about our team
Urban Dog SPAW sets itself apart from other Fort Saskatchewan grooming businesses by offering a full canine “SPAW” experience.
All employees are required to continue their education in the grooming field by attending seminars, trade shows and workshops. We feel that it’s important for groomers to remain current and knowledgeable in order to provide clients with the safest and most efficient grooming experience.
Kristine is the owner of Urban Dog Spaw and has over 30+ years of grooming experience. With that experience, Kris still attends seminars and courses to keep her skills and knowledge up to date. She is an amazing mentor to all her staff. Kris ensures each of her own clients, as well as all the customers of Urban Dog Spaw have a positive experience when they are here.
Kim is an exceptional groomer that has been grooming since 2009. Being the dedicated groomer she is, Kim has expanded her knowledge by traveling to the United States to learn all that she can. Kim specializes and loves to work with curly coated breeds such as Bichons and Poodles.
Leanne graduated from Alberta School of Dog Grooming in 2019 .Leanne started working at the Spaw in January 2021 and has groomed a wide variety of breeds. She is continuing to learn and develop her skills. Leanne has worked at dog kennel’ and doggy daycares in the past to expand her knowledge. She has also worked retail in a pet store, learning about different products. Leanne’s favourite breeds to groom are the double coated breeds, such as Golden Retrievers, Shelties, and Australian Shepard’s.
Christine has been grooming for many years and joined us in 2020. She has experience with all kinds of breeds, even non canine experience these days! Christine has the biggest heart and will always ask to take her furry friends home as she loves each of them like her own. Christine works with all dogs but after all these years you will find her grooming our small clients most often.
Chelsea started her grooming career at Urban Dog Spaw shortly after graduating from the Alberta School of Dog Grooming in 2019. Chelsea has experience with animals in all sorts from working and managing pet stores to working with rescues to now grooming with us full-time. Chelsea is an animal lover through and through!
In the summer of 2021, Chelsea took on the Manager role here at the Spaw. She loves her coworkers and clients, and always does her best to ensure all pups and owners are leaving happy, questions are answered and concerns are addressed. Urban Dog Spaw is a second home to her and she wants the best experience for all her clients, furry or human!
Ellie started grooming with us in August 2021 and has been an amazing addition to our team! Ellie graduated Grooming Academy in November 2020 and has learned so much here at the Spaw. She has an array of animal experiences that have led her to our shop and can groom the smallest pups to the biggest hairy dogs. Ellie’s favourite breed to groom are Schnauzer’s and Soft Coated Wheaton Terriers, but she puts all her effort into every dog she grooms.
Seth has been grooming for over 10 years now and started his animal career volunteering at the Humane Society. Seth came to us in October 2021 and has been a character from day one. Seth handles lots of our little grooms, his favourites being Schnauzers, Pekingese, and Shih Tzu’s, but he always finds something to love in each pup on his table. Seth will be opening his own shop in 2022 but we are very grateful for any time he has to give us.
Genny is the other ½ of our reception team and has been with us for 8 months. The team is a huge fan of Genny and all that she does. Genny grew up in the Fort and has worked different jobs locally her whole life. Genny’s favourite dog breeds are Pitbulls, Rottweiler, and American Staffordshire Terriers.
Natasha is ½ of our reception team and has been at the Spaw for 1 year. Natasha is in her graduate program for counselling and with all of her schooling she had to go down to part time. She is a beloved part of our team. Natasha’s favourite breeds are Pitbull, American Staffordshire Terriers, and American Bullies!