Londa specializes in small breed dogs, and generally grooms dogs under 65lbs, and limits her client base to better serve every customer and provide every dog a comfortable and happy experience. Offering a straight through grooming service. Why only certain large breeds? Londa cannot groom dogs that do not stand for grooming. Because she works alone and needs to be able to lift your dog into tub or onto the table to be able to groom them. Limitations on breed and weight of dog are for health and safety reasons.
Continuing education is crucial to her professional development. You will find her and her friends at grooming shows and training sessions year round to hone their skills. Her experience and certifications include 13+ years of grooming and her certification in Non-sporting with the NDGAA 2011.
She began her career as a pet groomer at A Dog's Domain in Jacksonville, FL in 2007. During her time at A Dog's Domain, she studied under National Certified Master Groomer, Yvonne Aitken, with the National Dog Groomers Association of America (NDGAA). She learned a great deal from Yvonne. Not only about grooming but about the industry as a whole.
During her time managing a salon at Petco, she perfected her organizational and customer service skills needed to run a salon. From April 2009 to January 2013 She worked for Piedmont Animal Hospital in Apopka, FL. Londa usually worked two places at the same time working 6 days a weeks for many years. She has also worked at other grooming salons and boarding kennels. Taking the time to learn from others and broaden her spectrum of pet care.
Throughout the years of working for a high end and small family shops, a large corporation, boarding kennels and an animal hospital she learned what is truly needed for the welfare of the dog during the grooming process. She had a dream to work from home offering one on one interactions with both the client and their pet. In January 2013, Londa built her own small home based grooming shop where she worked til 2020. 2020 was a hard year with a bit of moving and some really loyal clients. She still offers a stress-free environment and a personalized grooming experience. If you are looking for a groomer who really cares, you found her, welcome to Grooming by Londa. Welcome home.