Meet The Pups Team

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Annie Parson

Groomer - she/her

I have been grooming dogs for 4 years. Before I was a groomer, I was a bather for about 6 months. 

 

The thing I love most about grooming is helping dogs feel happy and healthy! Routine bathing and grooming will keep dogs healthy and confident. Pet grooming has a direct effect on a dog's well being and I'm so grateful that I can be a part of making a real difference in the lives of our beloved canine companions and their human parents. 

The one thing I would love to let pet parents know is that I genuinely love my job and being trusted to take care of their fur babies is a true honor.  

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Trisha Shane-Ramstead

Groomer - she/her

My name is Trisha and I have been grooming for 6 years.  I love my job so much because I get to groom your fur babies all day long.   Their distinct personalities and little quirks are so adorable and make my job joyful.  I love dogs and am very fortunate to work with them.  

 

As pet parents, you can be assured that your baby will be loved and cuddled while they are here and will be treated gently and kindly as they so richly deserve.  Your pup will return home content, happy and smelling wonderful.

Carrie Scheer

Bather - she/her

Hello, my name is Carrie and I am a dog bather.  

 

I live in Salt Lake City, Utah, with my family and my dog, Arlo.  I have bathed and cared for dogs for three years.  What I love most about my job is all the dogs I get to meet when I work.  I absolutely love dogs and am always happy to be in a place where I get to hang out with them.  It is my favorite thing besides being a writer, which is what I do in my free time. 

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Shelese Stoddard

Front Desk - she/her

Shelese has had a lifelong interest in animals, and has worked with dogs, cats, and horses throughout her life. She earned a Bachelor's of Science in Political Science at SUU before deciding to migrate to a career in animal care.  Shelese worked for a year at the Humane Society of Utah, first in Admissions then as a veterinary technician, before joining the Pups team. She is excited to be learning more about training, especially dog body language and biology.

 

Shelese lives with her fiancé and 2 gentleman gerbils named Statler and Waldorf, though she plans to adopt more furry family members. She loves baking, embroidery, and any opportunity to hike around outside and look at plants and bugs.

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Teo Kjolseth

Cleaning Manager/Swiss Army Knife - he/him

Teo is a high schooler at East High School who is committed to work in the medical field and use his free time to learn more about dogs. Teo helps all around the shop as a training assistant, bather, and shop assistant. 

He lives with his 1 year old Husky/Golden Retriever named Kirra. They enjoy running, fetch, and trick training in their spare time.

He absolutely loves working in a place with dogs and is happy to be given the opportunity to work at Pups. 

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Alicia

Alicia Risolio

Salon Manager/Groomer - she/her

Alicia started grooming in 2017. She grew up with animals her whole life and as a kid, she wanted to be either a teacher or a dog groomer. Alicia trained to be a groomer through a professional academy - she loves the artistry of grooming and the highlight of her day is when owners are thrilled with how their pup looks after a spa day!

In her free time she likes to hike, drink coffee, & cultivate plants. 

Naomi Nasman

Groomer - she/her

Hi, I’m Naomi, I fell in love with dog grooming in 2019. 

 

Grooming has always been my happy place, and I’m so grateful to have these wonderful dogs in my life. I love being able to bond with your babies and help keep them healthy and happy! 

 

In my free time I like to read, hike, write, and spend time with my family including my son and two kitties.

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Krissy

Krissy Chaplin

Groomer - she/her

Krissy has had a special love for animals her whole life. She started working at a doggie daycare and it wasn’t long till her interest in grooming began. After dog grooming for a few years she got certified in dog massage from Rocky Mountain School of Acupressure and massage. 

 

She has a 5 year old great pyrenees Nova, 3 year old Husky Yato, 8 year old chunky cat Klaus and a kitten named Mochi.

 

Outside of work she enjoys being outside such as: climbing, ice climbing, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, and camping. She also loves to create many types of art, sewing clothes and photography.

Our Philosophy

We are proud to be an inclusive, small, local,
women-owned business!

How we take care of your pet:

We love dogs like you love dogs. 

 

The Pups Promise is we will take care of your dog just as we would want our dogs cared for.  And we are picky!

 

To that end, we offer the following:

  • We practice stress-reduction techniques which means we strive to reduce the fears that your pup may have & use positive reinforcement. 

  • Each staff member has been thoroughly vetted for their specific role. 

  • We require that everyone at Pups participate and certify in canine CPR and first aid. 

  • Our staff is also dedicated to keeping the humans safe by following all WHO guidelines regarding COVID. 

  • We have taken special care to double gate entrances into the dog care areas to reduce any risk of an escape.  

  • We require all dogs to have current vaccination documentation for the safety of all the dogs in our care.

How we take care of the planet:

Pups - Eco-friendly Dog Services is dedicated to considering the impact of every part of our business on the environment. We live by the 5 Rs: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose. 

We encourage making better choices whenever possible and here are some of the things that we do:  

  • Electric high-efficiency HVAC system

  • Electric water heaters

  • Electric LED lights

  • Low-flow tub sprayers and toilet

  • Biodegradable, non-toxic grooming products

  • Non-toxic cleaning and disinfecting products 

  • Biodegradable poop bags

  • Eco-friendly pet turf 

  • Repurposed items for our renovations

  • Eco-friendly new products when necessary including:

  • Acoustic baffles made from recycled materials

  • Repurposed fencing for sound absorption

  • Consignment market to encourage the re-use of gently used dog supplies

  • Emailed receipts to save paper

  • Eco-friendly printer, ink, and recycled paper for any printing

  • Idle-free zone for cars visiting pups 

Want to join our team? Check our job postings on Indeed!