Owner, Pet Stylist, Certified Bather with CPPS
Juliana has worked with all kinds of animals in various situations; raising parrots and small pets in a pet store, hotwalking and grooming thoroughbreds at the Woodbine Racetrack and as an ACA in emergency and regular veterinary settings. At 19 she started Toronto’s first bird sitting and grooming company which is still run by family. At 27, Juliana created a dog walking and pet sitting company in Etobicoke, but sold it to a fellow pet lover after two amazing years to follow her wonderful techie partner to Kitchener. The Pooch opened it’s doors in February, on Juliana’s 30th!
When she’s not working, Juliana loves being on her motorcycle and hiking with her two and four legged friends. She is active in rescue and fostering with Potcake Puppy Palace and Wagtime Rescue. Juliana loves fostering feral mothers and babies and had over 40 fosters come through her home just in 2020! She shares her home with Gordo the cat and pups Stitch and Lily, featured below!
Head Groomer, Certified Pet Stylist
Shannon got her first set of clippers at a pretty young age when she showed interest in taking over the grooming her family’s senior Chow Chow. Since then, she learned to groom professionally through an apprenticeship with a groomer who specialized in working with nervous and aggressive dogs. Due to Shannon’s calm, friendly and positive personality, this type of work suits her perfectly!
Shannon’s pet family includes Standard Poodle Freya, Akita Helios, Malamute Husky Kenya and Husky Keeon. In her spare time, Shannon and her partner breed and raise several types of exotic pets including incredible colour morph pythons and super sweet chinchillas. She has fostered and rehomed countless pets and her patience has allowed her to work with many critters others deemed a write off. If you’d like your pet to see Shannon, let us know during booking!
Lee is our apprentice groomer, joining us during the summer of 2020. Lee came to Platinum Pooch Salon looking for an exciting and rewarding career change back into pet care, having spent the last 10+ years in the construction industry. Prior to her career in construction, she was the Southern Ontario District Manager for a Canadian pet care company and taught others about small animal, parrot, fish and reptile health and husbandry. Although she has plenty of experience with animals of all kinds, grooming was brand new to her and she came in super eager to learn! Since joining the team, she has been apprenticing under our head groomer Shannon and is learning fast; quickly able to complete grooms on her own.
Lee is a wife and a mom who enjoys music, sitting on a patio with friends and passing on her enthusiasm and passion for all animals to her 7 year old son, Xander. Lee also fosters and volunteers for two pet rescues and has two cats, two rats and two fish.