Photograph of Misty Gieczys

CEO / Master Certified Groomer

Misty Gieczys competes on a national level for Creative Grooming and breed profile winning Groom Team USA* points at Pet Quest in 2015. She has been featured on American and French news broadcasts. She has also been on Inside Edition, Animal Planet, The List, the front page of the Wall Street Journal online, Orlando Sentinel, Out n About Columbus, and featured in documentaries. Misty and her colored dogs have been in a few local commercials for the Pet EXPO and Pet Palace. She also teaches at the Columbus Pet Expo. She is also the face of the Sav-Ur-Fur ad campaign in Groomer To Groomer. She is featured in an ad for Double K in Groomer to Groomer and Grooming Business for winning 2nd in their Rags to Riches contest in 2013. Her work was also featured in the 27th annual Jack Daniels' World Championship Invitational Barbecue.

Black Dog Marketing has done a webinar series that featured Misty as their expert in the pet grooming industry.


Awards

  • Angie's list super service award 2014, 2015, 2016
  • #1 Groomer in Columbus 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016
  • Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Award 2015
  • Best Groomer Award Columbus Pet Expo 2014

  • 1st in Group (Freestyle) Pet Quest 2018 (Up for Best in Show)
  • 1st in Freestyle Pet Quest 2018
  • 1st in All Other Pure Breds (Kerry Blue) Pet Quest 2018
  • 2nd in Hand Strip Class (Irish Terrier) Pet Quest 2018
  • 1st in Free Style IJA Columbus Pet Expo 2018
  • 1st in Group Free Style IJA Columbus Pet Expo 2018
  • 1st in Model Dogs (Kerry Blue) IJA Columbus Pet Expo 2018
  • 1st in Group Model Dogs IJA Columbus Pet Expo 2018
  • Best In Show Model Dogs (Kerry Blue) IJA Columbus Pet Expo 2018
  • 2nd in Creative Model Dogs IJA Columbus Pet Expo 2018
  • 2nd in All Other Purebreds (Kerry Blue Terrier) Pet Quest 2017
  • 1st in Freestyle Pet Quest 2017
  • 2017 World Dog International Invitational Pure Breed and Creative
  • 3rd in Creative World Dog (International Invitational) 2017
  • 1st in Runway Intergroom (International Competition) 2017
  • 3rd Rising Star Pure Breeds (Kerry Blue) Intergroom (International Competition) 2017
  • 2nd in Creative Atlanta Pet Fair 2017
  • 2nd in Freestyle Atlanta Pet Fair 2017
  • 1st in Creative Group IJA Pittsburgh Pet Expo 2016
  • 1st in Runway IJA Pittsburgh Pet Expo 2016
  • 2nd in Creative IJA Pittsburgh Pet Expo 2016
  • 3rd in All Other Pure Breds (Kerry Blue) IJA Pittsburgh Pet Expo 2016
  • 2nd in Creative New England Pet Expo 2016
  • 3rd in Creative at Creative Grooming Olympics Hershey, PA 2016
  • 3rd in Creative Grooming Groom South 2016
  • 1st in All Other Purebreds (Kerry Blue Terrier) Pet Quest 2016
  • Best in Show Creative IJA Columbus Pet Expo Grooming Show 2016
  • 1st in Creative IJA Columbus Pet Expo Grooming Show 2016
  • 1st in Group Creative IJA Columbus Pet Expo Grooming Show 2016
  • 1st in Runway IJA Columbus Pet Expo Grooming Show 2016
  • 1st in Runway IJA Columbus Pet Expo Grooming Show 2016
  • 1st in Pure Breed (Kerry Blue) IJA Columbus Pet Expo Grooming Show 2016
  • 1st in Free Style IJA Columbus Pet Expo Grooming Show 2016
  • 1st in Group Free Style IJA Columbus Pet Expo Grooming Show 2016
  • 2015 Barleigh Invitational @ Eukanuba for both Pure Bred & Creative
  • Best in Show Creative Grooming IJA Pittsburg Grooming Show 2015
  • 1st in Creative IJA Pittsburg Grooming Show 2015
  • 1st in Runway IJA Pittsburg Grooming Show 2015
  • 1st in Creative St. Louis Grooming Show 2015
  • 1st in All Other Purebreds (Kerry Blue) St. Louis Grooming Show 2015
  • Most Patient Groomer in Rescue Rodeo St. Louis Grooming Show 2015
  • 3rd in Group (All Other Purebreds (Kerry Blue)) Pet Quest 2015. *Earned Groom Team USA points
  • 1st in All Other Purebreds (Kerry Blue Terrier) Pet Quest 2015
  • 2nd in Creative Grooming Pet Quest 2015
  • Best in Show Creative Runway Columbus Pet Expo 2015
  • 1st Creative Runway Columbus Pet Expo 2015
  • Best in Show Creative Grooming Columbus Pet Expo 2015
  • Viewer's Choice Award Creative Grooming Columbus Pet Expo 2015
  • 1st Creative Grooming Columbus Pet Expo 2015
  • 2nd in All Other Purebreds (Kerry Blue Terrier) Columbus Pet Expo 2015
  • 1st in All Other Purebreds (Kerry Blue Terrier) Pet Quest 2014
  • 3rd in Poodles Columbus Pet Expo 2014
  • 1st Creative Grooming Columbus Pet Expo 2014
  • Best in Show Creative Grooming Columbus Pet Expo 2014
  • Mandi Award "Outstanding Handling & Safety" for Rescue Me Columbus Pet Expo 2014
  • 2nd in Poodles Pet Quest 2013
  • 2nd in Rags to Riches 2013 (163 contestants)
  • 3rd in Creative Atlanta Pet Fair 2013
  • 3rd in Poodles Atlanta Pet Fair 2013
  • 1st in De-shed contest Sav-Ur-Fur 2012
  • 2nd in Halloween creative online CGA 2012
  • 1st in Creative Grooming at Spooky Pooch 2012
  • 2nd in Creative Grooming at All American Grooming Show 2012
  • 3rd in Creative Grooming at Super Stylist 2012
  • 1st in Rescue Rodeo at Super Stylist 2012
  • 2nd place at Pet Quest 2009 Creative Yarn Dog

Misty started at Petsmart as a dog trainer and after 2 years started grooming in 2005. She then went to run the grooming program at Pet Palace where she worked at all 3 locations and established their grooming business.

She has attended Nash Academy for specialized dog grooming training and continues to take continuing education classes throughout the year. She also teaches other groomers in both group and one on one settings. Please contact her if interested in these services.

With her dog training background she is better equipped to work with very shy and aggressive dogs. She does not sedate any pets in her care and will not work on a pet that has been sedated. She will work with your pet and go at the pace they are most comfortable with. If your pet has any special needs please don’t hesitate to let her know as this will change her approach in how she will handling your pets grooming visit to ensure a happy visit for your beloved pet.

To ensure that pets in her care are well looked after even in a case of emergency Misty is always up to date on her Pet CPR and First Aid. Her last PetTech certification was in Feb 2015.

She owns two standard show poodles, Zeus and Jezebel, one show toy poodle, Cooper, a show Kerry Blue Terrier, Atreyu, and two cats, Arthur and Sabrina.

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* Groom Team USA consists of the 10 best groomers in the country. The top 5 are in the travelling team that represents the United States in the grooming Olympics.