Allen’s Pet Resort Grooming Salon was founded in 1995. The Resort and Grooming shop have a combined client base of over 4, 000 clients, The Resort and Grooming shop was voted Lodi’s Best in 2002.

Allen’s Academy Staff

Cynthia Allen is the director and head instructor of Allen’s Academy of Dog Grooming. She has been a credentialed teacher for over 20 years. She graduated from the Pacific Pet Grooming Institute in February 2000. She has owned and managed Allen’s Pet Resort boarding kennel/grooming salon since 1995. Allen’s Academy has a well qualified staff. The certified and master certified instructors each have over 15 years of experience in the field. They have employment experiences in many different job settings ,kennels, animal shelters, veterinarian offices, and mobile grooming. As part of Allen’s Academy of dog Grooming course students attend AKC dog shows and visit with AKC show dog breeders / handlers who address students on various breeds  and  the correct breed grooming  standards.


The grooming area has 30 square feet per student and will accommodate 5 students. Each grooming station is equipped with an electric grooming table and work counter.

The bathing and drying area is in a separate room and has walk-up ramps, tubs and blow dryers. The classroom has a table, chairs and white board for Power Point presentations.

The media center/library contains a variety of reference materials, such as videotapes, DVDs and books. The lunchroom has seating for 6 people, a refrigerator and microwave oven.

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