18-year-old entrepreneur set to start her own dog grooming business in Sunderland

18 year old Molly overcame anxiety and bullying before she realised she wanted to be her own boss

Friday, 22nd November 2019, 11:45 am
Updated Monday, 25th November 2019, 11:49 am
18 year old Sunderland entrepreneur Molly Brennan and her dog Milo

An 18 year old entrepreneur from Washington is set to launch her own business in Sunderland next month, pampering your favourite four legged friends.

Dog groomer Molly Brennan made her own business plan, found a store and will be opening ‘Milo’s Muddy Paws’ in December.

While at school Molly found herself struggling and this created self doubt and severe anxiety.

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Dog groomer Molly Brennan. Picture by FRANK REID

But despite struggling academically, she overcome the challenges in front of her and realised she wanted to be her own boss.

Ahead of the launch, she said: “I knew before I started I wanted to be my own boss, this means I get as much time as needed for a good one-to-one doggy pamper!”

After suffering from anxiety, Molly went on to complete two dog grooming courses, which helped her control her anxiety, and she knew she had found her calling.

She added: “ From the first week I loved seeing all the different types of dogs and learning more about them by grooming them, I knew from the first groom this is what I would like to do.”

Due to her lifelong love for dogs, Molly’s grandad suggested she try dog grooming, and she soon became fascinated, now opening her own shop named after her pet, Milo.

Milo’s Muddy Paws will offer dog owners the chance to get their pets pampered, with baths, nail clippings, mat removals, and even pet portraits, and will open at Keighley Avenue in Downhill Sunderland in December.