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2011 WINNERS

Thank you everyone for entering. The judges spent many hours reviewing entries and naming the winners. In the end they had to choose the winners based on what the entries they thought best defined the theme and expectations of Rags to Riches. Here they are!

US Canada Division

1st Place - Entry #187

Maria Borges, University Animal Hospital, New York, NY "Biscaty"

 2nd Place - Entry #294

Cesley Box, Furry Friends, Kaufman, TX "Meg"

3rd Place - Entry #208

Jeanette Genthner, Dressed to Impress Doggie Spa, South Dayton, NY "Juliet"

Honorable Mentions

#43 Julie Hydro, K9 Klips, Yelm, WA "Teddy"   View

#221 Renee Bartis, Cameo's Pet Spa, Mebane, NC "Sandy"  View

Honorable Mentions

#19 Niina Naumanen, Salong Black & Tan, Helsinki, Finland "Lilly"  View

Rags to Riches 3: Ultimate Groomer Photo Contest 2011 by Double K Industries
 

Five Celebrity Judges for 2011

 

Jodi Murphy

Jodi Murphy - Celebrity Judge

Website: www.jodimurphy.net
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Jodi Murphy is a two-time Master Pet Stylist, a NCMG (National Certified Master Groomer) through the National Dog Groomers Association of America as well as MPS Meritus (Master Pet Stylist Meritus) through the International Society of Canine Cosmetology. She is a multiple Best All Around and Best in Show competitor. These titles allow Jodi to certify groomers to their master pet stylist status throughout the USA. She was a GroomTeam USA team member for four years and ranked within the top four pet stylist of the United States. Jodi has become a leading publisher of instructional DVDs, a supplier of select grooming products and tools, and a fashionable line of professional groomer apparel. See web site links above.


Melissa Verplank

Melissa Verplank - Celebrity Judge

Websites:
www.learn2groomdogs.com
www.paragonpetschool.com
www.melissaverplank.com
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Melissa Verplank is a Certified Master Stylist with over 30 years experience in the professional pet grooming industry. She operates three pet related companies, a luxury boarding facility called Whiskers Resort & Pet Spa and two companies that are involved with educating the professional pet groomer and stylist; The Paragon School of Pet Grooming, Inc. She publishes instructional grooming books and DVDs as well as a streaming instructional video website. She also sells select grooming supplies. See web site links above.


Jay Scruggs

Jay Scruggs

Websites:
www.superstylingsessions.com 
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Jay Scruggs has won multiple best in show and best all around groomer awards in grooming competitions around the United States. In 2001 he was the number one ranked pet stylist in the USA. Jay was a part of the Gold Medal winning GroomTeam in Calgary, Canada. He was awarded Best in Show with his gold medal winning standard poodle. Jay was named American Groomer of the Year in 2001, and Best All Around American Groomer at Intergroom 2002. He was also the first groomer to receive the Groomer of the Year Award at Westminster Dog Show in 2002. In the World Championships in Barcelona, Spain 2003 Jay won an International Gold and Bronze medal in two different poodle classes that helped GroomTeam USA win the silver medal. He is now an internationally sought after speaker and judge, with his most prestigious assignment judging the World Championships in Milan, Italy. Jay was voted by the industry Grooming Judge of the year on two different occasions for his knowledge of breeds and the ability to judge them. Jay and his wife Michelle own Here Comes the Groom, a highly successful mobile grooming salon in Germantown, Tennessee.


Sue Zecco

Lisa Leady

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www.superstylingsessions.com 
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Sue Zecco is a certified master groomer with both the International Professional Groomers and the National Dog Groomers Association of America. She’s also been a member of GroomTeam USA since 1996. She is a breeder of championship Poodles under the Dreamcatcher prefix, and an accomplished author. Her work has appeared in PetAge, Dog World, Groom Team USA, Pet Product News and Dog Fancy and her business (Pampered Pet Dog Grooming Shop in Oakham MA, which she operates with her husband, Raymond) has been featured in several newspaper articles. Sue has served as a grooming contest judge and speaker across the U.S. and in Italy, England, Scotland, Ireland, Spain, Germany, Argentina and Canada.


