Dames and Sires Grooming
Melissa’s journey in the pet care industry started as a bather for Petsmart in February 2006. She graduated from the grooming academy in fall of 2007 and worked under a master groomer while at Petsmart. In 2008, Melissa moved up at Petsmart and became the salon manager to where she managed 6-10 groomers and bathers to be one of the top stores for sales and customer satisfaction in her district. 
Melissa didn’t stop there in September of 2012, Melissa left the corporate world to start her own business out of her home and the business grew to where she had to move to the location she currently has now. Melissa enjoys using her creative talents to make each dog look truly glamorous and she takes a gentle approach to grooming, which allows pets to relax and enjoy their groom. She continues to educate herself each year, learning and staying up to date with new grooming techniques
Prior to Melissa working at Petsmart she worked many years in the food service industry in management. Melissa is a native of upstate New York, she and her husband moved to TN in Jan of 2006. 
Melissa and her husband have 5 dogs and 4 cats of there own and live in Franklin, KY
Melissa A. LaValley
Professional Pet Groomer
& Owner
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Rachael Hamms
Professional Pet Groomer
​Rachael joined Dames and Sires Grooming in June of 2014. Rachel has been grooming going on 8+ years, Rachael got her start and training with Petsmart and she also has prior experience working as a Vet tech. 
Rachael is an excellent and experienced groomer that is familiar with all breed standards. Rachael is committed to satisfying all of her clients and making each and every pet look its best.  
Rachael works diligently to make sure all of your pets grooming needs are met. 
Rachael has 4 cats of her own and lives in Portland.
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