Poodle @ the wedding


My name is Amber Jarrett. I am currently a resident of the beautiful region east of Seattle in Washington state. My family consists of my adoring fiancé, Michael, one very naughty poodle, Calypso, and two always-hungry kitties by the names of Rogue and Hunter.

I've had a deep love for all animals all of my life but my work with them began ten years ago when I started fostering for my local animal shelter. Over the years I've put in many amazing hours of time volunteering for various rescues but particularly for those focusing on pit bulls. It was at one of these that I began training in dog behavior as well as training. It wasn't until a few years later that I actually became a certified trainer and then an evaluator for the AKC Canine Good Citizen program. At the same time I was getting certified as a trainer, I was also working hard to become certified as a pet groomer. I quickly found grooming to be my passion and began focusing on it as a career. At this point I have been grooming for about three years and still consider myself in the learning process. I attend every seminar and class that I possibly can and am constantly seeking out mentors to help me become the best groomer possible. I have dreams of competitive grooming in the future but for now that's a long way off.

Presently I am the sole groomer at the VCA Bellevue Veterinary Hospital. I have been grooming there for a little over a year now and have no plans of changing location. I am not currently taking private requests to evaluate any CGC tests but am willing to work with any rescues that are looking to add it to their program. I currently foster through Bullseye Rescue ( and plan to work with Animals First Foundation ( in the upcoming months.


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