Feldspar pet spa
1260, boulevard du lac Bureau 118
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Thirty-one years in the pet grooming business have prepared Ann Martin, owner of Feldspar Pet Salon, for any challenge. She has been a professional pet stylist since the age of 18, and in 1987 she moved to work for the company she currently owns, which was then in Sacramento.
Martin moved to Davis in 2006 and groomed animals in his home salon when his twins were young, then opened his salon on Lake Boulevard five years ago.
Over the years, Martin has traveled the United States and the world, grooming
animals either in a competition or teaching and judging format. She is a Certified Master Groomer and Certifier for the National Dog Groomers Association of America.
Winner of numerous Best in Show and Best All-Around Groomer Awards, Martin also holds two world titles and an American Groomer of the Year distinction.
Her love for animals is pervasive: she breeds powdery and show butterflies, and also breeds and shows Berkshire and Hampshire pigs through her 4-H affiliation with the Willow Swine Group.
While Feldspar Pet Salon focuses on dogs and cats, the Davisites might be surprised to learn that Martin and his team will groom anything with hair.
âI have extensive experience with show cattle and small animals, so we’re comfortable with many different species,â she says.
Martin’s team also offers services for geriatric pets and will work with animals that have behavioral issues.
Feldspar customers will also benefit from personal counseling, training, behavioral assistance and nutritional support. The show features Vital Essentials dog and cat food, which Martin calls “the ultimate in canine and feline nutrition.”
âTo all of our loyal customers, thank you very much for showing how much you appreciate our business,â said Martin. “We work hard to give our customers what they are looking for in a pet grooming salon.”