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Church, Family and Horses Are This Master Groomer’s Stress Relievers

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Suzanne Grande of Grande Style Pet Grooming

Suzanne Grande
Grande Style Pet Grooming, Tampa, FL

Suzanne Grande has helped more than 250 dogs earn Westminster Kennel Club and American Kennel Club championship titles. With such a resume, it’s no surprise that clients drive as much as eight hours to her salon. The national certified master groomer has won more than a few awards herself, in grooming competitions and in the show ring — Amadeus and Vito (shown here) love to compete. Grande says competing helps her relax, “especially if I win!” Other sanity-savers include attending church and riding horses with her daughter, Katelyn, who works at the salon and recently began pet grooming school.

PHOTO BY REN NETHERLAND/ANIMAL PHOTOGRAPHY


This article originally appeared in the September-October 2017 edition of PETS+.

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Stay Sane with Lynn Paolillo of Cat Naps Cattery

…with calligraphy, sailing and competing!

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Lynn Paolillo
Hamilton, NJ

Cats are a 24/7 passion for Lynn Paolillo. She holds Certified Feline Master Groomer status with the National Cat Groomers Institute, for which she also creates online courses and teaches. Paolillo lectures at Intergroom, Groom Expo, SuperZoo and the All American Grooming Show. And in 2018, she opened Cat Naps Boarding & Grooming on the property where she lives with her husband, John, and her show kitty King, at left, and demo kitty Pandie. Busy cat lady!

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How Angela Pantalone of Wag Central Stays Sane

Balance, some laughter and just being herself!

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Angela PantaloneWag Central, Stratford, CT

This former schoolteacher now spends her days owning and operating Wag Central. She manages a team of more than 27, which includes her children Ellie, Annie and Gus, whom she helps balance life, school and work at the facility for doggie day care, boarding, grooming, training and all-around fun. Busy lady!

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When Not Enraptured by Reptiles, Richard Allen Hops on His Harley

And pumps those muscles!

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Richard Allen REPTILE RAPTURE, MONONA, WI

Richard Allen breeds, sells and even rescues reptiles at the store he owns and operates with his wife, Cheryl. Pictured here is one such breeder, a male black-headed python from Australia named Mr. Awesome. When not working, Allen enjoys spending time with his family, which also includes daughter Paige and pup Pebbles.

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