Lisa Leady

Lisa Leady - Celebrity Judge

Websites:
www.primpmypooch.org
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Lisa Leady is a certified master groomer by two organizations, the National Dog Groomers Assn. of America and International Pet Groomers Inc. She is a third generation groomer having been raised in the industry. Currently she is the owner of Primp My Pooch Mobile Dog and Cat Salon. Lisa Leady is a member of GroomTeam USA. Since 2000 she placed in the top 10 positions consistently, including the second position in 2005 and 2006. She competed in France in 2005 when the team took the Silver Medal, and also competed with them in Italy 2007.
 
 

Page 1 of Entries - There are 3 Pages Total

JUMP TO PAGE 2 ENTRIES 101 to 200 US/Canada & International 22 to 53

JUMP TO PAGE 3 ENTRIES 201 to END US/Canada & International 54 to END

US & Canada Division Entries Start Here
(International Division Entries Start Below)

Entry Pet Before Groomer View
 
1

Susan Kinser
Wagmore Pet Salon, Troy,OH
"Maddie"

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2 Sharon Henderson
Silver Lakes Animal Hospital Grooming, Plantation, FL
"Mickey"
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3 Katie Calkins, NCMG
KC's Dog Grooming, Windsor, CO
"Toby"
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4 Katie Calkins, NCMG
KC's Dog Grooming, Windsor, CO
"Buster"
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5 Melisia Hamilton
Glitzy Cutz Dog Grooming, Houston, TX
"Trip"
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6 Laura Erickson
Paw Spa, Spooner, WI
"Toby"
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7 Donna Rodicker
Lakeland, FL
"Roxie"
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8 Donna Rodicker
Lakeland, FL
"Angel"
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9 Rachel Peterson
Chasin' Tails Doggie Spa, Bridgeton, NC
"Carlos"
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10 Brandi Murphy
Glitzy Cutz Dog Grooming, Houston, TX
"Elli Mae"
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11 Melisia Hamilton
Glitzy Cutz Dog Grooming, Houston, TX
"Bubba"
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12 Susan Kinser
Wagmore Pet Salon, Troy, OH
"Dylan"
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13 Melisia Hamilton
Glitzy Cutz Dog Grooming, Houston, TX
"Casi"
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14 Farrah Hollabaugh
Pharraoh's, Altoona, PA
"Ruby"
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15 Rachel Peterson
Chasin Tails Doggies Spa, Bridgeton, NC
"Reggie"
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16 Amber Jarrett
VCA Bellevue Vet Hospital, Kirkland, WA
"Ringo"
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17 Lisa Cordone
The Dirty Dawg, Ontario, Canada
"Rocky"
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18 Kathy Haley
Canine Country Club, Katy, TX
"Sir Chopper"
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19 Olga Overton, Bowzers B and B Pet Grooming, Hermiston, OR
"Henery"
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20 Rachel Peterson, New Bern, NC
"Jasmine"
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International Division Entries 1 to 21 Start Here (Outside US & Canada)
Entry

Pet Before

Groomer

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1 Kata Plasztan, Kutyakozmetika Szormok, Gyor, Hungary
"Jumper Hunter Diamond / Nara"
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2 Teodor Alexandra-Catalina
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
"Tess De Larus"
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3 Kata Plasztan, Kutyakozmetika Szormok, Gyor, Hungary
"Jessy"
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4 Kozsanek Krisztina, Dogland, Rackeve, Hungary
"Conery"
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5 Kozsanek Krisztina, Dogland, Rackeve, Hungary
"Tucsok"
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6 Adrienn Toma, WestX kutyakozmetika, Budapest, Hungary
"Roka"
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7 Kozsanek Krisztina, Rackeve, Hungary
"Jeny"
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8 Kozsanek Krisztina, Dogland, Rackeve, Hungary
"Cinkos"
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11 Maria Sasima, Warsaw, Poland
"Yorki"
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12 Laura Szlavy, Szeged, Hungary
"Densie"
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13 Karina Pentek, Budapest, Hungary
"Katy"
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14 Goran Sarac, Split, Croatia
"Rio"
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15 Horvath Zsuzsanna, 4Tappanics-Kutyakozmetika, Veszprem, Hungary
"Angie"
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16 Horvath Zsuzsanna, 4Tappanics-Kutyakozmetika, Veszprem, Hungary
"Scari"
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17 Niina Naumanen, Salong Black & Tan, Helsinki, Finland
"Lilly"

