My name is Libi Villagomez, and I am the Petstylist/Owner of Calibre K-9 Mobile Grooming. I came to the United States from Australia in 2009 to be with my wonderful and supportive husband. I have loved animals all my life, especially Burmese cats where I entered one of my kitties in cat shows. For some reason, I thought I was always scared of dogs, and volunteered at shelters within the cat or kitten areas only! However I always admired those who had a best buddy in the form of a dog. I was introduced to the miniature schnauzer by some family members back home and I wanted one! I was attracted to these little bundles of joy. 20 years later, this dream became reality where I adopted my first baby ‘schnauzie’. We then rescued her half-brother, and also have a rescued husky mix breed. Oh, and a rescued cat as well! They are all super loved, and my husband and I are now house trained! In May 2014, I also acquired my BFF, a Standard Poodle, to the family. She comes to work with me as she is my Diabetic Alert Service Dog. Her name is Reina, she is a lifesaver, and as sweet as can be.
Within a year of moving here, I commenced work with a large, busy salon as a bather. A short time later I received extensive training in an Academy to become a qualified groomer after completing the required in-house grooming to be performed to breed standards. I strive to hold very high standards in my work with my chosen profession. I appreciate and value the experience gained at this salon and decided to choose my mobile grooming career based on the far superior experience for pets, their parents, and also the groomer who retains a sense of calm for your pet to also enjoy.
I continue to improve my knowledge and education by attending seminars, trade shows and clinics to keep up to date with the newest products, styling and grooming techniques, and further my education in the importance of health and safety issues. I am also a regular contributor and avid reader to grooming forums on a daily basis.
Needless to say, I have fallen in love with dogs and have found they like me too! I am passionate about their wellbeing, and even attend runs/walks for every animal charity event I can!
I look forward to becoming another best friend to your dog, and to you, my client.