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    Lincoln lovingly pounced on Annie Marcinko as she greeted him on his porch.

    The 4-year-old greater Swiss mountain dog was ready to be pampered with a nail trim, bath, teeth brushing and ear cleaning, all from the comfort of his own driveway in Green Ridge.

    Lincoln, a Westminster Kennel Club show dog, is just one of many canine and feline clients groomed near home at Marcinko’s business, Zoom & Groom, a mobile pet salon serving Northeast Pennsylvania.

    The business, which began in December, conveniently parks outside pet owners’ homes to clip their dog’s or cat’s nails, wash them down or brush their teeth, among other services.

    “I do it right in front of their house and when I’m done I bring them right in so they’re not waiting,” Marcinko said. “Everyone has been telling me that this is the most convenient thing ever,” especially for families with younger children.

    No more drop-offs

    Marcinko’s client Crystal Satriano echoed the sentiment.

    Dropping her almost 2-year-old 26-pound cockapoo off at the groomer and waiting for a call that he’s groomed “totally messes your day up,” she said. “He hates going and I hate leaving him in a little crate in a place he doesn’t know.”

    In Zoom & Groom, Milo’s ears were cleaned, teeth brushed and he was given a bath from the comfort of outside his Thornhurst Towsnhip. home.

    What stayed with Satriano is that Milo still liked Marcinko after the experience. He trotted out of the Zoom & Groom van like a king.

    “I knew that she would be gentle and loving toward him just as I would,” Satriano said. “Not only is she talented and does a great job but she’s also a really great person.”

    ‘Found my calling’

    Marcinko, 25, holds her veterinary assistant degree. She loves working with the animals but did not enjoy the “sad” side of the vet. So, after a suggestion from her father, Marcinko attended a two-month grooming program at Cindy’s Canine Companions Salon & School in Rehrersburg, and Zoom & Groom was born.

    “I found my calling,” she said.

    She discovered the Wag’n Tails, a mobile grooming conversions company, at a grooming show, purchased the truck in late 2016 and on Dec. 2, Marcinko, a Moscow resident, pulled up to her first customer’s house.

    Inside the van on a cold, late January day, the 2010 Holy Cross graduate guided the gentle 100-pound Lincoln onto a low table. She stepped on a pedal to lift the table and clip and file Lincoln’s nails. Once the manicure was finished, with encouragement, Lincoln hopped from the table into a shallow stainless steel bathtub in the back of the truck..........
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