Barnum's

Barnum's

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Pet Grooming
Where it's all about the FUR!

About
 
  
Where it all began…
 
My name is Charlette Barnum and I am a passionate animal lover!  I I discovered, after years of working, that my career path in Real Estate and Property Management was not my passion. 
 
So, I pondered about all of the things that I could do to be around animals, mainly dogs…. I am artsy and love to beautify things, like highlighting my sisters' hair.  I thought maybe I would become a hairstylist and style hair for people, then I realized that I still would not be around animals. I also like to be crafty and I am creative. So what could I do to beautify, create, and be around animals…? Well, the answer was obvious! I decided to pursue a career as a dog and pet groomer. 
 
My priority, goal, and passion in undertaking the task and privilege of grooming is to adhere to my own personal conviction of integrity and ethical practices in my business of pet grooming.  Animals need compassion: dogs and cats often get stressed out in unfamiliar situations. As an animal lover and groomer, I know this need and will treat and care for them as they were my own babies. When does your hairstylist kiss you on the nose and head or give you a back rub and pat you on the head? They most certainly won’t let you lick them on the chin and praise you for holding still! 
 
My passion and goal is to deliver exceptional customer-service and to work with my customers directly, be friendly, and listen to their requests and needs.  I pledge to exhibit attention to detail, pay attention to what I am doing, so that the animals stay safe and the grooming comes out looking great.
 
In conclusion, my focus and attention is, to always to be and forever will be, the welfare of all pets in my care. I do for them what you would, if you could!  I won’t rush them to be on time, I won’t force them to behave, I won’t de-matt them for long periods, I won’t keep them in the cage too long, and instead I practice a more positive approach, like playing with them while exchanging hugs and kisses, allowing them to roam free in our cage free back yard area, and let them enjoy their home away from home!