About me


Pets Are People Too has been serving the Markham community since 1985! Shortly after getting my psychology degree, I began as an apprentice groomer at Pets Are People Too in 1995 and became the owner in 1998. In addition to owning a salon, I have also worked in a mobile grooming vehicle and in other salons both large and small. I have attended many trade shows to enhance my education, and use up-to-date equipment. I am also certified in Pet First Aid through the American Red Cross. Although Pets Are People Too is recommended by local obedience trainers and veterinarians, my business has grown mainly through the referrals of my satisfied clients. I was very pleased and grateful that Pets Are People Too was voted Markham’s Best Groomer for 2002 by the readers of the Markham Economist and Sun!

I am delighted to now be one of the very few house-call groomers in Ontario! I now come directly into your home to groom your pet where they feel most comfortable. This service is ideal for young, elderly, nervous, or physically challenged pets. The grooming itself will only take one to two and a half hours, depending on the breed of your dog. Your dog never has to leave home, wait in a cage, or listen to the barking of other dogs. Owners are permitted to stay with their dog during the grooming process, although they may be asked to keep their distance if their presence excites the dog.

With a shorter grooming time, no car rides, and no strange animals, grooming for your pet will be as stress-free as possible. This convenient, luxurious, one-on-one service reduces the anxiety of both the pets and their owners. Furthermore, I am thrilled that this service can combine high quality products, patience, and experience with a more quiet, private environment to produce the best results for your pet.

Thank you for trusting me with your pets,

Stephanie Smyth (Owner, Groomer)