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My name is Julie McGauley, I was born and raised in the South Bay and attended K-12 in the Manhattan Beach School District.  My mom, being an animal lover herself, let my brother and I have pretty much any pet we wanted.  We always took in strays or rescued from “the pound.”  Basically, we were raised in a barn, surrounded by, dogs, cats, birds, turtles, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, and even ferrets!  So, as far as I’m concerned, animals are people too!

I have a theory, that everyone has a soulmate pet.  Jezabel, our rescue Siamese, was my soulmate kitty.  We were best friends from the time I was 7 years old until I was 22.  My mom always told me that she chose ME over the rest of the family.

I used to make beds for her out of loose fabric from my mom’s sewing projects.  I was devastated after we found out she had lung cancer, but honored I had the privilege of knowing her for so long.

As an adult, I assumed I was more a “cat person.”

But, when i decided I should adopt a dog to learn more about my profession, my mind was expanded significantly.  I had met a couple of possible prospects that didn’t pan out.  One day, I laid eyes on this dirty, homeless white poof ball of a dog and I just spontaneously BURST into tears.  Never, had I felt love at first sight like that.  I swear, if you saw this scene, you’d think I BIRTHED him.  I stared at him for 3 hours, cleaned him up, brought him home and we’ve been inseparable ever since.  That was 3 1/2 years ago.  The amount of love and joy he brings me from day to day can not be explained in words.

The fact that I get to work with animals everyday is a dream come true for me and I am so thankful for my career.


  • Grooming Certificate from Wag My Tail, January 2006
  • CPR Certified from Sunny Dog Ink, 2006 & 2010
  • Business insured by State Farm

Volunteer Work:

  • AMPM Rescue, Los Angeles, dog walking
  • Santa Monica Police Pet Shelter, grooming
  • L.A. Pet Memorial Park, Calabasas, assistance

Employed by:

  • VCA Wilshire Animal Hospital, Santa Monica, head pet groomer and vet assistant, 2005
  • Self employed since January 2006
  • 5 years of restaurant industry experience, prior