"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"
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Brooke H.

Salon Manager

Brooke - Customer and Dog Greeter at Grrreendog Grooming, Spa and Daycare

My name is Brooke. I am very excited and couldn’t be happier to be at Grrreendog Grooming! I love the positive connections with the clients and their dogs. It is empowering to be here.
At Grrreendog I have seen such positivity and happiness in the dogs we work with every day. Having the opportunity to incorporate essential oils, gentle handling, and healing skin issues makes this place the best place I have experienced for dogs. I look forward to making grooming and daycare a wonderfully positive experience for every dog we meet at Grrreendog .
I’m the proud pet parent of a 6-year-old German Shepherd named Nina and a 5-year-old Golden Retriever named Jake.

Samantha (Sam) A.

Senior Groomer

Samantha, Senior Groomer at Grrreendog Grooming, Spa and Daycare Albany NY

I’m Sam. As a groomer at Grrreendog Grooming since early 2017, I am dedicated to providing your dog with a quick and easy spa experience. Before graduating from grooming school in 2016, I was a dog bather for over four years. Since working at Grrreendog, I have attended workshops and studied at a variety of professional conferences. I am now also trained to provide professional specialized skin care that we offer at Grrreendog.
I currently live in Troy with my dog Pookie, a pug-yorkie, and my two cats Zuzu, and Pumba.

Bill F

Assistant Bather

Bill - Assistant Bather Grrreendog Grooming Spa and Daycare Albany NY

Hi, I’m Bill. I am a graduate of SUNY Adirondack with an Associate’s Degree in Humanities and Social Sciences. Later, I went to the College Experience Program at Saint Rose, in Albany. While at CEP I began my internship at Grrreendog Grooming and Spa. That was in 2014!
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.

Jenna G.

Bather

Jenna Bather at Grrreendog Grooming, Spa and Daycare near Albany NY

Hi everyone! My name is Jenna and I’ve been working at Grrreendog for over a year now. I love all animals but especially dogs! There is a special nurturing and healing quality about working with dogs. The energy of your furry loved ones directly relates to the energy I put out in my work, and that is what I love most about my job. I learn from them every day.
I have worked at many different animal-related establishments in the past years, but this one is by far my favorite because of our direct hands-on work. As a bather, I bathe dogs, check their skin, brush, and clip their nails. I am interested in getting my grooming certificate in the future. Sending peace and calming energy to all of the dogs and their companions out there!

Camryn W.

Bather

Camryn - Bather at Grrreendog Grooming, Spa and Day Camp

My name is Camryn, and I am currently a student at the University at Albany studying Art and Sociology. I have been at Grrreendog since 2017, and I love bathing, drying and checking the dogs for their spa days. I love learning more every day about dog behavior. I also love the calmness at Grrreendog. I hope to stay here as long as possible. It is the best place I have had the chance to work.
I am from Long Island and I have a Miniature Australian Shepherd and a Vizsla at home.

"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