Mary Ward is the owner and exclusive groomer at Trollinger Street Grooming. Mary has a varied background in dogs including showing, obedience training, and occasional breeding of quality Standard and Miniature Poodles. Mary first trained as a teenager under John Cooper of Durham and later as an adult under June Rumley of Greensboro. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Zoology from North Carolina State University in 1981. Although she worked as a Lab Technician at Ciba-Geigy in Greensboro for several years after graduation, her heart yearned for a career with animals. She started a small grooming business in her home in Lexington, NC in 1985 and started a family. Once her children reached school age, plans began to find a profitable independent business location.
The perfect place was located on Trollinger Street in Burlington and purchased in 1989. The small brick house was in need of a lot of TLC so a year's worth of renovations began.
The business opened on April 1st of 1990 and was an instant success! Over the years, Mary has built a business of loyal clients by providing exceptional grooming service. This year she celebrates her 25th year in this location, a rarity in this business. Mary continues her involvement with dogs outside the shop. Check out the "Outside Interests" page for her latest adventures.