Get to know The Heavenly Paws Team
Store Manager and Part Business Owner
Grooming is not just a profession for me, I am a true lover of animals at heart. From the time I was a little girl, i felt a special connection to animals. Dogs aren't just animals to me, they are true friends and I've called them that from as long as I can remember. It's no surprise that I ended up working animals. It was truly something I was meant to do. After years of working my way through school in the food service or doing other odd jobs, I took a job as a kennel assistant at a vet hospital in San Dimas. I worked with equine and small animals alike. I soon apprenticed at that hospital, became a vet tech and learned to do exams, shots, bandage wounds and help the veterinarian with surgeries. Some time later I began mobile grooming with a master groomer from San Dimas. I continued with my vet tech career but wanted to do something more creative. When I began training to be a groomer I knew that was my true calling. I love going to work every day, being creative and connecting with clients. Caring for animals and seeing their health progress through proper hygiene. Making just that small difference every day truly warms my heart.
I have always had a soft spot for animals, especially dogs. When I was younger my family owned lizards, turtles and cats so I was always surrounded by animals as a little girl. My career as a dog groomer started out as a bather and from then on was trained as a groomer and my love for grooming grew immensely. I'm so lucky to work with all types of dogs every day make sure the clients fur babies are as comfortable and as happy as possible while they are in my hands.
We have an amazing team of people here who work together as a team to make sure every dog has the best day ever, each and every day.
Lynsey has been an animal lover all her life, when she was given the option to work with animals, she jumped at the chance. Her favorite thing about being in the grooming field is the daily interaction with animals. She's always been drawn to dogs and cats no matter where she would go. "There is no other job I can imagine doing than this one - I get to see so many pets every day! It's fun for me to establish relationships with the pets and be able to maintain the haircuts that make them so cute. I fall in love with the pets at work every day any our clients' animals really start to feel like our own!"
I first started at Heavenly Paws as a pet bather in 2016, previously working for 2 years at Petco. In 2017 I learned in house how to groom and still continue to groom by appointment only on Sundays and Mondays. My passion for customer service and knowledge of pet care led to my promotion as receptionist in 2020. See you at the front desk :)