Love of animals leads to dog grooming business
Kaitlyn Clay, Staff Writer, [email protected]
Bailey Sizemore has had a passion for animals since a young age, and now she is turning that passion into profit by opening B & B Dog Grooming in Corydon.
Sizemore, 23, was raised in Lanesville before moving to Kentucky and then back to Indiana, this time to Campbellsburg, to finish high school at West Washington. She knew she had a love for animals and would enjoy working with them in any capacity.
When she was 20, she got a job as the receptionist at SPAW Dog Grooming, formerly known as Duke and Duchess Grooming, in Sellersburg, where she said everything changed for her and she realized that grooming dogs was her true calling.
“I had always groomed my own Wheaten terrier growing up, and I had always enjoyed it,” Sizemore said. “Once the job opportunity at SPAW opened up, I jumped on it immediately.”
After seeing how successful the owners of SPAW were from their business, Sizemore said she was inspired to open B & B in Corydon and bring her own unique set of skills to the dogs of Corydon and surrounding areas. But, her goal is to be known for more than just grooming dogs; she wants to be the go-to shop for people to feel comfortable leaving their canine best friends.
“I treat every dog like my own because I know how hard it is to find someone to trust with your dogs,” Sizemore said. “I’m not a business owner for the income. I am in it because I care about dogs and their comfort no matter the age, breed or the dog’s past.
“Corydon was the perfect location for me to start my shop so I can bring them that quality care for the owners and their dogs,” she said.
Sizemore also said that while she has only been open for about a month, she has fallen in love with the Harrison County community and is grateful for their acceptance.
“As a young business owner, I am so grateful and it means so much to receive the positive reviews customers have given me,” Sizemore said. “I am so excited to continue my journey in Corydon and share my love for animals with everyone here.”
B & B Grooming is located at 1995 Allison Lane NW, Suite 100, and is open Monday through Friday beginning at 8 a.m. until the last appointment scheduled for the day.
Sizemore said she is also willing to groom dogs on Saturdays if that is better for clients.
To schedule an appointment, call or text 812-705-3334.