Even outside of the shop, Mary's life seems to revolve around her dogs. Regardless of whether she's competing in AKC shows and grooming contest, talking to a group of 6th graders or visiting a nursing home, Mary's goal has always been to educate, entertain and mostly enjoy the dogs.
Mary began showing her Standard and Miniature Poodles in AKC shows in the early 1980's. Over the years she has finished numerous Champions and has always enjoyed the challenge of grooming and presenting her own dogs. Her last dog in the show ring was Marandon Rumors Are Flying, a beautiful black Standard dog which she bred, trained, conditioned and maintained. Due to her limited time, Rumor was shown by Chris Manelopolous and Rachel Corbin. Check out the various show pictures of Mary's dogs over the years.
Having proved her skills at various national grooming contests, Mary was awarded Best Groomed Dog and Best All Around Groomer Division B in Dayton Beach, Florida in 1996. She also received placements at the Atlanta Pet Fair in 1997 and The Carolina Groomers Expo in Charlotte, NC in 1996. Although she no longer competes in grooming contests, her goal is to have every dog that leaves her shop look like a winner!