Compassionate, force-free, in home mobile grooming
ABOUT WET WHISKER >^^< 630-306-5889
Welcome! I’m a feline exclusive groomer (no dogs) whose holistic, force-free approach is based on cat behavior & psychology.
Wet Whisker is an in home, aka house call, mobile grooming service. Your cat is fully groomed INSIDE its own home. This is beneficial as stress, to which cats are especially prone, is minimized. Owners also benefit from peace of mind as they’re welcome to watch kitty being groomed, if they like. WW services towns west of I-294, centered around Bloomingdale, IL.
The holistic philosophy of Wet Whisker is simple; always treat cats with respect, compassion, patience, & affection. They deserve no less.
I do not sedate, nor do I recommend sedation. No force grooming methods are used as these are counter productive and do not foster trust or affection. These include scruffing, muzzles, neck nooses, helmets, tethering racks, dunking bags, taping, or other such used by those who do not understand cats. Cats should be treated as kindred souls and respond best to gentle and patient methods.
About the owner, Sheryl: I teach cat grooming locally & nationally and am co-founder of the Holistic Cat Groomers Alliance (since 2014), which is a professional organization for the education & training of cat groomers in respectful & compassionate methods, which is lacking in the majority of grooming schools. I have been a featured speaker at all seminars given by Stacey Ward’s “The Cat Grooming Symposium”. After graduating from the Academy of Dog & Cat Grooming Arts in Arlington Heights, IL in 2009, I returned to lecture & demonstrate holistic cat grooming techniques. Cats have been a life long passion of mine & I’m so glad to be pursing my passion in my 2nd career. I have several of my own cats, foster cats occasionally, & have a purebred 25 yr. old daughter. 🙂
In August of 2016, I was elected to the board of directors for the Illinois Professional Pet Groomers Association. I am co-chair of the Bylaw and Policy Advocacy/Lobbying committees.