CALDWELL, NJ — Caldwell Mayor Ann Dassing and Councilmen Pasquale Capozzoli and Jonathan Lace welcomed Room and Groom, a pet spa located at 2 Linwood Terrace, to Caldwell earlier this month with ribbon cutting ceremony.
Following exclusive tours of the facilities, Dassing joined owner Ana Carlson in cutting a bright red ribbon to officially open the operation.
“We were pleased to welcome this new business to our town and wish Ms. Carlson and her family much luck and success,” said Dassing. “The facility is top-notch and will provide a wonderful service for our residents and those in the surrounding communities.
The Room and Groom, Pet Spa and Services was founded in 2018 by Ana and Erik Carlson in partnership with Alberto Figueira as the operations manager. Its mission is to provide the best possible experience for pets by offering “a calm, loving and relaxing environment reducing the stress associated with owner separation.”
Ana's love for animals and passion for the arts has accompanied her since childhood. She said she always dreamed of owning and operating a pet spa of her own.
After spending 10 years in architecture, and with the help and support of her close nit family, Ana was finally able to chase her dream. She acquired a small property off of Bloomfield Avenue and built a state-of-the-art salon and spa, creating a warm and inviting open concept experience between the owner, the pet and the groomer.
Ana obtained her Professional Groomer and Shop Management certification at the NJ Dog Grooming Academy to begin her practice. Continually educating herself at pet grooming expos, international grooming conferences and seminars ensures that The Room & Groom stays at the cutting edge of industry trends, products and equipment.
The Room and Groom provides a one-stop-shop experience for all pet owners in and around Caldwell by offering professional dog and cat grooming, pet sitting and dog-walking services. It also offers the ultimate user experience to pet owners by providing pickup and delivery service.
Pictured above at The Room and Groom opening are owner Ana Carlson (center), owner and operator Erik Carlson (right, second row), co-owner Alberto Figueira (center, second row), Emma Miranda, Mayor Ann Dassing (left, first row) and Councilman Capozzoli and Councilman Lace (left, back row) along with family members, friends and customers.