It's grooming day for Logan and Navy, two of more than 150 clients who visited Doggy Depot in Clio this week, after owner April French reopened for business.
"It's a new location so they probably thought that was a little odd, but you know, once we were like, 'Hey Navy, Hey Fluffy,' they're like, 'Oh, OK, I know you.'â??
French lost everything in last month's fire that destroyed Dotty's Pet Center and her storefront next door.
Three and a half weeks later, she's back on her feet tending to her furry clients. She says she can't take all the credit though.
"The community, I can't even express how much they've helped,â?? French said.
Local banks ran a towel drive for Doggy Depot, and loyal customers continue to donate crates and other supplies.
"Just coming in as we were getting ready to open, wanting to lend a hand, it's really meant a lot to all of us,â?? French said.
The dogâ??s arenâ??t complaining. Theyâ??ve kept French and her staff busy all week.
"When it's a hard time, that we all chip in and try to help each other. I had no idea how much I was appreciated,â?? French said.
A full appointment book might give her an idea.
Doggy Depot is open Tuesday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on W. Vienna St. next to Clio Tan.