Jenny Kingren Owner of Huckleberry’s Pet Parlor grew up on the outskirts of Sycamore and is a graduate of Sycamore High School. After High School, Jenny worked as an administrative assistant for a few different companies. During that time, Jenny found her desire to become an entrepreneur to create something more. She was ready to leave the corporate world and serve the Sycamore community she loved so much.
Jenny's want to become a small business owner started shortly after she married her high school sweetheart, Scott. Scott bought her a chocolate Labrador puppy for their one-year anniversary. Jenny named her Annie. Annie taught her so much and her love for working with pets grew into her passion.
Growing up in the country, there were always cats and dogs around needing baths and nail trimming and her family always did the grooming themselves. Having her own dog, she had been taking her to a dog groomer and thought that was a cool job, one she could envision for herself.
Jenny quit her job and enrolled into The Windy City Pet Grooming School in Elk Grove Village. After graduating from the grooming school, she looked for a grooming job in Sycamore but not many shops were hiring.
It was just about that time that she found out that a little space on Main Street was for rent. Soon after she opened Huckleberry’s Pet Parlor in August of 1999.
Jenny started out washing and drying and grooming pets by herself and as her business grew, she hired employees to keep up with the demand.
In 2005, she moved to a larger space in the building and added a self service pet wash, Doggie Daycare, Dog Training and Overnight boarding.
Currently she employs 15 on her team. Jenny is always looking to bring the latest trends in pet care to Sycamore and loves serving the community she grew up in and is now raising her children and fur babies in.