MAN AND woman’s best friends no longer have any excuses to look dog rough thanks to a new Mossley business.
Even the scruffiest mongrel can be transformed into a Crufts best of show winner after a visit to Pampered to Pawfection Dog Spa on Manchester Road.
And for owner Ellen McCue, the opening of her dog grooming salon is the realisation of a cherished ambition to own her own business.
Family, friends and plenty of future four legged customers attended the recent official launch at one of the fastest growing business sites in Mossley.
Councillor Chris Lyness, the newly elected Mayor of Mossley, and Deputy, Cllr Irene Raddings, cut the ribbon to complete the opening formalities.
“I have been involved in the industry since I was 18,” said proud Ellen. “And I have always wanted to open my own salon and put my ideas into practice.”
Still only 21, Ellen from Carrbrook initially worked as an apprentice at a salon in Woodley, Cheshire before moving to Ashton.
“I was an apprentice for eight months before I was made manager. I have actually been looking for the perfect salon for the past two years and when I viewed this one, it was just perfect.”
Pampered to Pawfection is based in a state of the art new unit at Weir Mill, just a few yards away from two other new businesses.
“It has come quicker than I expected,” admits Ellen who gained a Level 3 animal management diploma at Eccles College, Salford. “But am so excited to get started.”
Dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds will be welcomed by Ellen and trainee, Zoe Standring, and treated like doggy royalty.
“We don’t have any cages but there holding areas full of toys for dogs that don’t like other dogs,” she smiled.
“We also have a specially made bath, normally only found in America, but I managed to get one in England to take the bigger dogs.”
Shih Tzus, cockapoos and other designer dogs are Ellen’s most regular customers but all are welcome.
Pampered to Pawfection is open Tuesday to Saturday, 8.30am to 6pm. For a full list of treatments visit their Facebook page.