Meet Our Community Sponsors:
Did you know that FANS has the support of local businesses through our community sponsors program? These local business owners, who pride themselves on giving back to the community, help make it possible for us to care for the animals through their in-kind and monetary donations. We thought it would be fun to get to know them a little better. From time to time, we will share a new community sponsor’s profile.
Meet Cara Rister owner of Working for Kisses. Mobile Grooming
Cara started her mobile pet grooming business in 2019. She had been working as a groomer for many years and had met several “babies” that were terrified of being groomed. After seeing other groomers losing their patience with them, she knew she wanted to offer something different. She tells us the most rewarding part of what she does is seeing a dog that no one else can touch get excited to see her. Even our scared little Tessa who cries, bites and yes poops on the vet and other groomers is calm with Cara. According to Cara “the kisses are the best tips!” When not spending time caring for other people’s pups Cara enjoys paddle boarding, canoeing, camping, swimming and generally being in nature. Cara not only is one of our community sponsors she is also a long time volunteer at the Farmhouse.
What is it that makes your mobile grooming business stand out from others?
I am a compassionate, caring groomer specializing in the elderly, special needs, and anxious pups that other groomers find difficult to handle. It’s my job to make your baby as beautiful and comfortable as possible.
Why did you decide to become a FANS community sponsor?
I have always had a deep love for animals and nature, much more so than human beings. To be able to be a part of something that truly cares for abused and neglected animals of all kinds is an amazing and rewarding experience.
If you could ask for one thing to help FANS, what would it be?
Enough money to finish the never ending projects that they so desperately need help with.
Cara tells us “I have never felt as blessed or part of the family as I have volunteering with FANS. They are all such loving and compassionate people.”
To learn more about Working for Kisses Mobile Grooming visit them on Facebook where you can contact her through PM to set up your appointment