Come and meet Hoann! She is the owner-operator of Cosmopawlitan.
After deciding to pursue her passion for animals, Hoann completed grooming school and quit her government job to start a business catering to dogs and cats. Cosmopawlitan opened its doors in 2008, in Toronto’s waterfront neighbourhood.
The company operated during its first several years as a grooming salon, retail store, doggy daycare, and boarding drop-off pick-up spot under one roof. Having had a big shake up in 2012 from the Waterfront Revitalization Project, which spanned 3 years, Hoann decided to scale down and focus the business on what really matters to her: Compassion.
Compassion for animals, compassion for the planet, compassion for each other, and compassion for ourselves.
Cosmopawlitan now operates as a grooming salon and retail store, taking on as compassionate and holistic an approach as possible. For example, we no longer scruff or muzzle cats during grooming, we have been phasing out leather products, we source sustainable/ ethical/ humane merchandise, we only use natural detergents and cleaners, we hang-dry our laundry, we expect only respectfulness and kindness internally and externally.
Your pets are precious. We promise to take good care of them when you leave them with us for grooming – their comfort and well-being are top priority.
You won’t find rawhide, poor quality mass-produced foods, shock collars or prong collars in our shop. You will find healthy, safe, sustainable products and friendly helpful advice that always leans toward compassion for you and your furry loved one.
We look forward to meeting you soon!