I am Karen, and have been with Pampered Puppies since the opening. I grew up in the Boston area (if you cannot tell from my accent) and am a huge Boston sports fan. I have owned pets and worked with animals of all sizes throughout my life and consider myself an avid animal lover.
I started grooming more than 20 years ago. I trained at the Pet’s Playground Grooming School in Pompano Beach, FL, ultimately receiving high distinction in my class. This is where my grooming career kicked off in Boca Raton, FL. I groomed in Boca for two years before moving back to the Boston area. Since being back, I have managed several salons, and consequently, have been responsible for training many young groomers myself. After several years of working for others, I made the leap and became a small business owner by opening Barkaritaville Mobile Grooming. I groomed out of the van for six years until I contracted Lyme Disease. It took me three years to fully recover. That is when I met Michael & Kim and decided to start grooming again.
Through my ordeal with Lyme Disease, I became a certified Reiki Master. As such and when appropriate, I now incorporate energy healing into my work with dogs that I am grooming.
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