Charlie, our mascot started it all! The shepard mix is our inspiration to providing a loving environment for pets to get groomed. When we adopted him, he had been severely abused. As a groomer, I see this often and wanted to open a salon for pets, with the entire goal is for them to be relaxed and content. Every detail in the salon is designed for your pets comfort. From the color of the walls, to the aromatherapy and the music playing, Charlie's Place wants your pet to be as comfortable as possible. We take pride in offering the best care and grooming. We are dedicated to serving the needs of our customers each and every day. We are Jeff and Jennifer Brown. We are a christian husband and wife team with 20+ years of combined experience in the art of grooming, We strive to be the best and therefore attend the latest grooming seminars to keep up with the latest styles.
Jennifer has always been an animal lover. She began grooming by apprenticing with the Grooming Boutique for 2 years. She then was a grooming manager for Petco for 4 years. She worked for Archer Road Pet Resort for a year before the beautiful Pet Paradise Resort opened. She worked for them for 4 years being their only groomer until her husband Jeff started working on the weekends. Jennifer has groomed dogs for two editions of a magazine and one electric company commercial. Jennifer is CPR and First Aid certified. She is a member of the National Dog Grooming Association of America and National Association of Professional Creative Groomers. Her passion is toy breeds.
Jeff has a bachelor's degree in business and is very experienced in his own successful grooming salons. He apprenticed with Claudia's Paws and Claws before opening two different salons.He is truly the most patient and gentle person, with even the most anxious dogs. He is CPR and First Aid certifed. His love for grooming shows with each dog he grooms. On the side we also enjoy showing our Yorkshire terriers and English mastiffs.
TJ is one of the wonderful groomers trained by Jennifer. She has been your fur babies's washer, dryer, and now their groomer.She has loved animals all her life. Her specialty is hand striping and desheding big dogs. She has 2 danes herself. She brings enthusiasm and patience. She does really well with old, special needs, and aggressive dogs. She is also CPR and first aid certified. If your pet had a bad expierence somewhere else, she rehabilites them. She teaches them to trust her and to not be afraid.
Miss Sophia is a graduate of Merryfield School of Pet Grooming. She has trained by some of the top grooomers in the industry. She has been grooming for 6yrs. Grooming has helped achieve her dream of showing dogs all over the country in the AKC circuit. She has shown at the Westminster Kennel Club and the National AKC Championship. Some of the breeds that she has shown and specializes in are Schnauzers, Poodles, Afghan Hounds, and Dachshunds.Sophia has expierence in most breeds of dogs and cats. She, along with all our staff is CPR and first aid certified.
Marisa has been grooming for 3 years and been showing dogs since 2008. She shows her own standard dachsunds and has been working on and off with professional AKC handlers since 2013. In her off times, she's been attending college full time and graduated in the fall of 2018. She also just began competing in grooming competitions and regularing attends educational grooming seminars. She can do all styles of pet grooming, conformation grooming, breed specific trims and hand stripping. Marisa was working at another high-end salon in Heathrow, Florida, for the last 2 years, until now moving to Gainesville to further her education. She started her grooming career as a bather\dryer for us 5yrs ago as one of our first employees.We are now excited for her to be with us as a groomer.
Our Pet CPR and first aid Certification employees
We offer volunteer grooming services to local animal rescues. Every pet deserves to be loved. Every pet, especially a shelter pet, deserves to look and feel their best.