Owner / Lead Pet Stylist, Amanda Alford
Education: Associate of Science in Veterinary Technology, Class of 2012 - Medaille College, Buffalo NY
Dog Grooming Experience: 11 Years +
Owner & Pet Stylist of Alford’s Angels Dog Grooming & Beauty, July 2019 - present
Grooming professionally since 2011, Amanda has always had a deep love and passion for animals (especially dogs) and instantly fell in love with grooming. Although she fell in love with grooming, she was unhappy about the corporate stressful environment of which she was grooming in. She found herself and the furry angels she cared for unhappy in the grooming salon and from that moment on she decided she would open up her own salon and make sure that dogs are groomed with care, compassion and given quality service and haircuts. Grooming should not be a stressful experience and she has created a grooming environment to make it as PAWsitive as possible. Her dream to open up her salon started in 2011 and in 2019 that dream came true. she opened the salon with her husband. It has been heaven. The furry angels and beloved owners have become family!
Pet Stylist, Amanda Klein
Animal Background: My name is Amanda Klein. Every since I can remember I have had a love for animals. At 16 I started working at PetSmart and I can remember always bringing home the small pets that wouldn’t go home with a new family or the ones we couldn’t sell for one reason or another. I had my own little zoo. Nowadays it is just my cat Frankie but I sure get my dog fix from grooming.
Grooming Experience: I began grooming in the corporate setting in 2007 and the rest is history. I left the corporate salon world and also the dog grooming industry completely, 4 years ago and worked for Wegmans. Although I loved working at Wegmans, something felt like it was missing. I knew it was because I wasnt exercising my passion for dogs and grooming.
I worked with Amanda Alford in the corporate grooming world in 2012 and she always talked about owning her own salon. Years later when I noticed she was looking for a groomer, I knew this was where I belonged.
I am so excited to be here, loving on all of our furry angels while they are with us getting beautiful!