I attended Greenville Technical College's Small Animal Care (aka pet grooming) program in 2006 - 2007 and immediately began working in the grooming industry. I have almost nine years experience as I took a two year break to go drive across county in an 18-wheeler. But I have returned to Spartanburg to restart my passion working with pets. Recently, I became certified in "Pet Tech" Pet CPR & First Aid; my certification expires in March 2017.

I opened up Native Canine as a grooming salon within my home in 2014 with an original goal of being mobile within six months to a year.  After being in business almost three years, I have relocated into my home town of Boiling Springs and my grooming salon is now in a remodeled garage attached to my home! No mobile truck for me - I definitely prefer the stationary salon!

I have read extensively about natural dog care and I am applying the knowledge more & more. The shampoos and conditioners I have selected to use in the salon are non-toxic, biodegradable, environmentally friendly, pH balanced and paraben free. I will also be guiding you to other products that are "eco" oriented, such as foods, flea & tick treatments, beds, leashes and collars.

I chose the name Native Canine in reference to the wolf. I want to get back to the roots of when dogs began. Not that I think dogs should be banned to the edge of the yard, but that the environment we provide for them should be the best possible; without all the chemicals & preservatives they are exposed to today! I am finding natural alternatives to just about every aspect of pet care. As stated above, the holistic culture is a learning process for me and I intend to share with anyone that will listen.  If you would like to closely join me in this adventure please sign up for my newsletter on the left of the page.

 

Notable Facts About Me & Some Crossed Off Bucket List Goals:
•    1996 Olympic Torch Bearer (one of the youngest in SC @ age 14)
•    Sea World Trainer for a Day, interacted with 8 different species, including Bottle-nosed Dolphins, Polar Bears, Walrus and Manatee
•    Drove Safari Bus for Hollywild Animal Park
•    Girl Scout for approx. 15 years, earning both GS Silver & Gold Awards, also participated in multiple service projects and selected to participate in a “Wider Opportunity”
•    Served a combined four years as a Girl Scout Leader-In-Training and Leader at Camp Mary Elizabeth located in Spartanburg, SC
•    Class of 2000, recipient of Palmetto Fellow’s Award & Chancellor’s Scholarship to USC – Spartanburg
•     Flew a Cessna 152 over Spartanburg skies (going to get that pilot license one day!)
•    Drove an 18-Wheeler OTR for approx. 18 months to see the country
•    Volunteered with Boiling Springs Jaycees for approx. 3 yrs.
•    Volunteered with Boiling Springs Community Park for approx. 10 years
•    Former groomer @PaisleyPaw in downtown Spartanburg

As you can see I have some interesting stories! If there is any other information you would like to know about me then hop on over to the Contact page and shoot me an email. If it is grooming specific questions about your pet please include his or her breed and age so I can be more precise in my reply. For pricing and service information, please refer to the Grooming pages. Thank you for checking out Native Canine! I wish you & yours all the best.