Lydia Fox is the Certified Groomer here at Alpha-Dog Pet Center. She is the Owner/Operator of Lydia’s Pet Grooming, LLC, which operates as the grooming contractor INSIDE of Alpha-Dog Pet Center, here in Amherst. Lydia began her professional career as an EMT-Paramedic, serving for 25+ years with the City of Cleveland EMS as a paramedic. After retiring from Cleveland EMS, Lydia went back to school for Pet Grooming, becoming state-licensed as a Certified Master Pet Groomer. Lydia has over 8 years’ experience as a full-time Pet Groomer. She grooms dogs, cats, birds, and many other small animals. We call her our very own “dog whisperer”, as she works very well with very large dogs and pets that are generally not happy being groomed. In fact, Lydia has many clients who have been asked not to come back to other groomers, but Lydia is careful and patient, and builds a great relationship with these animals! Her prior experience as a paramedic has taught her the “no fear” attitude and special skills needed when working with very energetic, giant breed dogs. Lydia works hard, and plays harder. She is an avid equestrian! In addition to her two dogs, two cats, and various other small animals at home, Lydia loves to ride and care for her two horses in her free time! She also spends her free time with her two daughters, attending horse shows & competitions, and participating as a local 4H Advisor for Equine (horses).