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Making pups feel good at grooming new spot

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SCHERTZ — At Lone Star Dog Grooming, all canines are welcome, say owners Melissa and Timothy Gilmore.

Not only do they know a thing or two about dogs, but they also own three. Putting that know-how into practice, the couple recently opened Lone Star Dog Grooming in a 1,500-square-foot space at 1420 Schertz Parkway, Suite160.

Debuting a new business is always a challenge, but that’s nothing new for the Gilmore family.

After battling thyroid cancer and rearing children, now adults, Melissa Gilmore and her husband adopted two more ages 9 and 10 years old.

These canines are becoming fast friends at Lone Star Dog Grooming in Schertz, owned and operated by Melissa and Timothy Gilmore and their family. Melissa Gilmore previously worked at a pet clinic at Fort Sam Houston. File photo

“I was raised a military brat in Panama, Fort Benning, Georgia, and Fort Campbell, Kentucky, after which I was a vet-tech and a military spouse for 15 years,” she said. “I worked in the pet clinic in Mannheim, Germany, when my husband was stationed there, and then I was the assistant manager and ran the pet clinic at Fort Sam Houston for 7 1/2 years.”

The pet spa, employing four, serves some 10 to 15 dogs daily.

Up-to-date rabies shots are necessary; fleas they can handle, but its better if the dog comes without any insect tagalongs.

“Any breed deserves a fair shake. It’s all (in) how you treat them,” Gilmore said. “Every pup deserves to feel good.”

For grooming, appointments are required, but for nail trims, walk-ins are fine. Specialty cuts are by request.

No cats, for now.

“My husband is retired as the owner/operator of a trucking company. We decided to set up this business for our daughter, Ashley, so she could generate her own income,” Gilmore said.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

LONE STAR DOG GROOMING

1420 Schertz Parkway, Suite 160 in Schertz

For more, call 210-566-1847 or visit https://www.lonestardoggrooming.com/

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