Small Business Spotlight: Shampooch

Buisness Sign with staircaseShampooch in Dartmouth, MA has been a member of the Alltrust Credit Union community since 2006. Lisa Castanheira, owner, and groomer has been running her full-service dog grooming salon for over 15 years.

Lisa was a high school Mathematics teacher and created Shampooch as an enjoyable hobby to do after school and on the weekends. Her passion and special connection with dogs lead Shampooch to flourish, and although she loved working in education, she decided to leave teaching and pursue her dream career in grooming. Reception desk with grooming stations in the backgroundAs the business continued to grow, she hired additional groomers, and now a team of five wonder women, including Lisa have the joy of meeting new dogs and their humans, creating beautiful styles, and making dogs and their family smile!

Fortunately, the pandemic did not have a negative impact on the dog grooming industry. Many families took the opportunity to add puppies to their family during the pandemic. They have enjoyed all the new fluffy faces that have been walking through their doors.

Woman holding camera with groomers and dogs in the background.The goal of her and her team is to ensure each dog has a happy and comfortable experience for every grooming appointment, while still going home looking beautiful. Their full-service dog grooming offers grooming appointments with a wide range of services for all sizes of pups which included:

–  Bathing Services
–  Nail Trimming Services
–  Full grooming for dogs

Their main focus is a positive experience, so they groom by appointment. Shampooch is a crate-free salon that uses only high-quality products to give your dog a happy, stress-free visit. They are patient and practical groomers who work to build a rapport with your dog. Lisa explains, “We relish being groomers for the everyday family, encouraging pups to live their best lives, and grooming them to fit their lifestyles.”

Groomers inside with blue wallsShampooch Dog Grooming Salon is open Monday through Friday, offering morning, afternoon, and evening appointments.

Shampooch utilizes Alltrust for their financial needs. When asked how Alltrust has helped them achieve their business goals they said, “I love having a local credit union for my banking. It’s more personal, and your thoughts and suggestions are heard and considered.” Alltrust is honored to help local businesses continue to thrive every day.

Learn more about Shampooch on their website at, call them at 508.997.7239, or check out their Facebook Shampooch-Dog-Grooming.