A PET-loving Andover resident is set to take an exciting leap in the world of business as she prepares to launch her very own pet grooming salon in Ludgershall.

Autumn Sammes who lives in Andover is a fully qualified groomer with more than eight years of experience.

The 25-year-old, who studied animal management before going on to work as an apprentice, decided to set up her own business when she moved to Andover.

The pet lover opened Paws at No.4 in November 2021, which she currently runs from her mum's garage.

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Andover Advertiser:  Autumn and Jax the cockerpoo Autumn and Jax the cockerpoo (Image: Autumn Sammes)

Autumn said: "I’ve now taken the leap to upgrade my salon and business to a high street shop.

"I groom dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs. My current business has won multiple awards."

Her business has won Best Pet Grooming Salon & Boutique 2022, Most Inspiring Dog Groomer for Hampshire 2022 and Most Caring Pet Grooming Business for Hampshire 2023.

She added: "I don’t use cages or cabinet dryers and I strongly believe in making grooming as enjoyable as possible for the animals I groom. 

"Instead of cages, we have spacious playpens for the dogs with toys and a bed. I groom all breeds of dogs including giant breeds."

She continued: "The animals are given a relaxing spa-like experience with pet-safe lavender room spray, calming spa music and a personalised experience depending on the animals' needs. 

Andover Advertiser: Autumn and Charlie the cockerpooAutumn and Charlie the cockerpoo (Image: Autumn Sammes)

"I have a range of optional spa treatments available for the dogs including blueberry facial, de-shedding treatment, luxury conditioning treatment, Dead Sea mud treatment, natural teeth clean, paw and nose balm."

She told the Advertiser that she is really excited to get into the new shop and has had a really positive response to opening the groomers by residents on Facebook.

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She is in the final stages of decorating the shop before the grand opening at the end of the month.

Andover Advertiser:

The name of the business will be changed to 4 Paws Pet Spa when the new shop finally opens.

Alongside grooming a number of animal treats will be sold at the new premises.

Ms Sammes is planning to open the shop which will be found on the High Street in Ludgershall, SP11 9PZ at the end of August.