Linda Kay has been the owner and operator of "Paws for Applause!" dog and cat grooming salon in Saugus, Massachusetts since it's inception in June of 1984.
She has groomed over 100,000 pets in her 40+ years of grooming, many homeless, which she also found permanent homes for. She is a veteran US Dog Groomers Association competitor and has won numerous awards, including Best In Show, Best All Around, Best Creative Styling, and Best Scissored Dog awards.
Linda Kay is the only groomer ever to have won the prestigious Best Scissorless Grooming Challenge Award for three consecutive years at Intergroom's Laube-sponsored International World Class Poodle Tournament. Linda Kay is also a past Grand National Grooming Champion.
Linda Kay has bred and groomed professional canine models for New England Pet Grooming Professionals, Inc. Annual Trade Show, Symposium and Contest, and has also provided numerous dogs for other competitors in this and many other such events.
Linda Kay has accepted many invitations to speak, demonstrate, compete and judge both domestically and abroad. Groomers and students from around the world have sought Linda Kay's coaching and training programs. Her teaching also extends into the world of dog obedience training where she lives and trains by the credo, "First Command!"
As President of The Boston Kennel Group, Linda Kay is responsible for business and staff development, evaluating and promoting natural high grade nutritional products for dogs, and assuring the quality that truly makes a Difference.