About

Proud Canines was voted #1 for Best Pet Grooming – Hamilton Readers’ Choice Awards!

Carey Britton is a professionally trained, certified dog groomer who received her Dog Grooming Certificate with honours from DogPort Dog Grooming Academy in Woodstock, Ontario.  Carey has her Animal Health Care Degree from the University of Guelph as well as her Red Cross Pet First Aid and CPR Certificate and has over 8 years experience as a Veterinarian Technician.

Carey has lived with dogs for over 25 years.  Her first dog Sydney, an Australian Cattle Dog/Doberman cross, was brought home as a surprise by her husband Pete.  From that moment on Carey learned about the world of dogs and just how amazing and loyal they are.  Two years after getting Sydney, came Tyra, a Weimaraner, who proved once again how loving, giving and incredible dogs can be.  A few years after Tyra arrived, they got Reese and then Riley, both Jack Russell Terriers, then came Fergie, a Boston Terrier and then Olivia, another Boston Terrier!  Sydney, Tyra, Reese and Riley are sadly no longer with them and despite the heartache of their passing, Carey and Pete are very grateful and fortunate for the many years they had to spend with them…

Carey has an enormous respect and a deep love for all animals, especially dogs and truly knows how to make a connection with them.  Carey understands how important it is to earn their trust and because of this, she believes every dog will experience a “relaxed” and “stress free” day at her salon.  Carey also knows that every dog is different, however does feel they share a common trait and that is how “proud” they are, hence the name Proud Canines.  She also believes that when your dog leaves her salon, they will feel even more “proud” because of the way they look and feel!