Rachel Diller ~ CFMG, NCMG
Rachel Diller is the owner, consultant and groomer of Urban Sophisticats in Historic Downtown Littleton, Colorado. She is a Nationally Certified Master Groomer as well as a Certified Feline Master Groomer. Starting out young, having a love for animals since she was a wee lass. At least, that is how her family puts it. Coming from an animal based childhood; with horses, dogs, birds, reptiles, cats and several other animal species; she has a broad view of animal care. Rachel has worked with several top companies, such as the Kong Company and Best Friends Pet Care. She mentored under the best breeders and handlers with top ranking dogs and cats to bring to you the skill and knowledge, in working with your pets, to achieve the best possible grooming experience.
Rachel is owned by English Mastiffs, Afghan Hounds and a Persian Cat. Of course, the numbers always vary depending on who is coming and going. Her affinity for animals grows with every chance she has to make a difference in any of their lives.
As for her cat grooming history, she has always offered those services in every shop, clinic or boarding facility she has worked for. The skills came natural to her and her passion to groom them became obvious as time went on. One day, she read an article about Dog Grooming vs Cat Grooming by Danelle German. This article talked about different skills involved with grooming dogs and how those same types of skills may or may not apply to cats. They are two different species and need to be treated that way. MOST groomers that do offer cat grooming apply their dog grooming techniques to get the job finished. That article is what motivated Rachel to complete her Certified Feline Master Grooming education. She has been professionally and expertly trained to groom cats and loves every second of it!
Shain McCormick ~ Groomer
Shain has been grooming cats ever since Rachel forced his hand. Now, he’ll never have it any other way. When opening Urban Sophisticats, he provided much of the labor to remodel and get things going for Rachel. Her ideas, his man strength – and they got it done.
He has helped at numerous workshops and was even deemed worthy by Danelle German herself. Shain absolutely loves working with cats and helping them feel their best! When he is not grooming cats, he actually operates his own business – Behind Bars Braaap Shop. An extreme sports repair shop with the focus mainly falling onto dirtbikes as that is his passion.