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About Us

Laura Jayne Sabbah • Owner – Pet Stylist

Hair Of The Dog Pet Spa is owned and operated by an artist and animal lover. Laura Jayne Sabbah attended grooming school in 2002 and has continued her education via grooming expos and seminars over the course of 2 decades. She is also a competitive dog groomer, traveling all over the country to compete with some of the most talented groomers in the world to continuously further her skills. She has earned countless awards in competing with terriers, poodles, bichons, and Asian fusion style. She is a proud volunteer to the Humane Society of New York and has been featured on NY1 being honored as their New Yorker of the week. She has also made appearances on such shows as “The Most Expensivist” on Vice with rapper 2chainz, Animal Planet, and CNBC. She has proudly catered to cats and dogs up and down the East coast from Miami Beach, Washington DC, Connecticut to New York City. Laura Jayne is a member of the National Dog Groomers Association of America (NDGAA) and the Creative Groomers Association (CGA). She holds certifications in non-sporting breeds, pet CPR, animal care and handling and as a Pet Aesthetician. Her extensive background in holistic medicine and natural remedies along with years of gathering experience and knowledge have allowed her to and become the best she could be. Laura Jayne is proud to present Hair of The Dog Pet Spa exclusively in New York City, where New Yorker’s pets are people too (since 2015). She specializes in all breed standards, hand-stripping, Asian fusion styles, creative grooming, and rehabilitative work with rescues.

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Tammy • General Manager

Tammy is the busy bee behind the scenes that makes Hair Of the Dog run like a well oiled machine. A life long animal lover, she has been managing salons big and small for decades. Tammy goes above and beyond for our clients both furry and human and completes our team.

Jamie Guarita • Pet Stylist

Jamie has dedicated her life to the rescue and rehabilitation of all creatures. She expanded her love of animals to dog grooming in 2002. Jamie is a 2004 graduate of American Academy Of Pet Grooming in New York City and is a certified member of the National Dog Groomer Association of America. Experienced in all breed standards, Jamie has been pampering Manhattan’s furry friends for 2 decades. She also volunteers with our team at the Humane Society of New York, cleaning up their rescues to get them looking beautiful for their forever homes. Jamie also specializes in pet nutrition and is a certified pet nutritionist. She has a wealth of knowledge in balancing canine and feline diets.

Sophia Pierce • Pet Stylist

Sophia Pierce raises and shows American Kennel Club champion Dachshunds, Afghan Hounds, and Standard Poodles. She is a highly respected breed preservationist and competes in confirmation, rally, agility, and hunting trials. Sophia is a participant in the New York City ratting club and has been featured on Vice and Inside Edition. She is a 2012 graduate of the Merryfield School Of Pet Grooming in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and is a certified member of National Dog Groomers association of America. Sophia is experienced in all breeds, breed standards, handstripping as well as creative grooming.

Caleb Tolley • Grooming Assistant

Caleb has dedicated his life to the care and love of animals. He was the number one junior handler in the dachshund breed while showing in junior showmanship. He now shows many different breeds professionally with the American Kennel Club. His standards and attention to detail while customizing skin and coat treatments, or providing the perfect blow out, are on par with the same high standards used in the ring at Westminster. He is also a full time student at Marymount University Manhattan college, majoring in public relations, and minoring in business. Caleb sees a little bit of show dog in all of our fur-clients.

Our Vans

Hair of the Dog has redefined the concept of luxury mobile grooming. We have three state-of-the-art mobile units providing on the spot service. Each van is equipped with a stainless steel Super Sudsor massaging hydro-bath that can hold the largest breeds with room to spare. Each includes an adjustable tub shelf to customize the experience for even the smallest dogs. Our grooming table lowers all the way to the floor for a smooth and stress free ride up to grooming height. We also have a slide out bridge that takes your pet directly from table to tub, specifically designed for older dogs with hip problems. Rest assured that we leave with what we came with! Our mobile units have two 50-gallon water tanks for our fresh water and grey water. For power we use an Onan 8000 quiet commercial generator and a 2000 watt outback inverter. Each van is 100% green and requires no idling to operate as required by state law. We believe that a comfortable pet is a happy pet, so we have installed an amazing climate control system on each unit.

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL

“Sit… Stay… Fetch… Roll over… Repeat… Don’t get me wrong, I love my job, but honestly its all a bit exhausting. I need a happy hour once in a while and Hair of the Dog is it for me!”

– Ziggy / Dachshund from Midtown