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Name

Lesley Crosby

Business Name

Pupcakes

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groomers

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Overview

Lesley Crosby, the owner of Pupcakes, has always had a deep love for animals.  It was her dream to one day be a veterinarian and she worked hard to achieve that dream; however, while in high school her mother suffered a massive stroke.  Lesley had to choose between caring for her mother or pursuing her dream.  She chose her mother, and we are happy to report, that 24 years later, her mother is doing well and lives next door to her.
 
Lesley went to work as a manager for several telecommunication companies, and loved the work, but still yearned to work with animals.  When she met her husband, Jonathan, she was given the support and encouragement she needed to pursue her dream.  It all started at the Pendleton Farmer’s Market with her homemade gourmet dog treats.  From there she added handcrafted items such as beds, collars, leashes, and toys.  As she got to know her customers, she realized that what they really wanted was a groomer they could trust.  Lesley went back to school and received her grooming certificate and thus, Pupcakes was born.
 
Lesley wants to do more than own a business.  It’s her goal to make a difference for pets and the people who love them.  She has since added boarding, doggie day care, and training to the Pendleton location, and opened a grooming salon in La Grande.
Currently , Lesley is working on starting a non-profit to help local residents with the cost of emergency vet care for their pets.  She believes that no pet should have to suffer simply because of the owners inability to pay a vet bill.

Also, she is currently mentoring with a barefoot farrier so that she can provide hoof trimming in the future.  Most notably she was the 2016 recipient of the Pet Industry Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Phone

541-429-8787

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/leterbark/

Twitter

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Address

148 S Main Street

City

Pendleton

Postal Code

97801

Country

USA

State

Oregon

Business Website

http://www.leterbark.com

Email

pupcakes@usa.com