I started grooming in 1989 working for and being trained by a professional dog handler. The dogs I groomed won many awards including multiple Best in Show.

As I got older I wanted to turn my grooming into a full time profession, so I enrolled in Tara Lara Grooming School in Portland, Oregon, where I graduated first in my class, and with certification in all groups of dogs, Sporting, Non-sporting, Terrier, Herding and a Certified Master Grooming for all breeds. In addition I won the school's Golden Scissor Award for outstanding scissor work. This award had been given out to only one other student before. It was a prestigious honor. I was hired on as an instructor for the school to teach the Terrier group.

​I left the school to be closer to home and went to work at Head's n' Tails Grooming Salon in Kirkland which I eventually became the manager of for 5 years. It was a rewarding experience and I got to learn first hand how to run a successful grooming business. I left Head's n' Tails to have a baby and after a few years I opened my own mobile grooming business called "The Waggin Wagon". I really enjoyed mobile grooming, but the significant rise in gas prices made the mobile business concept unprofitable.

​It has always been my dream to own my very own grooming salon. So my search for a brick and mortar grooming shop began and I was thrilled when I was able to purchase Mt Si Pet Salon. I live in North Bend and have for almost 10 years, where I have children at North Bend Elementary and Chief Kanim, as well as graduates of Mt Si High School and WSU. So I was doubly excited to have my own shop close to home. I have fabulous customers and I am making friends with their canine families.

I love dogs and I believe I have a special touch that they understand. I've had so many people tell me when they bring in their dogs how they won't allow you to do this or that, and I may need to muzzle them and so forth. Every time, I find these dogs to be sweet loving animals and I have no problem with them. I love loving them and they know it. That's why my slogan is "A PAWSitive Experience". Every dog leaves here happy and content, and looking like a million bucks.

About Amy

Bailey with her person Amy