History

Our salon was founded in 1993 on the west end of Marina Boulevard, under the name of Marina Pet Grooming.  In 1996 we moved to the east end of Marina Boulevard, where we acquired Patrica's Pet Grooming and renamed it Pet Image.  In 2011 we built a new, state of the art facility in downtown San Leandro.

 

Facility

We are located in the historic Best Building, in the heart of downtown San Leandro.  Our facility is state of the art and exceptionally clean, featuring all stainless steel bathtubs and modern, hygienic construction.  We have a clean and convenient self service washing room for those who enjoy bathing their own pets without the hassle of cleaning up the mess.  And our relaxing lavender lounge provides a quiet and calm place for your pets to enjoy the latest dog show videos while they await their spa treatment and their return home. 

 

Staff

All of our staff has chosen pet grooming as a career because we love animals.  We take pride in our work and constantly educate ourselves in the latest grooming and pet care techniques.

 

Elena (owner), NCMG

Elena is the owner and founder of Pet Image.  Born in Siberia, she has a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering but always dreamed of having a grooming business.  She came to the United States in 1991 and graduated from grooming college at the San Francisco ASPCA in 1993.  Elena earned her National Dog Grooming Association of America certification for Sporting Dogs in 1999, and for Terrier and Non-Sporting dogs in 2000.  In 2000 she also earned her Master Groomer Certificate from the NDGAA.  Since then she has earned many other certificates and awards.  Elena has been passionate about animals all her life.  She has owned, trained, and shown dogs since childhood, including Black Russian Terriers, Poodles, German Shepherds, and Irish Terriers.


Mary, certified stylist, NCG

Mary has been working with animals since she was a teenager.  She worked as a groomer at a veterinary clinic in southern California for several years.  She then moved to northern California and started grooming at Pet Image in 2007.  Mary earned her NDGAA certificate for Sporting Dogs in 2008.  Mary has a big heart.  She adopted Hammy, a little Chihuahua mix with a broken leg that was abandoned at Pet Image, and Sonny, a puppy she rescued off the street in Newman, California.


 

Mocha, Daragan, Hammy, and Sonny

Red Dog ClubThe members of our "Red Dog Club" work as part time associates and greeters. Irish Terriers Mocha and Daragan are American and International champion show dogs. They also have rally, obedience, coursing ability, and Canine Good Citizen awards. Hammy and Sonny are Mary's beloved rescue dogs. They are always up for providing a cheerful greeting to our guests.

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