I am a mother of 3 children and have a very hectic life full of appointments. With Pawsh I have been able to have my home life back. I don't have to work 9-5 nonstop. I can go to my kid's soccer practice then groom a dog right after! It has made my life so much less stressful.
We’re here today to spotlight one of our happy dog groomers based out of the Bay Area. Her name is Amber Akin and she’s been on Pawsh as a dog groomer for quite some time. In this article, she goes over her background, what her experience has been like and shares some unique tips for future dog groomers looking to join our platform.
Let’s roll right into this Q&A!
Hello, I'm Amber Akin with Pawsh. I am a dog-groomer located in the bay area, CA. I service mostly pets from the San Francisco area, doing house-call and at-home grooming at my home based salon!
It has been absolutely amazing! I signed up during a really tough time in my life where I was at a crossroads, unsure of where my life was going to go. I was about to have a baby and very unhappy with the salon environment I had been grooming in.
The salon I was in was very loud and the dogs seemed very stressed. I took my first client with Pawsh on a weekend where I wasn't working at the busy shop. The experience was like night and day. Pawsh helped me set up the appointment very easily.
I was able to have a client the next day and was easily able to navigate to their residence through Pawsh. I introduced myself and instantly saw their adorable ball of fluff. He was super happy and relaxed.
We got through the grooming in his own home where he was the most comfortable. It was a breeze. The customer even rebooked for next time with me! Since this wonderful experience I have continued with the app until I had my baby.
Now I am full-time working with Pawsh, making my dream come true of working for myself doing what I love. The app has been very easy to navigate and the staff actively helps find clients for me to take on.
I chose Pawsh over other platforms because of the ease of accessibility as well as having someone there that can help you get appointments. It takes a lot of the stress of finding clients off of my shoulders. I have not found an app that is that active in actually helping you get clients.
Work hard and follow your dream! Do not settle for someone else making you lose your passion. If grooming is your passion, you can always find a way to push forward~! If you are unhappy with where you are working, you can always work for yourself. You have the skills to make something wonderful.
The best advice I have for dog owners is to honestly make grooming seem like a great thing to look forward to! Dogs feed off of your own energy, so if you're nervous they will be as well. So tell them how pretty they look after their groom, tell them their favorite groomer is coming over! Find a groomer that you trust, and that your dog will trust.
My favorite thing about Pawsh is how attentive they are to their customer/client base. They quickly respond to suggestions, requests, or problems. Their customer service is wonderful.
Yes! I have recommended it to several friends/family already. :) I think it is a wonderful way for burnt-out groomers to work for themselves and fire their passion again.
I just wanted to thank Pawsh for the opportunity I was given with this app. I am a mother of 3 children and have a very hectic life full of appointments. With Pawsh I have been able to have my home-life back. I don't have to work 9-5 nonstop. I can go to my kids soccer practice then groom a dog right after! It has made my life so much less-stressful.
I still get to do what I absolutely love, while still caring for the people who mean the most to me.
If you are an inspiring dog groomer as well and would like to give this profession a try, please visit Pawsh and sign up for free :)
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