My name is Lou and I’m passionate about all fur and feather babies.
I have been rescuing and bringing home stray animals since I was a small child. I’ve also been looking after pets for other people for more than 10 years.
I am a hairdresser by trade and decided to learn to groom dogs when I had the pleasure of rescuing two Siberian Huskies Tia and Buddy.
As they got older they found the heat in the summer difficult to handle.
So I attended a grooming course at Smooch a Pooch Grooming School run by Jill so I could groom them myself, especially as Tia would howl at the top of her voice when you put her in the bath. It sounded like the groomer was murdering her.
Then because I have long haired cats who need to be groomed regularly I decided to go to Melbourne and learn to groom cats, totally different to grooming dogs, make no mistake about that.
As a result of this I am now a member of NCGIA (National Cat Grooming Institute of America), we don’t actually have one in Australia. So to be a certified cat groomer you need to be a member of the NCGIA and that enables you to further your training and sit for your certificate under an accredited examiner in Australia, whom is affiliated with the NCGIA.
I love grooming cats, it’s so rewarding to relieve cats of those knots, mats and pelts that cause a lot of pain to the cat. When a cat has got to a stage where it’s hair as formed matts and pelts the poor cat actually feels like someone is continually pulling its hair. If your cat does not like travelling and stresses when out of its own environment, I’m only to happy to come to your house and do the groom.
At the end of the day I’m passionate about ensuring that all the cats and dogs that come to my salon have a stress free grooming experience with lots of TLC applied and the same applies to all the precious pets I mind for other people.