Grooming

Dog Groomer: Victoria

Victoria

South Lake Union

Victoria has been grooming since 2007 after training at Petsmart Academy. She loves spending time with her 3 kids, James, Gabby and Emery, her 2 cats Po and Cleo, her mini aussie Itty Bitty and her boyfriend Cory. She’s a Broncos and Seahawks fan and looks forward to family movie and game nights. On the weekends you can find her out hiking or adventuring in the Pacific Northwest.

Dog Groomer: Melissa

Melissa

Ballard

Melissa was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia. She started grooming over 20 years ago and has been establishing herself as one of Seattle’s best groomers ever since. Her favorite part of her job is the joyful reaction she gets from dog parents when they come to pick up their pup. When she’s not doing haircuts you can find her reading, spending time with friends, and enjoying Seattle’s ever-changing weather.

JC Groomer

JC

Elliott

JC grew up in rural Nebraska until she was 21 years old when she decided to make the move to Seattle. JC has been grooming since 2017 and has been a part of the DDL family since 2019. JC’s dogs, Arrow and Archer, are her best friends! JC loves to groom all dogs but especially standard poodles. JC loves whenever the pooch parent wants to try something new with their pooches’ groom.

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Dog Groomer: Katie

Katie

Ballard

Katie has lived all over the states in Southern California, Colorado, Georgia, and now Seattle. As one of our longest standing employees, Katie has been an invaluable asset to DDL. She joined Downtown Dog Lounge in 2009 as a handler and has since transitioned into the roles of concierge, pack leader, staff trainer, manager, and now groomer. She’s known for taking on dogs who have struggled with other groomers in the past, whether they’re stressed, anxious, or squirmy. In her free time Katie and her husband can be found exploring the PNW on their Harley motorcycles, cooking, or caring for her immense number of houseplants. She also has 3 pups, all short haired so she doesn’t bring her work home with her.

Training

Tyler - Dog Trainer

Tyler

Elliott

Tyler is originally from Portland, Oregon and has recently joined the Downtown Dog Lounge team. Tyler has been professionally training dogs for almost two years now. He has a 10 year old Pitbull and Yellow Lab rescue at home and enjoys spending time with his beloved pup during his free time.

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