Big to small, curly to sleek, no two dogs are exactly alike, and sometimes pet owners need a little extra help taking care of their canine companion’s unique grooming needs.
An expert in all things fluffy, local dog groomer Janna Tuttle recognizes that each family’s pup is one-of-a-kind. With kindness, patience, and attention to detail, Tuttle spends her days helping the doggy citizens of Clark County look their very best.
Tuttle is the owner and groomer at Furever Pawfect Dog Grooming, located at 123 West 32nd St. in Vancouver.
Tuttle first started grooming dogs three years ago as an employee of a friend’s dog-grooming business. Tuttle fell in love with the job but wished she could make a more personal connection with her clients. Working in a large fast-paced salon left little time to really get to know each dog and the families that cared for them.
Tuttle would learn from these experiences and use her passion for the personal side of dog grooming as she ventured out into starting her own business; Furever Pawfect opened in 2020. Now operating out of small one-woman studio, Tuttle gets to give special individualized care and attention to every one of her new furry clients.
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“I love the bonds that I build with the pups and their parents,” Tuttle said. “I love that I am being trusted to take care of them, it’s so fulfilling seeing pet owners’ faces light up when they see their pet’s transformation.”
These fluffy transformations begin with personalized consultations to determine each pet’s specific grooming needs. Some will need the royal treatment, complete with a full body shampoo and furry makeover, while others just need a simple brushing and nail trim.
Of course, not all of Tuttle’s four-legged clientele realize they’re being pampered. The grooming process can be overwhelming to dogs with separation anxiety or are particularly opposed to bath time.
Something unique Furever Pawfect offers that other grooming businesses typically don’t, is allowing dog owners to accompany pets to their appointments. This helps Tuttle’s more skittish clients feel more at ease during their sessions.
While shampooing skittish Shih Tzus and brushing barking boxers is not always a walk in the park, Tuttle wouldn’t trade her business for the world. As a lifelong Clark County resident, Tuttle takes pride in being able to serve the fellow animal lovers in her community.
“I’ve lived in Vancouver my whole life, so it’s been especially wonderful getting to know both the people and pets of this city through my business,” Tuttle said. “I absolutely love what I do and couldn’t imagine me doing anything else.”
Those looking to treat their pet with a new fur-do at Furever Pawfect can call for an appointment at 360-674-0499, or find more information online at fureverpawfect.com.