Valayia Jones-Smith – Alamo Heights, TX
Valayia worked as a Health Care Management Consultant in the past and enjoyed it, but the constant traveling and being away from her 4 legged babies, made her look for something that gave her more freedom and family time at home.
“I Just knew I needed change. I just wasn’t cut out for corporate America. I had to find something where I could still make the income I made as a consultant, but I could come home everyday to my 4 legged babies. I started looking for opportunities and I found Splash and Dash Groomerie & Boutique. I loved what I found. Nothing exists like this is in San Antonio.”
Valayia epitomizes a dog person. She’s the type of woman who’s on the ground when a dog is near, petting and baby-talking. “All my life I’ve had dogs, some rescued, some from breeder-friends. Marley he’s the oldest, he’s six. Then there’s Milan, she loves to eat. I just got Maxwell, the baby, oh gosh he’s horrible but still so cute and so lovable. So now I’m the crazy Dachshund lady.”
Her pet ownership is not something she takes lightly. Her vision was a place where she would bring her own dogs.
“I wanted to open a place that wasn’t the cliche ‘drop your dogs off at the dungeon.’ It had to be nice. It had to be clean, and smell good. I wanted a place where clients knew I would treat their dog like I treated my own.” Valayia can barely contain her excitement everyday as she opens the doors’ to her own pet franchise.
“I’m beyond excited for my shop and the community we’re welcoming in. We want people to know this is a place where you’ll get the best care, love, and service our team can give.”