DREAMING BIG Cat Grooming opened on June 1st, 2015. We are a 100% cats exclusive, home based salon. Our cat groomer has extensive training in cat grooming, animal first aid, animal behavior (and much more). Most grooming salons groom cats and dogs. We wanted to reduce the stress and chaos by making our salon cats exclusive. We only allow one cat here at a time (unless from the same family) and have no animals running around, no dog smells or barking etc. Being home based, we are able to provide you with the same high quality cat grooming services as as a high end salon - but, without the high end costs! We have a variety of money saving options, which combined with our lower costs, can help you get your cat groomed more often.
DREAMING BIG Cat Grooming is also family run. We are a husband and wife team! Being at home allows us to work together as a family. We have been married since 2012 and have three amazing children (2 boys and 1 girl).
David loves cats and his incredible knowledge about cats and cat grooming is unprecedented. He has enormous passion and love for what he does which is why he is such a phenomenal groomer.
David has spent years studying animals (mainly cats) and has extensive education, training and experience. He took his training and became recognized as a Certified Feline Master Groomer by the National Cat Groomers Institute of America, Inc. (NCGIA). David is Animal First Aid certified and also has a Distinction Diploma in Big Cat Studies through Compass Education and Learning.
Currently, David is pursuing education through the Professional Cat Groomers Association of America (PCGAA) to become a Certified Master Cat Groomer and ideally become a PCGAA Cat Grooming Certifier. He is also studying Zoo and Aquarium Techonology (Zookeeping) through CAZA (Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums) and ABES (Alberta Business and Educational Services).
Besides his education, David is also a member the National Cat Groomers Institute of America (NCGIA), the Professional Cat Groomers Association of America (PCGAA) and the International Society of Animal Professionals (ISAP).
Niki attended the University of Regina and other institutes and has years of education and experience in business, marketing, accounting, administration and more. She is currently in her third year of Child Psychology through the University of Regina (but has taken a break to raise their kids!). She is also a member of IAAP (International Association of Administrative Professional) and is a Microsoft Specialist in Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Currently she is taking an Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Training Program with an Autism Specialization and after will be taking an Autism Focused Intervention course to further help assist their son who has severe autism (Level 3).
We are a unique business in the fact that we want to make a personal connection with all our clients. With us, you are not just a number, each client and their cat is unique and we want to make your experience great. We book long appointments for each cat to ensure we are able to get to know them, what they like and don`t like etc. We treat all cats that enter our home as if they were our own and since we have no pets, we love engaging and interacting with each cat. :)
Besides grooming cats, our goal is to education people on the importance of cat grooming! Cat grooming isn't as well known here in Canada, as in other places around the world. David represents Canada as the Canadian Ambassador with International Society of Animal Professionals (ISAP). This is one way we are able to help educate people here in Canada.
DREAMING BIG Cat Grooming is also partnered with the Regina Humane Society, Regina Cat Rescue and Street Cats of Regina. We volunteer our services and offer FREE grooming to ALL cats in need for all three organizations. (Just because a cat doesn't have an owner or a home doesn't mean they shouldn't feel and look good!)
Please visit our FAQs page - we hope it answers all your questions about DREAMING BIG Cat Grooming and cat grooming in general. But, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.