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Meet Our Groomers


Sandy Durachka: Salon Manager

Sandy Durachka began her career in grooming as a bather/assistant at Kitty’s Canine Clips in 1999. It was obvious from the beginning that Sandy had a natural ability with dogs and a desire to learn more. Sandy went on to graduate from the Maryland School for Dog Grooming. Her specialties are hand scissoring, terriers and drop coat breeds. Sandy is not only the salon manager, but is teacher and mentor for the groomers at Kitty’s Canine Clips. Sandy is certified in pet first aid and CPR.

Sandy is a breeder and Exhibitor of champion bullmastiffs. She is also very active in bullmastiff rescue and the American Bullmastiff Club. Because dogs are a passion for Sandy, she devotes much of her free time to learning about the nutritional needs related to health and skin problems and is always happy to share this information. Sandy is the proud parent of several bullmastiffs Bettie 9, Dollie 7, Cash 6, Feria 4, Lincoln 1, and two chines crested Floyd 12,
pearl 11.


Alicia Gilbert-Assistant manager

Alicia Gilbert began her career as an assistant/bather in 2000. Her natural ability and love of grooming made her a very quick study and our first apprentice. Alicia has a talent for scissoring and is proficient at all breeds. She has an extensive clientele including all variety of poodles, bichons, briards, bearded collies, etc.

Alicia is the proud parent of her son Julian, her pit bull terriers Oscar 10, Nina 9, Jonnie 7, a Persian Jinx 7, and a DSH Jake 6.


Cathy Peete: professional groomer

Cathy began her career as an assistant/bather at Kitty’s Canine Clips in 2000. At that time Cathy was an active pet sitter in the Annapolis area. Because of her love for animals Cathy has acquired experience in horsemanship and as a kennel tech. Upon returning to the area Cathy completed our apprenticeship program. Cathy is skilled in hand scissoring and is proficient in all breeds. Cathy has a special interest in terriers and sporting breeds. Cathy continues to educate herself in pets and grooming by attending seminars and dog shows. Cathy also volunteers her time with Mid Atlantic Poodle Rescue. Cathy is pet first aid certified.

Cathy is the proud parent of her daughter Amber, son Malcolm, and family domestic medium hair Shadow.

Cathy Peete

Heather Barron: professional groomer

Heather began working in our Boarding facility Cozy Canine Camp. Heather has experience working in a veterinary hospital, doggie daycare center, as well as several pet boarding facilities.Heather always planned on becoming a Professional Groomer and we are lucky to have been given the opportunity to train her! Heather completed our grooming apprenticeship program under Sandy Durachka. Heather is proficient in all breeds of grooming and is especially gifted in scissoring. She also enjoys new pet grooming techniques such as coloring, stenciling, and bedazzling!

Heather is the proud owner of 2 feisty Dachshunds and a Pomeranian.

Valerie (Buffi) Jessen

Buffi proudly served in the U.S. Navy for 8 years before becoming a professional groomer. While raising her two daughters Meredith and Emily, Buffi began learning to hand strip her Standard Schnauzer. She went on to show him in confirmation. While stationed in different parts of the world Buffi would groom the pets of other families on base thus starting her career in dogs! Buffi has been a professional groomer in the Annapolis/Anne Arundle County area since 2002. As a life long animal and nature lover Buffi is a master gardener and the proud doggie parent of two rescue Doberman Pincher, Jette and Enzo. Buffi has brought with her a specialist knowledge of terrier grooming to Kitty's Canine Clips. We are also very proud to have a Veteran as part of our grooming team!

Support Staff:

Kate Lindenberger

Kate has been with KCC since April 2008. Kate is our canine cleaning technician and fluff dryer and is a kind and caring part of each pet’s day. Kate is experienced in horsemanship and has completed courses at Anne Arundel Community College. Kate is the proud parent of a rescued beagle mix Chopper 13.

Kate Lindenberger

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Proudly Serving Annapolis–Anne Arundel County:

  • Edgewater
  • Davidsonville
  • Crownsville
  • Severna Park
  • Arnold
  • Millersville
  • Crofton
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Cozy Canine Camp is Pet First Aid Certified by the American Red Cross.

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