Let us introduce ourselves!
Chrystal is the current owner/stylist and has been with Groomingdale's for 19 years. She is very passionate about animals and loves what she does. Chrystal currently owns a miniature australian shepherd (Roxy). She majored in English and Spanish at Old Dominion University and obtained her teaching license but chose to invest her time into the salon. Her mother (Pam) was the previous owner of Groomingdale's and had been grooming for over 30 years in the Tidewater area. Her favorite thing about working at Groomingdale's is when a traumatized pet comes in after being turned away from other salons and is able to be trained and rehabilitated. She also likes clipping the hair in front of the eyes, cutting very long dog nails and taking before and after pictures of extreme puppy make-overs!
Racheal is the current salon manager/stylist at Groomingdales. She has been with the company since 2006. Racheal's love of animals began at a very early age, bringing home and caring for hurt and stray animals. She currently has two fur babies, an 8 year old calico (Kitty) and a 7-8 year old pitt mix (Precious) rescued from Chesapeake Humane Society. The thing Racheal enjoys most about grooming is making dogs and cats comfortable, especially in cases where animals have been neglected and need extra attention. She feels that animals like to look good and this can be achieved with a therapeutic bath and a "new do!"
Dee is the current bathing manager at Groomingdale's and has been with the salon since 2008. He specializes in large, strong breeds. D owns a great dane (Athena). He aids in lifting and carrying elderly pets who are unable to walk or stand for long periods of time. Before taking on full time work at Groomingdale's, Dee traveled with Chrystal to the homes of disabled pets to provide grooming within the comfort of their own homes.