We’ve seen our fair share of pet grooming joints, so trust us when we say that Bubbly Petz—located at the ground floor unit of a Joo Chiat shophouse—is in a league of its own. While the aesthetics are certainly pleasant (think light wood furnishings and brightly lit spaces), it’s what the salon believes in and practises that has us sold.

Founded by Desmond Chan and Maeve Suar, Bubbly Petz was birthed from a need and a heart for animal welfare. Desmond, who holds a degree in business, economics and finance, took up grooming courses after his Shih Tzu, Chocolate, went through a traumatic grooming experience.

With a strong belief that animals deserve better, Desmond and Maeve developed the ethos and interiors of Bubbly Petz with the physical and mental well-being of their furry clientele as their main priority.

Freedom rules
Besides the absence of cages, other noticeable features about Bubbly Petz include the spacious studio and a massive viewing window next to it. “The studio was designed to enhance communication and transparency. We wanted to create a stress-free, cruelty-free environment, which is why there are no cages to lock up the animals at any time, and no restraints, or grooming loops around their necks,” shares Desmond.

Quality over quantity
To ensure that every pet receives their undivided attention, Desmond and Maeve only see up to 10 clients a day. The salon also allocates separate days for dog and cat grooming. Thursdays and Saturdays are set aside exclusively for felines, while the rest of the week are allocated to pooches.

Bubbly Petz is located at 266 Joo Chiat Road. To book an appointment for your furkid call 6348 6872 or 9656 3786, or email info@bubbly-petz.com. Appointments have to
be made a month in advance. Opening hours: 10am-7pm (Mon, Wed, and Sun); 12pm-9pm (Fri to Sat). Closed on Tue.

To find out more about what Bubbly Petz has to offer, flip to Paw-sitive Passions (pg 54) of our Apr/May 2018 issue!