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Little Barks Grooming Columbia SC

Cinnamon saved me and gave me a purpose.

Kim Kier, PGC, MPAe, CCe, FFCP, LSHL-s, PAe. MGBS

Kim started her journey in the pet industry in 2000. It began as most careers in this field do, with a dog well not just a dog a poodle named Cinnamon. After losing her Mother to Breast cancer, Kim was to say the least broken and overwhelmed by depression and heartache. Cinnamon saved her and gave her a purpose.

I DID IT ALL FOR LOVE

Master Pet Aesthetician Diploma
Pet Aesthetician Diploma
AKC S.A.F.E. Certified Groomer
AKC S.A.F.E Certified Salon
Fear Free Certified Professional
Low Stress handling Certified – Silver
Bella Behavior Puppy Counselor
CPR & First Aid Certified
Certified Canine Esthetician
Completion of 412 C.E. Vet Race approved hours
IV Sans Bernard Skin & Coat Level One Certified
IV Sans Bernard Skin & Coat Certification
Member of the National Groomers Association
World Pet Association Member
Authorized Hydro therapy -Ozone therapy Salon
Iv Sans Beranard
Member of the Holistic Groomers Association
Silver Certification Low Stress Handling
Master Behavior Specialist -in progress
Professional Grooming Credentials -WPA
and I am excited to keep learning and growing.

My Journey

It began as most careers do...

…with a dog well, not just a dog, a poodle named Cinnamon. After losing her Mother to Breast cancer, Kim was, to say the least, broken and overwhelmed by depression and heartache. Cinnamon saved her and gave her a purpose. I think about how a lot of stories about people and their dogs begin “they saved me.” So, it began, Cinnamon suffered from relentless skin issues the worst of them was nylon she had a horrible reaction to her own collar! A rash turned into an infection which turned into an absence. Kim was at a loss at the time every collar out there was nylon, so what was a girl to do but get creative and fix it? Kim has always loved to create, especially sewing and quilting, so a business was born.“Little Barks” has always been about helping dogs and using the gifts that God has blessed us with to help them and their owners. What began as one simple collar to help the Love of her life dog has grown into helping so many dogs, and their owners show the love they have for each other in simple but meaningful ways. Grooming, Skin and Coat care, training, healthy treats, fashionable and functional accessories. When you have a passion for something, it is easy to learn and enjoy every part of it. Kim has spent the last 20 years learning and growing to serve dogs with love and knowledge to give them the best of her. Little Barks is part of Miss Kim and her Family. The goal and mission are to help as many dogs and owners as we can show their Love for each other and stay healthy and happy on the way. With God’s grace and love as guidance, we cannot wait to do just that for many years to come.

Little Barks Grooming Columbia SC
Little Barks Grooming Columbia SC
Pets+ Magazine "Coolest " Pet Business Winner 2022
Pets+ Magazine "Coolest " Pet Business Winner 2022