Our Mission is to operate a business that honors God while providing the best quality pet care services in a way that builds lasting relationships with our clients and their pets.
Meet Our Salon Staff
Sarah – Founder/Pet Stylist/COO
Sarah has loved animals her whole life. She was trained and certified at the Great Lakes Academy of Pet Styling in 2001 and has been grooming ever since.
Prior to grooming, she worked as a Veterinary Technician and was trained in CPR and other various medical procedures.
Sarah really enjoys grooming poodles. She grooms them competitively at local grooming competitions, including creative styling competitions; a grooming and styling competition utilizing creative sculpting, color application, character creation and design. She has won several awards for her grooming including “Best In Show”. She has even been featured on Fox News with one of her creative styling designs.
Sarah and Jason currently have a standard poodle named Sake, a miniature poodle named Trinity (aka Trinny), a golden retriever named Jaco, and a cat named Joy.
Sarah can be found working at the Naperville salon and is the company’s Cheif Operating Officer, overseeing the day-to-day operations of our mobile and salon business units.
Jason – Founder/CEO
In the spring of 2016, Jason switched his full-time career from a Project Coordinator in the oil & gas industry to the position of President and CEO of PurrFurred Pet Styling.
Since 2006, Jason has handled most of the behind the scenes tasks here at PurrFurred Pet Styling, such as marketing, financial management, vehicle maintenance, and web design. After joining the company full-time, Jason has become certified as an assistant pet stylist through the Paragon School of Pet Grooming.
Jason is continuously working hard toward taking PurrFurred Pet Styling to new heights with additional growth and locations.
Michelle – Pet Stylist
Michelle joined PurrFurred Pet Styling in 2016. She takes a lot of pride in her grooming skills and does a great job with every dog she grooms. She has been grooming since 2012 and graduated from the Academy of Dog Grooming Arts in 2013.
Michelle really enjoys grooming poodles and has two poodles of her own; a standard poodle named Yuki and a toy poodle named Atticus. She also has a horse named Apollo.
Michelle has always been involved with animals from a very young age. From the age of 8 to 16 she was part of a local 4-H club where she entered her dogs and rabbits in animal shows at the local fairs. She has also volunteered her time for a service dog organization where she raised puppies to become service dogs.
In her spare time, Michelle can normally be found at one of the areas local dog parks with Yuki and Atticus.
Emily – Pet Stylist
Emily joined our salon team in 2016 as our full-time receptionist and grooming assistant. She has a great passion for working with animals. In 2017, after nearly a year of studying grooming under Sarah’s supervision, Emily has become one of our full-time Pet Stylists in our Salon. She can also be found grooming once or twice a week in our mobile units.
Kim – Receptionist
Kim joined our team in 2015 as our part-time receptionist. She can assist you with any questions or concerns as well as help you schedule an appointment with one of our many talented groomers.
Meet Our Mobile Staff
Rachel – Mobile Pet Stylist
Rachel joined our team in 2010 and has been grooming since 2008. If you own a cat, you will most likely meet Rachel as she specializes in grooming majority of our cat clients. She loves all pets like her own and will do a great job at making your pet beautiful!
Colleen – Mobile Pet Stylist
Colleen joined us in 2012 and has been grooming since 2002. Many of our clients have complimented Colleen on her patience, compassion, and ability to groom many of our senior and special needs pets.
Leanne – Mobile Pet Stylist
Leanne joined our team in 2013. She has 20+ years of experience working with pets and has a knack for grooming sporting breeds such as Golden Retrievers, Springer Spaniels, Flat Coat Retrievers, etc. Leanne also grooms many of our cat clients.
Kelly – Mobile Pet Stylist
Kelly joined us in the spring of 2015 and has been grooming since 1996. She has several dogs and cats of her own, two of which are standard poodles, which she loves to groom. Kelly is very outgoing and can be found representing PurrFurred Pet Styling at some of the Chicago area grooming shows and pet events.
Tarah – Mobile Pet Stylist
Tarah joined our team in 2015. She has been working with animals since 2000 when she worked as a wildlife rehabilitator and has grooming professionally since 2013. She is very patient, compassionate, and loves to work with rescue dogs, large breeds, and exotic pets. She can also provide nail trims for rabbits, guinea pigs, and ferrets.
She has several pets of her own including two cats named Sid & Shelly, and a cockatoo named Bobo.
When Tarah is not grooming, she spends her spare time doing photography, hiking, canoeing, and other outdoor activities.
Jason & Sarah Ray started PurrFurred Pet Styling in June of 2006. When we started the business, Sarah was the only pet stylist and working part-time. Within 6 months of opening, Sarah moved to doing mobile grooming full-time for PurrFurred Pet Styling.
By 2008, we were so busy that we decided to purchase our 2nd grooming van…right as the recession hit. Ouch! By God’s grace, our business continued to grow year after year throughout the recession, albeit a little slower than before.
In 2011, as we came out of the recession we decided to maintain the current size of our business at 2 grooming vans as we started our family. In April of 2011, we welcomed our son Corbin into this world and two years later in February of 2013, our daughter Addie. During these years we turned our attention to the balance of raising our family and running a business.
In October of 2013 we pushed forward and added our 3rd grooming van which took off so quickly that we added our 4th grooming van in April of 2015.
With 4 grooming vans, we had outgrown our home based business and needed to move our growing business to a commercial location. In September 2015, we did just that and opened our Naperville salon. This location not only served as the base of operations for our mobile business, but also allowed us to expand our services to include a traditional grooming option to customers who may not be interested in the added cost of mobile grooming.
In May of 2017, we added our 5th grooming van.
More to come!