Meet our Arfin’ Awesome Thousand Oaks Grooming Manager, Mary!

“In July, it will be 12 years at Lucy’s, and I have been grooming for 18 years. I work at the Thousand Oaks location.

What I love the most about grooming is the connection with every pup I groom. For example, when I have a pup that doesn’t want to get their nails trimmed because they’re terrified, after a moment of patience, they sense I won’t hurt them. That’s the connection I enjoy seeing. It’s a great feeling seeing that in their eyes.

I enjoy grooming every breed, from Airedales, Doodles, Giant Schnauzers. to Westies, Shih Tzus, and Mini Schnauzers.

I have a Bully Mix named Theo I rescued off the streets of downtown SA 12 years ago. I also have a 17-year-old Siamese cat named Sophia. My 14-year-old Shih Tzu, Zoey, recently passed away, and she was the love of my life.

My hobbies are yoga, hiking, biking, and travel—anything arts and crafts ranging from painting, custom jewelry, clay, and macrame.”