Barb is the owner of Spots Dog Grooming and a 1990 graduate from the Rochester Institute of Dog Grooming. Since that time she has worked at several dog grooming salons, and owned her first business in St. Thomas, USVI, Wags to Whiskers. Hurricane Marilyn brought Barb and her husband back to the states where they started a family and have been kept busy raising a daughter and son. As a NYS licensed grooming instructor Barb teaches at the Rochester Institute of Dog Grooming, is Certified in Pet First Aid and is working toward her Master Groomer’s Certification.
The Barking Lot on Humboldt Street is where you will remember seeing Kate for the past 29 years. Her grooming experience and expertise took her to the Pittsford PetSaver for a short time, and then we lured her back to Spots where she has reunited with her furry friends past and present.
Kate is President of the Pet Adoption Network located at 4261 Culver Road in Irondequoit - www.petadoptionnetwork.org. She has been involved in pet resue for 35 years and is certified in Pet First Aid.
Jessica graduated from the Rochester Institute of Dog Grooming in fall of 2015 and has been working full time as a professional groomer ever since. She joined the Spots team in May of 2017, and is also a proud member of the National Dog Groomers Association of America. Jess continues to expand her knowledge and experience with dogs by attending and volunteering at different agility events, Breed specialty shows, grooming seminars, and has even worked as an assistant to a few of the member of the Groom Team USA. She grew up being around animals of all species and sizes, and whenever she is not working, she enjoys running and riding her horse.
Racheal has 8+ years of grooming experience that started at Petsmart and has led her to Spots. Growing up with a variety of different pets is what drives her passion for animals and animal care. She is a great new addition to the Spots Dog Grooming team.
Stephanie began grooming in 2014 and has worked as a mobile groomer and at a larger corporation. Since joining Spots she finds the personal touch most appealing and welcomes getting to know her customers and their pets on a more personal level. Stephanie's style and creativity stem from her 30 years as a graphic artist. Her love of animals led her to train as an all breed grooming stylist. She has also completed course work in pet first aid. She is a welcome addition to our team.