Meet the Staff

Stacey Sullivan – Owner


Stacey and her staff provide show and pet grooming for all breeds of dogs and cats. With 35 years of experience, 13 years including working as a full-time veterinary technician and clinic manager, all aspects of health are a consideration that are taken seriously by Stacey and her associates.

Stacey is currently actively competing in agility with all three of her dogs, and has titled and shown her dogs in breed, agility, and obedience.

Stacey teaches dog agility foundation skills that focus on teamwork that is based on a dog that is confident to work away from, as well as close to, the handler on the agility course.  Ask about the 3 D’s!

Stacey participates in continuing education online classes concerning product use, nutrition, and holistic natural remedies for animals.

  • 4-H Leader for eight years in Idaho and Texas
  • Charter member of Boise Agility Runners & Climbers (BARC) dog club
  • Provided herpetological foster home for snakes and lizards
  • Hand-raised and trained several birds
  • Her dog Onyx was a certified Delta Society Pet Partner and worked in St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center as a therapy dog.
  • Certified Master Stylist and instructor for 10 years

Andrea Barber – Pet Stylist

I’m Drea! I am a military wife and mother of a beautiful little boy!! I have two crazy labs and one very silly kitty. I’ve always known I loved animals. I wanted to be veterinarian growing up (who hasn’t?!) but once I started my journey into the animal world I quickly discovered that grooming is where my heart is!

I started at an animal hospital as a bather for their grooming department. After a few years, I decided I wanted to learn more! I came to Canine Design to complete the Apprentice Program and became a part of this very close knit family!!


Emmalee Aron

Emmalee, an animal and nature lover, has had a special love of dogs ever since she can remember. Growing up, her family was never without a dog for long. In fact her last family dog, Frosty, a small poodle mix, lived to be 17. During early and mid-adulthood, Emmalee owned cats, as her busy lifestyle didn’t allow for dogs. However, during these years, she yearned to be a dog mom. In 2007, she adopted Angus, the runt of a litter rescued from a high-kill shelter in Tennessee. Perhaps related to his difficult start, Angus has had a life full of behavioral issues. In spite of some of his behaviors, Angus, who is a highly intelligent and beautiful boy, is loved enormously. Although Emmalee feared Angus would never get along with another pup, in 2012, Oliver joined the family. He had been spotted running the streets in Burley with is birth mom and litter mates. Maybe it was because Oliver was only about four months old, but Angus never even growled during their first meeting. It wasn’t long before Oliver convinced Angus he was the boss. Well, aside from mom of course.

Emmalee is somewhat new to grooming, having become an apprentice at Canine Design in January 2015. She occasionally still wears her master of social work hat, continuing some hospice work, but spends the majority of her time with man’s, or in this case, woman’s best friend. She is extremely happy to have the opportunity to groom your dog…or your kitty, as the case may be. And yes, there are three cats in her household as well.


Jennifer Castilleja

My name is Jennifer Castilleja. I am married to Marco and mother to Luke.

I have been a pet stylist for over 20 years and my first job and most of my training has been with Stacey. My first job as a bather was with her when I was 19 years old! I really enjoy my job and all the clients and their pets.

I started out doing only a few scissor clips or poodles, but I now do quite a few on a regular basis and they are one of my favorites.

At Canine Design, we strive to be the best at what we do and keep the salon safe and clean.

Welcome to you if you are coming in for the first time and thanks to you if you are a regular client!

Jennifer Castilleja

Diane Lake – Pet Stylist

Some of you may already know Diane. She actually taught Stacey how to groom way back in the olden days!

Diane is filling in on a part time/ as needed (we need her every day!) basis. Her stylist skills are exceptional!

Her own dog, Poppy, came from the shelter and usually accompanies her to work. Diane has in excess of 20 years grooming experience and was a successful groom shop owner/operator for many years. Her expertise and can do attitude are a wonderful addition to the salon.

Welcome, Diane!



Erin Weatherwax

Originally from Hawaii, and most recently from New Mexico, Erin has 5 years experience. She loves to do Asian Fusion styles. Erin lives with Guinness, an American Cocker spaniel and Max, a German Shepherd/husky mix.

Welcome to Boise, Erin! We are having fun working with you at the salon.



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