Here is a little bit about us, our passions and our pets!
Owner & Certified Pet Stylist
Tanya has been a Pet Stylist for 17 years and took Animal Care at St.Lawrence college. Grooming is Tanya’s passion! She loves keeping up with the latest styles by attending seminars and shows throughout the year,learning from some of the TOP stylists in the industry whom have been grooming upwards of 30 years. Tanya is also a competitive groomer, competing in Grooming contests and shows 1 to 3 times per year. She has won a few awards. Which she will happily tell you about if you ask her…
In her previous years, Tanya has enjoyed volunteering and working in many different Animal fields including the Toronto Zoo health unit where she was able to hand and bottle feed animals such as Reindeer (Mistletoe and Tinsle) and A Lion Cub (Simba), also caring for a hornbill (Asha), and a Tamandua (Simon), and many others.
Tanya also enjoys travelling the world when she is not pursuing her passion (Grooming), Tanya crossed off a destination from her bucket list when she went to Tanzania, Africa to Climb Mount Killimanjaro (Killi) where she made it to the peak, and to go on Safari.
Tanya also enjoys being active and walking her own dogs Sandy an 12 year old pug and Stuart a 3 year old toy poodle and going on Adventures with her Husband and best friend Anthony Ierullo.
Meet the Rest of the Pooches N’ Pals team:
Mom has been with Pooches N’ Pals for 4 years now and is our Receptionist/Head of Boarding. When you call in, Usually it’s Mom you will speak with to get the appointment needed for your Best pal.
Has been with Pooches N’ Pals for a year and is our assistant bather. She is an animal lover herself and has 2 dogs Teddy the Pomeranian and Kubus the Bichon frise. She will treat your pet like her own and give it a relaxing and rejuvenating spaw bath.
In Home Boarding
Has a strong passion for animals and does In-home boarding for your pet. You can call us and set up a time to meet Frances and she will watch your pet in her home while you are away.
Certified Pet Stylist
Little people whether they are furry and fluffy kids or actual human children – I love them all! Hello, my name is Amber. I am a Taiwanese Canadian. In Taiwan where I grew up, I practiced as a registered pediatric nurse for several years caring for children. Here in Canada I received my degree in Animal Care at Sheridan College where I expanded my expertise grooming our furry friends with the same passionate care and enthusiasm. In school, I successfully completed multiple courses on various grooming styles and techniques, including the Advanced Grooming training as well as a co-op placement at Pooches N’ Pals. Since then I have become a member of the Pooches N’ Pals family and continuously strive to advance my skill set every day so our furry friends can be the most beautiful, most handsome and irresistibly adorable companions to us. At home, I am a proud new mother to five-month old Shiba inu puppy. My husband and I named our daughter Hina (Daisy in Japanese) because she was born in the spring. Hina is stubborn at times, but we love her with all our hearts. My husband always says, “There is a special place in your heart that is solely for dogs.” And I think he cannot be more right. I have two sisters and many more siblings of all breeds growing up. I love our furry friends because they are our children, our siblings, our best companions and much more. Using my skill set as a professional groomer, I always groom with respect, with patience, and with much love and a caring heart.