Wanda Camper – Gaithersburg, MD
Before opening her Splash and Dash Groomerie & Boutique in 2015, Wanda was working in government contracting. This ended when the time she spent with her dog got her thinking about opening up her own pet grooming salon.
“It’s bright. It’s cheerful–it’s a happy and welcoming place,” she says. Wanda is right at the helm of her shop, handling the front desk, educating and chatting with her clients and members. “It’s so rewarding seeing my customer’s faces—seeing their first impressions. I like when their eyes light up and they say ‘oh my god I had no idea that this was so cute, so different.’ At the core of it, me and my team, we all truly love dogs. We treat them like they’re our pets, no different.”
Like all Splash and Dash shops, Wanda’s shop offers a unique unlimited bath and brush service where customers can get their dog bathed and brushed as much as they want as part of the membership. “The members, they love it!” Regular bathing & brushing is incredibly beneficial for a pet’s coat and skin health and it saves time and money. “Our main goal is to help in the health and well-being of your pets.” Wanda gives the same services offered in her shop on her own dog, Wellington, a nine-year-old Black Labrador—the very same dog that encouraged her to pursue a grooming business.
“At the end of the day, we offer a safe and comfortable environment with exceptional grooming service and products. When people tell me, ‘this is the best haircut my dog has ever had,’ I know customers appreciate it and will return again and again. Come on by, we’re always open for questions and service.”