Allison's Dogs by Design

I started grooming in 1993 when I graduated from Academy of Animal Arts, a state accredited grooming school in Michigan.  I have been blessed to work for very "Pro-Education" employers that encouraged me to attend seminars and grooming competitions.  I have been instructed and mentored by breeders that were active in the dog show circuit, that  has given me an eye and appreciation for conformation.   I was a regional salon manager over  32 salons in Michigan and Northern Ohio for a corporate based company.  But Pets were never meant to be a number on a page for me.  So, after teaching as an instructor at the grooming school, I started my mobile grooming business.

After seven years of operating my own successful mobile grooming business in the Metro area, I was lead to this cute historic building filled with character and charm.

Taking the leap of faith to open my own storefront has been hugely rewarding.  I cherish the pets and customers that I have developed relationships with over the last five-plus years, and look forward to meeting new furry friends and their people.

It has been my experience that One of the primary concerns of grooming is the length of stay at the salon.  It is our policy to try to make it as stress free and safe as possible for our pets; please plan on a 2-2.5 hr visit.  It is our policy to call you as soon as they are finished, so that they may go back home and snuggle.  If your pet has special needs please let us know when you make the appointment, so that we may make the proper adjustments in scheduling.