About me                                          

My name is JoAnne. I have been grooming for over 20 years. I am owner/groomer of Dog Gone Beautiful Grooming Salon in Lacona NY.

 I attended the NY School of Dog Grooming in NYC in Dec. 1992, where I received a wonderful and greatly needed education. Anyone wanting to get into this very rewarding career, in my opinion should attend a certified, professional grooming school or be trained under an experienced groomer. There is a lot more to dog grooming than just playing with and bathing dogs. A dog can be injured quite easily by someone who doesn't know what they are doing.

I bought my first shop, fresh out of grooming school with a partner, who also attended the school. The shop was located in Adams NY, about 13 miles from my home. Although it was quite small, it served its purpose for a few years. We quickly outgrew the small shop but had no means to add on at the time. About ten years ago I bought my partner out and was on my own.

In May of 2008 I bought an old building 1 mile from my home. I gutted it down to the bare bones and created the shop of my dreams. I have always had a way with animals. I love them and they love me. I only wish that I had started sooner. This has been such a special and rewarding career. I love what I do.


About my other groomer:




Ashley, my niece, started with me as a part time bather when she was in high school.  She worked on Saturdays and school holidays. After high school she went to college for one year. After college, she returned to work for me again. Ashley attended Pets Beautiful Grooming School in Ontario Canada in 2005. Her dedication and professionalism have far surpassed my expectations. She is a kind, good hearted, intelligent young lady. She is amazing with the dogs and has superior grooming skills. She is truly my right arm as well as one of my dearest friends. All our furry friends adore her!








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