Donna Owens has been a Professional All Breed Groomer for over twenty-three years. She currently is the Director and Instructor for Hacienda La Puente Adult Education Grooming School in Southern California. Donna holds a California Vocational Teaching Credential and an Associate Science Degree.
In 1987 Donna became an owner, handler and breeder of Champion German Wirehaired Pointers. Donna was proud to have earned one of the only N.A.V.D.A. titled German Wirehaired Pointers from California.
Donna began grooming competitively in 1986 and by 1987 won her first Best All Around Groomer Title at the W.W.P.S.A. trade show in Long Beach, California. She remained a successful competitive groomer for nearly a decade as International and National winner of over 50 Grooming awards and titles.
She was a 1993 USA Groom Team winner, she winning the Gold in the Non-sporting class at the World Team Competitions in Birmingham, England. Donna has won multiple titles in the Creative Grooming competition classes and was the winner at Groom Expo West in 1995. She was featured on the cover of “Groomer to Groomer” in the US and on the cover of “Groomer” in Korea in 1995.
During her professional grooming career Donna also managed three different prominent Southern California grooming salons successfully. Donna remains active grooming the top Jack Russell Terriers in California. She also remains active in the Pet Industry as a well respected Grooming Contest Judge and Industry speaker.