Inside Messy Mutts you’ll find a pampered Lab-Shitzu mix named Lulu, leashes in all colors, shapes and sizes, bandanas to root on your pup’s favorite team, and two women who are self-titled “dog people.”

“I love what I do because I love the animals,” said co-owner Jody Kietzman. But she is quick to point out you won’t find any license to groom your beloved pet. “No there is not. Unfortunately, no. Anyone could open up a groom shop if they wanted to.”

As the I-Team discovered, Michigan doesn’t require any state oversight for pet grooming. That’s right, and no inspections either.

“I have a grooming certificate, and I have taken additional courses. Every other year I take continuing education courses on grooming and safety,” said Kietzman.