Dog grooming

Opening of a new dog grooming service in Natomas

Camron Mbewa said he sees a need for pet grooming services in Natomas. / Photo by Christophe Loupeda

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The Rich Groomer is a new pet grooming service located in Natomas.

Since opening on December 4, 2021, owner Camron Mbewa said his business has had local customers as well as some from Elk Grove and Woodland and as far away as Vacaville and Fairfield.

“The community and the region needs something like this,” Mbewa said, adding that pet grooming services were in high demand and there was a gap in the market before he opened The Rich Groomer. .

Mbewa is a Sacramento native who graduated from Mira Loma High School and attended California State University, Sacramento on Full Football Scholarship. He worked as a personal trainer for several years.

Mbewa said he learned to groom himself from his first dog, a poodle. He now owns five dogs.

“I always thought I needed to open a store,” said Natomas resident Mbewa, who operated a dog grooming service out of his garage for two years before opening The Rich Groomer.

The store takes its name from the luxury grooming services it offers and the “rich vibe” of the business, Mbewa said.

Maricela Rivas is one of The Rich Groomer’s groomers. / Photo by Christophe Loupeda

The 1,400 square foot pet spa and salon currently employs six people and offers a host of grooming services, including haircuts, shedding, baths, massages, facial scrubs, tints, trims nails, ear cleanings and more. The pet lounge is also expected to provide pick-up and drop-off services, daycare and dog boarding.

Mbewa said he worked closely with local handyman Billy Ferlow to make his dream of owning a shop a reality. In addition to the lobby, there is the grooming area, the office, and a dedicated space where customers can lounge while waiting for their pets.

Mbewa describes The Rich Groomer as “an experience for the dog and the pet parent”.

Guests can enjoy refreshments in the lobby or lounge, watch TV, and relax while their dog receives services.

“My favorite thing is how happy customers are when they leave here,” Mbewa said.

Mbewa prides itself on providing top of the line grooming services and using Earthbath products that are both dog friendly and environmentally friendly. CBD treats are available to help calm some pets.

“What makes us great is the quality of work, the environment and the customer service,” Mbewa said.

Employees of The Rich Groomer only take on the work they can handle. Unlike pet grooming chains, there are no quotas that employees must meet so that every dog ​​is treated with maximum care, Mbewa said.

“My employees, they love it,” Mbewa said.

Mbewa said he hopes to open a second location in the city center and would like to franchise The Rich Groomer. He also plans to launch a Rich Groomer clothing line for clients.

The Rich Groomer is located at 3291 Truxel Road, Suite 23, Sacramento, CA 95833 and is open at 9 a.m. at 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday. To visit for more information.

Nia Castillo at the Rich Groomer in Natomas. / Photo by Christophe Loupeda

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