founder of mod.dog
Grooming Salon & Boutique, started
her career in the pet industry in the year 2000, long before the business "boomed"
into the billion dollar industry it is today. Along with her former
business partner, she created one of the first dog boutiques in existence, by
spending hours searching for the best of the limited products that were
available at the time. Her boutique customers were truly shocked at the
thought of their dogs wearing rhinestone collars, sleeping in faux fur beds, and
heaven forbid wearing clothes! As the trend grew, Kimberly appeared on
several national television shows including Dateline NBC and Fox News
Live giving interviews on the latest in doggie fashion. In 2001,
Kimberly founded mu*shu Fine Canine Accessories, a line of upscale accessories
that has outfitted numerous celebrity dogs. mu*shu is best known for
creating the "I Hate Tinkerbell" shirt that was the best selling dog tee
shirt for two years in a row.
Kimberly set out on her own and opened mod.dog Salon & Boutique in Boca Raton,
Florida. It was her dream to own a salon that offered spa services just as
upscale as the ones that the dog's parents pamper themselves at. Having
hired a very talented groomer, Kimberly didn't have plans to take part in
grooming the dogs, but being the hands own owner that she is, it wasn't long
before she was bathing and grooming dogs and educating herself on the latest
trends, techniques and tools so that mod.dog would be able to offer the best to
her customers. In March, 2010, Kimberly relocated mod.dog to east
Boca Raton. The new location has a larger grooming area with more
natural light and the positive energy of the ocean just steps away!
From the beginning of her career, Kimberly has been very involved in rescue and
she donates her services to Coastal Poodle Rescue and Animal Aid by providing makeovers for the
new rescues. She is also a member of
a 501c3 rescue that is run strictly on donations that takes in abandoned and
abused dogs and finds homes for them.