About Us

I'm a lifelong Elmira native, a graduate of Southside High and Arnot-Ogden School of Nursing. Currently I live on a 17 acre horse farm in Pine City, NY with my husband Phil, 7 dogs, 4 cats, a pair of zebra finches, a small flock of chickens and 13 horses. We also raise and sell registered Morgan horses.

In 1995 I said good-bye to a 30 year career in nursing in order to pursue "what I really wanted to do when I grow-up" -- to work with animals. That year Creature Comforts Pet Sitting Service was born. In 1998 I graduated from the animal science program at Broome-Tioga Boces with a certificate in pet grooming.

Several years as a groomer at River Edge Kennel and grooming shop in Owego prepared me to set out on my own, initially with a mobile service which I ran from 2000-2005. Five winters of dealing with the unpredictable NY weather convinced me a permanent location was a much better way to go, so in 2005 I sold my van and moved the business into a shop on Washington Avenue in Elmira. In November of 2010 I moved to my current location in Southport.

In addition to loving dogs, I've always been a "cat person". So I especially enjoy working with cats in the Creature Comforts shop. For a groomer, cats present some special challenges. I prefer to setup cat grooming appointments with a somewaht more open schedule, which allows me to take the time to provide care and grooming services in a quite, relaxed and stress free environment.


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