Groomers, others organize Lions Park event

By on June 18, 2010

by Keeth Beebe
ELBURN—Six local pet-minded businesswomen organized Paws All Day in Elburn on June 12 at Lions Park in Elburn to introduce local dog and cat owners to the wealth of services available to keep pets healthy.

“We wanted to put this together because our area has a tremendous amount of things to offer for dog and cat owners,” co- organizer Lore Thuestad said. “Some people are not aware of how many services are offered here, This whole event has been geared towards the health of the animals—healthy food, regular grooming and training. Really, it’s just a celebration of dogs, cats, their abilities and the people that love them.”

Thuestad and the other organizers, Linda Nash, Joan and Amy DeGroot, Audrey Ritchey and Diana Holtz—all work in pet-related fields. Thuestad has an in-home pet care business; the DeGroot’s own the pet grooming salon Amy’s Wild Hairs in Maple Park; Holtz is a pet groomer; and Nash and Ritchey work as representatives for a holistic dog food company.

Photo by Ben Draper