Black Hills FOX Business: Classy Canine Pet Salon & New Anytime Fitness
One woman has followed her calling and it has everything to do with keeping man's best friend up to par.
Tosha Johnson has been in the pet grooming business for 17 years and has branched out with a shop of her own shop —- Classy Canine Pet Grooming.
Johnson says she wanted to create a spot that was calming, warming and welcoming for the pets and their parents.
At the salon, your furry friends can get a bath, a haircut, their nails trimmed and even spoiled with a facial. Johnson says after being in the industry for so long, the time was now for her to make pets feel brand new on her own stylish turf.
"This is all i know this is all I love. Grooming is very important to your pet's health, not just what you feed them but also how they feel is pretty important to their well being. It's always been a dream of mine to have my own shop. I guess it's just perfect timing now, I was able to make it happen," said Tosha Johnson, owner and head pet stylist of Classy Canine.
Johnson says she trims dogs, cats, and has even cut some guinea pig nails lately. Classy Canine is open Tuesday through Sunday.
A couple has joined in a partnership to fill a fitness niche in town.
David and Lora Roccholz are both retired educators having spent almost 40 years a piece teaching. but now they have turned their attention and effort to something completely different, a gym, a new Anytime Fitness on the West Side.
"the transition has been wonderful. We still work with the public but this time it is kind of in a different mode. I myself have learned so much about the business world just completely different than education, but still we are here to serve others," Lora said.
Providing 24-hour access to its members, the new Anytime Fitness facility features a wide variety of equipment and services. The owners say they are glad to meet the needs on the west side of town.
"An area that has the right population base, it's actually undeserved as far as fitness facilities go and they felt that you bring a good facility into the right location, that it should be successful," David said.
The Roccholz say they do have a personal connection to the large fitness chain. David Roccholz taught a man by the name of David Mortensen while teaching and coaching at Minot State University in 1987 who came up with the idea of and turned out to be one of the founders of Anytime Fitness.