Katie Mirabelli is the owner of The Velvet Dog Spa. She began handling dogs in various dog shows when she was 10 years old. Katie competed in agility, obedience, and conformation. She began grooming her own dog at home and grooming the dogs she handled in shows. After graduating high school, Katie moved to Santa Rosa, and worked in a grooming salon as a grooming assistant while attending college.
Katie attended a dog grooming academy and has been grooming professionally since January 2006. Katie has extensive knowledge of all breeds, and specializes in grooming rare breeds and AKC breed standard cuts. She is also very skilled at hand-stripping terriers, as well as handling dogs who have never been groomed before and dogs with any type of fear of grooming.