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Get to Know Me:

Hi everyone I'm Jennifer and welcome to my page!

I was born and raised here on beautiful Vancouver Island B.C. in 1992 and am proud to call it my home! 

 I grew up playing and eventually working at my family's long running (over 40 years) boarding and breeding business, Dogwood Boarding Kennels. I can never remember a time when I was not surrounded by dogs (and cats) of all shapes and sizes and it is there that I developed my love and devotion to animals. as a child I started out walking clients dogs for 25 cents ( haha) and progressed to helping my parents wash and groom the animals. Having found my passion, I took over all grooming duties and with the support of my family, started my own business (4 Dirty Paws) when I was a teenager and the rest is history!

I look forward to meeting you and your pets! 

I am so pleased to announce that as of 2020, my wonderful husband, James, has started working with me as my trusted bather, squirmy pet holder and all around assistant. With his deep love for all animals, can do attitude and calm demeanour  he has been the perfect addition to my growing business!  Welcome James!