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A Little Bit of History

My parents bought a Miniature Poodle when I was 14 years old. I watched her being groomed by a local groomer and was fascinated by the process. I convinced my Mother to sign me up for an apprenticeship program. For 12 months I received one on one instruction learning all the special techniques and styles of an all-breed groomer from a highly skilled show groomer.

By the age of 15, I was a Professional All-Breed Groomer, that led to a deeper interest in dogs.

My first "paying" job was as the groomer at an established Pet Boarding facility, Shores Kennels in Clinton Township, Michigan.

In 1983, I opened my own grooming shop.

Not long after that, the owner of Shores Kennels announced her retirement and approached me to purchase the lovely old home on 1.5 acres.  A good friend had the faith to invest in me which enabled me acquire the property and business. 

For 38 years I have had the pleasure of doing what I love, working with dogs & cats while serving the pet lovers of the Metro Detroit area.

I have shown and bred high quality Cocker Spaniels, Golden Retrievers since 1986 and in 2003  Vizsla  were added to my dog family when I met and married Patrick Fox. To date, I have bred and finished over 25 champions, many have gone on to win titles in multiple areas, conformation, obedience and hunt tests. Some have been trained for Search & Rescue, Tracking and Agility.  

Despite my success in the dog world my proudest achievement was raising my 2 great kids.

Providing high quality care to my clients and healthy pets to families across the country, many of them here in the North has been very rewarding. The reward for me are the smiles I see when people see how great their dog looks after a grooming, when a pet is happy to see its owners after a stay with us or when I put a new puppy into the arms of a waiting family. It is akin to the feeling you get when you give a gift that is appreciated. I live it everyday!

Patrick introduced me to the North West Lower Peninsula of Michigan in 2003,  I felt a pull to be in this area stronger than any place I had ever been. The green hills and rolling meadows take my breath away. I never tire of looking at them, I travel with my camera and I am always taking pictures. My photo library consists of many years of pictures that all look the same!

But every time I take pause to look at the scenery or take a picture, it's as if I see the area for the first time.

We acquired property here between Mancelona and Bellaire not long after. Since then, we have built a home in the area. Not surprisingly my thoughts were turning toward spending more time here... it is difficult to go 'home'.

We have many friends who live here and make new friends every day with those who have long called this their home. It has been so much fun.

Some folks our age think about going South...We look to the beautiful vistas of Northern Michigan as our home!

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Meadowpond Pet Resort
7945 S. M-88, Mancelona, Michigan 49659
Tel: 1.586.482.2275
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