Welcome to Sharon and Karen's Shear Elegance Pet Boutique
We are Sharon and Karen, owners and operators. We are both pet lovers and would love for you to stop in for a visit with your pet. Check us out, talk to the groomers, meet our greeters - Mater and Mable, get a free quote and a treat for your pet. We love visitors!
We both have decades of experience grooming all breeds of dogs and cats.
We give your pets the love, care and respect they deserve .
Our experience, expertise, and attitude toward how your dog should be treated, ensures your pet will have a great grooming and pleasurable experience with us.
Karen is a 3rd generation groomer. She grew up watching her Grandmother and her Mother groom dogs. Her Grandmother raised and showed Scottish Terriers, and Karen herself raised and showed black and tan coon hounds. She has been living and breathing dogs her entire life. Straight out of high school she worked at a Vet's office for 5 years and then apprenticed with the President of the Virginia Dog Groomer's Association from 1994 - 1998. Karen has been grooming pets in Front Royal since 1998. She is NDGAA (National Dog Groomers Association of America) Certified, in all groups.
Karen has groomed several show dogs and cats as well as thousands of pets.
Karen has been heavily involved in the dog community in Warren County for many years. She has fostered several dogs and cats for the Humane Society. She has bottle raised many squirrel's, rabbits, birds, puppies, kittens, children and the list goes on. Karen has two children. Loryn, who is currently attending Shenandoah University, and Paige who is a Freshman at Warren County High School. Paige is currently a bather at Shear Elegance.
Sharon was born and raised around dogs and cats. As a young teenager, she showed and raised Red Persian cats. In 1977, when she was 15, she started working at a Grooming Salon as a bather. Fresh out of high school, she went to the Maryland School of Dog Grooming and graduated in 1981. Following graduation she apprenticed in Croyden, England. She married in 1982 and purchased The Fur Factory in Reston, VA, which she owned and operated for 23 years. After her husband's death, she sold the Fur Factory to stay closer to her children, and began grooming in Front Royal in 2005. Throughout the past several decades, she bred and groomed several different breeds including, Schnauzers, and Cocker Spaniels.
Sharon raised two children. She trained her daughter, Susan, to groom in her early teens, and she is still grooming today at the Fur Factory. Her son Joshua, who has Autism Spectrum Disorder is graduating from Skyline high school in 2012. Josh is currently employed part time at Shear Elegance, cleaning and helping with data entry. Susan has given Sharon two beautiful Granddaughters, and is currently awaiting her third grandchild.
After grooming together for several years in Front Royal, Karen and Sharon partnered to open Shear Elegance Pet Boutique in August, 2011. Due to their strong spiritual and family beliefs, it is very important to them to help improve the lives of animals in the community. Shear Elegance regularly holds Adoption and Fundraising events for the Humane Society of Warren County. We are members of the Front Royal, Warren County, Chamber of Commerce and do our best to promote other local businesses.