About Us

The Furry Tails Staff

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Left to Right: Christie Blaine, Piia Pratt, Anjie Coates, Angela Connors

Piia Pratt

Piia Pratt is a certified AKC Safe Groomer, co-owner of Furry Tails, and started in the grooming industry in 2013. She’s a member of the New England Pet Grooming Professionals as well as the American Professional Pet Groomers Association, has a Barkleigh First Aid & CPR certification, as well as a Pet Tech First Aid & CPR certification. She has her Salon Sanitation certificate, as well as the IV San Bernard Skin from Dr. Cliff Faver and Coat Certificate, and the ISCC Skin and Coat Certificate. 

Every year she attends the New England Grooming Show to continue her education in pet grooming. . In April of 2019 she also attended Intergroom in New Jersey. 

She is a master colorist and does amazing color work on dogs. Her favorite breed to groom is Poodles. She has two furry companions, Rufio, a Cattle Dog mix, and Tilde, a Pomeranian. Her boy Remi was the inspiration for the dragon on the Furry Tails logo, and he watches over her from the Rainbow Bridge. Every month she volunteers her grooming skills at the Worcester Animal Rescue League to help the dogs get adopted.

Remi
Remi

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Anjie Coates

Anjie Coates is a certified AKC Safe Groomer, and has an AKC SAFE Handling Certification. She is co-owner of Furry Tails, and started in the grooming industry in 1989. She’s a member as well as a board member of the New England Pet Grooming Professionals, as well as the American Professional Pet Groomers Association, the Association of Holistic Pet Professionals and is a Certified Pet Tech First Aid & CPR Instructor #2383. Every year she attends the New England Grooming Show to continue her education in pet grooming. In April of 2019 she also attended Intergroom in New Jersey. 

She has her Temporary Color & Accessory certification and enjoys airbrush coloring on the dogs. She has her Salon Sanitation certificate, as well as the IV San Bernard Skin and Coat Certificate from Dr. Cliff Faver, and the ISCC Skin and Coat Certificate. She grooms the cats at Furry Tails and has a Compassionate Cat Grooming certification as well. She also grooms the bunnies, and they always do very well with it. She won the ASPCA Humane Award in 2002 for her help in rescuing Woodsie the Beagle.

She shares her passion for grooming with other pet professionals when teaching classes for Pawsitive Educational Training. Her favorite breed to groom is Bichons.

She has three furry companions, G, a Pug, and the inspiration for the blue fairy on the Furry Tails logo, Rodeo, a German Shepherd Dog mix, and Alister, the kitty in shining armor on the Furry Tails logo. Every month she volunteers her grooming skills, and photography at the Worcester Animal Rescue League to help the dogs get adopted

Alister & G
Alister & G

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Christie Blaine

Christie Blaine joined the Furry Tails team shortly after we opened. She can be seen in her all pink grooming station as you enter the spa at the end of the waiting room. Roxanne her Dachshund is our doorbell and does her best to alert us when clients enter and need our attention.
Christie  is a certified AKC SAFE Groomer, and has an AKC SAFE Handling Certification. She's a member of the New England Pet Grooming Professionals, as well as the American Professional Pet Groomers Association and has been grooming for 23 years. She has her Salon Sanitation certificate, as well as the IV San Bernard Skin and Coat Certificate from Dr. Cliff Faver and the ISCC Skin and Coat Certificate. She also has the Pet Tech First Aid & CPR certification.  Every year she attends the New England Grooming Show to continue her education in pet grooming.  In April of 2019 she also attended Intergroom in New Jersey.
She has a great love of all four legged critters and treats them all like her own. Her favorite breed to groom is the Cocker Spaniel.
She has two furry companions, Roxanne the Dachshund who is the inspiration for the Dachshund fairy in pink and Gizmo the cat.  

Roxanne
Roxanne

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Angela "Angie" Connors

Angela “Angie” Connors is a Certified Bather Brusher, a member of the New England Pet Grooming Professionals, and usually the first face you see at Furry Tails as she’s most often found at the tub with one of her furry friends on the other side of the half door as you walk in. 

She is an AKC SAFE Groomer, and has an AKC SAFE Handling Certification. She's a member of the New England Pet Grooming Professionals. She has her Salon Sanitation certificate, as well as the IV San Bernard Skin and Coat Certificate from Dr. Cliff Faver, and the ISCC Skin and Coat Certificate. She is a certified in Compassionate Cat grooming. She also has her Pet Tech First Aid and CPR Certification.  Every year she attends the New England Grooming Show to continue her education in pet grooming. In April of 2019 she also attended Intergroom in New Jersey. 

She is well versed in bunny grooming, and will always be found assisting in them as she owns Bun Bun, a happy rabbit that is a frequent visitor to the shop. She also owns Bailey, a sweet Shepherd mix that loves to go for long walks in the woods. She returned to the grooming industry after taking some time off but found this was her passion. She specializes in dogs that have a fear of bathing, and can always get them to come around with a tender touch and interesting conversation. 

Bun Bun
Bun Bun

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