New Monterey Business Offers Grooming For Pets

June has been declared Business Appreciation Month in Virginia by Governor Terry McAauliffe, and in recognition of this, we are featuring a new business in the area each week.

Is your dog dirty? Does your cat need a claw clipping? If so, you are in luck – a new shop has recently opened in Monterey which caters to the care and grooming of our animal companions. Proprietor Ashley Ross talks about her business, Furry Friends.

“I’m Ashley Ross, and I opened the Furry Friends pet grooming salon in Monterey. I’ve been doing pet grooming for about 15 years – I moved to Monterey about two years ago, and pet grooming is pretty much all I’ve ever done. So I decided there was kind of a need in the county, so I figured I’d open up shop.

“I’m open for business, I’ve been there about three months now. It’s 190  West Main Street, and it’s right across from First and Citizens Bank.”

Ms. Ross talked about the services she can provide.

“Mostly dogs and cats, but I can do pretty much nail clippings on anybody. I’ve done birds and rabbits, guinea pigs before. But dogs and cats, I can do baths, haircuts, like a full service groom that includes bath, brush, ears, nails and a haircut. We do large and small dogs, and we can do anything from a full kind of breed haircut, to just the shed brush treatment, where if you have a short haired dog that doesn’t need a haircut, but it’s shedding all around your house, we can take it.”

Ms. Ross noted she had been busy since opening, but could always use more customers, so if your critter needs care, give her a call.

“Everything is by appointment, so you just have to call to make an appointment. The phone number is 540-255-0297. I’m pretty flexible, I can be there as early as seven or eight in the morning, and appointments can go as late as six, so there aren’t necessarily set hours where you can just walk in and get something done, but if you give me a call, I’m pretty flexible where if you needed an early appointment before you get to work, or you needed a late appointment after work, I can fit you in.”

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Scott Smith

Scott Smith is the General Manager for Allegheny Mountain Radio and Station Coordinator and News Reporter for WVLS. Scott’s family has deep roots in Highland County. While he did not grow up here, he spent as much time as possible on the family farm, and eventually moved to Highland to continue the tradition, which he still pursues with his cousin. Unfortunately, farming doesn’t pay all the bills, so he has previously taken other jobs to support his farming hobby, including pressman/writer for The Recorder, and Ag Projects Coordinator for The Highland Center. He lives in Hightown with wife Michelle and son Ethan. In his spare time, he wishes he had more spare time, especially to ride his prized Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

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