About the Groomer

Carol Harvey started grooming the family poodles at age 11. By age 13 she was being asked to groom dogs for friends and other family members. Once she decided that she really enjoyed grooming, she started offering her services to rescue groups. At age 19, she found herself working full time in a salon. By age 26 she was managing a large grooming salon. Carol moved to Texas in 1996 and got a job at the Lewisville Petsmart where she became manager and worked until August 2000. After that, Carol worked at Timber Valley Pet Hospital starting the clinic’s first grooming services. Within 3 years, she took the grooming department from a $0 to over $75k gross sales all while being the sole groomer.

Being an independent salon owner has been a long time dream as well as fear of Carol’s and through the years some great opportunities to buy shops came along, but it wasn’t the right time. In Sept 2003, the right time came and Lorac’s Mobile Pet Spa became a reality. (Sept 2011 the name changed to Puppy Bubbles to make it easy and simple) After years of researching mobile conversion companies and comparing shops vs. mobile the decision was made to purchase a fully equipped mobile van from Wag ‘N Tails. For 10 years, Carol provided the ultimate in care without having someone pressing her to rush each pet or to use low quality products on the dogs. First in the mobile van and now in the salon. Each pet is done from beginning to finish without the stress of being in a room full of barking dogs or the stress of being caged for hours away from their home. March 2014 the van was sold and the stationary salon opened in Denton, TX

Carol was invited to participate as a speaker/demonstrator at the 2007 Dallas Pet Pro Classic. This is a 4 day intensive continuing education seminar for professional groomers, hosted by ISCC. (International Society of Canine Cosmepologists) ISCC is the industry leader in education and setting the standard of care. Carol is a lifetime member of ISCC and is working toward completing their certification program as a canine Derma-Tech specialist. Carol is also ISCC/Red Cross certified in canine CPR and First Aid.

 

 

Outside hobbies.

In her spare time, Carol enjoys her Australian Shepherds. While she does breed them, litters are rather infrequent. Mostly they are loving companions that also enjoy entering the show ring as well. Carol's puppies have earned titles for conformation Champions and Grand Champions, Obedience Champions, tracking, agility, herding/stock and rally. Many competing in multiple registries.

Other than her dogs, Carol and her husband also enjoy scuba diving to enjoy the critters under the sea.

She lives with her husband David and up to 7 aussies not counting the occasional litter of puppies.. All of the dogs are cherished family members and live indoors as part of the family..

Your furry family member will be as spoiled as her own children when in her care.

 
         
 

Lifetime member of ISCC (International Society of Canine Cosmetologists)

Certifed by ISCC/Red Cross in Pet First Aid and CPR

 
     
 
Puppy Bubbles - Carol Harvey - 940-594-2550 - Email: carol@puppybubbles.com