USCA and clients continue to celebrate The Dog from Ipanema

By Raquel Garcia….

Pet groomer Jackie Wosar completes the final touches on Standard Poodle Bo

Any pampered pooch owner in South Miami knows Jarbas. For over 25 years The Dog from Ipanema has been serving South Florida pet owners with a unique and personalized approach to pet grooming. Therefore it is no surprise to his many devoted fans from Dade, Broward, Monroe counties and around the world that Jarbas is a three time winner of the Annual Best of South Miami Award in the Pet Shops category by the United States Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country that “have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community; local compa-nies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.”

According to long time client Kathy Malloy, Jarbas and his team do that and so much more. “The man is an angel. All my animals have always gone to him since 1979 and he treats them like family. He knows how to handle us also, we’re all neurotic about our pets and he understands that and takes care of us too. When I got my 11 year old boy Leslie, he went straight from the pound where I picked him up, to the vet, and then to Jarbas.”

Jarbas attributes his success to a team of professionals that will jog along SW 57th Avenue with clients’ puppies cuddled snuggly in tow to hand off to the owner who cannot find parking. They offer pre appointment interviews for pets and groomers to meet and get to know each other prior to a session. Owners are always welcome to sit in on a grooming to help maintain everyone’s comfort level.

“People do amazing things when you treat them and their beloved four legged family members as you would want you and yours to be treated. The entries in Angie’s List and Facebook where happy customers voluntarily share their experiences through social media has been and continues to be phenomenal for our business. We are so grateful for these unsolicited accolades we read and hear about,” beams Jarbas.

South Miami strollers enjoy walking through the door of his uniquely designed pet boutique whether or not they have a dog or cat or ferret or rabbit at home requiring a new hairstyle. Pet owners also often come in for guidance and suggestions on the latest organic pet food options, holistic shampoos, or customized orders like collars or pet portraits.

An international dog show judge, grooming trainer who has trekked all over the world to advise corporate clients and friends, and multi-degreed knowledgeable professional with the softest touch, Jarbas and his team at The Dog from Ipanema earn awards every day. If only the tail wagging happy four legged babies greeting their moms and dads after a pooch pampering could tell you so themselves.

Contact Jarbas and The Dog from Ipanema team at 305-663-1712 or visit

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