Lucky Dog Kennels in Washington, D.C., is the only dog kibble shop that can help with pet grooming and can offer customers free grooming at no charge.
“We offer everything from dog food and dog toys to grooming supplies,” Lucky Dog founder and CEO Rob Strain told The Washington Post.
“For people who don’t have money, we can help them with a few extra dollars.”
Lucky Dog operates under the auspices of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nonprofit that promotes humane animal practices.
The Washington Humane Society has been a supporter of Lucky Dog for years, donating more than $50,000 over the past several years.
“Our goal is to make the lives of the dogs and cats of Washington, DC and all across the nation easier for our members and their families,” Strain said.
Lucky Dog has locations in Seattle, San Francisco, Portland, Oregon, Chicago, and Nashville.
“With Lucky Dog, you can get the grooming that’s right for your furry friend,” Strap said.
“The only place to get the best grooming, whether you’re a groomer or a groomers assistant, is at Lucky Dog.”
Lucky Dogs owner and manager, Kevin Smith, said that customers who shop at Lucky Dogs have more confidence in their dog than they do in a groomed dog.
“I can tell you right now, with a groom and a dog, the best dog groomers are the ones that you’re working with,” Smith said.
Smith said that when a customer asks about grooming, the grooming staff at Lucky dogs can give tips to make sure the customer is getting the grooming they want.
“It’s like a second skin for your dog,” Smith added.
Lucky Dogs is not the only service that can give a dog a grooming break.
Other dog grooming businesses include Shoe Locker in Portland, Portland Animal Hospital, and Dogg Pound in Atlanta.
Smith says he has personally experienced how much customers love the service of grooming services.
“They come in and they get to know our staff, and they are like family,” Smith told The Post.
For more information on dog grooming, check out this handy guide.