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​In January 2015, my dad passed away.  If you've had the opportunity to meet or know "Mr. C", then you know this was a tremendous and difficult loss for our family.  My daughter, Kelsi, and I were driving back to the funeral home after a full day of celebrating my dad's life when we started talking about her job as a dog groomer.  Kelsi went on and on about how much she loved her job, but she mentioned that she wasn't getting enough hours as she would like and the wheels started turning. I started making calls the next day.

We met with the owner of Central Plaza in Elizabeth, PA and found the perfect little spot for our very own grooming salon.  With the help of my cousins, Vincent Candelore and Larry Mink (both have since passed away), we pulled together the most magical business ever.  Vincent built out our space exactly how we had pictured it and Larry was our marketing guru and helped build our brand and spread the word.  With no idea what to expect or who would show up, my daughter Kelsi and I proudly opened our doors to the public in March 2015.

Fast forward to today, where we have 5 locations across the greater Pittsburgh area.  We now service and take care of over 30,000 fur babies and we're not stopping any time soon!  We have plans to open more locations in the coming years to help widen our footprint to better conveniently serve our loyal customers.

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We are so proud of how far we've come and can't wait to see what the future holds for Candelore's Barking Beauties. We wouldn't be here without the help of our 3 angels (Mr. C, Vinnie and Larry), our amazing employees, and the best customer base anyone could ask for.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

- Norm & Kelsi Candelore

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At Candelore's Barking Beauties, we want our salon to be your salon.
If you are not 100% satisfied with your visit,

please contact us within 48 hours and let us know.

We will make it right!

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Dog boarding?  I can't give a higher recommendation to Candelore's Barking Beauties.  Last month, while I was on a cruise, I boarded my two dogs.  The first day of the cruise, I got an urgent message that one of my dogs was rushed to the vet.  He had twisted his stomach and they had to do emergency surgery.  He would have died.  Unable to reach me, the owner, Norm R Candelore Jr., put up the $3500 deposit for the surgery!  The manager who lives on site and her boyfriend had noticed my Max wasn't acting right when they checked the kennels before bed.  Without the late night visit and them recognizing Max's distress, he would have passed away.  My other dog Mimi who was rescued from an Amish puppy mill and lived 8-10 years in a cage was terrified.  One of the techs was going to sleep in the kennel with her because she was so distraught.  Instead, the on-site residents took her in to their home with their dogs.   I can't recommend this place enough. They saved my dog's life and comforted an abused dog who was scared. Their staff is wonderful.  I will never take my dogs to another kennel. -Sandee V.

I can’t recommend Barking Beauties enough! My pup was in and out

 quickly and they did an amazing job.

He smelled amazing and I was so happy with his groom.
-Madison A.

Peeping Dog

The only place I trust to

take care of my dog!

Staff is friendly. Prices are great.

And my dog always looks and

smells great when we come home.

-Kevin D.

The staff at Candelore's was

SO nice today that I won't ever

be taking my dog anywhere else!

 My dog has a collapsing trachea and they were able to groom him without putting anything around his neck.

He came out calm, gorgeous,

and had a big smile on his face!

You can tell these guys love animals

and that makes all the difference!

-Alyssa S.

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