Strait On: Pampering man’s best friend is groomer’s quest

Photo by Rusty Strait/The Valley ChronicleKim Carpentier shows off her handiwork, and Travis, the standard poodle sporting the new ‘do, loves it too. ■ By Rusty Strait / Senior Reporter Did you know that dogs have their own beauty parlors where they, just like their human owners, can walk in looking drab, and walk out looking fab? Fabulous, that is. Kim Carpentier has a colorful personality, and it really shows in her work. Her customers leave her shop, Grooming and Color, at 137 N. Harvard St., in downtown Hemet, happy, and many of them sport rainbow-hued fur. It’s not just a grooming shop; it’s a full-service beauty salon for your pet.

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