Meet Team Olá

Welcome to Olá Puppy Dog Grooming  

Our Mission statement is to provide superb pet grooming, with low stress handling.  Our team keeps up to date with current styles and trends while only using quality products and natural shampoos.
The Olá Puppy Team is united with one goal:

to make your pets grooming experience a great one!

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Dawn - Owner/Master Groomer

Owner and Certified Professional 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 25th year of professional grooming (she started grooming at age 5 as she likes to say!).   During this time Dawn has traveled 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!


Dawn owns a Moyen Phantom Poodle named Tavira and a long haired tortoiseshell kitten named Luxor. In Dawn's spare time you will find her golfing involved in community theatre.

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Sara - Manager/ Head Groomer

CPPS Level 1 Bather Technician

CPPS Intermediate Level 1 Stylist Technician

DogSafe Canine First Aid - Level 1

Sara has been a part of the Ola Puppy team for 6 and a half years.  Sara started as a bather, then became an groomers assistant and then started training under Dawn to become a certified groomer. Sara strives to take her grooming to the next level and become a show groomer as she has a strong love for traditional haircuts.


Sara owns too long coated chihuahuas named Missy and Kingston. Sara also has a two year old daughter that keeps her happily busy in her spare time. 

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DogSafe Canine First Aid - Level 1

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.

Derek - Owner/Groomers Assistant



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Nicolle - Professional Certified Groomer  

CPPS Level 1 Bather Technician

CPPS Intermediate Level 1 Stylist Technician

PIJAC Canada Dog Talk Certificate

PIJAC Canada Pet Care Training Program Certificate

K9 Basic First Aid

Nicolle recently joined Ola Puppy Team after graduating from Western Dog Grooming School and started work this year at Olá Puppy Dog Grooming.


Nicolle has always worked with animals; 7 years as a Veterinary Assistant, 2 years in a therapy pool for dogs and cats, and 4 years at an equestrian barn.


Nicolle lives with her husband, two teenage children, a chocolate lab, 2 cats and an Umbrella Cockatoo. In her spare time Nicolle enjoys various activities including hiking and coaching softball.

Alexis - Professional Certified Groomer 

CPPS Level 1 Bather Technician

K9 Basic First Aid

Alexis has been at Olá Puppy since September 2020. She started out as a bather then a groomers assistant and now has graduated from Western Dog Grooming School as a certified groomer.


Alexis has been working with dogs for almost 5 years now and she has not looked back. Alexis loves working at Olá Puppy and all the relationships she’s built with the dogs. Alexis hopes to gain more and more dog grooming and works towards becoming a show dog groomer.


In her spare time, Alexis loves attending dog shows and dog grooming shows. She also enjoys working on getting trick titles with her chihuahua, Ripley.

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Voted the Best of the Best 12 years running

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