Did you know Dog Groomers aren’t LICENSED?
Rosemary Marchetto is a lifelong New Jersey resident and Animal Advocate. Her mission is to make New Jersey one of the first states to adopt new legislation that will require dog groomers to become state licensed. She learned this the hard way. Her beloved shih tzu named Bijou was dropped off at a well known pet store chain only to receive a call from the groomer that her healthy six year old Bijou had died. Upon further investigation she learned that dog groomers are not required to be licensed nor required to have any certification to become a dog groomer. Ms. Marchetto’s legislation affably dubbed “Bijou’s Bill” Pet Grooming Licensing Act, will require state licensure of all dog groomers and will regulate a buyer beware $6 Billion industry in the United States. Bijou’s Bill has passed overwhelming in the New Jersey State Assembly in October 2018 and is making its way through the New Jersey Senate. With over 120K signatures in favor of this regulation, and 12k New Jerseyans, Bijou’s Bill has received global support. Bijou’s Bill has garnered the support of the NJ Dog Groomers Alliance, American Kennel Club, and the United Paws Group of California.
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Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle
David Epstein with Dude & Lola