeding and training hobby into a small business, has been largely motivated by her daughter’s illness. In recent years as her daughter seeks a career she can function well in, as well as enjoy, opening a grooming business seemed a perfect fit. Learning to groom can be rewarding and flexible work, accessible to people of differing ability levels.

    The American Academy of Grooming will be housed at Love Fur Dogs, and anyone over the age of 18 wishing to train for a career in pet grooming should contact Jennifer at LoveFurDogs@aol.com. Or call 847-331-2704. Any NAMI members that need to have their pet groomed, Jennifer will provide a 10% discount on the price. Most importantly, all service, therapy, law enforcement, or search and rescue dogs will receive a free first grooming, and half price for life. Jennifer said, “Our mission is to put our love for dogs and cats into every service we provide. Our motto is “we cater to special needs!”