Hi my name is Kelly and I am the new owner of Lupita's Upscale Puppy, but don't worry, the new name is Kelly's Upscale Puppy and very little is going to change. A little about me. I have always had a passion for dogs and have been involved in "all things dog" for the past 35 years as a certified groomer, working with local rescues as a case worker/foster mom, puppy raiser for Guid Dogs of America and looking after dogs for family and friends up to 6 months at a time.
I attended a grooming school upon my graduating from college. In 1984 I was an intern at a very busy booming shop in Seattle. The owner showed and bred standard poodles and had a very good reputation for graduating well trained groomers. Once I got married, I moved to Canada and opened up a grooming salon in Nelson, BC. This is where I started doing daycare and boarding in my home for clients. I am so happy to be returning to my roots and doing what I love.
My husband, Bill is a retired police officer and EMT. He will be working with me as we expand the services we will be offering in the future. We both look forward to this exciting adventure and completing my mission statement. "I want you and your dog to feel that I am their extended family while you are away. My home is their home"
Lupita takes care of my Louie he is a little shih tzu, and I would not have anyone else take care of him... Guadalupe and Sandra are amazing with him as well, he is really a sensitive dog and he does not like been put in a kennel and that is what is wonderful about Upscale Puppy its like been in our home he gets to play and gets hugs and cookies and he comes home exhausted from playing with all his friends..I recommend Lupita's UpScale Puppy highly because of all the attention each dog gets.
After a long and detailed seach Upscale Puppy came highly recommended to me by several noted professionals in Whatcom, Skagit, and King Counties. For me the short drive to Blaine is worth it because my little pup loves being with Lupita and her other little friends. She also enjoys being boarded for periods of time. She gets such good care that I am envious of her. She returns to me fully socialized with the other dogs at Lupita's place. If requested by me, either she will return home after being given "a rinse and set" or a full grooming.She gets plenty of exercise and food. She looks forward to going to Upscale Puppy and evn know the route to her spa! The closer we get the more excited she becomes. I like the exercise and TLC she gets. PLUS! The doggies play yard is spotless AT ALL TIMES. I have never seen a mess that needed cleaning up.
I give my highest recommendation to Upscale Puppy, Lupita, Ken, and their most excellent staff!