Meet the Staff

Meet The Ken Caryl Pet Spa Staff

Where We Love On Your Pets!!

We have over 100 years of professional pet experience on our staff making us your Pet Experts!
Dawn Olsonpet tech first aid littleton coMEET THE KEN CARYL PET SPA TEAM

Dawn Olson owns and operates the Ken Caryl location and has owned Distinctive Pet Care, an in-home sitting and pet care business since 1995. After growing up in Juneau, Alaska she decided to move to Colorado to attend Bel-Rea Institute and become a Certified Veterinary Technician. Dawn’s vision is to create trust in the Littleton community by bringing pet lovers together and creating a sense of awareness for the health, happiness and well-being of all pets.

In December of 2013, Dawn became a Master Pet Tech Instructor, teaching valuable pet safety information to pet parents and pet professionals. Dawn is also a Canine Colors facilitator which gives insight into people and pet personalities.  Dawn completed a 100-hour course through the Academy of Natural Health Sciences on Canine Nutrition.

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Dawn

Testimonial: “Dawn and her staff are very helpful and easy to work with. They offer a wonderful range of products and services which speaks to Dawn’s genuine concern for the health and well-being of animals. Dawn recommended a product called Connectin to add to my 12 year old Golden’s food because he was suffering from joint pain and stiffness in his legs and back. It has been a life-changer for him and I’m very grateful to her for suggesting it.”  Barb from Littleton, Co

Testimonial:  “My husband and I are new to the area and were given a recommendation from a friend about your grooming services. Our dog, Bexley, was given a great experience and wonderful haircut!

Testimonial:  “I felt so comfortable dropping her off and she has never come back so happy from the groomer! I don’t know if it was the groomers sweet demeanor with our pup, or the treats in her new client goody bag… but thank you for treating a member of our family like one of your own! We’ll be back!”  Lauren, Littleton, Co


VONNIE, Pet Stylist

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Vonnie

Testimonial: “I love KC Pet Spa!! My groomer takes care of all our dogs. My Sophia is 14 years old. Vonnie is the only groomer to care for her. Sophia has special needs which Vonnie addresses and loves her just the same. She is a kind, gentle groomer who loves her pet clients!

Staff is always welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable.”  Kathryn from Littleton, Co

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Vonnie


Vonnie is a Colorado native and trained at the PetsMart Academy in 2008. Vonnie joined our team in June 2011. She loves working with Schnauzers and Australian Shepherds but is so patient with all types of dogs and cats! Vonnie provides a special touch that many of her regular clients love so much that they won’t think of going anywhere else!  Vonnie completed her Pet First Aid & CPR training in October 2014.

 

 


MIRELY, Pet Stylist

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Mirely

Testimonial: “We love the pet spa! Friendly staff! Great service and products offered! Mirely is the best groomer!! The owner has a lot of great pet knowledge and is passionate about healthy pets! She can really help with just about anything let related!”  Stacey from Littleton, Co

 

 

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Mirely

Mirely moved here in July 2014 from Puerto Rico with her daughter, who attended Deer Creek Middle School and now Chatfield Senior High.   Mirely has been a pet groomer and stylist for almost 20 years, owning and running her own shop. Mirely has two dogs and a cat. Mirely completed her Pet First Aid & CPR training in October of 2014.  Se habla espanol.

Testimonial: “Every time I have been for any service ,the staff is always friendly and available to assist you. I love how Mirely grooms my dogs, and how compassionate and understanding of my dog needs she is. She was concerned about one of my dogs health and sure enough she was right, I took my dog to the Vet and thanks to Mirely she is doing much better. My dogs leave very happy and they always want to go back to say goodbye to her on our way out. This is no ordinary Pet Spa, this is the most complete, professional and compassionate Pet Spa in the area and I highly recommend it.”


HOPE, Pet Stylist

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Hope

Testimonial:  “Hope has a gentle and caring way with her clients. Tucker is usually very reticent to go into the grooming area. She just took him by his leash and he followed her without hesitation. Seems they have a very comfortable relationship. He doesn’t like vacuums or hairdryers and yet Hope said he rested his head on her shoulder while she blew him dry! She has evidently earned his trust. I very much appreciate how upbeat he is when he leaves and that he doesn’t start to shake or pull away when we enter the shop. Thank you Hope!”  Janet from Littleton, Co

Hope joined our team in February of 2015 and had worked prior at Petco.  Hope has been a wonderful addition from the beginning and all of her four-legged clients LOVE her!  Hope has two chihuahuas and 2 bunnies that she spends time with when not at work.


Shelly, Store Manager

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Shelly

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Shelly

Shelly started with us in October of 2015 and quickly “learned the ropes”!  She is a great team leader and all our gals work hard to make her look good.  Shelly is from South Carolina where she worked in a daycare and boarding facility.  Shelly has 3 dogs that are all rescues and also has 5 children.  She enjoys spending time watching her boys play football when she is not getting kisses from our 4-legged clients, (yes, including guinea pigs!)

 

 


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Stavia

Testimonial: “We recently had our Pit Bull bathed and groomed at Ken Caryl Pet Spa. They not only did a fabulous job on him, but their little added perks like a report card and goody bag was really nice and unexpected. We have found the place for our dog’s grooming. Everybody there is really nice and helpful also.” Jackie, Littleton, Co




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Katie

Testimonial: “My wife and I brought our labradoodle to your business for her first bath and sanitary cut. I just wanted to give a shout out to your employees Vonnie, Lacey, and Courtney. They were extremely caring to my dog and were great in terms of answering all my questions. We will continue bringing Sophie to your dog spa. The shop was very clean the dogs were treated like family. Just wanted to say thanks to your staff.” Jeffrey & Jennifer (& Sophie)


 


Jules

Jules

Testimonial: “We have taken our dog to Ken Caryl Pet Spa for years. Their employees are always caring, polite and knowledgeable. Usually, we use the self wash, but have also had them wash our dog and have always been very pleased. We have bought food, treats, and other pet products there. We know that if Ken Caryl Pet Spa is selling a product, we can trust it to be safe and effective. We highly recommend the services and products there.”

Testimonial: “Even though I’ve been grooming my cockers for many many years I learned some new things at the Brush Workshop which will be helpful!”

 


 Testimonial: “We have taken our dog to Ken Caryl Pet Spa for years. Their employees are always caring, polite and knowledgeable. Usually, we use the self wash, but have also had them wash our dog and have always been very pleased. We have bought food, treats, and other pet products there. We know that if Ken Caryl Pet Spa is selling a product, we can trust it to be safe and effective. We highly recommend the services and products there.”
Courtney

Courtney