Julie's first dog was a Rottweiler and was a gift from her father. His name was Lucky and was her best friend for 13 years. After going to school and working as an operations and merchandising manager for 11 years, Julie realized she truly wanted to work with animals. She received her certificate from Oceanview Professional Dog Grooming School and joined Especially for Pets in 2011. Our grooming manager Laura has been a great mentor to her. Grooming began as a hobby but has evolved into a passion. Working at Especially for Pets has been more gratifying than she could have imagined and considers herself very fortunate to work in such a fun and loving environment.