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About our Grooming

About our Grooming

Fuelled by the love for animals, Bubbly Petz first started out in 2011 providing house-call pet grooming services with the intention of providing high-quality grooming that emphasis on comfort, safety and humane handling of our animal friends.  In a short few years, Bubbly Petz has became one of Singapore’s most sought-after house-call grooming service providers and our head groomer Desmond has (shamelessly) earned a name of being “Singapore’s gentlest groomer”.

Today as we take the leap into studio grooming, our values never change. Experience the best care and comfort of house-call grooming for your furry friends once again at the Bubbly Petz grooming studio.

Note from the Groomer

Co-Founder & Principal Stylist - Desmond Chan, CFMG

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Dear friends, I'm Desmond and I'm best buddies with my little Shih Tzu boy named Chocolate and my rescued dog and cat, Pecan and Cookie. 

More about myself: I graduated from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology with a degree in Business, majoring in Economics and Finance. It was then I adopted Chocolate and this decision was one of the best I've ever made in my life. He not only brought loads of fun and joy but also taught me important values such as patience and discipline. He also made me realise my greatest passion, that without him I would not have found out.

Chocolate's first grooming experience at a nearby pet shop still etches in my mind - it was horrible. Picking him up from the salon, he looked completely disorientated and lethargic. Furthermore, the obviously unattended nails and filth in his ears were clear to anyone that the grooming was not properly and thoroughly done. I promised to groom Chocolate myself.

I took up professional dog grooming in March 2010 and got into an apprenticeship at a reputable pet shop in October 2010. Graduating with honours from the grooming course early 2011 and knowing that my customers love my work, I was motivated to further my grooming skills. In March 2011, I enrolled into an advanced grooming course, graduated in July 2011 and being awarded with Best Student Award.

It was always on my mind that cats too require grooming to keep clean, shed less in the house, smell better and that the grooming procedures and handling techniques are completely different from dogs.

In 2013, I took up feline grooming at the world's first and only official certifying feline grooming academy, The National Cat Groomers Institute of America (NCGIA). I wanted to help many of my client's cats whom are in need of professional grooming and as well arming myself with relevant, up-to-date knowledge to properly inform and educate the public on professional feline grooming. I earned the title of Singapore's first Certified Feline Master Groomer. 

Learning is always a journey and I strive to always find ways to improve the wellbeing of our animal friends. In 2015, I'm awarded the Low-Stress Handling Silver Certification by renowned veterinarian and behaviourist Dr. Sophia Yin. 

Thank you for looking and I look forward to serve you and your furry friends!

Grooming Credentials

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2010

  • Certified Member of the International Professional Groomers, Inc.

2011

  • Certified by IPG Certified Master Groomer from Snoopy-Doo Pet Salon & School. Graduated with an A+ Honors for practical grooming examination 2011.
  • Achieved title of Certified Professional Pet Groomer, graduated from Advanced Professional Pet Stylist Course at Art of Pets Singapore under Korean Certified Master Groomer. Received "Best Student" award for the period May-July 2011.
  • Official Pet Groomer for pet event "Fun in the Sun" organised by Geylang Seral RC Youth Chapter
  • Member of the Utility Dog Club Singapore
  • Awarded Consolation prize at Utility Dog Club's 1st Pet Grooming Competition 2011
  • Member of the Singapore Kennel Club
  • Awarded 2nd place at the Singapore Kennel Club 1st Creative Dog Grooming Competition 2011
  • Official Volunteer Charity Groomer at the FCI 6th International Dog Show by the Singapore Kennel Club
  • Official Charity Pet Groomer for Paws N Friends Carnival organised by People's Association Youth Chapter

2012

  • Guest Speaker at Animals & Our Community roadshow co-organised by Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore, Cat Welfare Society and Jurong Point.
  • Member of Dog Groomers' Association of Singapore
  • Awarded 4th place at the Dog Groomers' Association of Singapore Annual "C" Class Certification 2012
  • Completed Pet Safety Programme conducted by Dr Robin Au, BSc, BVMS(Murdoch)
  • Awarded 4th place at the Singapore Kennel Club 6th Annual Grooming Competition "Open" Class Category
  • Obtained "C" class qualification in Professional Dog Grooming under the Authorised Grooming Rules and Regulations of Singapore Kennel Club
  • Participated in Pet Management, Handling & Grooming Safety workshop by Best Friends Learning Centre.
  • Attended advanced dog grooming seminar by Ms Kakuko Sasa, top Japanese Master groomer, president of Japan's top grooming school Kyusu Sunshine Grooming School.
  • Guest groomer for Grooming Demonstration at Animals and our Community Roadshow.

2013

  • Trainer for Hope Dog Rescue dog grooming workshop
  • Attended Advanced Dog Grooming Seminar by Ms. Kakuko Sasa, top Japanese Master Groomer and President of Kyusu Sunshine Grooming School
  • Guest groomer for Grooming Demonstration at AVA's Animals and our Community roadshow 
  • Completed Professional Feline Grooming course at National Cat Groomers Institute of America and attained the title of Singapore's first Certified Feline Master Groomer
  • Obtained "B" class qualification in Professional Dog Grooming under the Authorised Grooming Rules and Regulations of Singapore Kennel Club
  • Guest speaker for pet grooming demonstration at SPCA World Animal Day 2013

2014

  • Guest speaker for cat grooming demonstration at Pet Expo Singapore 2014
  • People's Association accredited trainer
  • Emergency First Response certified Canine First Responder (First Aid & CPR)
  • Completed Special Creative Dog Grooming Course at Thailand's top creative dog grooming school Starwood Arts of Dogs Grooming School

2015

  • Awarded 3rd place at Dog Groomers' Association of Singapore Pet Style Competition 2015
  • Awarded Consolation Prize at Dog Groomers' Association of Singapore annual "B" Class Certification 2015
  • Guest speaker for pet grooming demonstration at 112 Katong Pets Fiesta 
  • Awarded Dr Sophia Yin's Low Stress Handling for Dogs and Cats Certified Silver
  • Guest speaker for HometeamNS Pet Adoption Carnival 2015 
  • SG50 People's Association invited speaker for pet grooming workshop at Kim Seng CC

2016

  • Guest speaker for humane pet handling at Adopting Virtues event organised by Hope For Animals
  • Guest speaker for Nee Soon GRC Pet Fiesta 2016
  • Awarded 1st place at Thailand International Groomer's Association Examination 2016 for "B" Class Category
  • Awarded Best In Show at Thailand International Groomer's Association Examination 2016 
  • Awarded Most Promising Groomer Award at Thailand International Groomer's Association Examination 2016
  • Guest speaker for PETS Hope for Hounds 2016

2017

  • Attained SKC Class A Groomers' Certification 

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