David Barber opened to the public “Pet Barbers” in 1980 to provide New York City with the best pet grooming facility around, as we became larger we expanded our facility to accommodate boarding animals, later puppy and kitten nursery and all major pet supplies. In 1995 Pet Barbers change its name and renovated its location, “Puppy Paradise Inc” was created to reflect the changes David had made and to show New York that we are now the total package.
David Barber has 30 years experience in handling dogs and cats and providing an enjoyable service to the public……David’s experience dates back to 1970 at the age of 12. Many jobs overlapped, as he was at times involved in 4 different positions at the same time. His love and care for his work should be noticed by his achievements:
1970-1979 Handled over 100 dogs a day at Mr. Lucky’s dog training and boarding school which included feeding, cleaning and washing all trained dogs.
1973-1979 Worked for Ronnie’s dog grooming and dog training…….responsibilities included opening the store, taking care of all pets, feeding, walking, grooming, customer care, cleaning, ordering supplies and closing up.
1977-1979 Worked for Dyker dog grooming salon and groomed up to 20 dogs a day.
1975-1982 Groomed dogs and cats in people’s homes (mobile groomer) doing six separate jobs a day and many times groomed up to 8 dogs a day…..that’s a lot of traveling.
1980-Present Opened up the grooming store Pet Barbers till 1995 then expanded it to include boarding, grooming, pet supplies, puppies, kittens, pet transportation and veterinarian care and changed the name to Puppy Paradise to reflect the total package.