HAPPY PAWS AROUND
Trendy pet boutique
and Grooming Spa fills a niche in Alhambra for a growing
designer dog apparel industry.
As owner of Happy
Paws Boutique and Grooming, Zulema Tovar tells it, she has
always had her dreams set on starting up her own business,
it was just a matter of finding out exactly what. Tovar says
she decided to stick to what she loves, and she loves dogs.
She states she began her research on a trend that seems to
be booming in the pet industry, Designer Pet Clothes. After
three months of research and two months in the making, the
pet boutique and grooming spa now sparkles on the corner of Atlantic and Main right next to
The Community Development Commission Housing Authority
(formerly Edwards Theater).
Atlantic and Garfield Avenues, Happy Paws Boutique and
captures the attention of pedestrians and commuters alike.
Tovar states that her goal is to provide indulgent pet
owners with unique and quality dog apparel and luxury
accessories at reasonable prices. Tovar explains that she
came across the former video rental location by chance after
an outing at the movies. “The place was in
shambles but it had great potential,” she says. Now, it is
beautifully colored in two tones of yellow and green and a
hardwood floor that gives way to rows of toys, beds, and
designer clothing. The plan declares Tovar, “is to create
attractive window displays which will be changed frequently
to keep customers interested in visiting the store and feel
comfortable when they drop off their four- legged babies for
a day of beauty at the spa.”
Happy Paws key drive
is grooming. Services run the gamut from cucumber and melon
facials that massage animals into a state of relaxation to
pet-icures that get paws into tiptop shape. Wash and cuts
start at $25 depending on size of pet. Tovar, who has been a
nine-year resident of Alhambra, says she is a proud parent
of two four-legged fur babies (Boo and Phoebe) whom she
credits as the source of her inspiration. “I love the
owner’s response after I have given their pet a complete
makeover. I feel very proud of my work as pets leave my spa
clean and looking gorgeous. It is the most joyous and
rewarding feeling,” reflects Tovar.
Happy Paws Boutique
and Grooming has free parking in the rear and is located at
618 W Main St. Alhambra, CA 91801 in the corner of Atlantic
and Main, next to The Community Development Commission
Housing Authority (formerly Edwards Theater). Call today to make an
appointment: (626) 458-2044.