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About Us

Fit and Fluffy Spa is new to the Marysville area but the owners are not. Our love of animals has us involved in as many animal related activities as possible. Our goal is to provide a calm, stress free environment for every client in our care.

Meet the Owners

Diane Spires

Diane Spires has been in the pet care business since 2005 when she co-founded a resort in Marysville. Taking care of animals has always been a passion of hers. She has a Bachelor of Science/Marketing degree and has lived in this area most of her life. She is currently pursuing her Level 1 Canine Massage course as well as Level 1 Feline Massage through Integrated Touch Therapy in Circleville, Ohio.

In 2005, she became a volunteer with Team Greyhound Adoption of Ohio and in December of 2011 she was elected to their Board of Directors. She has a greyhound who was adopted from Team Greyhound Adoption of Ohio, a three legged Italian Greyhound that was rescued from a bad home, and two cats which were also rescues.

She is also active with the Heart of Ohio Blue Star Mothers. Her son Josh Spires is a Sergeant in the United States Army so her other passion is helping our military personnel any way she can.  

Jeanette Jurrens

Jeanette Jurrens has been in the pet care business most of her life. She is a groomer with over 20 years of experience. In 2002, she and her daughter, Tera, started raising puppies for Canine Companions for Independence (CCI).  Since 2007, she has been a kennel supervisor and a groomer at a vet clinic in the Columbus, Ohio area and a part time groomer at a resort in Marysville. She has completed Level 1 and 2 of Canine Water Therapy and Level 1 Canine Massage. 

Jeanette also has an interest in Reiki. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

Before moving to Ohio Jeanette was the County 4H obedience instructor for 5 years in Iowa.

Meet our Groomers

Jeanette Jurrens

In addition to being one of the owners, Jeanette is also one of our groomers!

Gena Thompson

Gena Thompson joins Fit and Fluffy Spa! She comes to us from a resort in Marysville where she was a full time groomer from September 2006 to August 24, 2012.

Gena Thompson is the daughter of a United Methodist minister and a school teacher. She grew up all over Ohio but spent a good bit of her time in the Hocking Hills area.  She has over 40 years of experience with dogs. She got her first dog when she was 4 years old. A collie mix named King, rescued from the pound.  Dogs have been a part of her life ever since. She has shown her own dogs in obedience and agility and helped her daughters’ 4-H group in training their dogs in obedience and agility.  She has worked professionally with dogs for 18yrs; 6 years for 2 different veterinarian clinics, 4 years at the Humane Society (2 ½ years as their manager) and has groomed dogs professionally for over 12 years.

Dogs are my passion. They are good company and will listen to you when no one else will. They are always glad to see you and are so very smart. They have so much to tell us and teach us if we only listen.

- Gena

Affiliations

Freedom Paws Assistance Dogs

Freedom Paws is a non-profit 501c3 (in the process) organization dedicated to the breeding, raising, and placement of service dogs.

Team Greyhound Adoption of Ohio

Team Greyhound Adoption are a 501(c)3 volunteer organization that prepares retired racing greyhounds for placement into permanent homes.