Julie Riley-Glenn’s love of animals emerged in childhood as she helped her parents care for the show dogs they bred. In 2001, she followed a dream and founded Shear Pawfection pet spa. Now a member of the Iowa State Professional Dog Groomers Association and the International Society of Canine Cosmetologists, Julie lathers up dogs with all-natural products and assigns two groomers, or Siegfried and Roy, to every cat. The groomers stock specialized products for each type of skin and coat, and they upgrade traditional services with extras such as fur-friendly blueberry facials.
Between services, pets romp in the spa’s cage-free lounge, and caretakers walk dogs that stay longer than three hours. In addition to professional grooming services, Shear Pawfection offers walk-in do-it-yourself pet washing with access to professional grooming equipment.