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Our Story

Marti has been grooming in the Greensboro area since 1991. She owned Pet-Agree Mobile Grooming from 1994 - 1997. When Marti and Duane started their family, she was grooming at Forest Oaks Animal Hospital where she worked until they opened Abbott's Groom and Board. A good relationship is still maintained with the veterinarians and staff at Forest Oaks Animal Hospital. Dr. Rodger Kleisch was a mentor and supporter of Abbott's Groom and Board, as well as a close family friend. May he rest in peace.

The Abbott family currently consists of two wonderful children, three lovable dogs, and two rescued cats. If Marti had her way, their home would be overflowing with four-legged members. To compromise, Duane thought it best for them to open a boarding kennel so Marti could love lots of animals without the added expense. Marti and Duane have worked hard to design and build a great kennel for the furry members of your family. They happily opened to the public in November of 2007. They toured many facilities in North Carolina and Virginia preparing what they hope is the best place to bring your pet for a short or long term visit or even just a day outing. Whatever your pet needs, they are ready and happy to do their best to accommodate you.

Kimberly Bushong - Groomer, Kennel Lead

From Pleasant Garden, NC

Kim graduated from Southeast Guilford High School. She went to UNCG for 2 years, and worked at another boarding facility for 2 years, helping with doggie daycare, baths, and other kennel lodging tasks. She moved to California with her husband for a year and was trained to groom through Petco's 800-hr, 20 week pet stylist course. She has been grooming since 2019. She has a wonderful family made of her husband, daughter, and 3 dogs. She's loved dogs and wanted to work with them for as long as she can remember.


Kristi Clapp - Groomer, Kennel Lead

From Pleasant Garden, NC

Kristi graduated from UNCG with a bachelor's degree in biology, and attended Southeast Guilford High School. She has 3 dogs; Mya, Pudgie, and Bogey, and an ever growing horde of pet snakes. She's loved animals since she was little and rode horses for over 10 years. She's been grooming since 2021 and trained under Marti and Kim. 


Angie Parker - Kennel Lead

From Greensboro, NC

Angie graduated from Alamance Community College with an Associate Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology.  She has a family of 4 as well as 2 dogs and 2 guniea pigs. She has been around animals all her life.

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