Beth's Barks N Bubbles

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It is important that your pet is groomed and cared for by well-trained and experienced hands. Owner Beth Johnston has been grooming since 1995 and is certified through the National Dog Groomers Association of America and is also Pet CPR certified by the Red Cross. We have years of grooming experience to make sure your dog is beautiful, happy, and safe. Beth's Barks N Bubbles is fully insured and is committed to your pet's health and well being.

Beth Johnston is a lifelong animal lover who groomed the family dog in the driveway at 10 years of age. Fritzie didn't tell, so Beth's mom never found out, which is good, otherwise she might not have pursued her early passion for dog grooming!

Beth trained and showed horses before and after earning her Associates Degree in Equine Studies at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island, and she gave riding lessons for several years after moving to North Carolina in 1993. She began working with dogs in a veterinary clinic as receptionist in 1994. Shortly thereafter she was being trained as a vet assistant, kennel worker, and grooming assistant. Then one day, the groomer quit and the Practice Manager walked up with a set of scissors and the real on the job training began! Beth got her first full time job as groomer in May of 1995 and started working in Carrboro in December of 1997, where she worked for 13 great years before opening Beth's Barks N Bubbles.
Beth has experience grooming show dogs for confirmation. She showed her beautiful white Standard Poodle Kimberly Jean for 2 years in AKC competitions, where she received several placements. Now Beth competes with her fast and graceful Standard Poodle Guinevere in agility. Guinevere and Beth are working hard and enjoying the competition as Gwennie has won several titles and is getting invited to national competitions.  Beth even tricked her Husband into buying another Standard Poodle (Ernie) who is "not supposed to be" an agility dog. Beth tells him that the lessons on Tuesday night are "focus" lessons... focus on agility!

Beth has been grooming since 1995 and is certified through the National Dog Groomers Association of America and the National Association of Professional Creative Groomers. She is also trained in Canine CPR by the American Red Cross. Beth was a contributing writer for The Triangle Dog magazine, answering grooming questions in the Ask the Groomer column. She has also had a featured story in The Creative Groomer Magazine.

Beth with husband Rich and family poodles Lance & Kimberly.