A Free Day At The Spa For Some Cute Pooches

Kali Huntzinger of Ashley grooms one of the shelter dogs from the Luzerne County SPCA at Pawsitively Perfect Pet Salon in Pittston on Friday. Photo Credit: Pete G. Wilcox/ The Times Leader

Pittston, PA – The Luzerne County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was given a special invitation by owners Joe Milazzo and Diane Kosek of Pawsitively Perfect Pet Salon in Pittston to bring in two lucky beagle dogs and a terrier for a day at the pet spa complete with nose to tail pampering. Though these animals are bathed and cleaned regularly by the SPCA on Friday, these lucky few got to go on a field trip to remember.

Diva a beagle mix; Rosie, a beagle; and Galaxy, an atlas terrier all made the trip and are ready for adoption.   “It was a girls’ day out,” said Cary Moran, county SPCA education volunteer director. “They actually came to us and offered to let us bring the pets up,” said Moran, who took up the offer and traveled to the salon at 109 S. Main St.

The dogs were treated to a bath, trim and were put in the KoKo’s Pet Spa that dries the dogs and uses infrared light technology to kill germs and fleas. The groomed dogs were then taken back to the shelter and with their freshly groomed and shiny coats they might catch someone’s eye over the weekend. Hopefully they will get adopted soon.

Kosek and Milazzo opened their business in December 2010 and business has been growing. “It’s going very well,” said Milazzo. Many of the customers know Kosek from her previous jobs and followed her to Pittston. Kosek has been grooming and bathing pets since she was ten years old. “It’s a love of the animals” that got her in the business and keeps her in it, she said.