About Kimberly

Born – An animal lover!

1988-1999 – Was a first time dog owner, Nikki (Pom/Terrier) Vet Clinic & Humane Society Volunteer, Pet Store Employee
Graduated from U of L with a BSc

2000-2003 – Adopted Tessa (Malti-poo/Terrier) & Mischa (Sheltie) Trained under a 25 year experienced Certified Master Groomer Gained grooming experience in Raymond, AB

2003 – Took a Self-Employment Course & in 3 weeks… Opened Puppy Love Grooming Salon (Downtown Location)

2005 – Overlooked the construction of my new building, managing 6 contractors; Including water, sewer, gas & electrical lines & drywall with completion in 1 month Relocated business to current home-based location 2006 – Adopted Stetson (Golden Retriever)

2007 – Nominated for Excellence in Customer Service ‘The Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce’ Had the Pet category added to the ‘Best of the Best’ Business Competition Instructor (Taber, AB) ‘How to maintain your dog between groomings

2008 – Adopted Cheyenne (Golden Retriever) Completed expansion of my grooming facility

2009, 2010, 2011 – Voted ‘Best of the Best’ Pet Groomer in Southern AB
2012 – 1st time ‘Mom’ of Stetson & Cheyenne’s Puppies

2013 – Celebrating 10 Years in Business! Voted a favorite groomer by Southern Alberta for 4 years Grooming over 16,000+ dogs to date!

Throughout the years, Puppy Love Grooming Salon has employed well over 15 staff & worked in affiliation with The Lethbridge Rehabilitation Society, Allan Watson Off-Campus Program, Aish Support Services and 5th on 5th Youth Services to provide employment & work experience for challenged individuals.

It has been quite an accomplishment that I am one of the few women to start, build & maintain a business for so many years without aid of a second income or the financial support of a spouse, a partner or from family. It is extremely rewarding being a business owner & it allows me to see my dogs throughout the day. I would encourage all women with ambition & perseverance to follow an entrepreneurial career path. I would like to thank Execuserv Plus Inc., Alberta Women Entrepreneurs & Community Futures for making the start-up & expansion of my business possible.