Meet our Groomers!

Gayle Rae

Gayle graduated from the Nash Academy of Animal Arts in Lexington, KY with the title of Pet Stylist. She has been grooming for over 30 years and is experienced in every breed of dog, in any style you would like or need. Gayle is versed in all the AKC breed standards, internal and external parasites, skin and coat conditions, and all aspects of dog grooming. Gayle excels at grooming techniques, including clippers, styling with scissors, and hand stripping of hard coated breeds to help maintain their wiry coats (instead of clipping their hair away with a pair of clippers). 

Gayle has groomed in Missouri, Illinois, and Kentucky for veterinarians, mom and pop shops, boarding kennels, and corporate businesses – but now calls Hawthorne home.  Gayle owns schnauzers, both a miniature and a giant, along with aussies and an American bully – and a few horses as well. 

For anxious pets, our grooming services can be provided under sedation and monitored by one of our veterinarians.  

Alicia DeWitt

Alicia has been with Hawthorne since January of 2020. She started as doggy day care attendant and now grooms full time. Alicia grooms both dog and cats.

On the weekends, she dispatches for her local police department. In her free time, Alicia enjoys cuddling with her kitties (Oliver, KitKat, Delana) and reading. 

I absolutely love my job. Can't wait to meet you and your furbaby!

- Alicia
Alicia

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A visit to dog spa is more than a day in the lap of luxury—it can be as important to your dog’s overall wellness as exercise, nutrition and vet check-ups! A professional dog groomer not only bathes and brushes your best friend, but they also keep an eye out for hidden health issues your pet may be suffering from, such as painful heat spots or dry patches, infections in their eyes or ears, or questionable lumps and bumps—issues you can address before they become serious problems for your dog.

To learn more or to schedule your pet’s dog grooming session, contact The Dog House at 618-288-3971.