Our Mission StatementOur mission at The Bath House Pet Salon is to serve the families who have entrusted their pets to us by providing personalized, safe and efficient care, with compassion and integrity. Our salon believes in strong Christian values and we consider it our ministry as well as privilege to be a trusted friend of the family. Our goal is to ensure that our clients are completely satisfied, along with offering friendly and knowledgeable services at competitive rates.
Learning From the BestBorn in Lake Tapps, Washington, I attended Tacoma Baptist School from Kindergarten through High School, graduating in 1990. I began work at Central Veterinary Hospital while attending a small dog grooming school in Spanaway. After completing my coursework I went to work for Critter Clippers in Gig Harbor. Tish, the owner, taught me all the correct dog grooming techniques which I still use today. She also taught me how to communicate with my customers. Understanding a pet owner's concerns is vital to properly grooming their dog. Communication is the first step in grooming. I learned to spend the time making my clients and their owners feel comfortable and welcome.
From Dairy Farm to Pet SalonIn 1999, I opened The Bath House Pet Salon, on an old 15-acre dairy farm in the Summit area of Tacoma, Washington. The salon is located in the old milking parlor next to the big three-story dairy barn. Opening my own salon here, gave me the opportunity to have my son Ryan, grow up on a farm, not in a daycare. The Bath House is a dream come true and I am very thankful and blessed.
Teresa Saavedra, Owner, The Bath House Pet Salon, Tacoma, Washington