Hi, I am Cathy the proud owner and operator of Top Notch Grooming

located in Reisterstown, Maryland.

I attended Baltimore School of Dog Grooming. The instructor has over 60 years of experience. The class consisted of more then just grooming (Dogs and Cats) to the standard AKC, we also were taught behavior, health, structure and breed standard.  

I have groomed for several animal hospitals and kennels. One of the kennels I worked for is owned and operated by a well known breeder and handler in the dog show industry. I have learned so many things about our pets needs, by continuing my education with seminars, on line classes, as well as some excellent forums that keep me up to date on all new products and services that I can offer to my clients. Our pets should get and deserve a stress free grooming experience.

By working in the hospital atmosphere, I have noticed some pets including cats do not care for being in a loud environment with a lot of activity going on around them. Some become cage aggressive and are extremely stressed from the whole day of being caged and waiting their turn for their grooming appointment. This is when I decided to open my own Salon.

By doing this, the pets are in a quiet atmosphere, handled only by one person on their scheduled appointment. This in turn, gives them the security they need to feel at ease. 

And in turn, I can get a better sense of your pets needs and personality, and if any type of health issues arise with skin, coat, ears, this would be caught early. By developing this one on one relationship, we will soon see a difference in your pets trust and contentment.

I am a REGISTERED MEMBER OF:

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CANINE PROFESSIONALS

NDGAA-NATIONAL DOG GROOMERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

NAPCG-NATIONAL ASSOCIATON OF PROFESSIONAL CREATIVE GROOMER

NCGIA-NATIONAL CAT GROOMER INSTITUTE OF AMERICA