Dog grooming shop comes to Westborough

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Dog grooming shop comes to Westborough
Elizabeth Dumas gives her dog, Louie, a touch-up at The Polished Pup’s new location on West Main Street in Westborough. (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

WESTBOROUGH – The Polished Pup has set up shop at 3 W. Main St., at the former home of Athru Designs.

“As a resident of Westborough, I always felt Westborough was in need of a dog grooming salon,” said Elizabeth Dumas, who moved The Polished Pup from Northborough. “This has been a dream of mine for years.

“I am so excited to be part of such an iconic, historic building and the revitalization of downtown,” she added.

The new location features top-of-the-line equipment, she said. Her canine clients are also treated to classical music and diffusers.

“It’s like a spa experience for dogs,” she said.

Dumas switched careers from law enforcement as a Boston police officer to dog grooming when she learned how to care for her own dog.

My passion for grooming was ignited after I adopted my shih tzu Cody from a local shelter in 2016. Due to his fearful and reactive nature, I was unable to find a groomer to work with him,” she said. “I began grooming Cody myself, and although he is very difficult, I discovered I loved the grooming process and found it to be very therapeutic.”

Dumas began attending seminars for grooming in 2017; she left law enforcement in 2021 to pursue dog grooming full time.

“I gained hands-on experience by attending a grooming school in Kentucky, working in several different grooming salons and mentoring under industry leaders such as Nikki Guimaraes, owner of Immaculate Pooch in Leicester,” she said.

In addition to grooming, Dumas holds certifications in pet first aid and CPR; Hair and Skin by Dr. Cliff Faver; and American Kennel Club SAFE Groomer. She is a member of New England Pet Grooming Professionals.

The shop is open by appointment; Dumas specializes in small dogs.

For information, visit https://polishedpup.info/, or call 774-232-4777.

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