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The Collar & Comb Team

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I began my second career as a professional pet stylist in the 1990’s after emigrating to Canada with my husband Nigel and our 3 Newfies. We settled in Leduc AB where I established several successful grooming shops and founded Alberta School of Dog Grooming, a licensed Provincial training establishment for groomers. Retirement saw us relocating in 2018 to the beautiful west coast of Vancouver Island and settling in Sooke. Retirement didn’t last too long though (boring!) and May 2019 saw me returning to the industry as Collar & Comb working out of Bosleys in Sooke. I am proud to work now with an incredibly talented group of ladies who love what they do and are passionate about providing the best possible service to our clients. This is an amazing community and we are proud to be part of your professional pet care services.

We brought our cat in to be groomed, he was scared, Lyn did her thing, she was calm, friendly and knowledgeable, made a stressful experience not so bad. She’s great!"
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Hi I’m Vanessa, meeting and grooming all your critters really is all I could ever ask for in life. But when I’m not at work or daydreaming about the pups, I enjoy video games, DnD, hiking and really anything to do with my hubby and Scrunchie (my dog). Scrunch is the best friend I could ever ask for. And Her royal highness Daisy-Bee (my cat) is very gracious and allows us to share her home. Life is good!

Great staff and wonderful job on Henry.

Thank you again."

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"My name is Carissa and I have recently moved from Alberta. I went to grooming school while I was there in 2017 and have been grooming since! I was born and raised in Powell River so I’m glad to be back where it’s all rain and no snow. My favourite kinds of dogs are terriers and my hobbies include gaming, cosplay and going to the gym! I’m so happy to be here and happy to be a part of this team."

What I love most about Collar & Comb is that the staff really care about the wellbeing of my dog, not just about how he looks!"
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Hi my name is Aliisa. I’m the newest to grooming of the bunch! I have always loved both the arts and animals, so I’m very happy to have found a job that combines the two. I grew up here in Sooke, so naturally, I also love the outdoors. You can usually find me at the beach or in the forest, exploring with my pup, Lilo. I’m so glad to be a part of the Collar & Comb family, and to serve the community that I love!

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