Part-time Groomer at Maddie’s!

Update August 2020

I worked quietly for Leandra at the back of her Maddie’s Dog Grooming & Boutique shop for three years part-time and loved it.  I would give her my availability, show up and groom the dogs she booked in for me.  We had a lovely arrangement, I was appreciative to groom and she was grateful I was reliable and a hard worker.  Lisa, our bather and office manager, was happy to bathe my dogs when she was free, we had a great time and were a happy team.

This year COVID-19 shut down businesses in March and we stayed home until we were allowed to return to work on May 19, 2020.  During the lockdown, I missed dog grooming dearly and knew that my three years at Maddie’s were not taken for granted. 

I tried my best to help Leandra when she re-opened, doing an average four days out of the week and grooming three dogs a day. I don’t know how my hands and arms didn’t fall off, hahahha  usually I’m quite the wimp and can not handle so much grooming without my carpal tunnel acting up.

But that was nothing compared to Wonder Woman Leandra! I was in awe of her, she was doing 5-7 dogs a day! Bath, blowdry and haircut, the complete package all by herself and sometimes working 6 days in a week, and did I mention that she was pregnant!! Like her smock bearly zipped up over her belly but she never complained. She didn’t complain about any sore feet, sore back, sore anything! She’s my hero! She was so pleasant to work for and with, we never argued because what’s there to argue about? We were open and respectful, kind and considerate to each other. She provided a really stress free work place that I cherished.

Leandra made grooming fun, I missed it, and the dogs coming in were in dire need of grooming. I was happy to be there.

Sometime in June, Leandra announced her decision to close her shop.

It was sad even though I should have seen this coming. I panicked a little wondering if I’d stop dog grooming or if I’d look for another groomer to work with.

I decided a few days after her post that I would slowly groom small dogs from home again.

So here I am now, August 2020, and I’ve opened up my home again to groom doggies under 25lbs.

Live in Stouffville? Email to inquire if your dog needs a groom. Check out my services and I’m happy to give you a call and discuss your pup’s grooming needs.

ORIGINAL POST, written May 2017:

I’m so happy to have met Leandra, owner of Maddie’s Grooming & Boutique.  She texted me one day after I liked her Facebook page. We chatted, I went in for an interview a few weeks ago and now, I’m so estatic that I am working part-time for her.  I’m having a blast.

It’s a different environment than home grooming but it’s an awesome experience and pushing me to be better and faster at grooming.

If you are in the Stouffville area and your pup needs a groom, be sure to check out Maddie’s Grooming & Boutique, it’s on Main St.

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