NEWBURG — Nichole Larew has been grooming canine for 30 years.
She stated she retired in 2008 however it didn’t work out. Now, she owns The Love Tub Canine Grooming Salon, 402 Church St. in Newburg.
“I used to be grooming a couple of purchasers’ canine in my dwelling,” she stated, “However once I went out folks began asking me about my grooming so I reopened.”
Larew stated there’s a “huge scarcity” of groomers, and lots of people don’t notice changing into a groomer is a chance.
She stated she needs to seek out out about instructing a vocational technical class in grooming at the highschool. Larew stated this could enable college students to change into grooming professionals.
“A groomer can transfer anyplace within the nation and get a job,” she stated. “I used to be a single mom elevating two youngsters. Had I not been in a position to schedule round my youngsters — I might have been fired from a daily job. Grooming supported me and my youngsters for a really very long time.”
Larew stated there’s room within the county for extra groomers. She stated she is at present booked till October.
“It’s been fairly busy. I’ve one other groomer right here serving to me.” Larew stated. “I’ve folks bringing their canine from Morgantown, Fairmont, Bridgeport, Pennsylvania, and throughout. If issues go effectively I hope to coach extra groomers. I’ve one other one coaching so there shall be three of us within the close to future”
Larew stated she doesn’t have a typical value record to share. She stated as a substitute she goes by the dimensions of the canine, the form of hair it has, and different data she will get when talking with the proprietor.
Larew stated when she was in highschool she volunteered on the animal shelter.
“They’d canine, some had been all matted and I assumed in the event that they had been groomed so folks might see them, they might be adopted.” She stated. “Later, I dropped out of school and went to grooming lessons.”
Larew stated she believes she is without doubt one of the fortunate individuals who will get to do a job they actually love.
“I get to work with canine all day. Generally it may be difficult,” Larew stated. “Nevertheless it’s a really good job when you love canine, and I do. I’ve 5 of my very own. I’ve a Nice Pyrenees, a German shepherd, a husky, a border collie combine and a springer spaniel.”
The Love Tub Canine Grooming Salon is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday by appointment. To make an appointment name 304-892-3330. Extra details about the salon might be discovered on its Fb web page.