Hi, I'm Michelle Nowlin
I have over 20 years’ experience grooming dogs and working with animals. Trained on the East Coast, I perfected my skills working in different States in America and then groomed dogs Internationally for the last 3 years. I have chosen to bring my passion and skills to Bellevue and provide the best grooms for dogs in the area.
I have always been surrounded by animals. I grew up training horses, and I was generally surrounded by cows, pigs and of course, dogs. I have always been good with animals, they are my passion and I have devoted my life to working with them.
When I was 15, my Mom missed our Mini Schnazuer’s grooming appointment, so I gave her a haircut. When my mom brought her to her next appointment, the groomer asked, "who groomed your dog!", "my fifteen-year-old daughter!" My career in grooming was born.
I regularly attend seminars, conventions and am committed to ensuring my grooming skills are cutting edge. If you choose to entrust your dog to my care, you can be sure he/she will be getting an exceptionally good groom. Your dog will come home, healthy, happy and with a beautiful haircut.
The Passion of Life
My parents got a Mini Schnauzer when I was fourteen. She slowly became my dog because my parents were having a difficult time training her. Mini Schnauzers can be tough but very smart, which is why I love them. Sabi is the reason I got into grooming dogs. She has passed on, but she taught me so much.
Summer is our fearless bather, getting down and dirty with your pups in the bathing room.
She’s originally from South Carolina, but she’s also lived in Georgia and California! She’s been bathing for about 2 years, and loves dogs because they never judge us for the weird stuff we say! Her dream dog breed to own would be an English Lab, Duck Tolling Retriever, or whatever sweet mutt may come into her life! When asked what dog she’s bathed the most she said “doodles... all the doodles... so many doodles.” A fun fact about Summer is she collects pins! She also loves to crochet and draw!
Our receptionist, social media voice, and the smile that you’ll see walking in once Covid and mask-wearing is over, Allyson!
Allyson is originally from Olympia, WA, a fresh graduate from UW Seattle last year with a degree in Communications. Allyson worked through college doing front desk work at doggy daycares and grooming shops. What she loves most about dogs is their incredible ability to learn new things. Her dream breed to own would either be a long-haired Dachshund, an Alaskan Klee Kai, or the ever popular French Bulldog. A fun fact about Allyson is that her future goal is to do administrative and behind the scenes work in the live music industry, before Covid she was on track to see 100 live concerts before graduating college.
Our grooming assistant Molly!
Molly is originally from the Midwest, but she moved to the beautiful PNW for a change in scenery! She’s been working with dogs for 4 years bathing and grooming, and her favorite thing about dogs is how easily they can make friends. Her dream dog breed to own is a Shipperke and a dog she’s worked with the most would probably be Golden Retrievers! A fun fact about Molly is that she’s really good at bar trivia!