Using Restraints

Using Restraints “Using Restraints” by Lynn Paolillo is one of the featured articles of the spring issue of Purrfect Pointers magazine, due to hit NCGIA member mailboxes late February. This is the 2nd edition of the world’s one and only magazine for cat groomers. And I think it’s beautiful!             […]


We just finished up our October 2014 school session at the National Cat Groomers School. We are 1 session away from wrapping up our 5th year of being in business as a school (the NCGIA has been around since 2007). I am amazed. I all too clearly remember that dreary November day in 2009 when […]

Magazine for Cat Groomers

I’m super excited about our next project: turning our quarterly newsletter in a 32-page full-color magazine! Our Purrfect Pointers publication is growing by the day to include even more content than ever before. And it will be delivered straight to your physical mailbox if you are a current NCGIA member! Here’s a sneak peak at the […]

Chubbs Bars TransFURmation Winners

I’m cross-posting this here straight from the Chubbs Bars website.   TransFURmation Challenge Winners We received so many wonderful entries during the 2nd TransFURmation Challenge that it made it hard to pick winners. For that reason, we turned narrowed down our selection to 27 finalists and then let our Facebook fans vote for their favorites. […]


I’m running a bit behind with things. Juggling too many balls it seems, especially as the year comes to an end and the holidays are right in front of us. So better late than never, here are links to the features that ran recently in Greenville Business Magazine as well as Greenville Journal and Upstate […]

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

I was interviewed recently by a writer at the Greenville Journal. There was so much information that it turned into two separate articles: 1 on the NCGIA and the school and another one on my inventions, the Catty Shack Vac and Chubbs Bars shampoo. I am delighted with both articles and that I got “Quote […]

And the Award Goes To…..

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Hershey Groom Expo, the biggest US show of the year for us at the NCGIA, is just around the corner! We are excited about the show this year as we will have more booth space, an “Ask a CFMG” table, a new member giveaway package, a new book, new products, and Chubbs Bars shampoo!   […]

Contest Winners

Dear Danelle, Congratulations to the winners of the Chubbs Bars Transfurmation Challenge! 1st Place: Gabi Tiefenbrunn 2nd Place: Rachel Alegre 3rd Place Tie: Cheryl Maibusch Kristy Cox Special Mentions Best Photo: Michelle Auld Most Creative Groom: Katrina Henrie Most Unusual Entry: Gin Martinez ______________________________________________________________________________________ Chubbs Bars have been nominated for the Barkleigh New Product of […]


Miranda Geerlings, an author of many articles on cat behavior and grooming in the Netherlands, published the following interview and a lovely piece on the National Cat Groomers School a few months ago. I am happy to see the NCGIA continue to spread worldwide in our endeavor to continually expand the cat grooming industry. Thank […]

Superstar Cat Groomer in Canada

Congrats to Sally Staples, British Columbia’s first CFMG! Directly after graduating from the National Cat Groomers School in January, Sally has been on a media blitz of magnificent proportions. Below is an excerpt of Sally’s article that will appear in our upcoming spring issue of ePurrfect Pointers newsletter. (In your email box March 22nd! Sign […]