Hello! My name is Shalom Howard. After 7 years of experience in the Pet Industry, my journey has led me to a heartfelt connection with our four-legged companions and a devoted advocate for pets and their well-being.
Since March 2022, I’ve been serving as the General Manager at Party Dog, a role that has allowed me to further my passion for animals. My path began in animal rescue and pet retail. For the past 3 years, I’ve been dedicated to nurturing dogs through my work in doggy daycare and boarding.
Recognizing the industry’s need for trustworthy grooming services, I recently completed grooming school through Penn Foster. In addition to becoming a certified dog groomer, I hold certifications in dog training and Pet First Aid and CPR. My goal is to not only groom, but to create a comfortable and positive experience for each dog.
I have had lifelong affection for animals of all sorts. I grew up showing Icelandic horses competitively, owning dogs ranging from Bichon’s and Chihuahua’s to Rotties and Goldens, and cherished an array of smaller creatures. At present, my family includes my husband Timothy, who is also apart of the Party Dog Team, a Great Pyrenees, an Australian Cattle Dog mix, three geckos, a snake, and a lively flock of chickens.
My primary focus is on ensuring dogs are at ease and content during their grooming sessions. I understand the significance of building trust and enhancing their quality of life. My commitment to the well-being of pets and their families drives me to provide compassionate and reliable grooming services that you can count on.