Honorable Mention Winner International Division

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18 Urban Monika
Scottie, Baja, Hungary
"Flaffy"
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19 Urban Monika
Scottie, Baja, Hungary
"Lili"
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20 Urban Monika
Scottie, Baja, Hungary
"Fanny"
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21 Urban Monika
Scottie, Baja, Hungary
"Scottie"
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US & Canada Contest Entries 21 to 100 
(continued from above)
 

Entry

Pet Before

Groomer

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21 Donna Rodocker, Lakeland, FL
"Lilly"
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22 Kim Shields, ICMG
Leader of the Pack, Lindon, UT
"Sammi"
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23 Kim Shields, ICMG
Leader of the Pack, Lindon, UT
"Emmi"
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24 Kim Shields, ICMG
Leader of the Pack, Lindon, UT
"Maddie"
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25 Kathy Haley
Canine Country Club, Katy, TX
"Short Bus"
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26 Susan Kinser
Wagmore Pet Salon, Troy, OH
"Boomer"
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27 Gabrielle Bruno
Doggie Do's Grooming, Safford, AZ
"Beasley"
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28 Olga Overton
Bowzers B and B Pet Grooming, Hermiston, OR
"Lucy"
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29 Katie Calkins NCMG
KC's Dog Grooming, Windsor, CO
"Gillian"
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30 Ingrid Woehr
Central Bark, Littleton, CO
"Romeo"
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31 Olga Overton
Bowzers B and B Pet Grooming, Hermiston, OR
"Zeus"
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32 Lynn Paolillo
Barnside Pet Hospital, Allentown, NJ
"Ranger"
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33 Joi Fleet
Topknots and Tails, Edgewater, FL
"Bailey Pogany"
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34 Teresa Menne
Scrubbing Bubbles Pet Salon, Mankato, MN
"Oliver"
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35 Dolly Stokes
Juanitas Pet Grooming, Kings Mtn, NC
"Teddy Bear"
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36 Judith Pineau
Topknots and Tails, Edgewater, FL
"Mitzy Hahn"
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37 Joi Fleet
Topknots and Tails, Edgewater, FL
"Little Bit Luke"
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38 Farrah Hollabaugh
Pharraoh's, Altoona, PA
"Cinnamon"
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39 Diane Moss
Diane's Dog Grooming, Harrisville, UT
"Toby"
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40 Diane Moss
Diane's Dog Grooming, Harrisville, UT
"Tess"
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41 Wallace White
Addiron Kennels, Truro Heights, Nova Scotia, Canada
"Buddy"
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42 Katie Calkins NCMG
KCs Dog Grooming, Windsor, CO
"Gracie"
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43 Julie Hydro
K9 Klips, Yelm, WA
"Teddy"

