• Dara Forleo

    I have been working with horses and dogs professionally since 1991.  My knowledge ranges from the competing, handling, and grooming horses, cows, dogs and the occasional rabbit.  In 1999, I attended the Nash Academy in Lexington, Kentucky.  Following the completion of the Nash grooming program, I earned my BA for Small Business Management from Ottawa University.  After moving to New Hampshire in 2006,  I utilize​d my business degree to open my first grooming shop and boutique, The Doggie Bag & Day Spaw.

    ​In six years I built a business that has earned recognition from the community and my devoted following of clients.  I was awarded the Best of Souhegan Valley Award for Best Groomer in 2007 through 2012.  After selling The Doggie Bag and Day Spaw, I opened up what is now Dara’s Paw Spaw and The Whole Pet Grooming Academy.  I work strongly with our local high schools and their Internship programs, which allows juniors and seniors to intern in industries they may want explore in college or with vocational training.   I am a board member as business consultant for the Holistic Cat Groomer’s Alliance.  I am an active member of the HCGA and the Holistic Pet Stylists Association.

  • Dara Forleo