Biz Buzz: Fennimore woman launches dog-grooming business

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Biz Buzz shares business tidbits from across the tri-state area. This edition highlights a development in Fennimore, Wis.

After getting her start at a local dog-grooming business, a Fennimore woman will open one of her own next week.

Kylie Wagner will open the doors to Wag N’ Wash Grooming on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 1064 Lincoln Ave. She will offer a variety of grooming services, including haircuts, baths, nail care and de-shedding treatments.

Wagner said she rented space at local grooming business Tina’s Bark ‘N Beauties for nearly four years after owner Tina Frye asked her if she wanted to learn how to groom.

“I said, ‘Yes,’ and never looked back,” Wagner said. “I’ve just been a dog lover my whole life, but I never really thought I could have a career working with animals.”

The new home of Wag N’ Wash Grooming previously was occupied by Fennimore Veterinary Clinic, which moved in May to a larger building at 2025 Lincoln Ave. Wagner said she and her husband purchased the building and made minor cosmetic updates, including painting and flooring work.

“It’s exciting,” she said of the move. “It’s going to be sad to leave where I’m at –- that’s been like home for me for the last four years — but I’m excited to make it my own as well.”

Wag N’ Wash Grooming is open by appointment only and currently is not accepting new clients, but local residents can follow the business’ progress at