"gentle with your dog and gentle on our planet"

Who We Are and Why We Do It

Naturally, we are all dog-lovers, and we also enjoy seeing our pet owners feel good about taking care of their four-legged family members. The services we provide go far beyond just taking care of your animals. It involves developing a meaningful purpose-filled relationship with each and every one of you.

It’s so great to be able to educate pet owners and share the knowledge we have, in order for you to make better decisions for your pets on a daily basis. We truly want your pets to be healthier and live longer happier lives.

We believe our customers’ dogs are family members. No, not in a ridiculous way, but in a humane way - we view each pup as deserving of respect and loving care. At Grrreendog our goal is to improve the lives of dogs and their owners, Each one of our dogs wants, and needs, us to be their ‘hero’. We learn to speak their language. We spend time in their energy. And what we get one-hundred-fold is their love. Dogs are full of unconditional love. And it is our duty to give that back.

Sundance Lev

Owner & Operator

Sundance Lev Owner and Operator of Grrreendog Grooming, Spa and Daycare

After studying Dog Grooming at the Rochester Institute of Dog Grooming in 2008, a dream formed in my mind to establish an alternative grooming salon experience, one where the culture would incorporate calm, quiet, respectful treatment of the dogs with a “green”, non-toxic environment. Grrreendog Grooming and Spa was founded in 2010 with the promise to be: "Gentle with your dog, gentle on our planet".  (She/Her)
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Angela

Grooming Tech

Hi, I'm Angela! I grew up in Troy, NY and I have a daughter in middle school. I studied Animal Law and Criminal Justice at HVCC, Animals and their welfare has always been important to me.
The stars have finally aligned, and I've been given the opportunity to further my career with animals, and I could not be happier. At Grrreendog, I feel right at home, knowing every pet in my hands gets the best care and affection as if they are my own. I look forward to expanding my knowledge of animal pet care and applying the best health practices for all of the dogs in my care. (She/Her)

Cassie

Daycare Tech

I grew up in rural Illinois with dozens of animals as companions, including dogs, barn cats, llamas, peacocks, goats and more! Though I have Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in unrelated fields (Music and Theology), I was drawn back to caring for animals, and have worked at an animal shelter before working at Grrreendog. Currently, I live with my Doberman/American Bulldog, Eleven. I believe strongly in protecting the earth and all its inhabitants by avoiding products containing harsh chemicals. When I’m not at Grrreendog, I enjoy making music, hiking, rock climbing, and painting. (They/Them)

Gabriela

Receptionist

Hi I'm Gabriela! I graduated at SUNY Albany, having studied Environmental Archaeology. When I'm not working at Grrreendog, you can usually find me working on an art project, or with my head in a book, or spending time with my family, our mini zoo of dogs, rabbits, and birds! Although at Grrreendog I sam surrounded by many dogs of many sizes, my family dog is a little Yorkiepoo named Bandaid! Working here at Grrreendog, I am able to work with happy dogs and happy people. As a student focused on our impact on our planet, I am so grateful to work in an environment that cares so much about our Earth and our environment! (She/Her)

Bill

Facility Tech/Bather

Bill - Facility Tech/Bather

Hi, I'm Bill!  I have always liked being around animals, and before my studies, at CEP I had volunteered at a local horse stable. Now, I help maintain the Grrreendog Grooming salon and sometimes assist as a Bather. I keep learning more every day about working with our dogs. (He/Him)

Jamie

Groomer Assistant

Jamie, Groomer for Grrreendog, Alban NY

Hi, I’m Jamie.
I have loved being around animals my whole life and have always had a special passion for dogs. My family has a Lhasa Apso named Rocky.
I started at Grrreendog the summer of 2020. I assist the groomer and also help with reception at Grrreendog. As a bather I strive to make the grooming experience pleasurable and stress free for all of the dogs. I have a lot of patience and love each and every one of them. I am especially interested in learning to read a dog’s body language. Your furry loved ones are as special to me as they are to you. Thanks for sharing them with me! (She/Her)

Marina

Bathing Technician

Hi, I’m Marina! I am excited to continue my education at Binghamton University. I started bringing my precious puppy to Grrreendog when his easily-matted fur made going to his (prior) groomer not-a-fun experience. My favorite thing about Grrreendog was their emphasis on how my dog was feeling and his comfort.This became obvious by how happy my puppy was when I came to pick him up! He wasn’t shaking, nor terribly anxious to leave. When I found out that Grrreendog was hiring I jumped at the opportunity. It’s very rewarding to help a dog feel 1000 times better and healthier than they had when they first walked in. (She/Her)

Lapis Lazuli

Canine Consultant

My name is Lapis, I am one-year old and the Granddog of Sundance the Owner. I am very proud of my Grandma and all that she’s accomplished. I come to work at Grrreendog almost everyday I manage to get underfoot, jump over the gates, play with any human and dog that wants to play, and emptying the trash. I excel at staring longingly at the great selection of dog treats that are sold here... sometimes it works in my favor.

"They are so great to the dogs here. I’m super protective of my tiny little Maltese...

She’s very petite and mostly scared to death of large dogs...She isn’t scared to go and even better is that she’s not scared when she leaves, and doesn’t mind coming. That’s how I know they treat the dogs well. They take great care with your pups. Well worth the cost. In a day and age where it’s probably near impossible to hire and find staff that care, the owner has found great people to add to her business. I will keep bringing Lily here."

~ Angela N