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About Me

"My passion is my profession"

After I graduated university and worked a few years as a marketing assistant. It became very clear that even though I liked what I was doing, it was not for me in the long run. As a child we always had pets: dogs, cats, parrots, fish, turtles and who knows what else... My love for animals was very clear, so I wanted to find a job for myself where I can be with them. That is how I have found dog grooming.


I was very lucky because I had the opportunity to learn from the best groomers in Hungary. I have learned a lot from my teachers, I am very thankful for them. We worked with pet dogs but, also with show dogs. At that time I had my two Russian Black Terriers and with one of them, we competed in many dog shows. I am also a certified dog behaviorist, using the Mirror Method (working with positive reinforcement).  

In 2014 I received an opportunity to move to Ireland. I was working at a Veterinary Practice as a groomer. In 2017 I received my Veterinary Support Assistant Diploma. I have won several dog grooming competitions, and Best in show in 2018 and 2019.

I have moved to Galway in early 2019 and rented a table at the
 well-known Bubbles&Barks Doggie Spa in Bearna just a few minutes away from Galway city.

In May 2020 a new phase, a new adventure started in my life. I received the opportunity to take over the established salon of Bubbles and Barks. The superior and excellent service will continuously be provided along with constant upgrading and developing my skill and services. 


Thanking all who have been faithful and loyal clients as well as new clients to come.

Please feel free to come in, have a look around and chat! 

Monika Petras


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