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Owned and operated by Toni Geren and Jenny Montgomery

My name is Toni Geren.  I have been taking care of pets professionally since 1969.  My first job was in a boarding kennel.  I learned to groom while still in high school and started my own business, The Barking Lot, in 1975.  In 1983, I started The Final Touch with my mother.  We hand-made over 80 styles of bows and offered a full line of bandanas for everyday and all holidays.  These were sold to grooming salons in the U.S. and Canada.  
I operated Toni's Tiny Treasures, a kitten rescue for 4 years, and found homes for over 150 kittens. 
In 2004, The Final Touch also became my second grooming shop.  I sold my interest in The Barking Lot in 2005 and no longer have any ties to this facility.  Jenny and I turned our whole attention toward Grammie's,  where we only wanted to provide a true Home Away From Home.  I own 4 Papillons (Pride, Jazz, Rocky, and Polly) and many cats.  
Jenny is my daughter and has grown up with many animals underfoot!  She started working at The Barking Lot 1996 at the age of 13.  She gained experience in all areas of animal care and helped in the vet clinic.  In 2003 She started working mainly in the grooming shop and built her skills as a groomer.  In 2004,  she joined me at The Final Touch where she has proven herself to be a good groomer and experienced in all breeds.  Jenny owns 2 Papillons (Dude and Tag).
Dude, Tag, and Pride have all earned their AKC CGC's (, and Dude and Pride earned their TDI certifications (  Dude also earned his TT ( as well as his AKC RN (Rally Novice).  Tag has earned multiple titles in multiple venues and has been training Jenny in training since he was 9 weeks old for agility, rally, and obedience; and is actively working towards his C-wags obedience championship and his TDAA agility championship.  He loves an audience and the bigger the crowd, the better his performance!  Jenny is also owned by two cats, Isaac and Sarah. 

Our family also includes "Grammies"  Marcia, Sandy, and Dawn.


Marcia is active with her Bichon, Murphy.  She is a whiz at our desk, and keeps things as organized as possible.  (Jen and I keep her challenged!!)

Sandy's  best friends are Bo, her Maltese, and Zoey and Gypsy, her kitties.  She loves spending quiet time with the dogs.  She has a soft spot for the scared ones and works to make them more comfortable when being left.

Dawn joined us in August 2013.  She is great at caring for the babies and keeping this place spotless (again, Jen and I keep her challenged!)  Her special friends are her dogs, Sammy and Minnie.   


Life is a journey, not a destination