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Pristine Paws to open March 1

02/12/2014 5:00 AM

06/25/2014 5:53 PM

WICHITA — Tiana Kuntz has spent the past 16 years grooming dogs for other businesses, and now she's going to open her own dog-grooming business.

"I've thought about it for the last two or three years," Kuntz says. "It's a skill set I have, and I enjoy doing it, so I may as well do it for myself."

She's going to open Pristine Paws in 1,100 square feet at 1900 W. 13th St., which is just east of McLean.

Kuntz also is employing groomers Jordan Walker, who has five years of experience, and Stacey Reeves, who has done it for six years.

Pristine Paws will be a full-service grooming business, though Kuntz says she won't offer teeth cleaning.

The business will open March 1. Kuntz says she's “pretty stoked.”

"It was just time for a change."

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Carrie Rengers joined The Eagle's Business team in 2002 despite her inability to even balance a checkbook. Fortunately for her, and readers, her Have You Heard? blog is about business scoops and contains lots of news but almost no math.

A Michigan native, Carrie’s father was quite tragically transferred to Little Rock, Ark., in the middle of her sophomore year of high school. To make matters worse, her parents put her in a girls school. She recovered, though, and went on to enjoy being an English major at Hendrix College (the Harvard of the Ozarks, don’t you know). She worked for the weekly Arkansas Business and the statewide daily Arkansas Democrat-Gazette before moving to Wichita to be with her favorite writer and cook, husband Joe Stumpe.

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