Crystal and Jen purchased Club Canine from owner the previous owner Stacey Rogers in July of 2018. Stacey opened Club Canine in 2004 with the sole focus on DIY Dog Washing. She was not only the first in the state to have this service, but the attention to detail in the state of the art tubs still hold up 14 years later. Over the years she continued to add more and more services starting with professional grooming and then small dog daycare and retail. Club Canine won Best Groomer awards year after year because of their expert staff and constantly staying on the forefront of the grooming world. Stacey decided to pass the torch to her long time friends Crystal and Jen who have big dreams of continuing Club Canine’s legacy while adding their own expertise, and obsession of animals.
Who are Jen and Crystal?
Jennifer attended The Massachusetts School of Pet Grooming in 2002. While she was in school she took a job at Your Pet’s Peeve as a bather/brusher to begin her future in grooming. Jen loved working at Your Pet’s Peeve so much that she decided to make this shop her home base. In the following 5 years, Jen polished and honed her grooming skills and eventually was asked to take over the reigns as the new owner of Your Pet’s Peeve. Since her take over she has won several awards such as Best Groomer in Portsmouth and Best Groomer on the Seacoast. She has employed and trained many groomers over the years and has been a mentor to several people in the industry that have since moved on and opened their own establishments. Jen’s love of animals is not only limited to her shop, she is the proud mama of CB, an adorable shih tzu, and Chops her kitty. When she is not grooming she is with her beautiful daughter Shae or enjoying some much needed time in nature at her camp.
The proud owner and founder of Sitter for your Critter. She started the company way back in 2007 with just a love of animals and an idea that people in her community might need a different option for their critters when they were out of town. Eight years, 900 clients, and 15 employees later her passion for animals has led her to a life of service for the critters in her community. She founded a nonprofit called Helping People, Helping Pets in 2012 with the mission to provide pet food and veterinary assistance to those that were experiencing financial difficulty and were at risk of losing their pets. In 2015 they have successfully delivered over 300,000 pounds of pet food to hungry pets all throughout the Seacoast. These days the nonprofit and managing the business keeps her pretty busy but she refuses to completely stop taking care of her critters altogether. Where would the fun be in that? Last but not least she is the very proud owner of an English Bulldog Capone and a super cute kitty named Oakland.