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Glamour Paws open on Cape Coral Parkway

June 21, 2019
By KATIE EGAN ( , Cape Coral Daily Breeze

The South Fort Myers-based Glamour Paws has been growing each year.

And now it's expanded into Cape Coral.

The dog and cat grooming company is now open at its second location at 1715 Cape Coral Parkway in the Lobster Lady plaza.

"It's a higher end boutique experience for dogs," said manager Kris Dietz. "More of a boutique salon atmosphere."

They'd already had two pre-grand openings on May 15 and again the following weekend. On May 15, representatives of the Cape Coral Animal Shelter, which is slated to open this fall, were there. The Gulf Coast Humane Society came the following weekend. Proceeds from booked appointments went toward the respective shelters.

Dietz said one reason Glamour Paws opened a location in Cape Coral is to take care of its growing customer base.

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"We have just been doing increasingly well year after year," he said. "Each year is better than the last. We thought the natural progression was to expand."

They chose the location in the Cape because it wouldn't compete with their location at 6900 Daniels Parkway, and it'll help them reach a new demographic.

One of the things that sets Glamour Paws apart, Dietz said, is its cage-free environment.

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What: Glamour Paws

Where: 1715 Cape Coral Parkway

in Cape Coral

When: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday,

Tuesday, Thursday and

Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,

Saturday; Closed, Sunday.

Information: Call 239-225-9665 or

Dogs can play in between grooming sessions and they don't have to be confined to one area.

"We always look to do that in our build-out," Dietz said.

Another reason Glamour Paws is so popular is its dedication to customer service.

"I think that's why we're one of the best groomers in the area," he said. "We try and deliver just an overall better experience."

And it's more of a family operation.

"We're much more hands on. We're in the shop every day. It's us running and interacting with the dogs."

In addition to dog and cat grooming, Glamour Paws also offers boarding and doggy daycare.

Dietz said the Cape Coral location is different than the one in Fort Myers in that it is more of an upscale salon.

"Visually, it will be a bit more stunning," he said. "We put in a lot of time in the dcor and build out.

"We're looking to appeal to clients who want to feel comfortable about where they leave their pets."

Dietz says grooming is what the business is known for.

"That's the bulk and majority of our business. We are the leading groomers in Lee County."

Dietz said he knows this because of word of mouth and what clients say to him.

"We get to a point where we're at capacity," he said. "When season hits, it's hard for us to take on the demand and that's part of why we took on the Cape location as well."

Dietz has always had a passion for animals. He's been the manager at Glamour Paws for the past six years and he had a 15-year career working with animals in Orlando as the head primate trainer at Universal Studios. He also worked a lot with domestic animals, like dogs.

As for working at Glamour Paws, Dietz called it more of a passion than a job.

"It's something we would be doing if it wasn't a job or career," he said.

The dogs are what he looks forward to the most.

"It's pretty cool when you walk into work and everybody is excited to see you," he said, referring to the animals. "That's the beauty of a dog. It's not something you'd find at most jobs. Not everyone stands up and cheers for you when you come in."



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