New wheels add shine to grooming biz

The newest addition to Oak Harbor’s grooming salon Posh Puppies may have rolled into town in June, but starting this month it officially welcomed its first furry clients.

The salon’s new grooming van is on the move and the staff is ready to bring its services to homes around the island and beyond.

Owner Laura Thompson said she had been thinking about getting a mobile unit for the salon for a while, but the COVID-19 pandemic helped finalize the decision.

“People, they’re not comfortable with going places, and that’s okay,” Thompson said.

Canines may also want to stay at home for a number of reasons. She explained that some dogs don’t travel well or can’t handle the stress of a new environment or the interaction with other dogs.

The new van will operate 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday with two groomers. It will travel anywhere on Whidbey, but will also go as far as Anacortes, Mount Vernon and Burlington. On Fridays it will park at Optimum Dog, a dog training facility in Mount Vernon.

Instead of making appointments online, Thompson urges customers wanting to book the van for an appointment to call the salon at 360-279-9777 to schedule a time.

Prices will differ for the mobile grooming.

“This is something that we really felt like was a good thing we could offer, and it just keeps us being able to accommodate everybody,” Thompson said.

More in Business

Clinton Chamber of Commerce gets new president

The former president stepped down to focus on her own business.

New wheels add shine to grooming biz

The newest addition to Oak Harbor’s grooming salon Posh Puppies may have… Continue reading

Rockin’ a Hard Place: Beth’s tasty 20-year road to success at bayleaf

I’m always intrigued by the fascinating, sometimes convoluted stories of how people… Continue reading

Dolls of historical figures are available at Purple Moon.
Whidbey offers unique gift ideas

Shoppers looking for gifts beyond the usual online and big-box options have… Continue reading

Restaurant owners see wharf location as a plus

If Damien and Tiffany Cortez could only say one thing about their… Continue reading

New Oak Harbor chamber director not content to ride others’ coattails

The former “poster child” for the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce is… Continue reading

Pet rehab: Dogs in ‘doggles,’ cats get post-surgery care

For dog and cat owners, seeing their loyal companions endure aches and… Continue reading

Marvelous marbling: New Coupeville business bringing added dimension to Front Street

A drop of blue spreads rapidly across the still water, growing and… Continue reading

New children’s clothing boutique opens in Coupeville

Rain Puddles Kids Boutique has a variety of items for ages up to 5

New take on thrift

‘Storage wars of Whidbey Island’ leads to unique store

Kingsview opens Coupeville office

Kingsview Asset Management recently opened the doors to its new office and… Continue reading