Ready for My Close-Up Partner: Mutt Nose Best


“Ready for my Close-Up:” Friday, July 12, 6-9 p.m., Sea Dog Brewing Company Banquet Center, 26 Front Street, Bangor. Just a reminder, this is a people-only event. Please leave your pets at home.

Ready for My Close-Up Partner: Mutt Nose Best
Owner: Jenny Dwyer
Location: 30 Bomarc Road, Bangor, Maine 04401
Phone: (888) 255-6854

When people are preparing for pictures, those who want a special experience or opportunity to look their very best head straight for the hair salon. It is no different for pets, and in fact can help you improve your bond with your pet while also improving their health.

That’s why I reached out to Jenny Dwyer, owner of Mutt Nose Best and asked her to be part of my Open House.

Mutt Nose Best is almost two years old (in dog years or small business owner years is 14) and offers handcrafted, natural, and organic dog grooming products including healing balms, shampoos, conditioners, wipes and sprays using local ingredients like wild Maine blueberries and organic Maine oats. These products are people tested, dog approved products which do have a shelf life, but will provide the pet with a chemical-free experience.

Plus, Mutt Nose Best knows how important it is to give back and their business philosophy lines up with mine. Plus, they’re awesome business people. Mutt Nose Best products can be found throughout the country and locally too.

What’s a tip that you can give that would help a pet prepare for photographs?

Grooming and bath time are important steps in your dogs care not only for appearance but for their health. Make bath time fun with a floating toy in the tub and LOTS of praise and treats for good behavior. To get your pet used to the process of being handled make a habit of petting and playing with every single part of your dog while you are lounging together in a relaxed state, including potentially sensitive areas such as the ears, tail, belly, back and feet. Grooming is a great opportunity to bond with your pet, helping your pet relax and enjoy the experience will make it easier on everyone, after all no one wants to chase a wet, soapy dog through the house 😉 It is also an opportunity to feel for and abnormalities, lumps, bumps and even check for fleas and ticks. When preparing for your photo session, bathe your dog the night before and bring a brush to your session to freshen up their coat and get them ready for their close up!

What’s your favorite part about being a pet-oriented business?

*Providing furry family members with products that incorporate the highest quality natural and organic ingredients. We hold Mutt Nose Best to the highest standards, we make them for our dogs! Also bringing my dogs to work!

Why did you agree to participate in this event?

We think it is wonderful that Deb is celebrating pets being part of the family by devoting a new division of her photography business to animals and the people who love and cherish their pets as much as we do ours!

What can people learn from you the night of the event?

We hope to spread the word of how important using quality products with natural ingredients is to the health and well-being of their dog. We also hope to spread the word about our BARKK 5K coming up in September.