Meet Our Team

Our Professional Team at The Spaw is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable experience 

for dogs of all temperaments 

Christine Santon
Senior Pet Stylist/Owner

Years of Grooming Experience:  17+

Special Qualifications:  Pet First Aid & CPR Certified

Work Days:  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday

Bio:   With over 17 years experience, Christine has combined a true passion and the artistic eye to drive her to be an exceptional and professional dog groomer.  In addition, she has mastered the patience in handling very difficult and/or nervous dogs with a soothing energy to bring some calmness to the overall grooming experience.  Christine takes much pride to ensure she is able to provide her professional services to the community and provide a higher level of personal care and attention to each client.  Christine resides in Caledon along with her husband, two kids, two dogs (Roxy the dachshund and Woody the GSP) and her flock of chickens and ducks.

 

Brittany McGinnis
Professional Pet Stylist

Years of Grooming Experience:  5+

Special Qualifications:  Pet First Aid & CPR Certified

Work days:  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Bio:   Brittany has had a life long love for animals.  Growing up with cats, dogs & horses, she eventually pursued that passion and trained and groomed at Northern College.  For almost 6 years, Brittany has perfected the art of grooming by being a full-time groomer and attending trade shows to keep up with the latest styles and techniques.  Brittany has been with the The Spaw Grooming Salon since our salon opened and is also known as our "de-shedding" expert.  Brittany resides in Caledon, has three mini Aussies, one Australian Cattle Dog, a Horse, and two cats.

 

Alyssa Tinella
Professional Bather

Years of experience:  4+

Special Qualifications:  Pet First Aid

Bio:  Alyssa prides herself as being a perfectionist, with an eye for detail and takes pride in each and every groom.  She is a student and dedicates her weekends and free time at The Spaw Grooming Salon.  Alyssa has a wonderful and calming energy with our grooming and doggy daycare dogs, and helps make every visit the best grooming experience possible.  Alyssa resides in Erin with her two dogs, Panda the Aussie, and Lupo the Belgium Shepard.  She has also volunteered at Animal Rescue centres and is an experienced professional dog walker. 

 

Professional Bather

Years of experience:  2+

Special Qualifications:  Pet First Aid

Bio:  Debbie has had a lifelong love for animals, and now after a full career in the Tech Industry, she can finally fulfill her passion to work with clients of the "fluffy" variety.  Debbie is passionate about big and small animals (she cannot pass one by without giving them love and affection!) It is this passion that makes Debbie an asset to the team. Debbie is also a devoted pet owner, which helps her connect with your pets needs.  Debbie currently resides in Fergus with her Family and her cat Shadow 

Debbie Ross
Megan Size
Professional Pet Stylist & Obedience Trainer

Years of experience:  5+

Special Qualifications:  Pet First Aid & CPR Certified

Bio:  Megan has loved animals all of her life, always gravitating towards dogs even at a young age.  Growing up with cats and dogs, she eventually pursued dog training before transitioning into dog grooming.  Megan draws upon her training background and understanding of dog behavior to assist her during the grooming process.  Megan's professional background coupled with her naturally calm demeanor, gives her the ability to help keep dogs calm; specifically dogs who are aggressive and anxious.  Megan will also be leading our dog training program and uses a balanced approach in achieving goals for pets, as well as working dogs.  Along with offering basic obedience training, she will be offering Intermediate and Advanced Therapy Dog preparation, and assist with service dog training.  Megan lives in East Garafraxa with her spouse, service dog Layne, and three cats: Prudence, Maggie and Floyd... and fish.

 

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