Biz briefs 7/17

Published 12:00 am Sunday, July 17, 2016

Doggy Styles Mobile Grooming brings the service to customers

Jessica Brewer, a local Salisbury resident, took an old RV and turned it into a mobile dog grooming service called Doggy Styles Mobile Grooming, LLC.

Brewer has worked with animals for 10-15 years at veterinarian offices and pet stores. She said she was ready to branch out on her own.

“I wanted to work for myself,” she said.

Brewer bought the RV last June and converted it to serve the needs of her business. The RV has water and power, so it does not have to be hooked up to an outside source.

She added a human tub for the dogs and accented the space with purple countertops and shower curtain.

The only original features of the RV that remain are the cabinets and table.

Brewer will service the Salisbury, Concord, Kannapolis and Lexington areas.

“Not everybody can get out and get to the shop,” Brewer said.

Her own dog is afraid of car rides, leading her resort to mild sedatives to get the dog in the car. She wanted to give everyone the opportunity to get pet grooming services.

Brewer’s service is all-inclusive, including nail grinding and toothbrushing. All dogs are serviced on a one-on-one basis, and she can get most dogs done in about an hour and a half.

Call Brewer at 704-775-3486 to make an appointment.

Gentiva Home Health launches food drive to benefit Concord and Salisbury food banks

Staff members from the Gentiva Kannapolis/Concord and Salisbury offices will be blanketing Cabarrus and Rowan counties throughout August, distributing food collection bags and gathering donations for the Cooperative Christian Ministries and Rowan Helping Ministries as part of the company’s 12th Annual Food Drive.

Employees at the Kannapolis/Concord and Salisbury offices and their fellow employees around the country – part of the Kindred at Home family of home health care – are placing the food collection bags at various health care facilities in their respective communities and will collect their “harvest” during the entire month of August.

They are focused on beating their tally from last year, when the company’s 11th Annual Food Drive yielded more than 838,000 pounds of goods for donation to charitable organizations across the country.

“Engaged home health providers are plugged into their community’s resources. That makes us aware of the fact that food banks, pantries and other charitable organizations face increasing demands for assistance,” said Susan Wear, senior Home Health specialist. “Because we have great working relationships with area health care organizations and share their goal of a more healthy community, we think they are ideal partners as sites for food collection, and we encourage all local health care providers to contact us for more information on how they and their employees can participate in this community effort.”

Gentiva Home Health provides skilled nursing, physical and occupational therapies and related services to residents of Cabarrus, Rowan, Stanly and surrounding counties. The Kannapolis/Concord and Salisbury office is an affiliate of Kindred at Home, one of the nation’s leading providers of comprehensive home health and hospice services.