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!
Dawn - Owner/Master Groomer
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).
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
Sara - Junior Groomer
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 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.
Summer - Senior Bather
Summer has been working at Olà Puppy for one year. With a heavy passion for pets, she likes working with each and every animal that comes in for a new look, big or small. It’s a very new work space for her but she enjoys learning and loving every friendly face that walks through our doors.
Summer is a freelance artist outside of Olà Puppy, she enjoys visual arts, designing and writing storyboards for future comic books in her free time.
Elisha - Junior Bather
DogSafe Canine First Aid - Level 1
Elisha has been working with the Olà Puppy team for 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 bathing and cuddling all the furry friends here at Olà Puppy.
Sydney - Senior Groomer
CCS2 - Terrier (Canadian Canine Stylist)
CPPS (Canadian Professional Pet Stylist)
Dogsafe Certified (Pet First Aide) – Level 1 and 2
Sydney has been working at Olá Puppy for 7 years. Her favorite thing about working at Olá Puppy is getting to work with a wide variety of dogs, and no shift is ever the same! Sydney is open to accommodate you on any grooming requests or styles you might want to try.
Sydney has a small yorkie mix named Lollipop that comes to the shop with her everyday when she is working. When Sydney is not at Ola Puppy, she enjoys going for hikes with Lollipop and outdoor photography.