Meet Team Olá
Welcome to Olá Puppy Dog Grooming & Doggie Daycare!
Our Mission statement is to provide superb pet grooming, quality dog and cat care in a clean environment, with low stress handling. Our team keeps up to date with current styles and trends while only using natural shampoos.
The Olá Puppy Team is united with one goal:
to make your pets grooming and daycare experience a great one!
Dawn - Master Groomer/Owner
Owner and Head Groomer
CCMS3 (Canadian Canine Master Stylist)
IPG Certified (International Professional Groomer)
CPPS Certified (Canadian Professional Pet Stylists)
DogSafe Canine First Aid - Level 1 and Level 2
This is Dawn's 23rd year of professional grooming (she started grooming at age 5 as she likes to say! ). During this time Dawn has travelled to several countries, grooming in England, Scotland and the United States of America. Dawn opened Olá Puppy Pitt Meadows in August 2010. This is Dawn's fifth store she has owned including two stores in Vancouver.
Dawn enjoys specializing in scissor cuts, cat grooming and loves a grooming challenge!
In Dawn's spare time you will find her golfing and part of a ladies Dragon Boat team. Dawn owns a Moyen Phantom Poodle named Tavira and a orange Tabby named Seville (you may see him visiting the salon from time to time).
Alishia - Certified Groomer
Alishia has always enjoyed working with animals and was inspired while volunteering at the SPCA to pursue a career in grooming. Starting out as a bather, she trained to become a groomer in 2017. She has since joined the Ola Puppy team in September of 2019. Her favourite dogs to groom are the curly coated breeds such as the poodles & doodles. She is currently pursuing her certification with the CPPS and is enjoying being mentored by Dawn in the hopes of competing in grooming competitions.
In Alishia’s spare time, you can find her working as a wedding videographer and hosting/cooking for family and friends at her home in Langley.
Derek - Owner/Doggie Daycare Manager/Groomers Assistant
All the dogs love Derek because of his calm demeanor. Derek is married to Dawn and works closely with Dawn and the rest of the Olá Puppy Team.
When Derek is not at Olá Puppy, he is teaching golf as the Head Pro at Meadows Golf Centre here in Pitt Meadows and Cedar Ridge Golf course in Mission. Of course when Dawn gives him a day off you will find him playing golf.
DogSafe Canine First Aid - Level 1
Sara - Junior Groomer & Daycare Attendant
Groomers Aide Certificate
Advanced Grooming Certificate
DogSafe Canine First Aide - Level 1
Sara joined the Olá Puppy Team 4 years ago and has not looked back. Starting out as a Junior Bather, then a Groomers Assistant and finally graduating to be a groomer. Sara also works in our daycare as a Doggie Daycare Attendant on her other days. Sara has always had a strong connection with animals. Growing up her and her family rescued any and all animals in need including, dogs, cats, parrots, rodents and reptiles.
In her free time Sara enjoys doing various activities with her dogs including hiking and mild agility.
Elisha - Daycare Attendant
DogSafe Canine First Aid - Level 1
Elisha has been working with the Olà Puppy team for 1 1/2 years. Known to her family and friends as the "pet sitter" Elisha was welcomed at our salon. Elisha has experience not only with dogs, but cats, birds, fish, horses and even cows.
For Elisha's down time she enjoys reading a good book as well as crafting. Elisha sees herself always working with animals so we are lucky to have her cuddling all the furry friends here at Olà Puppy.
Bella - Daycare Attendant
Bella works Tuesday to Friday in our doggie daycare. Bella enjoys all the new dogs and little puppies that come to our daycare. Bella owns a black cocker spaniel named Shankly.
Outside of work, Bella likes to play sports, paint and hike with her dog Shankly.