Honorable Mention Winner

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44 Gabrielle Bruno
Doggie Do's Dog Grooming, Safford, AZ
"Angel"
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45 Lisa Cordone
The Dirty Dawg, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
"Newman"
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46 Amy Landis
The Hairy Hound Canine Clipper, Richland, PA
"Bailey"
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47 Christy Oja
Wiggles & Wags Pet Salon, West St Paul, MN
"Duffy"
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48 Zoe Rayshell Schnurr
Sticks and Stones Dog Grooming, graham, NC
"Zoe"
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49 Sabrina Kellogg
All Things Woof, Roselle, IL
"Baxter"
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50 Linda Chew
Fur Pawz Only, Blairsville, PA
"Icycle"
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51 Rachel Alegre
Hopkinton, MA
"Ted"
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52 Jenna Mears
Sunrise, FL
"Sugar Poo"
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53 Sabrina Kellogg
All Things Woof, Roselle, IL
"CJ"
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54 Michele Hanline
Miks Pup Spa, Shortsville, NY
"Leia"
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55 Robin Davis
rrRuff Cuts Pet Grooming, Dublin, GA
"Coco Marsette"
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56 Amy Landis
The Hairy Hound Canine Clipper, Richland, PA
"Rocco"
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57 Tommi Aldredge
Brigham, UT
"London"
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58 Susan Kinser
Wagmore Pet Salon, Troy, OH
"Carson"
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59 Melisia Hamilton
Glitzy Cutz Dog Grooming, Houston, TX
"Faize"
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60 Pam Sechrest
Paradise Pet Resort, Madison, AL
"Oreo"
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61 Pam Sechrest
Paradise Pet Resort, Madison, AL
"Misty"
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62 Misty Gieczys
Pet Palace, Lewis Center, OH
"Ashton"
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63 Rachel Peterson
Chasin Tails Doggie Spa, New Bern, NC
"Buddy"
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64 Liz Chorney
Grooming Boutique, Ontario, Canada
"Charlie"
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65 Shaina Miller
Oklahoma City, OK
"Harry"
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66 Misty Gieczys
Pet Palace, Lewis Center, OH
"Bruce"
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67 Farrah Hollabaugh
Pharraoh's Grooming, Altoona, PA
"Nevaeh"
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68 Cindi Gregory
Hap E Dog Pet Grooming, Sierra Vista, AZ
"Pixie"
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69 Elsebeth LaForge
Bucksport, ME
"Brady"
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70 Elsebeth LaForge
Bucksport, ME
"Brady"
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71 Elsebeth LaForge
Bucksport, ME
"Trixie"
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72 Elsebeth LaForge
Bucksport, ME
"George"
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73 Ashley Pelletier
Carrollton, TX
"Mimi"
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74 Kathy McFall
Postmore Kennels, Santa Rosa, CA
"Oscar"
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75 Tommi Aldredge
Brigham, UT
"Daisy"
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76 Tommi Aldredge
Brigham, UT
"Baby"
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77 Lisa Eubanks
Bark O' Lot Dog Spa, Aiken, SC
"Maggie May"
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78 Michele Hanline
Miks Pup Spa, Shortsville, NY
"Kayzer"
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79 Brenda Andrade
Scrub A Dub Dog Wash and Grooming, Aiea, Hawaii
"Piko"
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80 Dotty Naus
Dogs by the Sea, Key West, FL
"Bud"
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81 Michelle Toth
Shells Dog Design, Newbury, OH
"Chesnut"
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82 Shannon Holzem
A Cut Above, Clyman, WI
"Mindy"
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83 Brynn Haynes
Bark N' Bubbles, Whitehal, PA
"Cal"
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84 Julie Hydro
K-9 Klips, Yelm, WA
"Scooter"
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85 Nicole Smith
Top Dog Groomers, Pocatello, ID
"Shadow"
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86 Gabrielle Bruno
Doggie Do's Dog Grooming, Safford, AZ
"Teddy"
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87 Joann Price
Fallston, MD
"Chauncey"
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88 Lindsay Pesesko
Allentown, PA
"Bella"
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89 Donna Rodocker
The Royal K-9, Lakeland, FL
"Zack"
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90 Sandra L Corbley
Sandee's Pampered Pets, Lanoka Harbor, NJ
"Lacey"
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91 Sandra L Corbley
Sandee's Pampered Pets, Lanoka Harbor, NJ
"Bella"
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92 Ashley Pelletier
Carrollton, TX
"Toby"
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93 Misty Hauntz
Elite Pet Salon, Lewiston, ID
"Snooky"
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94 Misty Hauntz
Elite Pet Salon, Lewiston, ID
"Roxy"
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95 Misty Hauntz
Elite Pet Salon, Lewiston, ID
"Hunter"
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96 Shannon Holzem
A Cut Above, Clyman, WI
"Lucy"
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97 Linda Lemerand
VCA, Canton, MI
"Drake"
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98 Anyta Klock
Delightful Doggie Doo's and Kitty Klips Too, Nampa, ID
"Drake"
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99 Jody Rabtzow
Canine Cuts, Oak Ridge, NJ
"Winston"
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100 Jennifer Harshman
Aurora, CO
"Zoey"
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