Last year Cut N Strut made its Danville debut. Owner Vicky Vanhook said part of the reason they have stayed on the business scene is because of how she and her employees treat their four-legged clients.
"We treat them like they're our own," Vanhook said. "We are unique because we do love our animals."
Over the past year, Vanhook has expanded her business with the addition of a new groomer, Vanessa Cooper, as well as new services including small-animal grooming for cats, guinea pigs, ferrets and rabbits. She clips bird wings now, too. To groom these smaller animals, though, particularly in the case of cats, Vanhook said the cat must have either been groomed before, or must allow the groomer to do her job.
Under no circumstances, Vanhook said, will they "manhandle" an animal. They want the experience to be pleasant for both the animal and the groomer. Plus, she doesn't want the animal to fear coming back.