Dog grooming

The Salty Dog Grooming Shoppe opens in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD, CT – The Salty Dog Grooming Shoppe, located at 475 Kings Highway East in Fairfield, held a grand opening event this week and was welcomed into the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce as a new member.

The shop is owned by Melissa Small, a third-generation Fairfield resident, as well as a third-generation groomer. His grandmother, Doris Hyde, founded Dove-Cote Kennels in 1969 and was one of the founding members of the Bichon Frize Club of southern New England, according to Small’s biography. The breed required diligent grooming and the family learned alongside him.

From the announcement:

With over 54 years of expertise and 23 years of personal professional experience, Melissa has created a premier grooming boutique that will not disappoint.

The store is dedicated to creating a loving environment for beloved pets. Melissa has created a family environment with a professional touch. To continue to grow and excel, Philip J. Schafmayer, international grooming judge, speaker, teacher and master groomer, helped take this fledgling grooming boutique to new heights. A once exclusive experience is now available to the general public. Personalized accessories for your pets will also be available for purchase.

Melissa says, “We’re proud of the business we’ve built strictly on referrals and
word of mouth and we can’t wait to expand our Salty Dog family to include all the FABULOUS new customers, both human and fur babies!”