Thursday, January 3, 2008

Happy Tails Winter 2008 Newsletter

Where Tails Wag and People Brag
1182 Patrick Henry Ave
Charlotte Court House, VA 23923

Happy New Years from Happy Tails Pet Grooming!

I would like to take a moment to thank you all for your business in 2007. Happy Tails has seen some changes with new ownership and expanded hours. With the change from part time hours to full time hours, we have been able to service more customers and hope to add more services in the future. In celebration of the New Year, I am offering a $5 referral discount. Refer a friend and when they have their dog or cat groomed at Happy Tails, you will receive $5 off your next full groom.

2007 In Review

Julia Kurdt Competes at Groom Expo 2007

Julia attended the GroomExpo show in Hershey, PA with Maggie. The world's largest pet care educational seminar and trade show, produced by Barkleigh Productions, Inc., brought 3813 pet care professionals from 45 state and as far away as Brazil, Hong Kong, Australia and Germany. They arrived ready to take in seminars covering topics of grooming, animal behavior, retail, mobile and more; a trade show featuring 176 booths; and multiple grooming contests.

Contest participation was up this year, with 136 entries. Lambert Kay Sporting Breeds Tournament, Gibson-Governor Terrier Tournament, Tropiclean Mixed and Other Purebreds Tournament, Andis Poodle Tournament, Nature's Specialties Winners Circle and Barkleigh
Creative Styling Contest were the contests taking place over the weekend.

Extended Days and Hours

New owner, Cindy Smith opens the shop full time with appointments available Monday – Saturday. Expanded hours means that we almost always have appointments available and are currently accepting new clients.

First Happy Tails Training Class graduates in November
We had our fall training class during October and November. As you can see, it was predominantly poodles with a bulldog thrown in for comic relief and a cat provided the distraction. The class went over and practiced walking on the leash, sit, sit stay, lay down and stay, and come when called, all of which were much easier when Murgle the cat was not taunting the dogs by wandering through them, waving his tail and as much as saying “Nah, nah, nah, you can’t get me. “ All the participants received a certificate at graduation.

Happy Tails Pet Supplies goes Online!

In order to bring you more and better pet supplies, Happy Tails has gone to the internet. You can now shop available leashes, collars and grooming supplies at Happy Tails Pet Supplies Feel free to browse online but if you would prefer to pick your purchase up at the shop and save shipping costs, give us a call or email before you purchase. We can hold your item in the shop for you to purchase without having to pay shipping. If you purchase it online, you may still pick up at the shop but you will be charged shipping fees by eBay. Our hope is that we can expand our inventory in this way and offer better prices and more selection.

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