Groomer & Owner: Carrie Aragon
A Sonoma County native Carrie grew up on a farm caring for many animals. From as young as 6 years old she was grooming, feeding, medicating and providing creature care to everything from guinea pigs to horses. While she originally desired to study veterinary medicine she found grooming not only filled her need to care for animals but also her creative spirit as well.
A true animal lover Carrie appreciates both dogs and cats and their many breeds, mixes, beauty and distinct personalities. She believes that the best way to handle animals is with knowledge, understanding, patience, skill and respect. Animals bring such beauty and joy to our world and being a caregiver to them is a gift. Some details:
- 12 years professional grooming experience
- Former veterinary assistant
- Proud member of the National Dog Groomers Association of America and the National Association of Professional Creative Pet Groomers
- Worked with and apprenticed under several Certified Master Groomers including Ann Stafford
- Volunteer for the Sonoma County Animal Shelter (groomer and cat cuddler)
- Former grooming salon manager of a busy corporate salon
- Has successfully trained 5 groomers, contributes to grooming and pet care forums; provides to and seeks guidance with fellow groomers
- Groomed in Atlanta Georgia where she cared for many purebred dogs including many less common breeds and show dogs including a Westminster Champion.
- Attends trade shows, grooming seminars and dog shows to stay current on latest trends, products and techniques
- As a hobby studies dog training and animal behavior
- Currently in the process of becoming a Certified Master Groomer with the National Dog Groomers Association of America