Eight years ago, Mandy Jones started grooming dogs for friends and family.

Then, she got a mobile van and started her own dog grooming business.

But, the former assistant manager of Owensboro County Club said, "I didn't like that."

So, in early March, she moved into her first permanent location at 2779 Veach Road.

"We had to completely gut and renovate this building," Jones said. "We're still working on it, but we're open."

Services include full-body grooming, a scissor finish, shampooing, blow-drying, nail trimming and filing, ear cleaning, de-shed treatments, flea treatments, de-matting and more, a flyer says.

Pampered Paws also offers day care and boarding of dogs.

No cats allowed.

"We're adding a pet store in July," Jones said. "We'll have CBD products for dogs then."

AmericanVeterinarian.com says, "Providing CBD to animals via balms, treats and tinctures is said to help alleviate anxiety, reduce seizures and aid in pain management."

Jones is busy getting her "dog hotel" ready to board dogs.

She can board up 10 dogs now, but she plans to add "hotel" rooms for 10 more.

"That's as many as I want to handle at a time," Jones said. "I don't want it to be crowded. I want the dogs to be comfortable."

Jones can also handle up to 10 dogs a day in daycare.

"I like to have plenty of room," she said. "I love animals."

It all started with Duke, a childhood pet.

The collie mix lived to be 17 years old.

And Jones has raised dogs ever since.

Julie Burden, Jones' assistant in the business, said, "We'll walk dogs in the new dog park when it opens."

Jones said she's already had out-of-town visitors boarding their dogs at Pampered Paws while they're in town.

She said the business gives a Fabulous Fur Baby Award to the best behaved dogs.

That makes them eligible to win a free grooming.

"We take any size dog and any breed," Jones said.

One Saturday of each month, Pampered Paws offers a bath and nail trimming for $25.

That's very popular, Jones said.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and every other Saturday.

Keith Lawrence, 270-691-7301, klawrence@messenger-inquirer.com.

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