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Owner

 

Amber's lifelong love for dogs began at a young age. Even at 4 years old, her family's dogs would only listen to her. She pursued her passion by volunteering at a local shelter at 10 and went on to work at various animal-related facilities including veterinary clinics, doggie daycares, kennels, and grooming salons. She honed her grooming skills at Tails of Hawaii and completed grooming school in 2011.

Amber also studied dog training, honing her skills at K9 Solutions where she trained Personal Protection, Police, and Military dogs. She fell in love with working breeds and got her own Dutch Shepherd, Drogon, and Belgian Malinois, Token. In 2018, she moved to Alabama and worked as a professional dog trainer at Bite Ranch K9, while also opening Zen Dog Grooming in 2020.

At Zen Dog Grooming, Amber aims to create a welcoming and stress-free environment for dogs and their owners. On weekends, she trains her personal dogs and continues her education in dog training at Brag K9 in Atlanta, where she won her first award in personal protection sports in 2022. When she's not working with dogs, Amber enjoys yoga, CrossFit, reading murder mysteries, and spending time with her family and her collection of over 50 plants.

Assistant Manager

 

Hi there! I'm Emily, but you can call me Em. I prefer she/her or they/them pronouns. It's great to meet you all!

When I'm not spending time with the pups at Zen, I enjoy being a bit of a homebody. I love playing video games and reading any form of written media, including books, comics, manga, and webtoons. Some might say I'm a bit of a nerd! One of my favorite pastimes is sipping tea and singing on my back porch. Being an aunt is one of the best feelings in the world to me. I also love to second-hand shop and collect unique knick-knacks, art, and clothing pieces.

Master Stylist

 

Ashlyn is a seasoned groomer with five years of experience in the industry. Her favorite grooms are those that combine creative, unconventional styles with elegant classics. She is known for her meticulous attention to detail and always goes the extra mile to make dogs look their best.

When she's not at work, Ashlyn enjoys spending time with her family and pets. She has a 2.5-year-old Pomeranian mix named Rolo, who keeps two older feline siblings in line. In addition to Rolo, Ashlyn also has two Leopard Geckos and a charming Chinchilla as pets. In her free time, she loves to read outside of mainstream sci-fi and fantasy, including manga and webtoons. Ashlyn is also a big fan of anime and has a passion for history and historical fashion.

Dog Beautician

 

Farron possesses a generous and compassionate heart and is dedicated to humanitarian causes. With a unique name to match her distinct personality, she is a mother of two active teenage boys who keep her busy with their involvement in band performances and engineering-related activities.

Her home is bustling with furry friends, including 4 dogs, 2 cats, 2 chinchillas, and a hedgehog. Despite her busy schedule, Farron finds time for her hobbies, such as scrapbooking, dancing, hiking, camping, and ticking items off her bucket list.

Farron began her career as a dog groomer in 2015. She finds joy in making dogs feel comfortable and happy, and the transformation she creates in their appearance and demeanor is her favorite aspect of grooming.

Animal Attendant

 

Meet Lydia, a graphic design student at Calhoun Community College. She joined the team at Zen Dog Grooming in July 2022 and is enthralled by the diverse dogs she encounters daily.

Lydia's passion for animals extends beyond dogs, as she also works with horses, taking care of them and assisting with riding lessons. She even competes in horse shows, specializing in dressage, show jumping, and cross-country.

When she's not working or studying, Lydia loves to spend time with her two Golden Retrievers, Izzy and Sadie, as well as pursue her creative interests such as drawing, playing video games, watching anime, and reading manga.

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