Heather has been with Dogwood since 2012. She grew up in Hickory, NC, surrounded by pets. As the daughter of a veterinarian, she enjoyed a childhood with dogs, cats, hamsters, fish, horses, geese and goats. She is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and graduate of UNC-Greensboro with a Masters of Science in Exercise Science. Her first career was as an exercise physiologist, but her overwhelming love of animals and innate creativity led her to her current career as a pet stylist. She attended Nanhall School of Grooming where she learned AKC breed standard grooming and pet style grooming as well as how to groom cats. She loves caring for dogs and cats and creating a positive, calm and safe grooming environment. Her favorite aspect of grooming is taking the unique characteristics of each pet and bringing out his/her best attributes. Heather lives in Durham with her fur kids. She spends her spare time doing home improvement projects, gardening/landscaping her home, hiking with her dogs and practicing yoga.
Sheila was born in Asheville, North Carolina but grew up in Charleston South Carolina. She recently relocated to Cary to be closer to family. When she was thirteen she started working after school and on weekends at her moms pet salon and boarding facility. As she got older she became more involved in the pet world. Her love for making pets look fabulous led her to grooming. She learned the art of grooming from her mom, who has thirty plus years experience under her belt along with attending every educational seminar and furthering education class possible, all adding up to over 10 years of experience. She enjoys making each pet feel pampered, happy and healthy when they come for a spa day. When she’s not making pets look and feel their best she spends her time with her teenage girls and her fur baby Bichon, Pipa.
Monday through Friday – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
On Wednesdays we are closed from 12pm – 2pm for staff training.
With every appointment there will be time to meet with your Pet’s Stylist to discuss your expectations and any questions or concerns that you may have about the grooming process. Our Pet Spa is a drop off service with pick up times starting around 1pm. If you would prefer to wait on your pet while she is being groomed, we offer a “Solo Spa” service. For more detailed information about our spa services, please don’t hesitate to call!
What to expect:
A typical day at the spa starts with a friendly greeting by one of our Pet Stylists. After discussing your pet’s grooming needs, your Pet Stylist will escort your pet to our outdoor walking yards for a quick potty break. Then they set each pet up in their very own bedroom until all of their grooming guests have arrived. After that, the bathing begins. Your pet will receive a bath with luxurious shampoos; they will rinse and repeat as many times as necessary to get your pet thoroughly clean. Conditioner is applied as needed for dry coats and skin. Then it’s time to relax under our dryers. After some time to rest and dry, our Pet Stylist takes each guest out individually for another potty break and offers them fresh water and treats (if allowed). From there, individualized drying and brushing techniques are used to complete the drying process. The Pet Stylist then sculpts your pet’s haircut, taking short breaks when needed to allow for rest so that your pet is never standing on the table for too long. Pick-ups are scheduled for between 1pm and 5pm. The time to complete your pet’s groom will depend on the complexity of your pet’s groom and the size of your pet.
- Canine Guests must have current: Rabies, DHPP, Bordetella vaccines, Heartworm test (annual), Fecal test or deworming (bi-annual).
- Feline Guests must have current: Rabies and FVCRP vaccines, Fecal test or deworming (bi-annual).