Finding the perfect career

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By Vanessa Hurst

“I wish I had thought of this a long time ago,” Tandy Jill Chase said of her business, Tandy’s Pet Salon, “I kind of feel guilty doing something I love so much.”

Together with her two dachshunds, Ryder and Baj, she greets each client like they’re part of her own family.

Chase had worked at the News-Enterprise in advertising but she couldn’t resist the idea of working with animals, “When I was growing up I wanted to be a veterinarian, but it didn’t happen,” Chase said, “Several years ago, I met a girl who did pet grooming and I thought it was something I would like to do. At that time pet grooming wasn’t as popular. I really came into it at the right time”

She enrolled in Nash Academy of Animal Art in Lexington. Once she graduated Chase opened her own pet salon behind her house on Greensburg Road in 2004. “The commute to work couldn’t be better,” said Chase.

“I’ve had some loyal customers since I started,” said Chase, “they really are just like family and you want to do the absolute best for them.”

She offers hair cuts, bathing, blow dry, ear cleaning and nail cutting. Everything your pet needs to look and feel great.

Tandy’s Pet Salon is located at 919 Greensburg Road in Hodgenville, their hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, their phone number is (270) 358-0479.