Do you ever wonder how a carpet business that remained on Foothill Boulevard in La Crescenta for 27 years turned into a store for pet grooming run by the same owner? Here's the scoop. When Violet Hovsepian's husband decided to leave carpets behind, Hovsepian decided to follow her passion for dogs and cats. One year ago, she started Pampered Poochez in the same location with her sister-in-law Lala Maranjyan. The Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce hosted an open house at the pet grooming store on Saturday.
Free treats and pooch bandanas were handed out to some 20 customers and their pets as part of the first anniversary for Pampered Poochez. The first customers were Maranjyan's daughters Irene Asatryan, 7, and younger sister Tiffany Asatryan, 5. Their pooch to be pampered was Mimi, a female toy poodle. The girls' father Robert Asatryan (Maranjyan's husband) supervised. Sunny and Thomas Ivani dropped off Cosie, a female Maltese. Cosie was cosseted, trimmed, brushed and hot-oil messaged. She even had a deep teeth cleaning and her ears cleaned — all for $35. Groomer Verona Bravo did the honors.