About Us


Our Approach

We believe that every dog is different and even two dogs of the same breed may need completely different services. We customize each service based on the skin and coat condition of your pet, his or her temperament and the family's lifestyle. Every pet is treated with care and we operate on a one-on-one appointment schedule so your pet spends less time away from home. We do not offer walk-in services, as they distract groomers and pets that are in the middle of appointments. We do however offer appointments for nail trims and other quick services.

Our Story

Caitlyn grew up on a vegetable farm and raised lots of 4H animals. She met her husband, Justin, at Cornell University. Justin has a background in accounting and business management and along with Caitlyn's creative background and animal experience they decided to open their own family-run grooming salon. You may pop into the salon on any day and see Caitlyn working on a dog and Justin up front running operations while toting around their son, Westley.

Meet the Team

Leading the Pack is a family owned business.


Caitlyn Schleifer

Founder & Lead Groomer

When not grooming you might find Caitlyn out walking with her dogs or making art.


The Welshies

Guinness Stella and Chewbacca.


Justin Schleifer


Justin loves his Welsh Terriers and is an avid baseball fan!