Business of the Year ~ Dana’s Stylin Pets

Seen a good looking dog prancing through a Grand Island neighborhood? Chances are it’s been groomed at Dana’s Stylin Pets. Since 2008, Dana Carver and her team have been busy grooming the dearly loved dogs of Grand Island, along with those who cross the bridges from other communities.

Dana was just 10 years old when she started grooming. She worked for big box pet stores for many years before she realized her dream to be her own boss and run her own business.  She says opening her own dog grooming business was a perfect fit. Because Dana was planning a move to Grand Island, she hoped it could also be the home of her business. Eight years later, pet owners are still grateful she made this choice.

Dana says she owes much of her success to her dedicated workers, whom she would be lost without. Her daughter Catie, has been by her side from the very beginning, following in her mother’s footsteps, also learning how to groom at the age of 10. Danielle Lazeration, with nearly a decade of grooming experience, has been with Dana’s Stylin Pets for four years. Dana says Danielle is the peanut butter to her jelly. Becca DeLorenzo and Michelle Jagiello, groomers in training, round out her passionate staff.

Dana is not only committed to her company and her clients, but is also committed to the community around her.  Along with being an active member of St. Timothy Lutheran Church, she donates gift certificates and gift baskets to many causes, fundraises for Relay for Life and Diamond in the Ruff, and donates grooming to local rescue groups to help dogs find forever homes. Dana is also a volunteer Director with the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, where she oversees the Youth Ambassador program and all of the fundraising efforts that accompany it.

Dana’s Stylin Pets is located at 1732 Grand Island Boulevard.