Grew up with animals all her life. She always had a God given talent around animals and In her senior year, she decided that she wanted to do something with animals. A friend of the family suggested she learn how to groom dogs and cats. At the time, there weren't many Pet Grooming schools, like there are today.
Karen graduated from “The American Dog Grooming Academy” in 1982 as a Pet Stylist. With the help of her parents, Carl and Peggy Clevenger, She opened Karen’s Dog Boutique” in Indiana, PA from 1982 - 1997.
Karen also worked with several other Pet Grooming companies over the years. She attends grooming seminars across the country during the year, in order to stay current with the latest grooming techniques.
In 2007, Karen and her niece started breeding Miniature Australian Shepherds. They love raising puppies and enjoy seeing the puppies go to wonderful homes.
In 2008, Karen enrolled in a Dog Training course through "Animal Behavior College" and graduated in 2009 as a certified Dog Trainer.
After owning a salon and working in other salons, Karen saw a need for “Mobile Grooming Services”, so she and her dad, Carl Clevenger, customized “The Mobile Pet Spa van”.
The van is heated and air conditioned. We use state of the art grooming equipment, including the “Hanvey Vacuum System” that sucks up the hair the instant it is cut. We also use a “Hydro Massage Bathing system”, which massages the pets as they are being bathed. All pets get a full “Spa Treatment” while in our care.
The Mobile Pet Spa
"Where grooming is an ART and TLC is our PROMISE."