Photography by Jaime Dunaway-Seale.

A dog grooming business founded by East Dallas neighbors is opening at Hillside Village in late summer, a spokeswoman for the shopping center said.

The Petbar franchise location will be located next to Original ChopShop along Abrams Road.

Petbar is a subscription-based washing and grooming facility with self-service options. The business also offers pet taxi services if you don’t have time to take your pet to the vet or training facility.

Photography courtesy of Ashley O’Loughlin

Lakewood couple Dan and Ashley O’Laughlin started Petbar after their dog’s groomer moved away. The first location opened in 2015 in Highland Park, and the second corporate location opened on Lovers Lane in April.

The business started franchising in Texas about a year ago. The O’Loughlins previously told the Advocate in October 2020 that a resident was interested in opening a franchise in Lakewood.

“It would be weird driving by a store that’s not mine, but I know it would be fantastic,” Dan said at the time.