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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 5 dogs and 4 cats of there own and live in Franklin, KY.
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Kailey Brinkley
Professional Pet Groomer & Social media manager
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.
Lynette Dorris
Professional Pet Groomer
Years of Grooming Experience: 15+
Special Qualifications:Pet CPR/First Aid Care Class Certified

Bio:Lynette comes to us with over 15 years of grooming experience. Lynette graduated from Paragon School of Grooming in 2001, in Jenison, MI. Lynette, studied under Certified Master Groomer, President & Founder of Paragon School, and winner of numerous national and international awards Melissa Verplank. 
    Lynette, relocated to TN in 2003, were she first worked as a groomer for a local vet clinic and a short time later she started working for PetSmart in Rivergate as a groomer. Within a year, Lynette moved into management as their Pet Salon Manager and she also was a regional PetSmart Grooming Academy Trainer for new student groomers. 
    Lynette would like to welcome any pass clients she may have had to come see her at Dames and Sires. Lynette lives in the Bethpage and has three pets of her own a cat, dog and a hedgehog.
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Rachel Hamms
Professional Pet Groomer
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: Rachel has been working with pets since 2005, were she started her career as a vet tech at a local vet. She worked there for a short time and moved onto Petsmart in Rivergate were she started as a bather and eventually attended Petsmart grooming academy in summer of 2007 and worked under a master groomer. Rachel left Petsmart in 2014 to go work at a shop in Bowling Green for a little while until her good friend Melissa opened her shop in Portland and then Rachel decided to come work with Melissa were she has been since 2016.
    Rachel lives in Portand and has 3 cats of her own.