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    Photos by Jacob Bielanski. In business for nearly 10 years, Goochi Poochi recently moved from a small space on the edge of Madison to a bigger space in downtown Verona. This allowed owner Dianne O’Donnell to expand from just pet offering grooming services, to selling pet foods and supplements, as well as be a part of the community where her three now-grown children grew up. Part-time groomer Annie Perkins tries to reign in Tootsie for a nail trim.

    O’Donnell holds up some of the all-natural, freeze-dried treats she offers. Many of her products are made in Wisconsin.
    Ten years ago, Dianne O’Donnell made a big switch – from fixing computers to grooming pets.

    “It was really a random thing, it wasn’t anything I’d planned,” she told the Press.

    At that time, she operated out of a small office on Raymond Road and McKenna Boulevard in Madison. But last June, the Verona resident since 2011 finally found the opportunity she had been waiting for – a bigger space closer to the school district that taught her three kids .............
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