Pawsh, LLC was named the “Best Pet Groomer” in the state by readers of Oklahoma Living Magazine.
As part of their annual “Best of the Year” awards, Oklahoma Living polled its readers on a variety of topics, and winning “Best Pet Groomer” for 2019 was Edmond’s Pawsh, LLC.
The business, owned by Marie Habecker, was started as a mobile unit in January 2016, and then the actual physical location itself opened in May 2016. Their services including washing, brushing, haircuts, nail trimming and more.
Edmond is a suburb located just north of Oklahoma City, and is known for being the home of the University of Central Oklahoma.
“When they [OKL] called the first time I thought it was a scam,” Habecker told Dog O’Day in an email. “I later found out when a friend told me she had voted. ‘Best groomer’ still isn’t real.”
Habecker learned how to groom pets while working at a Petco in Stillwater while attending Oklahoma State University, and refined her skills and knowledge on her own and while working at a kennel in Guthrie.
The most rewarding part of her job as a groomer is “watching a nervous or naughty dog finding comfort in the right hands, or if a client is overjoyed with their pup’s haircut.”
Still, there are challenges that come with the job: “I think people think we play and love on them all day, but it’s so much more than that. It’s so incredibly physical and takes so much concentration and precision to perfect our work.”
Longer coats are tougher to work with because they take longer, but no specific breed is harder than any other. “Every dog is different or difficult for a plethora of reasons.”
At Pawsh, they strive to cater the experience to the needs of the specific dog, Habecker told OKL. This method works well, as they see around 150 dogs per week.
“Marie is always available, prompt and communicative with a wonderfully creative eye,” customer Thomas Cheatham told OKL. “Do yourself and your animal kiddos a favor and take them to Pawsh.”
For those looking for more information, Pawsh, LLC has a very active presence on Facebook, or you could call or text 405-696-9420. Their address is 2000 W Danforth Suite 140.
“My girls and I are not the best groomers in the world, we never will be,” Habecker said in her email. “We are here to love your pets to the best of our ability and make them as cute as possible in the process. For a very small amount of time every time they visit, they belong to us too.”
They are open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Mondays and 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays. They are closed on Sundays.