WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Chamber of Commerce welcomed new owner Jeff Martin of High Country K-9 Cuts with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, July 10.
Martin has 12 years of pet grooming experience and recently moved to Fleetwood earlier this year after previously owning Companions Grooming in Denver, North Carolina.
He graduated from Lake Norman School of Dog Grooming in 2003 and is a member of the National Dog Groomers Association for Professional Pet Groomers as well as a member of the International Society of Canine Cosmetologists.
K-9 Cuts caters to dogs with allergies to dyes and perfumes and also uses all-natural, organic shampoos.
According to Martin, his pet grooming style is similar to that of a beautician. He offers a one-on-one experience with each pet and limits five appointments per day starting at 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Typical sessions last between 30 to 90 minutes with costs ranging between $45 to $90 depending on the length of the session.
K-9 Cuts also offers Reiki Healing sessions which uses surrounding energies to support animal health and is complementary to traditional veterinary care and other alternative healing practices. Reiki is used to aid in pain management for animals who are ill or injured, promote relaxation for animals with emotional issues, anxiety, separation anxiety or stress, or help animals transition to a new home environment.
K-9 Cuts is currently offering free blueberry facial coupons. Blueberry facials are used to relax dogs and is safe for animals to eat. Coupons for the facial are now available at the Chamber of Commerce.
High Country K-9 Cuts is open Wednesday through Saturday and is located at 1C West Ashe Street in downtown West Jefferson. For more information or to schedule an appointment call 336-846-5454.
Hannah Myers can be reached at 336-846-7164 or on Twitter @cmedia_hmyers.