Meet Our Team
Certified AKC Safety Groomers
Owner & Groomer
I attended the Animal Arts Academy in 2000 and became a Certified Professional Groomer. I received my Bachelor of Science from Purdue University in 1992. In 2013, I earned an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology from Harrison College where I graduated with honors. I am now a Registered Veterinary Technician in the State of Indiana. I am also a member and certified with National Dog Groomers of America and currently working towards my Master Groomer Certification. I believe in providing personalized service for our customers in order to address each pets’ individual needs.
David loves being around animals and is the proud owner of 8 dogs and 2 cats. He has a Master’s degree in Business Administration. In his spare time, he likes spending time with his wife and is a huge sports fanatic.
Manager at E. Davis Dr. Location
Amanda Heffernan is the current manager at Dapper Dog’s Davis location. Amanda has been working with us since August of 2018. At home, she has two human children (Rhyan & Brightyn), a small mixed-breed dog (Snowy), and two guinea pigs (Honey & Marshmallow). Previously, Amanda has worked at the local humane shelter and has studies in veterinary technology. Animal health and safety are her key points of focus, and she works vigilantly to keep everyone happy and healthy here at Dapper Dog.
Kennel Staff at E. Davis Dr. Location
Madison Randolph has been working at Dapper Dog’s Davis location since April 2017. She has two dogs, a German shepherd puppy and a chocolate lab. Her favorite part of working at Dapper is the time she gets to spend outdoors with groups of playful dogs. In the future, she plans on finishing college and becoming a Nurse Practitioner.
Kennel Staff at E. Davis Dr. Location
Alexis Hux has been a part of the Dapper Dog family going on three years at the Davis Drive location. When she’s not at work caring for your beloved pets, she’s at home caring for her own dog, Cleo. Alexis has been a 10 year 4-H member with her horses, goats, chickens, and rabbits. Her hobbies include: kayaking, painting, and binge watching Netflix with her dog.
Groomer & Assistant Manager at E. Davis Dr. Location
Brenna Hall has been working at Dapper Dog since November of 2011. She started as part time kennel staff, worked her way up to office manager, and is now grooming full time. She has her own baby, a yorkie named Brystol, who comes to work with her mom every day. She plans to someday open her own groom shop.
Groomer at S. 25th St. Location
Brianna has enjoyed working at Dapper Dog for the past five years. She joined our company as a kennel staff employee who found her career calling two years ago as a groomer. She enjoys spending her free time with her family and her two furbabies; Trixie and Clarke. Brianna is AKC Safety certified and will continue learning the trade to further her knowledge and become a Certified Pet Groomer.
Kennel Staff at Both Locations
Sofia Newton is a dog lover! She is one of our newest employees and works at both locations. She has a pomerianian/rat terrier mix named Rusty who is 13 years young. She plans on studying pre-med at ISU. She loves all animals and plans to have many in the future when time allows.
Carol has been with us for a little while now, and has quickly adopted the staff as her own family. She is greatly respected and loved by everyone she meets, including the four-legged ones. She loves to bake and spend time with her grandkids and great-grandkids. She has a 7-year-old bichon mix (Snowball). She loves working and playing with the dogs and cats that come into Dapper Dog. Carol graces the staff and clients at both locations with her presence and we couldn’t be happier to have her.
Lawren has been grooming with us since October 2017. Originally, Lawren went to school to do human’s hair. But with us, she found love in doing dog’s hair and has been grooming with us ever since. Lawren recently welcomed a sweet baby boy into this world (Ezra), who has a big brother (a Carin Terrier) named Groot. She is a valued member of our staff family and builds a bond with every four-legged client she encounters.
Hi, my name is Laynie Mahurin. I graduated from Terre Haute South High School in 2017. I have always loved all animals but mostly dogs. I share my home with my senior dog, Lyric. I’ve been grooming for over two years now and learn more and more everyday. I’ve received my S.A.F.E. groomer certificate in August 2019. I enjoy my job as a groomer and couldn’t see myself doing anything else. I love it!
Office Manager at 25th St. Location
Kaylee started her first job, and now a career, at Dapper Dog four years ago. She came in as kennel staff, worked her way up to receptionist, and is now the office manager at the groom shop. She enjoys caring for all of the furbabies that come in and get a spa day! Kaylee spends her free time taking Hunter for walks, watching movies, and spending time with family. Kaylee has recently decided to further her career and is in the early stages of learning the grooming trade.
Sarah started working at Dapper Dog at the beginning of 2020. She has a two-year-old daughter (Journey), and two huskies (Kaizer & Sedona). Sarah was born and raised in California and is temporarily living in Terre Haute and has grown to love this little town. She has always loved being around dogs and loves caring for the dogs that visit us.
Hi, my name is Camryn Scott! I graduated from Terre Haute North Vigo High School in 2018 and currently attend Saint Mary of-the-woods College. I am studying psychology and environmental science and am also on the softball team! I have a miniature dachshund named Arlo and hope to train dolphins at a marine rescue & rehabilitation center after college!
Lauren is a full time college student studying to be a nurse. She works at Dapper Dog part-time and on holidays when school is closed. You can find her at the front desk, in the back bathing the groom dogs, or in the big yard supervising the daycare and boarding dogs. She started here at Dapper Dog in February of 2020 and her favorite part of the job is getting to know new clients, looking after the boarders, and watching the individual personalities of the dogs develop over time. Working here has given her the ability to prepare for nursing school in that each dog has specialized needs, much like her future patients she will meet and care for. Fun fact: She has three dogs at home, two of which are black and white cocker spaniels: Ginger (pictured) and Kona. You could say she has a soft spot for any cocker spaniel that walks through our door.