Owner/Certified Dog Groomer/Certified Creative Groomer/Pet CPR Certified
Toni has had a love for animals her entire life. After graduating college majoring in Human Services/Addictions Counseling, she made the decision to return to her passion, working with animals. She has had a lifetime of experience with animals big and small. She started in the grooming industry at 19 as a Shed-X tech working for Noah’s Animals Hospitals in the area, she was a certified small animal specialist at Petco, she has worked at Shadeland Animal hospital as a vet tech and groomer’s assistant, she spent summers caring for her horses (grooming, cleaning stalls, showing, riding) She is constantly continuing her education through seminars, research, and contact with others in the industry.
She is an internationally certified dog groomer through JKL Grooming Academy for cat and dog grooming and has been grooming professionally for 7 years. She is also a certified Creative Groomer, CPR certified, and shop safety certified through AKC.
After working at other shops she became aware of the fact that the needs of senior, injured, and anxious pets were not being met, she was determined to create a place where the grooming experience did not have to be rushed or scary. She thrives to maintain a peaceful environment for your pet as well as her employees. Toni is very selective about who she employees and will not tolerate any type of mistreatment at any time or for any reason. She takes her love for animals seriously and she wants her clients to feel comfortable leaving their pets with her and her staff. Her pets are her kids and she knows how much your pets mean to you. Toni treats your pets like family and she loves seeing how happy they are when they are all clean and ready for their owner to return.
Certified Dog Groomer
Ashley has been a professional certified dog groomer for 7 years. She has always loved animals and especially dogs. She attended Golden Paws Academy in Kokomo Indiana. There she was taught by Christine McDonough a certified master groomer with the National Dog Groomers Association. Ashley loves her career and is on her way to become a master groomer as well. She loves doing breed standard cuts, custom cuts, and adding dog safe color to your furbabies. Ashley is very detail oriented and knowledgeable when it comes to dogs and breed standards. She is a great addition to the team.
Clint has always had a love for animals. He is certified through Animals Arts Academy and has been professionally grooming for 2 years. He is a great addition to the Hippie Hounds staff and we are happy to have him here.
Bather/Groomer in Training
Caitlin has worked with animals most of her life including rescues and local animal hospitals. She decided she would like to learn more about the industry hands on. She loves prepping and bathing the dogs that come in and looks forward to learning more skills that will enable her to do more as a groomer. She is a pleasure to work with and really trying to learn what she can so that she can move forward with her career.
Niemia is a nursing student that has been grooming dogs for about 5 years. She has a colorful standard poodle of her own along with a beautiful boxer. She intends on perfecting her grooming skills as she finishes up her nursing degree. We are happy to have her working with us as well.