Meet Nikki Lushbaugh and her standard poodle Mika. Nikki is Uptown Owner, Suzanne Marchetti’s Assistant. Nikki came to us as a bather/brusher while going to college and studying film. She started to think about grooming and showed a natural flare for it. Nikki went to her first competition this past February with Duke (one of our client’s cocker spaniels) and now Nikki and Duke are headed to Super Zoo in Las Vegas this coming week! We wish Nikki and Duke the best of luck!!!
More info. about Nikki…
I have been working at Uptown Paw for 2 yrs and 3 months. I started out as a bather and brusher.
My favorite breed of dog is a Standard Poodle because they are so intelligent, but also mixed breeds as they are so unique.
The name of my first pet/type of pet: I had two bunnies - Snowie and Brownie.
The funniest thing a dog has ever done: It cracks me up watching dogs try to catch bubbles or flies and then collide into the other dogs because they are so fixated on what they are chasing.
Something you didn’t know about me: I was a competitive fighter for 4-5 yrs in kick boxing mixed with martial arts.
My favorite thing about Uptown Paw: All the cuteness around me.
Anything else you would like to share: Fluffy isn’t always better