The Humans of the Shop

Rachel DiPietro-Caputo
Groomer

Rachel has been grooming for over 20 years and has a devoted client base. Her exceptional skills, ability to relate to customers, and her calm demeanor with dogs are what makes her such an integral part of the team. She is also a wonderful resource for new additions to the pack! Rachel has been part of the shop since Day 1 and has helped to build the reputation of excellence in grooming services for which Soggy Doggy Shop is known. She's on Instagram @rdcgrooming.

Kait Mentch
Groomer

Kait's amazing grooming skills are evidenced by the number of clients that have followed her here to Soggy Doggy Shop! She has a certain way of calming extra anxious pups and helps to make grooming more enjoyable for them. Her sparkling personality and exceptional grooming abilities have made her a customer favorite here. See some of her work on Instagram @kait_thegroomer

Sarah Bodnar
Groomer

Sarah brings her skill, enthusiasm, and joy for life with her to work every day. She works meticulously with anxious dogs and spends the time needed to allow them to be comfortable with grooming. Her love for her job is evidenced by the smile on her face at the end of each day. Check out Sarah's work on Instagram @stylingroomersarah.

Julia DeMarino
Grooming Area Manager

Best part of the job: d-o-g-s

Fav famous dog: Walter Geoffrey

Fun fact: hula hoop dancer 

Rachael Nichols
Groomer's Assistant
Liz Forrester
Groomer's Assistant

Best part of the job: puppy kisses

Fav famous dog: Air Bud

Fun fact: chronic Tough Mudder addict 

Sarah McElroy
Groomer's Assistant

Best part of the job: loving on the pups

Fav famous dog: Zero

Fun fact: USMC Veteran (oorah!)

Tiffany "Paws" Weichey
Chief Dog Whisperer

As Chief Dog Whisperer, Tiffany is charged with the highly important task of meeting and interacting with pups and their pawrents, which happens to be one of her favorite parts of the job! Even before she joined our pack she had the nickname Paws, and she puts it to good use here. While growing up in Butler, Paws throughly enjoyed the companionship that came along with pets of all shapes and sizes. 

Paws prides herself on in-depth product knowledge and providing detailed guidance to customers. Finding the perfect treat, toy, or home item for a customer and their pup is Paws' greatest skill and she loves seeing the joy in a dog's eyes when it sees the great surprises its human had picked out.

Outside of the Shop you can find Paws reading an array of cozy mysteries, going off on an antiquing adventure, and having deep philosophical discussions with her handsome cat Wulfric.

Heidi Holzapfel
Owner

Heidi is a born-Burgher, a graduate of The Ellis School, and a two-time graduate of Syracuse University, obtaining both a Bachelor's and Masters of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship. After working in residential and commercial real estate for a number of years, she joined her family's book distribution and publishing company in 2008, eventually taking over daily operations management. When the time came to make a professional change, Heidi thought through the preverbal "what would I love to wake up and do every day?" and immediately knew working with dogs would be, well, barking up the right tree. 

Heidi is a member of Orchard Hill Church, an adjunct instructor at The Ellis School, a member of the Board of Directors for the Ohio Cattle Dog Rescue Team, and owner of 3 other businesses.

To read the Ellis profile on Heidi, click here. To read the Syracuse University profile on Heidi, click here.

Artwork by Iris Scott

120 Wexford Bayne Road  |  Wexford, PA  |  15090

(724) 719-2788  |  woof@soggydoggyshop.com

M-F 10am-5pm  Sa 9am-5pm  Su Closed

Grooming by appointment only

Self washes close @ 4:30pm

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