BizBeat: New spa provides pampering for pets
July 8, 2009
Everyone likes to be pampered, and that goes for pets, too.
Now pets have a new place for pampering: Beautiful Tails Pet Spa, which opened on Kingsbury Grade.
Gorette Marie Perez and her husband, Anthony, opened the pet spa on June 6. Gorette started grooming in 1999, and became certified groomer in 2001.
“It’s a long lifetime dream of hers that’s finally happened,” Anthony said.
They moved from the Bay Area to the South Shore in November with their children Amber, 9, and Izaiah, 7. They also have 5-year-old pitbull named Patron.
Perez and her husband, who is a carpenter by trade, remodeled the shop with a 1950s theme. They have black and white tile floors, with white and pink stripes on the walls. Both Gorette and Anthony are into vintage clothing, and they incorporated their style into the business.
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They also designed the shop to have an open environment, so anyone who enters the shop can see everything that’s going on.
The spa is meant to be a social environment for the animals, Gorette Perez said.
“We want their tails wagging when they come in, and wagging when they leave,” Perez said.
The pet spa lives up to its name by offering grooming, facials, medicated baths, pawdicures, toothbrushing, aromatherapy, massages and much more, Perez said. The dogs are hand-dried, too.
Cats are welcome too, and they provide soft paws, which are plastic coverings for nails for cats’ and dogs’ claws.
For seniors, Perez said they offer free pet taxi service. For others, it’s $10 round-trip pickup and drop-off.
All pets are given bandanas to wear whenever they leave the shop, too.
The shop is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, but groomers are available evenings and Sundays by appointment. It’s at 258 Kingsbury Grade, between Shady Lane and Manor Drive. For more information, call (775) 580-7118.
To celebrate its new location, American Mortgage Brokers will have a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. July 13 at 400 Dorla Court No. 7 in Zephyr Cove.
The event will also mark the business’ 25th anniversary as a chamber member.
For more information, call American Mortgage at (775) 588-0928.
The Tree House is now at the Ski Run Marina.
The store sells children’s clothing, educational toys, dancewear and more. Owner Lindy Kramer said she plans to offer more children’s beach supplies since she’s right by the water.
The Tree House is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, call (530) 544-4883.
The geotourism community workshop will be from 2 to 4 p.m. July 21 at the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Office.
El Dorado County awarded Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce a $90,000 grant to pursue a geotourism program in the area. Geotourism is defined by National Geographic as “tourism that sustains or enhances the unique geographical character of a place – its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage and well being of its local residents.”
More workshops will be held throughout July and August.
To learn more about future workshops, or to participate in the project by nominating attractions in El Dorado County, visit http://www.tahoechamber.org or contact Peter Brumis at (530) 318-7599 or Jacquie Chandler at (775) 287-3982, or e-mail GeoSierra for information at email@example.com.
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