We’re very proud of our grooming staff. We set high standards of professionalism for everyone on our staff.
Lafayette Square Staff
Crystal is a professional, all breed pet stylist, certified by the ISCC (International School of Canine Cosmetology). She has been grooming pets for over 19 years and has won several awards in competitions (ISCC). She has won Best Groomer in the St Louie Tails Readerâ€™s Choice Awards for several years.
Crystal and her family share their home with a variety of pets includingâ€¦.Ester ( Bulldog/ Pit bull), Bender (Boston Terrier), Cyrus (American Bully), Collette (French Bulldog), Tesla (Congo African Grey Parrot) and Vinny (Eclectus Parrot).
All of her dogs are rescued and she is very active in several rescue groups in the city.
Crystal averages up to 4 hours of styling time per pet. Hand scissoring, first time puppies and cats are her specialty!!!!!
Crystal is also a freelance photographer (in her free time) and is available for events, newborns, family sessions and weddings. Recently votedâ€śBEST PET PHOTOGRAPHERâ€ť in the Readerâ€™s Choice awards in St. Louie Tails Magazine for 2009. She specializes in animal photography.
Gift Certificates are also available, great for the holidays!
Jamie graduated from The Tom Rose School of Grooming after working as a bather/brusher for a year at Kennelwood in 1996. She is a certified All Breed Pet Stylist.
For 12 years she worked for Virginia Book, a wonderful groomer/business owner. Her specialty is grooming fearful/nervous/hard to handle dogs. She applies what she learned as a certified positive reinforcement trainer to help calm them and make their grooming experience as pleasant as possible. Jamie strives to have her grooming dogs finished and back to the owner within 4 hours but sometimes that’s not possible because she does not rush while grooming, it makes the dogs nervous and fearful. Jamie received an award from St Louie Tail’s Magazine in 2009 for being one of the Reader’s Choice’s most popular groomers in St. Louis. Jamie is also deeply involved in animal rescue. She volunteers at Stray Rescue’s shelter on 18th St. once a week, fosters dogs and hold adoption events for Gateway Pet Guardians. She has been awarded “Foster of the Year” for the last three years in a row. She currently has three foster dogs living with her own five dogs. Jamie enjoys fostering feral dogs and rehabilitating them. She loves watching them transform from fearful and sickly to affectionate, happy and healthy dogs ready to go on to their forever homes. Jamie also co-owns and operates a small pet service business, Lucky Dog Pet Services, LLC with her roommate and friend Virgil. They offer pet sitting and private in-home certified positive reinforcement training. You can reach Lucky Dog at 314-623-9879 or e-mail email@example.com. She’s looking forward to meeting you and making your dogs look and feel great!
Chelsea comes from a long family tradition of four generations of dog grooming, breeding, boarding, training and ownership. Chelseaâ€™s great grandparents owned and operated a kennel with grooming in St. Louis as well as her Grandfather and Grandmother owning shops in St. Louis and Springfield, Illinois.Â Chelseaâ€™s Mother also owned and operated Unleashed Grooming shop (not affiliated with Petco) in St. Louis for 20+ years and now has a shop in La Jolla, California. So, needless to say dogs and grooming run in their blood.
Her training was working under her Mother for her entire childhood grooming family and friendâ€™s dogs and officially grooming for her Mom at Unleashed for three years in the Webster Groves shop. When Mom moved to California Chelsea continued to groom and is now happy to call Four Muddy Paws her new work home. Chelsea lives in south city so Four Muddy Paws made sense on every level.
Chelsea is a perfect fit for the Four Muddy Paws philosophy ofÂ caring for our pets. The family tradition of grooming has always been to treat the dogs with respect and fairness. Grooming does NOT have to be a miserable experience for the dogs and quite the contrary, her family has developed positive techniques that actually train the dog to enjoy the grooming shop experience. A happy dog makes for a better groom, a happy owner and groomer. Chelsea prides herself on keeping the dogs happy, safe and comfortable and the owners can tell this when they pick up a calm, happy well-groomed dog.
Chelsea has two dogs currently but sheâ€™s always up for expansion. Penny is
an adorable French Bulldog and Henry is an American Bulldog that is the class clown of the family. Chelsea is also the proud mother of a beautiful one year old baby boy, Miles who is her pride and joy to say the least.
Chelsea is excited to embark (pun intended) on her new career at Four Muddy Paws and is excited to meet new customers and their beloved dogs as well as bringing quite a few longtime clients/dogs with her to our beautiful retail and grooming shop.