Orange native leaves corporate business world, opens Greenfield dog grooming salon

  • Jordan LeBlanc has opened Auntie Jordan’s Grooming at 52 French King Highway in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/PAUL FRANZ

  • Groomer Leah Breen dries off Rosie after a bath at Auntie Jordan’s Grooming at 52 French King Highway in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/PAUL FRANZ

  • Jordan LeBlanc has opened Auntie Jordan’s Grooming at 52 French King Highway in Greenfield. Staff Photo/Paul Franz

Staff Writer
Published: 6/23/2022 4:15:11 PM

GREENFIELD — Just a few months after the January closure of longtime dog grooming business Mighty Clean Mutt, Jordan LeBlanc has filled the void with Auntie Jordan’s Grooming.

The continuation of the grooming salon at 52 French King Highway was no coincidence either, according to LeBlanc, who said Mighty Clean Mutt owner Megan Edson encouraged her to take a chance on her own business.

“She really pushed me to do it in a healthy way,” LeBlanc said. “It’s been a very welcoming community.”

That encouragement pushed LeBlanc to leave the corporate business world and launch Auntie Jordan’s Grooming, which officially opened April 1. While the shift from business to grooming our four-legged friends is a big one, LeBlanc, who is from Orange, has worked in various pet stores around the area and began grooming her own dogs when she was 10 years old. She was also running an in-home grooming business for several years on the side.

“I really missed the dogs,” she said of one of the things driving her back to the grooming business. “I also have a 6-year-old daughter who I was missing out on.”

She said she was a little nervous starting her business, but she’s settled in since opening her doors in April. LeBlanc loves getting to know the dogs and their owners, especially repeat customers. She joked that working with dogs is sometimes as exhausting as dealing with people in retail.

“Each dog has its own personality,” she said. “It’s not easy … but it doesn’t get repetitive.”

Auntie Jordan’s Grooming offers walk-in nail trimming between $15 and $20, and full grooming appointments are available for $65 an hour. All grooming appointments come with a bath and blueberry facial — which LeBlanc explained “breaks down the eye boogies.”

“We strive to do our best every time,” she said. “It’s one-on-one for the most part, and we don’t have three dogs in the waiting room.”

To book an appointment with LeBlanc and Auntie Jordan’s Grooming, call 413-325-8534 or stop in the salon at 52 French King Highway. Business hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. LeBlanc said those hours are guaranteed for the salon to be open, but she is also “flexible” with appointments if necessary. All dog breeds are welcome.

Chris Larabee can be reached at clarabee@recorder.com or 413-930-4081.


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