WELCOME TO THE ALL4K9 FAMILY!!!
My love for my own dogs, Ice, Indy, Tucker and Jack and all dogs drives me to learn the most I can about taking care of K9s and sharing this knowledge with fellow dog lovers.
To make your and your K9's lives happier and healthier!
My name is Angie and my love for animals has been one of the most important factors guiding my entire life. Over the years I have owned many pets including dogs, cats, horses, chickens, rabbits, hamsters, mice, fish, snakes, frogs and birds. When I was 2 years old my grandfather bought me one of those play vet kits and I would always be bandaging up my stuffed animals. I started working for my aunt who is a dog groomer when I was 12 bathing and walking dogs. I have continued working for her over the years when ever she needs extra help. In high school I volunteered at Helping Paws in the cat room cleaning, playing and supervising potential adopters. My senior year I spent 6 months shadowing the vet at the Animal Welfare Center of Crystal Lake. I attended Monmouth College and earned my bachelors degree in biology specializing in animal behavior and psychology. During college I volunteered at the local shelter the Prairieland Animal Welfare Center in Galesburg, IL where I walked dogs and also fostered dogs which I obedience and potty trained as well as socialized them so they were suitable for adoption.
I started ALL4K9 in August of 2011. Originally I was going to just train dogs but it quickly grew into more than that when my clients started asking if I could do nail trims and I said sure no problem. Then I thought well if I can do in home nail trims why not brush teeth and clean ears too? When I started learning how to groom I thought in home grooming would be a great option for dogs who cant travel or one who get scared at the groomers. So I started offering grooming in the comfert of their own home and ALL4K9 just kept growing. I now also offer pet supplies including Fromm and Born Free dog food, Primal Raw, flea & tick protection, antlers, bully sticks, food, treats, toys and much more. When I started it was just something I wanted to do on the side but over the past year I have grown, my business has grown, my relationships with my clients has grown and this is something I LOVE doing. I am so excited and can not wait to see all the great things that are going to come!
April 25th, 2012
We now have a house and I offer both drop-off as well as in-home services! I also recently became a food distribtor and offer home delivery for brands such as Fromms, Merrick, Annamaet, Born Free, Stella and Chewy and many more!!! I also have a new puppy!!! Indy is a husky/ german shepard mix and Ice's new best friend! I look forward to so much more to come!
July 28th, 2013
We now have a commercial grooming Salon!!! I am SOOOO excited to announce the Grand Opening of ALL4K9 Cuts and Colors located at 212 W. Main St #3, Cary, IL, 60013. Visit us Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10am - 5pm and Saturdays 9am - 4pm. Come in for a full grooming, just a nail trim or to buy your favorite dog or cat a special treat!
November 3rd, 2013
ALL4K9 Cuts and Colors has been open 6 months now! I can not believe how fast time flies! ALL4K9 continues to grow and grow! We have added several new employees including a groomer, a bather and a dog walker/pet sitter! View all the employees profiles below! I can't wait to see what the next 6 months brings!!!
May 11th, 2014
We recently celebrated our one year at the Salon! I am so thrilled at how ALl4K9 has grown and all the friends we have made along the way! We are now fully booked through the end of the year and I am looking forward to what the new year will bring!
December 16th, 2014
Announcing our expansion and the opening of our doggie daycare center! We doubled our space and seperated the grooming and daycare areas.We will now be offering day care Monday through Friday! Call today to reserve your pup's spot!!!
July 1st, 2016
It's been so busy that I haven't had much time to updat e the website..November was 3 years the salon has been open! The new space is awesome and daycare is going great! We also expanded our retail area to have more room to stock more great products! I recently meet a K9 massuse who will be joing our team in February, I am so excited! More great things on the horizon... maybe an outdoor play yard?
January 24th, 2017
Specializtion in working with hard to handle dogs
Extra interest in animal nutrition
I have 19 years of pet care experience. I am certified through the International Professional Groomers association as a Certified Salon Proffessional. I am also a certified creative groomer through the Creative Groomers Association. I attend continuing education classes on a regular basis. When I am not working I enjoy horseback riding, playing volleyball and traveling the world with my fiance.
I have been grooming since 1996 when I graduated from the Academy of Dog Grooming Arts in Arlington Heights, IL. After graduation I worked for The American Pet Motel where I sharpened my grooming skills, competed in grooming competitions and furthered my education with workshops and seminars. In 2000 I purchased the Village Groomer in Elk Grove Village. While operating the Village Groomer as Owner and head Pet Stylist I began to also teach part time at the Academy of Dog Grooming Arts. After selling my business in 2005, I focused on being a full time Grooming Instructor. I taught for several years before returning to a Pet Salon full time. I then enjoyed many years grooming and managing Lisa's Pet Spaw in Carpentersville and later Dippin Doggies in Lake in the Hills. In addition to grooming dogs I also enjoy traveling, spending time outdoors (with my dog, of course) and teaching Yoga. I can now enjoy all these things while working part time at All4K9.
Erin is available for regular grooming appointments
Monday 11am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 2pm
Friday 8am - 3pm
Erin is not available for private appointments at this time
Groomer - Sensitive Dog Specailist
My name is Mara Ellis I have been grooming for 6years. I also have two years vet tech experience and 3 years with dog daycare environment. I would say working with animals is a passion of mine. I have done volunteer work at Helping Paws walking dog and Angels Wings dressed up in their dog costume. I have two dogs of my own and two cats. Previous places I've worked are Free Spirit Doggy daycare and Pampered Tails. I left my most recent position as Petco manager to be able to expand my education in grooming from creative to new techniques. Grooming as I said is a passion for me, I am always looking for the better product but also understanding dogs. I want to help people care for their pets and if that's finding the best shampoo to help with a skin issue or working with their dog to make a better grooming experience. I'm excited to expand my education with All4k9. When I am not grooming I am spending time with my dogs or using my hands cooking or painting.
Mara is available for regular grooming appointments:
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 3pm
Saturday 8am - 1pm
Mara is available for private appointments:
Thursdays 9am - 4pm
Dog walker & Pet Sitter
ALL4K9: pet grooming, dog grooming, cat grooming, dog walking, pet sitting, skunk bath, doggie daycare, dog boarding, pet boarding, inhome grooming, mobile grooming, pet supplies
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