Little Shop Of Howlers

Browsing Archive: September, 2013

Happy Birthday to.....uussss!!!!

Posted by Erin McLaughlin on Sunday, September 29, 2013, In : Little Shop News 
Tuesday is Little Shop's 8th birthday!  Be sure to come in and wish us well and receive a free nail trim.  We will also be handing out raffle tickets for a free grooming to anyone who stops in on Tuesday, October 1, 2013.  Raffle winner will be announced on our FaceBook page on Wednesday Oct 2.  

This has been a great 8 years and I thank all our wonderful customers who have helped us grow.  We hope to continue to offer you the highest quality pet care and cutting edge styles in CT.  Thank you ...
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Get ready!! It's almost Open House time!!

Posted by Erin McLaughlin on Sunday, September 29, 2013, In : Local Pet Events 
I am so excited!  One of the highlights of my year is the shop Open House Event! We have so much fun planned, I can barely contain myself.  Be sure to tell your friends and family and come down to enjoy the festivities.  

We will have crafts, games, prizes, raffles, face painting, temporary pet tattoos and bling, pet portraiture, a mock dog show for ages 2-12 (BYO stuffed animal), a rescue pet grooming competition Shabby to Chic, agility demos, a phenomenal pet photographer, pet pro Q&A, and s...
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Back from the land of chocolate!

Posted by Erin McLaughlin on Sunday, September 29, 2013, In : Little Shop News 
Last week I was in Hershey, PA for one of the biggest trade shows in the country, Groom Expo.  I competed with three dogs and taught a seminar on Sunday with my friend and colleague, Jill, owner of Manetame Grooming Salon in NY. Friday afternoon I competed with Clare, my Kerry Blue Terrier in the All Other Purebreds class.  This class consists of breeds that do not fit into the other classes but are still trimmed to breed standards, such as Bichons, Porties, and hand scissored terriers (vs. h...
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And the nominees are.....

Posted by Erin McLaughlin on Sunday, September 1, 2013, In : Little Shop News 
Wow wow wow!!! I (Erin) am so honored to be nominated alongside my friend and colleague, Jill.  This past year, Jill and I began speaking together at trade shows around the country.  We began competing in 2006 at the same show, Intergroom in New Jersey.  At the time we did not know each other, but soon began driving to shows together to help cut costs and immediately a friendship was born.  Now as we speak together, our years of experience both in grooming and in life help mesh to make for ve...
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Claire's Corner Copia Yappy Hour

Posted by Erin McLaughlin on Sunday, September 1, 2013, In : Local Pet Events 
Friday night the shop girls headed out to Yappy Hour at Claire's in New Haven.  The proceeds were to benefit the Friends of the New Haven Animal Shelter.  We had so much fun.  We met some new pets and saw some regulars and handed out free nail trim and teeth brushing coupons.  There was also a rather large silent auction with some very nice baskets from local businesses, we donated two, a boy and girl themed adoption basket.  The food was delicious, the music was lively and you couldn't beat ...
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Don't forget about Facebook!

Posted by Erin McLaughlin on Sunday, September 1, 2013, In : Little Shop News 
We try to stay on top of current events here on our blog, but our Facebook page is much more to the minute news for local pet events, shop news, and pictures of the cuties we have in the shop.  Don't forget to utilize this helpful tool.  Like us to be sure you don't miss the fun tidbits and announcements!  
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