About Sarah

Sarah - Owner/Groomer

My career started 35 years ago in Southern California where I apprenticed for a groomer and fell in love with it! 


A few years later I moved to Illinois, gained more experience and skills, then opened Groomingdales by Sarah in 1990. Yes, that was 31 years ago! 


Groomingdales by Sarah is still going strong today, mainly because I LOVE what I do! I'm crazy happy coming into work every day. I have always been a dog lover and just adore the pups that I groom.

What sets me apart from others is that this isn't just a job; it's my life and my passion. I treat each dog I groom with the love, compassion and gentleness that I would with my own dogs. I want the dogs I groom to have fun and be happy while they are here. 

In addition, I take continuing education classes regularly so I am up-to-date with any new techniques and products. I can do the standard 'breed' groom or something cute or practical - whatever the customer wants! 

From puppies to senior dogs, Bichon Frises to standard Poodles, I am happy when your dog goes home refreshed and looking great!

I am a proud member of the  Illinois professional dog groomers association