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  • Q & A: Paws Pet Grooming

    Interview with Pat Lauterbach, owner

    Q: How did you get involved in this business?

    A: I started working at PetSmart in 1987, but I only stayed there for a couple of weeks before I moved to Northglenn Dog Grooming. I worked with the owner of that business for seven years. Then, I bought another dog grooming business from some gals in Arvada in 1996. I relocated the business eight times from Arvada to Northglenn to Broomfield and Denver, and now I'm working out of a shop that I built in the back of a house in Northglenn. I've been here for two years now, and it's working out very well.

    Q: What distinguishes you from other businesses in your category?

    NORTHGLENN, CO - OCTOBER 23: Pat Lauterbach grooms Quinton at Paws Pet Grooming on October 23, 2015, in Northglenn, Colorado. Pat Lauterbach purchased Paws Pet Grooming in 1996, and moved to her current location two years ago. (THE DENVER POST | Anya Semenoff)
    A: I'm not a big box store. Dogs don't stay in my care for eight to 10 hours a day, and they get catered to. They get very individualized and special attention. I take them to their cars when I'm done and work on them one at a time. I only do about six or seven dogs a day. If I have people who have a difficult dog who can't get groomed in a big box store, I take care of them from start to finish. A lot of those corporate stores with multiple groomers won't groom a difficult dog all the way through like that, and I take very good, careful care of all my clients. I also work alone in a very calm and quiet environment...............................
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