My name is Vanessa (Ness for short) and I have had the privilege of working at Off the Leash for the past 11 years. From its very humble beginnings, I have found my niche as Off the Leash’s Certified groomer and couldn’t imagine doing anything else.
I got my first taste of the grooming industry thanks to a help wanted sign in a grooming shop in my town. After receiving a Bachelors degree in Psychology at Rhode Island College, I decided to pursue my passion and received certification from the Connecticut School of Dog Grooming.
I am Pet First Aid and CPR certified and hold a certificate for AKC Safe Handling. I also hold certificates in both Salon Safety and Sanitation procedures. I am a registered member of both the New England Pet Grooming Professionals and a the National Dog Groomers Association of America. I am also AKC certified for Poodle and Bichon grooming and Skin Science Certified from IVE San Bernard USA. I am currently enrolled in their Pet Esthetician program with the future goal of specializing in treating pets with chronic skin and allergy issues. In addition, I continue furthering my education through workshops, seminars and certificate programs to ensure that I provide the best quality grooming experience for each and every pooch I handle.
My name is Rebecca (Becca for short). I have been working at Off The Leash for the past 7 years and I have gained so many furry furiends that have filled my heart with so much love. Just this past year I have decided to pursue Grooming full time along side Vanessa and I couldn’t be more thrilled and excited!
After High school I attended the Community College of Rhode Island for two years then transferred to Becker College. At that time I majored in Animal Care as well as being an All American Soccer star! Soccer has always been a huge part of me. I laced up the cleats at 5 years old and I currently still play now! After College I decided to stick with what I love, which is everything and anything DOG!
I received my certificate in Grooming with Animal Behavior College (ABC). Every dog that I am lucky enough to groom will be treated and loved like they are my very own! Some of you may know my little girl… I have a Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Nugget! She has been along side me for the past 7 years. She is my best furiend and has turned me into “the crazy Corgi lady” that I am today! :)
Grooming is not only baths and hair cuts to me. It is more of an art that is always beautiful. The ability to give your dog that “Fresh out of the Salon feel” makes me so happy, oh… and all the puppy kisses too!
I am very excited I have joined the Grooming team and being able to learn more from Vanessa while pampering all those happy pooches!
I can not wait to gain more four legged furiends very soon!