The History of Bailey's
Bailey's was founded in 2000 as the first self-serve dog wash in Bellingham. It was a novel concept that the owner, Ron Miller, had seen in Alaska and thought might be a hit in Bellingham. He named the shop after his beloved rat-terrier, Bailey. Ron decided to retire in 2015 and enjoys riding his motorcycle and taking his RV on spur of the moment trips around the states. When Ron retired, it was taken over by Bellingham-local Brent Ahrens who had been in the pet industry since 2009. In the past 3 years, Bailey's has received new custom built wash bays, 2 full time groomers, and a growing retail selection. The future of Bailey's is a goal to be a neighborhood pet supply for the Birchwood, Columbia, and Cornwall neighborhoods, in addition to customers from all over the county who are looking for great service and quality products. This will be shown in a name change from "Bailey's Bath House" to "Bailey's Neighborhood Pet" and will be seen inside with a wide variety of high quality offerings for discerning pet parents. If it's been a while since you have been in - come see whats new!
*The Bailey's Team asked their cats to partake in the family photo, however due to their busy schedules and inclement weather, they were unable to make it to the photo shoot.
The Bailey's Team is made-up of animal lovers, all of whom are pet-parents! As a mix of people with professional educations and experience based knowledge, we're a well-rounded team that seeks to educate, not only customers, but also each other. As each of our associates are pet parents themselves who utilize Bailey's retail and services, we understand the importance of transparency, honesty and effective communication not only to customers, but between the entire Bailey's team. When we're running smoothly, it makes it easier and more relaxing on pets, pet parents, and us. With bi-weekly staff meetings, consistent communication, and organization, our team is able to achieve above and beyond our goals in order to create a welcoming and relaxing environment for everyone that walks into Bailey's.
At Bailey's, our mission is to provide a positive bonding experience for the pet, pet parent and associates! We seek to provide information for a happy, healthy and clean furry family member, along with ensuring that our customers (both with paws and those without) leave feeling connected with and understood. We look to ensure a welcoming, family-oriented environment with integrity as our core value.