Sophie Mulgrove and Kerry Freer, the best of friends and now business partners.
How we came to be.
We both previously worked together a little over 6 years at a kennel and cattery boarding establishment. Both completely passionate about the care of animals. Whilst Sophie solely began dog grooming, Kerry managed the boarding establishment and would occasionally pop by offering help and support with grooming. We soon noticed a more positive atmosphere when we was both present, our dog clients seemed calmer throughout their groom. We then supported one another with our more anxious/nervous clients and found that together their grooming experience became that little bit more relaxed, and stress free.
With this in mind we both knew that our passion was to create a grooming establishment were both the groomer and dog enjoy the full experience, or at the very least be a more positive one. We absolutely loved spending time with all the animals in our care at our previous workplace, so what better opportunity to combine our dog grooming skills and passion for caring and cuddling to dogs all day together.
A brief insight into our business name
Sophie always dreamt of owning a pet business with this name which was inspired by the two furry loves of her life. Bo (short for Bobby) was her first childhood pet, a loyal and loving Jack russell rescue, and Bella, her current Staffordshire bull terrier bear. We always talked about our future goals and dreams, one day the light bulb moment of setting up our own business happened, and when the business name was mentioned we realised it was nothing but fate... Kerry owned a gorgeous Cocker spaniel called Bodhi. Sadly her darling boy passed away this year, so now our pets names will live on within our business name and within our lovely little grooming adventure. Our business is all thank to them bundles of furry cuteness.
Our goal is to ensure you as a dog owner feel at ease and happy knowing we will provide you pets with the best care and attention during their pamper session.
Bo'bella team, x