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Little Big Dog Grooming to provide a worry-free atmosphere to customers


RIPLEY After having four children, Whitney Fields was a stay-at-home mom for 13 years. Four years ago, she decided to earn some vacation money by becoming a groomer. now she adds the owner of the business to her portfolio.

Fields is opening Little Big Dog Grooming, an animal grooming business on Shatto Road, next week. She’s not the only one moving to Shatto Road, several of her clients are arriving. She already has 10 dates on the first day, October 11.

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As an only child, Fields often brought home stray animals that she found on her way home from school. Fields’ love for animals has not wavered she treats every animal on her grooming table like her own.

Coni Dorsey, one of Fields’ loyal customers, doesn’t want anyone else to groom her one-year-old Goldendoodle named Tinsley. She never worries about Fields.

“She’s compassionate with dogs,” Dorsey said. “I feel Tinsley is safe with her.”

Fields is grateful for the support she received. Her husband Chad is her biggest support. Every day after work, Chad goes to Shatto Road to work in the store. The to-do list is long, but he doesn’t mind.

Her parents gave Whitney a modest trailer to operate from. So far, Whitney’s sole proprietorship has cost $ 5,000 for new flooring, equipment and a new septic tank.

Little Big Dog Grooming is scheduled to open on October 11 and host a grand opening ceremony on November 6. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and appointments can be made every other Saturday. Appointments can be made at 304-532-5087.

Little Big Dog Grooming isn’t just for dogs. Fields can work on cats, birds, guinea pigs and even rabbits. It is important to Fields that their customers feel they are part of the process. This is why she plans to have chairs lined up on a wall so that her clients can watch the grooming process if they wish.

“I think it’s important to be kind,” Fields said. “They are family.”

Fields’ dogs are like children to her. His Saint Bernard named Whiskey and his cocker spaniel named Delilah are the poster dogs of his logo.

Whether clients choose to stay for the date or not, they’ll at least get a taste of Whiskey and Delilah coming to work with Fields every day.

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– Katelyn Waltemyer (she / she) is the General Assignment and Corporate Reporter for Jackson Newspapers in Jackson County, West Virginia. Do you have news on local government or education? Or a good feature? You can reach Katelyn at [email protected] Follow her on Twitter @Kate_Waltemyer.