About Me


What can I say, I love dogs!

I have been very active in the dog world my whole life.  I started when I was 7 showing dogs in the Junior Showmanship ring with our family's Afghans.  I continued on through high school showing many breeds as well as co-owning.  By the age of 18, I had already shown numerous breeds like Afghans, Rottweilers, Borzois, Boxers, Whippets and many more.

I also worked at Thompson Animal Medical Center and Hillside Animal Hospital as kennel help, groomer and helper throughout the clinics.  

After graduation, I moved to Island Lake, Illinois to work for a professional handler as an assistant.  There, I learned how to care for many other breeds like English Springer Spaniels, Irish Setter, Chow Chows, Portuguese Water dogs and many more.  

Throughout the years, I worked with several professional handlers and also volunteered  for various organizations.  I trained and fostered dogs to become service animals for our Veterans.  

I went on to become a groomer and have been blessed to meet so many amazing clients and their pets.  

I currently own Bullmastiffs and a French Bulldog, of which some I still show and some are retired.

My passion for dogs is immense and I'm truly blessed to be able to to do this.  I look forward to welcoming new clients and giving your pets an amazing grooming experience.



  • Showing dogs since age 7
  • Kennel helper at Thompson Animal Center and Hillside Animal Hospital
  • Assistant Professional Handler
  • Volunteer fostering and training dogs to become service animals for Veterans
  • Grooming
  • Professional Handling 

About OSO

I flew out to Massachusetts in June of 2015 to get Oso.  He was 8 weeks old and I fell in love immediately!  I wanted an amazing show dog, but I also found an amazing friend! 

He is red black mask Bullmastiff.    He is Multiple Group Placing GCH Sugartime the Natural or Oso to his friends.

At 4 months old he went to the American Bullmastiff Association National and won best 4-6 puppy in show.

Oso is a little crazy and gets excited to play with humans and other dogs.  Unlike many Bullmastiffs, he loves every single dog he meets.  He doesn't go anywhere without his blue ball and Micky Mouse pillow .  

Oso loves to hang out at KH Grooming with me and play with the other groom and daycare dogs.  Ask to meet hm when you bring your pup in for a groom!

Oh So OSO!




Beautiful photos of OSO by Vicki DeGruy of DeGruy Photography & Digital Art

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