Kent’s Kanines Summer Newsletter 2016

Welcome to the Kent's Kanines Newsletter! There is so much to tell you!

I started the year with a salute to my wonderful and reliable Volvo, "Sven"! As of January 1, 2016, I have tallied 391,000 miles grooming dogs all over San Francisco and the Bay Area. He is a 1986 240GL and still runs beautifully. Has the same engine, original paint and I am so amazed that this car is still reliably and safely transporting me to do what I love to do! Please see the Blog post.


Big News! I have redesigned my website at and am presenting it to you today. The website opens with a slideshow and in the Portfolio section, there are twelve galleries of photographs showcasing my grooming expertise in a new and exciting format! The new website flows seamlessly and is completely compatible with all mobile devices ie: iPhone, IPad, Android. The menu includes Portfolio, Biography, Grooming Info, Videos, Testimonials, Diary of a Dog Groomer Blog and Contact. Hope you like it!

The next time I come to groom your dog, please ask me about the Kent's Kanines cardholder. It is a gift for you that attaches to the back of your cell phone or refrigerator if you prefer so, you can carry business cards, credit cards or that emergency $20.00. I just love these; it's so handy!

Card Holder

Now for the BIG NEWS! There is a new mascot for Kent's Kanines! His name is Frisco. He is a black and tan Pomeranian and is now 8 months old. His nickname is "Feisty Frisco." He will have an amazing coat when he becomes an adult and will be a perfect teaching model. He is all puppy! His favorite activities are: tearing up the toilet paper, terrorizing my other dogs, rising super early to give me lots of kisses, prancing when he walks on lead, fetching the ball endlessly and finally, be so darn cute. It's has been a long time since I have had a puppy and I have had to draw on my extra reserves of patience. Thank goodness, I have a deep well. It's been great fun and I am truly enjoying the process of training. Please peruse this Diary of a Dog Groomer Blog post announcing him with photos of these 8 months as well as, talking about his dental procedure. His baby canine teeth were not falling out so, the veterinarian had to extract them under sedation. His scissor bite is now falling into place very nicely.

Kent's Kanines Frisco

Diary of a Dog Groomer Blog has many new installments. Posts featuring Penny- hand stripped Lakeland Terrier, Scout, and Truffles -  two full coated Havaneses, Penny - Tibetan Terrier, Moose - Cock-a-Poo. There is also a Tribute to Travis. Travis, a Kent's Kanines Model featured in gallery 8 was an amazing rescue dog and loved by all!!

I will miss him terribly!!

I have also written about Senate Bill 969 Pet Grooming Bill. Did you know that groomers are not legally required to attain any training? The Pet Grooming industry is not regulated at all. In recent days in the Bay Area, there was a very unfortunate grooming incident, the dog died and the groomer was charged with abuse and animal cruelty. See Blog post.

And lastly, I would like to share with you a video I created during my glorious vacation in January 2016 in Nice, France after a long year of Home Dog Grooming. I have visited Nice, France several times since age 19 and love the charm, beauty, and soul of the city. The recent attack on the Promenade des Anglais is unfathomable. I wasn't planning on sharing it but, given the recent events in Nice, I wanted to extend a tribute in the form of this video to this wonderful, magical and unique city!

Thank you to all for your continued support of Kent's Kanines and Home Dog Grooming!