I founded My Favorite Groomer LLC. IN 2005 because of the excitement, joy, and love I have for pets.  I wanted to provide services different in my own personal way.  I love what I do! My goal is for pet parents to feel confident that their 
pet is in caring and reliable hands.  

 

My services are MUCH different than those of any other salon I have seen.  

I offer PRIVATE ONE ON ONE PET GROOMING.  Where the Pet Owner is welcome to Sit, Wait, and Watch.  I specialize in Senior, Disabled, and Aggressive Dog Grooming!

 

If you are here for your pets grooming, when we are done, your pet goes home.  There are no other pets in the same appointment as your pet. 

This eliminates the hardship of your pet being caged for hours.  

I do not use CAGE DRYERS on pets.  If your pet can't be blow dried by what I call a "jet engine" safely, the pet goes home damp.  Your pets heart is going so fast when blow dried, it only makes sense.  Especially if your pet is in the categories I groom; Senior, Disabled, Aggressive.  What I want to do is extend their life!

 

I do not put a cage dryer hooked to the front of the pets cage while I groom other pets.  

Sometimes folks use several cage driers and this could devastate and harm a pet. Therefore if your pet is extremely aggressive with the blow dryer we will not force them to suffer through this. I believe a damp pet is better than a traumatized one.

 

As part of my business practice, I discuss any findings on your pet with you before you leave and make any suggestions in regards to the health of your pet to keep you 

informed (during and after the groom).  I've worked at Veterinary offices and have found cancers, gingivitis, heart disease, abscess teeth, teeth health, worms, ruptured anal sacs, skin allergies, paw allergies, and more on pets I have groomed and if I see something I feel you should be concerned about, I'll show you, and advise with my experience, and recommend a veterinarian to help you further.  I am not a Veterinarian by any means, I can refer you to more than two clients where I've spotted real CANCER and they were able to help their pet get onto meds and have them around a little longer.  I have also sent 1000's of clients over the years to several local Veterinarians to care for their pets' teeth problems. 

 

I truly love what I do and I want to be the one to share with you anything that I think might go unnoticed with your family pet.

I record everything I do, I am a YouTube Groomer and love to record as it gives you confidence in seeing my work and trust without words.  You will get to see me working on your pet! I don't mind it at all! It's your pet, your family member, your furbaby, just like mine are! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT THE OWNER

Dede Croy, pet groomer, pet grooming, watauga, senior pet

Dede's Short Personal Biography:
I grew up in a United States Air Force (USAF) family and have lived in all parts 
of the world from Japan to California.  I enlisted in the USAF right out of High 
School.  It also took me to places around the world like Germany and Guam.  
After I got out of the USAF I traveled some more and found my way right here 
to Fort Worth, TX.  With the move to Texas I found my true passion was 
working with pets. I worked for a couple different pet industry employers when I 
finally decided to start my own pet grooming business.  I graduated college with a 
Bachelor's in International Business.  I have worked in Government positions and 
many jobs in the service industry.  I started My Favorite Groomer in June 2005.
In September 2008 I decided that my happiness in working with pets 
outweighed all other jobs I had at the time (USAFR and FAA).  I then decided to go full time with my grooming business.  In the mean time My Favorite Groomer became an LLC.  In 2014, after being in a warehouse building since 2005 I finally landed myself a really nice store frontage. In this space I invented the Dogupstand.com products to help senior and disabled dogs stand while being groomed.  I also got my Real Estate license in the state of Texas.  I kept going and worked along side Veterinarians to offer free and or low cost services to those that needed it.  I did that every weekend and some during the week for over 10 years.  In about about 2015 or so I stopped doing those weekend events as I had a need to be grooming in my salon on those weekends.  I kept pushing myself to groom everyone that needed to be groomed. 

In 2020, I closed that location and chose not to groom any dogs until we knew what the pandemic would and could do to the human race. At this time I was running my online store.  It was so busy because Betty and I had been making face masks for years before the need for US Citizens to wear face masks as a mandate came to pass.  We made so many face masks in 2020, it was unreal.  We gave some away and we provided face masks across the planet!  Thank you Betty!  By the end of 2020 I was finally accepting a few grooms because the dogs I groomed, aggressive and disabled, needed it more than ever, and I got a few in, before that location was completely empty and shut down.  I would then groom from my home until I felt confident in going back to a store front.  In 2021 I just couldn't live and work in my home and funtion, so with God and only God, I reopened in a massive building.  The rent is HUGE, but God has a plan and I'm following it.  This building is able to handle the space needed for DogUp Stand products, my grooming, my online store, and petsitting! I have space for the studio, recording, and rescuing animals that come to me.  I have space to allow my own animals to come to work with me and I have space to conduct much business that it takes to keep everything moving. I have the space to offer the kind of grooming that needs space where the pet owner can sit, wait, and watch and even participate!  

Little ol' Me is still working at a fast pace, busting bum all by myself lonesome to help the pets that need it the most.  With God in my everyday, I am able to sustain.  We face a time where people that are working hard are working hard enough for the people not wanting to work and not working.  It has been extremely hard to find help and support, so Team Dede, my closest friends and family, fans, subscribers, supporters, and shoppers have helped me continue to make it, and I am not joking!

Other joys I have in life are teaching, traveling, networking, traveling to groom dogs that can't get groomed, dancing, writing, motorcycling (which I haven't done in years), fishing (which I haven't done in years), spending time with friends (which is hard when most of my real friends live in other states), cooking (which I try to do a couple times a week) helping others (which is my daily life), working too much (which shows in my content) and enjoying the little time I have left with my pets.  But, I have learned so much to be able to tell you, DO NOT LET YOUR WORK MANAGE YOUR LIFE, ENJOY IT AS YOU GO, OR YOU MAY FIND IT PASSED YOU ALL TOGETHER AND BY THE TIME YOU TAKE TIME FOR YOU, YOUR BODY ISN'T CAPABLE OF DOING ALL THE THINGS YOU WANTED TO DO WHEN YOU THOUGHT YOU COULD! 

I like to excuse my own over worked lifestyle by saying, I love what I do and I do what I love everyday as the best I can.  Gaming, Exercise, Eat Right, Work hard, Eat desserts by portion control, Help Others, Defend my Work, Stand and Kneel to God Daily, and I hope that this helps me live the best kind of life, so my next life will be so so much easier!  Thank you for your time in reading this.  Updated 6/4/22


"Live your dreams"  
 

Thanks for reading a little about me, Dede