A most beloved member and Lead Groomer of our salon. Toni is certified in Pet CPR & First Aid and an AKC Certified S.A.F.E. Groomer. Taught under owner, Barbara Needham, she has been grooming for upwards of 3 years. She is always continuing her training through yearly seminars and independent research. Carrying on with Barbara’s niche for grooming difficult/fearful dogs, Toni has also taken courses for safe and stress-free handling.
Toni enjoys doing breed standard haircuts and when she is given the creative freedom to add some color, or can integrate Asian Fusion inspired features to really put a fun spin on your regular pet trim! While she loves to put out fun and creative haircuts, she always takes into consideration that looks aren’t everything and believes in “humanity over vanity” in the sense that it is not worth painfully brushing out a badly matted dog.
A well known member of our team, she is our Daycare Manager and Trainer. Larissa has been grooming professionally for 10 years andis certified in CPR and is an AKC Certified S.A.F.E. groomer.
Larissa specializes in working with fearful dogs and fear-based aggression. "My belief is that there is no such thing as a bad dog. Just misunderstood dogs that need a chance and the support to grow." She has worked with many dogs over her lifetime and since the opening of Pampered Pooch in 2006. If you have a dog with special considerations don't hesitate to call us now! Appointments book up quickly!