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, has a Barkleigh First Aid & CPR certification, as well as a Pet Tech First Aid & CPR certification. Every year she attends the New England Grooming Show to continue her education in pet grooming. 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 Tilda, 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

Memberships & Certifications

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Anjie Coates

  

Anjie Coates is a certified AKC Safe Groomer, co-owner of Furry Tails, and started in the grooming industry in 1989. She’s a member of the New England Pet Grooming Professionals, has a Barkleigh First Aid & CPR certification, as well as a Pet Tech First Aid & CPR certification. Every year she attends the New England Grooming Show to continue her education in pet grooming. She has her Temporary Color & Accessory certification and enjoys airbrush coloring on the dogs. 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. Her favorite breed to groom is Bichons.
She has four furry companions, G, Pug, and the inspiration for the blue fairy on the Furry Tails logo, Tempe, a Brussels Griffon/Pug mix, 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 at the Worcester Animal Rescue League to help the dogs get adopted.

Alister & G

Alister & G

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 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 Bruin, a sweet Hound 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

Christie Blaine

Christie Blaine is a member of the New England Pet Grooming Professionals and has been grooming for 23 years. 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 and Gizmo the cat. 

Roxanne

Roxanne