Meet Mary Phillips

Mary, Owner

Growing up in Loudoun County, Mary spent a good part of her childhood taking horseback riding lessons and working on farms for fun. In high school she moved on from stable work to pet sitting where she learned the many different lifestyles that pets can lead. Throughout her college career she worked at a therapeutic horseback riding facility as an Assistant Instructor and Director’s Assistant.  Her passion for animals was so strong that she immediately jumped in to Veterinary Technician School after receiving her B.A. in English. With two years of school under her belt and a novel size list of experience, she began her journey to learn first-hand all she could in the animal industry. The list of different industries is vast: dog daycare, animal boarding, veterinary technician work in several hospitals, shelter work, pet-sitting, training, dog grooming and community outreach education programs. Through her experience over the years, Mary found that many businesses that claim to be pet friendly and loving were only referring to those pets that loved back easily. The fearful dogs, anxious dogs and full on aggressive dogs had no welcoming space to go without being judged (her dog included). With this realization it was time to do the only thing that made sense: open a business that offered a welcoming environment to all. Pawsh Dog Wash was born.

Meet Sy

Sy, Pawsh Pal

Sy is a native of Annandale, Virginia owner of Chester the rescue boxer mix. As an avid dog lover, Sy has worked with many types of dogs in a pet sitting and daycare environment. Pawsh is the perfect place to work and you can always see their art on our windows during the holidays. You can also check out some of Sy’s artwork on sale in our shop. 

Meet JB

JB, Pawsh Pal

JB is a Virginia native that has been working with dogs for the last 8 years. Even though his height intimidates some of the dogs, his gentle tone and touch helps build that relationship between dog and person over time. Even though he loves dogs, JB has a preference for aquatic animals and can be found fishing or studying fish on his off days. When JB isn’t wrestling dogs for nail trims, he spends his free time wrestling people on the mat learning various forms of martial arts. His favorite right now is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. 

Meet Perri

Perri, Pawsh Pal

Perri is a DC native that has been working and bathing dogs for almost 8 years. Out of all the breeds she has worked with over the years, Pit Bulls are still her all time favorite breed. In her free time, Perri enjoys swimming and listening to all genres of music. You can normally find her giving your pup a deep shampoo massage while using soothing words of encouragement during the bath process. 

Meet Leti

Leti, Groomer

Leti is a Woodbridge resident that has been grooming in the DMV for over 20 years. When it comes to some of our more reactive and grooming sensitive dogs, she has a special touch. One of her favorite breeds is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, but she loves grooming the smaller breeds like Shih Tzu’s and Yorkshire Terriers. If you’re looking for a speedy groom, she is your groomer. Her years of experience has made her one of our fastest groomers- but book quickly! Leti is only in our shop on Sunday’s as the rest of her time is dedicated to her three children. 

Meet Tanya

Tanya, Groomer

Tanya is a Maryland native that has been grooming for 15 years. She is definitely one of our most lighthearted groomers (if her dancing down the street is any sign). Tanya is a diverse groomer in her ability to sweet dog scared and fearful dogs throughout their grooming process to putting down the firmer tone for our more rambunctious and testy dogs. Small dogs are by far her favorite, she does enjoy the satisfaction of the occasional fluffing of a large curly coated dog. If you are looking for good scissor work or a groomer that can mold themselves to your dogs energy, Tanya is your groomer!

Meet Monica

Monica, Groomer

Monica is a DC native that has been grooming for a little over 8 years. As a single mother of two, she passes on her love of animals to her boys. Over the years of grooming, she has become quite fond of grooming Yorkie’s and Shih Tzu’s the most but welcomes and loves all dogs that cross her table. She has a stern motherly tone when needed for some of our pups that need a bit more firm hand and then the equally gentle motherly touch for our pups that are a bit more fearful of the process. On her days off, she enjoys taking her boys to the park and having quality family time. 

Meet Carolyn

Carolyn, Groomer

Carolyn is a Maryland native who has been grooming for 40 years. As our most experienced groomer on the Pawsh team, there isn’t a dog that has crossed her path that is out of her skill set. While Schnauzer’s are Carolyn’s favorite breed, she grooms more of our smaller breeds now and has allowed the Miniature Schnauzer to tag along with its giant counterpart as one of her favorites. If your dog loves a good conversation, Carolyn is the groomer for you. She loves talking with all of her pups to try and help calm them during their grooming process. Her love of animals and grooming has even trickled down to two of her children who are both groomers as well.