- Alyssa Samz spends her days washing, blow drying, and trimming the fur on dogs, and she couldn't be happier.
"It's fun. I love to be able to do something I enjoy every day," said Samz.
Samz spent the last year working for a groomer in Argonne, but now she's decided to branch out on her own.
"If you want to make a living you got to go out and get it yourself," Samz said.
The 21-year-old opened her own dog grooming business in Crandon this week.
With the help of her family, Samz converted an old apartment into Ivy's Downtown Dog Grooming, named after her own dog.
"She's a yellow lab and she's like my baby," said Samz. "Someday she will be a shop dog and be here roaming around."
But until Ivy joins her, Samz has no shortage of dogs to keep her busy.
"It was a leap of faith," said Samz. "I'm glad I went for it."
The shop is located at 100 B Washington St. and is currently open by appointment only. You can call (715)889-0111 to set up an appointment.
Ivy's Downtown Dog Grooming
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