Nailed It Denver
“NEVER START A BUSINESS TO “MAKE MONEY” START A BUSINESS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE”
Bree started working as a groomer’s assistant at a young age, assisting her mom. Though she enjoyed it, she was dead set against making a career out of it. She tried her hand at several different industries, only to meet and fall in love with Tink, her dog soulmate.
With Tink’s help, Bree realized that her passion was pets after all. Bree went back to her grooming career in 2011 and since then, she has worked helping rehabilitate dogs and prepare them for adoption, interning with trainers, caring for pets, and yes, grooming them.
Nailed It Denver is the culmination of all of that hard work. A traveling nail trimming service, Bree will come to you to provide nail trims in the comfort of your own home. She uses her lifelong training to make sure every dog, and cat, feels safe and pampered during the experience.
Meet the Team
Caitlin’s path to being a full-time pet care professional is a meandering one. From 2009 to 2010, she worked for CARE Animal Hospital as a veterinary assistant in preparation to go to veterinary school. After a difficult week at the clinic, in which the clinic lost a large number of pets to age and disease, she spoke with one of the clinic vets that she greatly respected. After that conversation, she wasn’t sure she was emotionally prepared for the veterinarian journey. She went on to a 6-year career in Geospatial Information Systems. She began pet sitting and dog walking part-time through Dogvacay.com (now Rover.com) in 2013. At that time, people told her she should be a pet sitter full-time. In 2018, two very influential women in her life passed away within a month of each other. She realized that she wanted to change her life, and she began to think about starting her own pet care business. In summer 2019, she officially opened Going Mutts. In 2020, Bree graciously invited her to partner with her business, Nailed It!
She has experience with both large and small animals. Growing up, she pet sat rabbits, rats, and dogs for neighbors. She volunteered with Rocky Mountain Horse Rescue, where she worked with full-size and miniature horses.
In college, she took certificate courses in Urban Agriculture, which introduced her to caring for ducks, chickens, turkeys, and milking goats, as well as crop planting and garden care. Over the years, she fostered dogs for Colorado Aussie Rescue and other rescues. Most recently, Caitlin and her husband fostered a litter of 7 dachshund mix puppies and their mom during safer-at-home orders in 2020.
She is the happy fur-“mom” of four sweet creatures: Bagheera (cat), Trout (Aussie), Snickers (cat), and Koi (Aussie). She really loves ducks and goats, and one of her fur-inspired dreams is to raise ducks, goats, and alpacas in the future. In her spare time, she loves to knit, hand embroider, collect and care for houseplants, and paint in watercolor. She also enjoys world travel, a trait she gained from her British grandparents, who moved around the globe in service of H.R.M Queen Elizabeth II. In fact, her mother was born in Uganda, Africa. Her wildest bucket list aspiration is to make it to Antarctica someday.
What Pet Parent’s Are Saying
OUR CLIENTS’ OWNER’S LOVE US JUST AS MUCH AS THEY DO!
Bree was so great with our big girl Luna. Really quick too! Very appreciative of the time she spent before and after as well!
A huge Thank You (and a pug snort too!) to Bree Luton of Nailed It Denver! She came by my little shop today and gave Soleil an impromptu nail trim. Not only did Bree grind her nails down gently, she also cleaned her ears, and gave her a minty-enzyme for her teeth. She even finishes things off with a paw balm. It seems like a small thing, but Bree said she prefers to start with ears, so that her first touch for your dog is a comforting one. She really took time for every detail, even starting the dremel behind her back and quietly so she wouldn’t startle my pugger.
Bree made trimming my lab’s nails an easy experience for him (and me!). She is quick to respond and easy to communicate with. During her visit, she had treats and was gentle throughout the entire process. I was nervous because Miller has heartworm and needs to stay calm but Bree made it a relaxing time, patiently explaining every step to me and why uses those specific products. She knows what goes into the treats and foot pad balm. I’m pleased with her quality of work and how she treats dogs. I’ll definitely pay to have her trim Miller’s nails again.
NAILED IT’S MASCOT & MINI SIDE KICK
Meet Odie our fabulous mascot! In 2016 Odie was brought in to to be groomed before he was taken to the shelter. After a couple of hours of Freddy Krueger type moves on the grooming table, Bree decided to find him a forever home. Well that didn’t last long! He has been a big part of the building process of Nailed it Denver. He is the face of our business and is actually available for hire at big or small parties and events!