Jacqueline Pomper – Owner & Operator
My professional career started as a civil litigation paralegal sitting second chair to senior partners at two firms. After some time in that field, I came to realize that if I needed to work with dogs, I preferred them to have 4 legs.
Since then I have spent 30+ years within the pet industry. My early experiences & accomplishments come from my management of Amber Beech Kennels. A 100 run dog kennel, grooming facility, garden center, pet supply store, as well as the breeding, training & showing of many Champion Doberman Pinschers; a hobby of which I still continue today. Under my management, I earned Amber Beech their first “Best of Philly” award, the first kennel at that time to earn same. At the time, these awards were not a pay to play win. They were quietly selected by their own marketing & investigation teams.
When Pet Smart was launched I managed one of their first grooming shops, leaving shortly thereafter due to corporate structure.
In 1998 I developed and launched one of the first “in home” pet sitting concepts, “Waggin’ Tails”. After having children I then moved on to boarding and grooming dogs in my home. During this 10 yr time frame I worked for a local veterinarian as his surgical vet tech/assistant.
It was always my passion and vision to develop a high end, dog grooming salon akin to what dog owners enjoy for themselves. Dog Daze launched in the summer of 2008 … since then we have added many experienced quality groomers and assistants to our team. I am excited and hopeful that my vision is a pleasant experience for you and your dogs.
Kelli is long married to her husband Rafe and has one daughter Michaela. Kelli comes from a family of dogs, as her father bred and showed Champion Cocker Spaniels. Kelli has been grooming professionally since 1997 and was a Veterinary Technician for many animal hospitals throughout the years. Kelli’s favorite things are her Border Collies; she works her Border Collies in Herding, Dock Diving, Fly Ball, Obedience, Agility, Conformation, and Scent & Barn work. Kelli’s Kennel name for her quality dogs is Orion Border Collies, and she can be reached at www.orionbordercollies.com.
Rich grew up in Warminster, PA, graduating from William Tennant High School in 1978. He attended Upper Bucks Tech school for Horticulture & Floriculture, as well as Bucks County School of Beauty Culture. Despite his formal education, Rich went on to manage their family food distribution business until the opportunity arose for him to own his own Floral Shop, “Chalfont Flowers & Gifts”. Chalfont Flowers was a success for 10 years until he fell in love with a friend’s business… “At The End of the Leash Grooming Salon”, where he discovered his forever career and apprenticed there for 3 years. He worked at K-9 Beauty Salon in Willow Grove for approx. 12 years, and after that salon closed due to retirement, he went on to groom at a local kennel for 8 years. In 2016, Dog Daze was lucky enough to have Rich join our team.
Hope is the mother of four fantastic children. She was introduced to grooming as a child by her Mother who has been grooming professionally since 1979. Hope graduated from Coastal Carolina Community College for Veterinary Tech Medicine and has previously worked within a few local Animal Hospitals. In her free time she loves to camp, bike and hang out with her dogs & family. Hope’s unique talent within Dog Daze is her LOVE for color and creative grooming… ask us about it!!! Hope’s lifetime goal is to someday own a small gentlemen’s farm with all kindsa critters.