Support Bijou's Law – License Pet Groomers and help save other pets

  • by: Rosemary Marchetto
  • recipient: New Jersey Legislature: Stephen M. Sweeney, President of the Senate; Craig Coughlin, Speaker of the General Assembly, United States

There are far too many dogs dying at the groomers including my dog Bijou, who was a healthy, happy 6 year-old shih-tzu.

Six years ago, I took Bijou to the groomers in Paramus, NJ for a routine dog grooming and 40 minutes later they called me told me he was dead. I have never recovered. I loved that dog like my own child. They will never know the pain they caused. It was through this horrific experience, that I came to learn that dog groomers are not licensed anywhere in the U.S.

New Jersey will be introducing Bijou's Law – Pet Grooming Licensing Act, which will going up for a vote in the first quarter 2018 at the NJ General Assembly.

Bijou's Law will require ALL groomers to be licensed by the state, for which currently, there are no laws in place that require licensing of any kind. Right now the dog grooming industry is a Buyer Beware industry with no rules or regulation in place for any groomer in United States!

Please help us save future pets from dying and serious injury. Please sign and share and introduce Bijou's Law in your state.

To learn more about my story visit

Update #5about a year ago
We need your help!
Have you heard that Dude & Lola, the Ambassadogs for Bijou's Law?
Please follow them on Instagram & & @Bijousbill
With your help, we will save many lives.

Thank you for supporting Bijou's Law - Pet Grooming Licensing Act!
Update #4about a year ago
If you want DOG GROOMERS LICENSED and can attend: NJ Senate Commerce Committee will meet on Thursday, Feb.7, 2019 at 1:00 PM in Committee Rm 1, 1st Fl, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ. If you cannot make it but would still like your voice to be heard from ALL STATES!! please contact Sen. Pou, 973 247-1555. Sen. Cryan, 908 624-0880 Sen. Cardinale 201 567-2324 IN THE NEXT 48 HOURS as this will be crucial to the timing of the vote!!!
Update #3about a year ago
Bijou's Law - Pet Grooming Licensing Act, #2514 in NJ would require dog groomers to become licensed, CALL TO ACTION! Bijou's Bill is making it's way to the Senate. Senator Bateman has met with lobbyist Mike Bober of PIJAC who is hired by the big box chain stores to halt the progress we have made. If you believe your dog groomer should be licensed NO MATTER WHAT STATE YOU ARE FROM contact Senator Bateman at 908.526.3600 or email at Contact me directly at
Update #2about a year ago
My dog Bijou died while being groomed. NJ's Bijou's Law - Pet Grooming Licensing Act is coming up for a vote!!!! Lawmakers need to hear your voice!!! If you are in NJ please contact Senator Bateman's office in NJ 908-526-3600 let him know how important Licensing Groomers is!! Your pet needs a license so should your groomer. If you are in another state please contact me directly at Please visit my site at to learn more about the bill. Pets over Profits!!!!!
Update #1about a year ago
Thank you for signing! Did you know your dog groomer isn't licensed? Bijou's Law will require dog groomers to become state licensed and industry regulated. The bill has passed in the General Assembly and is making it's way through the Senate. I need your help! Please do your part call Senator Bateman's office at 908.526.3600 and let them know how important this legislation is as written! To read my bill please go to and click on read the bill. Contact me at bijouslaw@gmail.
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