About Us


A PASSION FOR PETS is located in Mallettsbay,  Colchester, VT and was established in 2008. It is locally owned and operated by Nancy Ross-Babineau of Burlington, VT. Nancy has been dedicated to the care and well being of animals for the past 15 years. 


Her prior successes include “It’s Raining Cats and Dogs Grooming Salon” and “The Pet Nanny” pet sitting services, both were home based in Colchester and served many wonderful pets and their families over the years.


Opening “A Passion For Pets” has allowed Nancy to reach out to even more pet families by continuing her sincere commitment to not only the proper care and grooming of pets, but to their overall health and well being, with a great variety of pet foods and supplies offered in the retail store.


As a groomer, pet sitter and pet business owner Nancy takes the health and well being of your companions very seriously and offers them nothing but the best for their health and happiness! Nancy is very proud to include her talented groomers; Jaime Jacobs and Kelsey Fields as part of her team. Nancy, Jaime and Kelsey  all posses the necessary knowledge and skills to be truly successful groomers. They stay current on new trends, styles, equipment and products to ensure your pet is getting the best grooming services around and always keep your pets best interest at heart.


Jaime has been at A Passion For Pets since it’s debut and has proven to be an invaluable asset to not only the groom shop but the retail store as well. Her grooming skills come to her quite naturally due to her great compassion and respect for all animals, her comforting and calming touch,  and her artistic flare and abilities. 


Her grooming expertise includes, technically correct hand stripping, precision hand scissoring, adorable puppy cuts,  and spot-on breed clips. Although Jaime truly enjoys grooming each furry client I think her favorite part is the “snug fests” she shares with each of them through out their day of health & beauty! A Passion For Pets just wouldn’t be what it is today without Jaime and we are all very thankful she is here! 


Kelsey began working at A Passion For Pets in 2011 and has quickly proven to be a wonderful asset as well. Her talents come as no surprise as she has been successfully competing in the show ring for several years. Her pursuit for excellence coupled with her keen eye produce beautiful results on the grooming table. She has produced some of the cutest grooms I have ever seen!!  A calm demeanor and great love for dogs and cats put your pet at ease while in her care. Whether your pet needs a shave down, a hand scissor or a seriously cute puppy cut Kelsey has the skills to get your buddy looking and feeling his best!