Animals have always been a part of my life. I have been grooming forever...well actually since 1987. I attended Wisconsin School of Professional Pet Grooming in 1987. My first few years were spent grooming for a well established Salon and I also spent two years at an Animal Clinic. Paw Patch Grooming Boutique & Salon opened in 1995 and I have never looked back. I have been in the current location since 2007. I take pride in keeping my salon small and perosnable where your dog will only be handled by myself from start to finish.
Wanting to learn more about dog behavior, I attended the Arizona Canine Academy in 2004. That was an invaluable life experience that helped me to understand the dogs that I work with on a daily basis.
I have also been a foster home for a Shih tzu Rescue, taking in countless dogs over the years. I was on the board of directors for a few years as well. The rescue world is a real eye opener and is not for the faint of heart. Though, I am no longer volunteering, I would love to maybe one day get back into it.
I absolutely love giving makeovers to the pupsters. There is no better feeling than transforming them from stinky, dirty pups into ones that their owners can't wait to pick up and snuggle their fresh smelling little selves.
Photography has become a side hobby of mine and I now offer portraits to my clients. Generally, I do portraits right after your dog is groomed but I can certainly work in different times.
When I'm not at work, you can find me hanging out with my family and dogs or on my hobby farm.