And your feline friends, too



JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer

Vhea Cannon loves dogs. When asked if she preferred dogs or people, she definitively replied, “Dogs, every time.”

She just doesn’t love dogs; her life revolves around them. She grew up with dogs, as well as cats, cows and horses.

She remembers her first dog, “a red nosed pittie.”

LaundromuttThe animals weren’t just her best friend, but a passion. She studied pre-veterinary medicine in college. She met her partner Shelley Roberts through mutual friends — and a dog rescue.

Though she pursued a corporate job, “I knew there was something else out there for me,” she said.

That something, without a doubt, involved dogs. And that something became known as Vhea’s LaundroMutt Services, founded in 2004.

“I got into this business … because of my passion to serve the community and went on my own in 2009,” she said. The business briefly closed but re-opened in 2014. It now serves clients all over Dallas but continuously receives business from East Dallas, White Rock Lake Area, Casa Linda, Garland and Lake Highlands.

Vhea’s LaundroMutt Services isn’t just an opportunity to surround her with dogs. Nor is she, as she put it, “out to make a buck.” With a top-notch staff, Vhea’s LaundroMutt Services is all about customer satisfaction.

“We really want what’s best for the customers and their pets,” she said. “Whether that’s about food, grooming, day care or fostering — we are about health and nutrition.”

The business is a one-stop shop for all your canine needs.

Work all day? They provide day care. Going out of town? They provide boarding.

Don’t have time to bathe and groom your canine? They’ll do it.

Want to do it yourself but not worry about cleaning up afterward? Yup, they’ll do that.

Customers can always make sure their dogs will get top of the line food, including dried and sweet treats as well.

Not to mention they’ll also care for your feline friends, too.

She’s still a dog person but knows people love their cats. She does too. She loves all six of them.

LaundroMutt is a business. But someone passionate about dogs also runs it. It’s not just about making a profit.

She helps animals find home as well.

“We not only work with the public with daycare dogs and cats but serve the community by fostering for local rescues all across the Metroplex,” she said.

LaundroMutt helps local organizations like Paws in the City with boarding, grooming and foster care. A mere $25 donation underwrites the cost for one animal.

For Cannon, it’s not just about making customers happy, but dogs in search of a home too.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition July 17, 2015.