In the Neighborhood Dog Grooming
Site designed by Bret Rouse © 2016 all rights reserved.

My Story

Susan Cascio

In the fall of 1999 I went to work at a local veterinary clinic

managing the kennel area. Some would say this is merely a

glorified pooper scooper, and they would be right, but I

wouldn’t trade the experience I gained with people and dogs

for anything. Included in my duties were bathing and drying

the dogs that came in to be groomed. I developed a

friendship with the groomer. One thing led to another and

soon this grooming veteran of twenty-five years took me

under her wing as student. Next thing I knew I had my own

groom station and dogs to groom. Duck to water as they say. I

have been grooming dogs for ten years now. Where does the

time go?

Like I said, I wouldn’t trade that experience for anything. I

have always loved dogs and have nearly always had dogs. Yet

working so constantly and closely with so many different dogs

I came to understand them as never before. How to handle

them, to read their body language, use my own body

language with them and adapt to their specific needs. I have

had clients ask, “Have you ever been bitten?” Well yes. But it

has been years and since I opened my own shop, never.

But the clinic was assembly line grooming. The dogs had to be

there by eight and spent several hours there, often all day.

There was a lot of noise, a lot of people and pet traffic and a

palatable atmosphere of stress. There had to be a better way.

A better way for the dogs and if they are happier, it is also

better for me. So---

Contact information: By appointment only. Please no dogs over 40lbs. Phone no. (316)265-1926. Susan Cascio.
In The Neighborhood Dog Grooming
Site designed by Bret Rouse © 2016 all rights reserved.

My Story

Susan Cascio

In the fall of 1999 I went to work at a local veterinary clinic

managing the kennel area. Some would say this is merely a

glorified pooper scooper, and they would be right, but I

wouldn’t trade the experience I gained with people and

dogs for anything. Included in my duties were bathing and

drying the dogs that came in to be groomed. I developed a

friendship with the groomer. One thing led to another and

soon this grooming veteran of twenty-five years took me

under her wing as student. Next thing I knew I had my own

groom station and dogs to groom. Duck to water as they

say. I have been grooming dogs for ten years now. Where

does the time go?

Like I said, I wouldn’t trade that experience for anything. I

have always loved dogs and have nearly always had dogs.

Yet working so constantly and closely with so many

different dogs I came to understand them as never before.

How to handle them, to read their body language, use my

own body language with them and adapt to their specific

needs. I have had clients ask, “Have you ever been bitten?”

Well yes. But it has been years and since I opened my own

shop, never.

But the clinic was assembly line grooming. The dogs had to

be there by eight and spent several hours there, often all

day. There was a lot of noise, a lot of people and pet traffic

and a palatable atmosphere of stress. There had to be a

better way. A better way for the dogs and if they are

happier, it is also better for me. So---

Contact information: By appointment only. Please no dogs over 40lbs. Phone no. (316)265-1926. Susan Cascio.