Mary Kniskern, Owner/Groomer

I love what I do. It is my heartfet belief that every dog and cat who comes through my doors should be treated with the same compassion, love, and attention I give my own pets. The emotional well-being of every pet who visits Sonny’s Spaw is my top priority, no matter what.

I have been fortunate to train under some of the best groomers in Washington state, with special training in specific breed standards, as well as being a graduate of Masers Academy of Fine Grooming. I also specialize in anxious and difficult dogs.

I have created the type of environment I would feel comfortable leaving my own dogs to be groomed in. I do this job because I love it. Your four-legged babies, while with me, will be given all the love and affection they would be given in your homes. I am excited to make new friends with your pets and you!

Sharon Zimny, Groomer

My heart and soul is all about grooming, I love what I do. It’s not like work, it’s more like I’m taking care of my pet family—I just don’t get to take them home with me.

Over my several decades of grooming, I’ve become very good with the very old and have earned the trust and affection of some of the most difficult dogs, so much so that people started calling me a ‘dog whisperer’. I also whisper cat pretty good too.


Both Mary and Sharon are certified through PetTech in CPR and first aid.