Meet Our Groomers
At Celebrity Pets Salon and Boutique, we’re dedicated to providing the best for your pet! Our groomers here in Akron have years of experience in creating the latest styles available for various pet breeds. They’re always learning more about brushing, styling, and trimming to ensure that your pet’s grooming experience is an excellent one.
Lead Pet Stylist
Tricia has been a pet stylist since 1997 and started working at Celebrity Pets Salon & Boutique in January 2008. She became a groomer accidentally when she applied to be a dog trainer at PetsMart. They didn’t need trainers at the time but needed bathers in the grooming department. Shortly after she was hired, an opportunity came about to be trained in grooming. She learned the basics, but three years later, she went to Pampered Paws and learned to groom “show style” from a friend who bred and showed Poodles. Her original career choice was to be an artist. She graduated from The Columbus College of Art & Design with a BFA. There was not much full time opportunity in freelance painting and sculpting so Tricia is very grateful for her pet styling career where she can use her artistic abilities on your pets.
She grew up in the greater Cleveland area and moved to Dayton, where her grooming career began. Tricia then groomed in Columbus for 18 months before moving to the Akron/Canton area when she married her husband, Mark, in 2007. They share their lives with 10—yes, 10—dogs. A sheltie, Gini; and eight border collies, Rio, Ruby, Phoebe, Schultz, Raven, Smitty, Dazzle, and Riot. They also have a new dog named Volcano; three rescued house rabbits named Calvin, Glitter, and Tinsel; and two gerbils, Hoops & Yoyo. Trish has been competing in dog agility and obedience events since 1998. Mark joined her in training and competition, and they trial just about every Sunday in addition to her vacation days.
Laura has worked in the industry for more than 23 years. She worked for Valley Animal Hospital as a client service representative for three years before joining the Celebrity Pets team in 2010. She is passionate about animals and has a menagerie of her own at home, including six cats, three dogs, and a box turtle named Tilly. Her hobbies, other than caring for her family of pets, consist of hiking, biking, and kick boxing.
Jen’s love for animals led her to start her career bathing dogs before being promoted to assistant dog groomer. She followed her goal and became a dog groomer, and she’s been grooming at Celebrity Pets since 2015. She has two kids who are both very active in sports as well as two dogs and two cats whom she adores! Animals are her passion!
Bekah started her career as a hair stylist when she was in high school. Her love and compassion for animals quickly turned her attention to grooming. She worked as a bather/apprentice for two years and has been a pet stylist since 2014. In her spare time, she likes to hula hoop, model, and do arts and crafts.
They are awesome! My dog Merlin knows who his groomer is and runs to the door every time. He doesn't even look back or kiss me goodbye.
My dogs look great! The best part is they had a great time.
Laura is always so friendly and gives Phoebe a beautiful hair do! The rest of the staff is also very friendly and professional!
Tucker loves going to Brunswick Animal Hospital! They make him feel special and give him lots of attention.
From seeing our dog Tango through skin & thyroid issues, and then ACL repairs on both his legs the Doctors and staff have been awesome.
Loved that Dr. Willard got all the way down on the floor with Lucy! I don't recall seeing that happen with any of my dogs' office visit. Thank you so much Dr. Willard, for your heart and time with Lucy.
Thank you to Dr. Hart and his staff for taking great care of our Dobie today. All of our questions were answered, Jax was well cared for, and the bill was very reasonable.
Top notch vets, Dr. Hart and Dr. Lang, they genuinely care about our pets and that's priceless to us.
We love Harts animal hospital our furry family has been going there for years.
Excellent care! Dr. Miller and staff are awesome!
Go above and beyond! So thankful for everything they did while caring for my dog.
Great service! They're so sweet to my dog and very reasonable with prices.
The vets and staff here are amazing. I appreciate every single one of you and the treatment you provide to my pets.
Countless times I have gone to them with healthy or sick pets that mean the world to me. And every time they have given them all the very best care I could ever have asked for. And then some.
It is very apparent that owners made their expectations to the staff perfectly clear, because EVERY employee we encountered during our visits are happy, outgoing, compassionate, and friendly.