FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Bathing, nail trimming, and even teeth brushing....
Many pet parents are having their dogs pampered at local grooming salons.
In this week's 'Community Commerce' Julia Laude visits a local dog salon, Studio K9, to see what makes this shop special.
Tucked away on the East side of Fairbanks, business owner Bianca Jones provides a personalized experience for each and every one of her clients.
And with waging tails, these furry customers have no complaints.
Bianca Jones; Owner - Studio K9>>"Who's a good boy?"
Jones has been grooming in the Fairbanks area for the past six years.
She happened to apply to a bather position at a pet store and it soon became her passion.
In her little cabin, she can provide her four-legged customers with a quiet and organized space.
Bianca Jones; Owner - Studio K9>>"We also get to work with pets that can't be groomed in other salon situations where there's a lot of dogs, where there's a lot of noise, a lot of people. Some dogs just can't be groomed in those kinds of environments."
Her ultimate goal is the comfort of her clients.
The relationship with her pet parents is something Jones says she treasures.
Bianca Jones; Owner - Studio K9>>"That's the best feeling in the world when my clients tell me 'wow this is such a difference between other salons and here,' and that's my goal is to make sure that all pets have a very comfortable experience being groomed. It doesn't have to be stressful, it doesn't have to be hectic. I get to pet them and love them because I have that patience for those pets and I can bond with them easier that way especially when it's a one on one environment."
The next step for Studio K9 will eventually be moving to a bigger space and adding boarding amenities to the list of services.
For this week's Community Commerce, this is Julia Laude.