Meet Our Pet Stylists & Grooming Team!

Marilyn Martin, Senior Pet Stylist

Marilyn has over 17 years of dog grooming and 13 years of cat grooming experience. She earned her Associate Degree of Science in Animal Care from Becker College and also went to a technical college preparatory school earning college credits in Veterinary Technology. She knew since a very young age that she wanted to work with animals and discovered her love of grooming pets while in high school and has been doing it ever since.  Her passion and love for animals truly shows when she works with her pet clients, which your pet will instantly know once they meet Marilyn.

Marilyn also enjoys teaching others on the art of pet styling and has been a trainer to new bathers and stylists for the past 8 years.  She is a great leader and helps make others she works with better at their craft too.

Marilyn has two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels named Abu (4 years old) and Pumbaa (3 years old) who will be part of the mascot team at the store.

Please come in and meet Marilyn and her pups who are happy to help you!

Cheryl Iodice, Founder and Owner

Cheryl Iodice and Cooper courtesy of TIM JEAN/Staff photo

Have you ever asked yourself “What job would I do if I could do anything?”  Well, I have asked myself that question many times over the years and answered it the same way – “something to do with animals.”   This is largely because of my love of dogs starting when I was 6 and got my first puppy, Victoria la duc Sonia, a French Poodle.  I owned her for 15 years and 2 rescue Shih Tzu dogs, Abby and Cooper over the past 16 years.   Being with my pets brings me untold happiness and I know that every other pet owner feels the same.

So, with this love of pets combined with my 25-year business career in the healthcare industry, I am inspired to finally take this important step to follow my dream and open a pet spa and boutique.  I am excited to put my dedication to customer service, attention to detail, and ability to create and lead a highly skilled staff that will provide the care that pet owners expect to work in a direction that is also very close to my heart. 

Why Andover?   Well, it is a place that I have a great affinity to because of my +100 year family history here and it is one of the most pet friendly towns I know.  Over my entire life, Andover (and North Andover) has given me some of my most treasured memories – being with my family, going to parades on Main Street, taking our dogs for walks in the park, and working here for the past 25 years.  So, it is really clear to me that this is where I want to continue this incredibly long relationship with the Andover community as I step into the next chapter of my life!

I hope you’ll come by with your pet loved one and let us pamper you.