The Journey Begins
Our proprietress began her journey in California as a dog boarding technician. From there, she worked as a veterinary assistant and then a pet bather. She learned to groom in a popular shop in Modesto, California, under a reputable, quality-first groomer and business owner.
Lifetime Passion Discovered
A natural love for animals helped grow our business owner's skills, patience, and speed. Her mentor passed on valuable techniques. It also helped that she was the groomer for her mentor's pet poodle, Sabrina. These experiences expanded her horizon and led her to discover her true passion. She continued to work as a groomer for the next three years. Throughout her tenure, she had the privilege to work on show dogs, rare breeds, Shi Tzus with full coats, poodles in show trims, and many more.
Establishing Business in Spokane
When our owner moved to Spokane with her family 13 years ago, she further increased her knowledge of pet grooming. by learning new techniques. After satisfying many clients with her exemplary services, she earned their trust and admiration. Since then, they have fondly referred to her as the "labradoodle lady", Auntie Christina, and "the best groomer ever."
A Growing Team of Compassionate Pet Sitters
Our company is blessed to have Melissa Andersen, a highly credible master groomer, on our team. Armed with more than 20 years of experience, she is one of the most sought-after groomers in the region. Upon joining us, she brought with her a huge group of loyal clientele. Given her skills, patience, and compassion, expect that she will further contribute to the continuous growth of our company. Together Christina and Melissa boast more than 36 years of professional experience. Other members on our team include the long term Puppy Pad member Bree Lacroix, who is a former breeder, trainer, competition weight puller, long term vet tech and loyal and trusted sitter to each and every dog that enters our facility. Natashia Morris has been grooming over 5 years and has been a wonderful addition. We are so blessed to have the experience and professionalism in our facility, as well as many other members, trainers and volunteers who have made pets their passion.