Opening of Hair of the Dog

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January 25, 2018
Regular faces in the Quinte pet grooming industry for some time, Natalie Babcock and Sarah Brant have partnered together to open Hair of the Dog, a brand new pet grooming salon in Trenton.   “The goal of the shop is to be a welcoming space for pet owners where their needs and wants can be met,” said Babcock who previously owned Aspen’s – A Pet Grooming Place in Picton from 2009-2015.  A military posting took her family to Nova Scotia for 3 years and she is now happy to be back serving clients in the Bay of Quinte Region.

Natalie earned her certification under Master Instruction from a professional grooming academy in London, Ontario in 2003 and has been grooming for over 15 years.  Sarah Brant, the co-owner of Hair of the Dog, learned her trade by apprenticing one on one, in a Brighton grooming shop in 2012.  She has continued to work in Brighton and Trenton over the past 6 years and in addition to grooming, Sarah completed four veterinary related courses through St. Lawrence College while on maternity leave. “I am very excited with this new business and look forward to working with our clients, after all, a pet owner knows their pet best so it is our goal to accommodate their wishes and keep them coming back.”

Together, Natalie and Sarah decided to put their grooming skills and business know how to use by forming Hair of the Dog.  Staff member Kim Mills is also a very familiar face to pet owners in the area.   Kim has groomed and supplied doggie daycare to her clients over the past 2 years and is the perfect addition to the team!  Hair of the Dog is located at 210 Front Street in Trenton and is open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm, and Saturdays by appointment.  To find out more or to book an appointment you can call 613-955-1234 or go online to or find them on Facebook.

Natalie and Sarah feel it is so important to give back to the community that supports them. To do that, they have an ongoing fundraising effort for the Loyalist Humane Society where all walk in nail trims will be a $5 donation to the organization.  They also offer a 10% discount to Military members.


Suzanne Andrews, General Manager
(613) 392-7635