Karen Shirah … grew up in a family of dog lovers. Her mother was a well-respected groomer, as well as a breeder of Yorkshire Terriers, Poodles, Dobermans & Keeshonds.  Karen began grooming with her mom at her shop in Dayton, Ohio over 30 years ago.  She then went on to work for a busy veterinarian’s office as a groomer for 10 years.  She opened her own shop and ran that for 5 years before moving to Alabama, where she worked for 5 years at a local shop before coming to work at For Pet’s Sake.

Jennifer Carico … grew up with animals in her life.  She started out running around her mom and grandma’s grooming shop trying to “help”, brushing and washing and pretending to be a dog.  She worked as a Vet Tech for 8 years and helped with grooming when needed. She also worked part-time at her mom’s groom shop, and worked previously at a local shop for over a year. She’s an avid horse trainer, and gives lessons and shows her horses around the country.  She loves all animals and adopts and rescues.  She will make your pet feel comfortable and safe!

Michelle Hawkins … started grooming 9 years ago with Bear’s Mobile Pet Grooming.

Amanda Arrighi … has been around animals her entire life. She’s owned all types of animals, from exotics to livestock, and there isn’t an animal she doesn’t love! She started her grooming career in a salon as a kennel tech, which led to her interest in grooming, and she’s now been grooming for 3 years. She also runs her own pet sitting business, which she has been enjoying for the last 2 years!

Ashley Basile … is our groomer-tech and bather. She has worked at For Pet’s Sake for 12 years! She recently had a baby, and is not currently taking clients.