Jennie Smith - Owner/Master Groomer
Owner and groomer, Jennifer Smith is a Nationally Certified Master Groomer, having attained this prestigious status in 1996. She has been working with dogs since 1978. Early on, she worked in dog boarding and training facilities, as a dog sled driver, and as a vet tech.
Jennie became a groomer in 1988. In this capacity she has owned three successful pet grooming salons.
Currently, as a Nationally Certified Master Groomer, Jennie is a much sought after national speaker at grooming conventions, speaking on various topics related to dog grooming. She competes, and a number of times has won, local and national grooming competitions. She is a dog grooming instructor and an American Red Cross Instructor of Animal CPR. She spends a large percentage of her time grooming dogs, having a keen eye toward creativity and precision. Jennie's expertise is skillfully demonstrated across a wide range of dogs, from Golden Retrievers to Bichons, from Chihuahuas to Schnauzers. Her proficiency at scissoring and shaping make her perfect for breeds where extra care is appreciated.
Despite her busy schedule, she finds time to breed and show Pomeranians and Flat Coated Retrievers.
Jennie was an alternate for the reality grooming show, "Groomer Has It", on Animal Planet!!!!
Why does she do all of this......because she loves dogs!!
Kate – General Manager
Kate has been with us since August 2016. She grew up here in Loveland, CO while showing both dogs and horses in 4-H and working for Jennie while in high school. After watching a movie called "Love Leads the Way" Kate decided that she would follow her dream of training guide dogs where she moved to Florida in 2001. After becoming a certified guide dog instructor and Apprentice Manager for 15 years Kate decided that she missed the mountains, snow, cold and most of all no humidity. Today, she is happily back working with Jennie and the different breeds of dogs and their families while her personal dog, Bella, loves to play with the other dogs in the doggie daycare.
Kelly Thompson - Groomer
Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Kelly moved to Colorado in 2002 and started her career with animals with Longmont Dairy Farm raising their calves. In 2005, Kelly made career change and began working as a grooming assistant /bather which she continued until 2010. After being an assistant for 5 years Kelly made the decision to pursue grooming school to become a groomer. She attended Classy Pet Grooming School in Loveland,Colorado under the instruction of Jennifer Smith . Kelly quickly realized this was exactly the career that she had been looking for! Her love for animals shows through her work and she continues to be excited to learn more and continue to grow and help maintain the high standards at Dogs' Own.
Andrew - Groomer
Andrew moved here from New Jersey in 2008 where he began a job as a dog groomer. He didn't realize at the time that this was the start of a long career in grooming. It shouldn't have been surprising however, that his childhood love of animals would carry on into his professional life. Much of his training was done with rescue dogs, and he still has a fondness for grooming pets ready to start their new lives.
Andrew is married to his partner of 10 years, and has a hairless dog named Tesla. He spends much of his time taking care of his collection of reptiles and tarantulas.
Holly Trumble - Reception
Holly is our part time receptionist, and she loves dogs! She has been married for 38 years to a very tolerant non-dog husband, who has allowed her to show her Portuguese Water Dogs in conformation to their Championships & have 3 litters of puppies. She and her dogs are now taking Rally Classes and working on Water Titles. For the last 15 years she has been teaching rubber stamping as a Stampin'Up! Demonstrator, and she makes beautiful Thank You and Sympathy cards for us here at Dogs’ Own. When not outside with her dogs, they are inside hanging out with Holly as she spends time being creative making cards. She loves working at Dogs' Own, and can't think of anything better than kissing dogs all day long! Her favorite thing is seeing dirty, matted messy dogs come in & beautiful, clean, fuzzy decked out dogs leave the salon. Having the groomers groom her dogs is the most wonderful perk, whether for show or just a fun gorilla cut they really are the best!