Kasey, Ariel, Shepherd, and Southern Sutton
Kasey and Ariel met in college and both graduated from Texas State University with degrees in Exercise and Sport Science. With very different skill sets and knowledge, they came together and created K & A Grooming.
Kasey started grooming in 2001 and has always had a passion for working with animals. Kasey was a grooming salon manager for many years and has learned from her experiences from working with different groomers and in different grooming settings. She wanted to step out on her own and develop her own style of grooming in a more relaxed grooming environment.
Ariel teamed up with Kasey and contributed her skills and knowledge about business finance and management to the vision. Ariel had previously managed several restaurants in Austin for many years. Though she enjoyed her time and experience gained through that career path, she was always searching to find something that she could be more passionate about. She found that passion in working with pets and their families with Kasey!
Kasey and Ariel started K & A Grooming in the Spring of 2014. They wanted to create a grooming environment for dogs and cats that would allow the pets to be more comfortable and stress-free during the grooming process. They wanted each of their clients to have devoted one on one time with their groomer which would allow for a quicker turn around time. Not forcing the pets to stay in a kennel all day while they wait their turn seemed to alleviate a lot of the stress that can sometimes be associated with the grooming process. This style of grooming combined with a relaxing playroom created for the dogs after their spa day really helped to make the grooming process more enjoyable for the pets.
In March of 2018, their family grew and they welcomed their son Shepherd to their pack!! He loves greeting the clients and their pets and on occasion you will find him in the playroom loving on your pups! In August of 2020, their family grew again and they welcomed their second son, Southern! He jumped right in with helping at the shop as well and he loves getting to meet our clients!