My passion for animals goes back as far as I can remember.

Growing up, I loved my pets (including a Beagle, Newfoundland, cat, fish, AND a hamster) and enjoyed volunteering at a local wildlife rescue. Once I realized I was able to turn my passion into a career, the search began for where I belonged in the pet care industry.

In 2008, I started working as a bather at the Johnson City PetCo. I quickly realized that this was my true calling and I immediately enrolled in their Certified Groomer Program. After completing the program in 2009 (but really, I’ve never stopped learning) I began grooming all breeds and building a loyal client following. Over the next 8 years I not only obtained extensive experience within the industry but worked my way up to the Grooming Salon Manager.

In March of 2017 I decided to step away from the corporate scene. I wanted not only to try my hand at being self-employed but apply my skills and experience in an environment which would allow me to provide more individual attention to my clients.

I began working at K-9 Klips Grooming by Jane in Endicott which allowed me to grow and develop new skills and experience what grooming was like in a private salon setting. After 2 years, I felt I had the knowledge, experience, and desire to create something very special and was ready to start up my own company.

In April of 2019 Vanity Fur opened our doors. My main priority is making your pets grooming experience the best it can possibly be while keeping it affordable. I treat every dog as if it were my own and part of my family.

As a business owner I also recognize the importance of giving back and continue to provide my services for various shelters and rescue organizations. I am so proud and so excited for the future of Vanity Fur NY and look forward to helping your pet look and feel their very best!

~ Katie

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