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All Breed Dog Grooming owner Stephanie Arredondo is gentle as she trim’s Sandy’s nails. Arredondo loves animals and has six dogs of her own at home. She also works with Baby Gia, a nonprofit foster-based rescue organization in Minnesota. (Photo by Sarah Young)

Hot Diggity Dog: A Day in the Life of a Dog Groomer

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All Breed Dog Grooming owner and groomer Stephanie Arredondo greets the shop’s live-in cats, Marcel and Prudence, as she balances the cash drawer for another busy day in the pet salon. They glide around the room, swishing their tails and winking their eyes as if to say “Good morning.”


“I like coming in in the morning,” Arredondo says at 7 a.m on Thursday, May 15. “It’s quiet.”

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Sarah Young
Sarah Young joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News. She covers primarily Hammond, Roberts, Somerset and St. Croix County Circuit Court. Previously she free-lanced for the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star-Observer, RiverTown special publications and the Superior Catholic Herald. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. Before working at the New Richmond News, she was an assistant manager at Philander's Grill & Bar in Prescott. She lives in Prescott with her 2-year-old daughter Carolina.  
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