Shop Talk is a weekly column featuring locally owned and operated businesses. This week, we talk to Jennifer Scott, owner of J & K Kanine Klips.
How long have you lived in the area?
I've lived in this area all my life and 13 years in Masonville.
Tell me about your business:
I do customized cat and dog grooming and sell some retail supplies including brushes, combs, shampoos, collars and leashes. I also try to educate the customers on the importance on brushing their pets and the use of flea control.
Describe a typical day in your business:
At the beginning of the day I get the cards ready for the pets that are coming in and get the specific shampoos ready for the pets. As my customers come in we discuss any concerns that they might have for their pet. I have the pets scheduled throughout the day so when they are in my salon all of my focus is on them at that time. After they are done they get to go home. After the pet leaves I disinfect the cage that they were in and get it ready for the next pet. At the end of the day I do an overall cleaning of the salon.
How did you get started in this line of work?
I've always had a love for pets and have been around them all my life. I was boarding my dogs one day and the owner was saying how busy they were with the grooming. At the time I didn't even know how many people actually had their pets groomed, I got curious and started looking into it. After some time of bugging a local groomer to show me the ropes she finally gave in and offered me a chance to learn. That is how I got to where I am today.
Where do you see this business in five years?
In five years I would like to see my business expand to other services for my customers and their beloved pets.