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Melissa LaValley
Professional Pet Groomer & Owner
Years of Grooming Experience: 10+
Special Qualifications:Pet CPR/First Aid Care Class Certified, AKC Safety in the Salon course certified, and Asian Fusion & Creative Styling Techniques.

Bio: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 4 dogs and 4 cats of there own and live in Franklin, KY.
Rachel Hamms
Professional Pet Groomer & Social media manager
Years of Grooming Experience: 10+
Special Qualifications:Pet CPR/First Aid Care Class Certified, AKC Safety in the Salon course certified, and Asian Fusion & Creative Styling Techniques.

Bio:​Rachael joined Dames and Sires Grooming in June of 2014. Rachel has been grooming going on 10+ 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. She continues to educate herself each year, learning and staying up to date with new grooming techniques.
    Rachael has 4 cats of her own and lives in Portland.
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Kailey Brinkley
Professional Pet Groomer
Years of Grooming Experience: 2+
Special Qualifications:Pet CPR/First Aid Care Class Certified

Bio:Always loving animals, Kailey knew one day she would pursue a career working with them. Kailey started working for Dames and Sires four years ago as a bather and under the guidance and teaching hands of Melissa and Rachel, she has moved up into grooming. Kailey takes great pride in every dog she grooms and always eager to learn. Kailey graduated from Portland High School with honors and when not at work she attends Vol State in Gallatin.
    Kailey lives in Portand with her family and has 1 dog of her own