In just six short years Wags On Willow, the North Shore’s premier pet grooming salon and boutique, has been cited five times by pet owners for their superior services in independent reader surveys. The most recent honors came this week with the announcement that Wags on Willow was selected by 22nd Century Media’s readers as the “best grooming salon” and “best pet store” on the North Shore.
The 22nd Century “North Shore Choice Awards” was the result of a poll taken by readers of the publishing company’s seven weekly publications serving 125,000 households in Glenview, Northbrook, Wilmette, Winnetka, Glencoe, Lake Forest and Highland Park. “This is a very humbling honor and a wonderful tribute to our amazing staff of groomers and technicians,” said Wags’ owner Mary Bowler. “Pet owner and pet satisfaction is our goal with every bath, groom and boutique sale and clearly 22nd Century readers believe we have achieved that goal. “We sincerely appreciate this tremendous vote of confidence and remain committed to the finest service for dogs and cats in the region,” Bowler said.
Wags on Willow opened its new salon and boutique earlier this year in the trendy Northfield business district at Willow and Happ roads moving from its original location in Northbrook. The salon and boutique’s unique services included appointments seven days-a-week, early morning grooming and bathing times beginning at 6 a.m. “We also offer exclusive services for aging and physically challenged dogs beginning with a floor level walk-in bath and trained groomers, all of whom are pet owners themselves,” said Bowler. “We pride ourselves on being the most pet and client convenient grooming facility on the North Shore,” Bowler said.
Along with grooming services Wags on Willow’s boutique carries quality pet supplies and foods that cannot be found at many other retail establishments. “We are very conscious, as pet owners ourselves, that our clients want only the best for their furry family members,” Bowler said.
In addition to 22nd Century readers voting Wags the “best” on the North Shore, the grooming salon and boutique was also voted best for three consecutive years by readers of a monthly regional magazine, Make It Better.
Wags on Willow is located at 300 Happ Road just south of Willow across from Happ Inn, Peachtree Center, and Three Tarts and is next door to Shred 415 and U Dawg U and Rocky Mountain Chocolate.