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Hackettstown’s Jodi Murphy Wins Mobile Groomer of the Year Award at Industry Show

Certified Master Groomer and Master Pet Stylist Receives Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Award, Pet Industry’s Version of an Oscar

AZUSA, Calif. – Members of the competitive dog grooming industry gathered recently at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas for the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards, the industry’s Oscars, which honor the year’s best and brightest groomers, contest judges and pet salons.  This year’s recipients included Hackettstown, New Jersey’s own Jodi Murphy, who was presented with the Mobile Groomer of the Year award for her work in the mobile grooming industry.

A National Certified Master Groomer through the National Dog Groomers Association and two-time Master Pet Stylist, Jodi is one of the top pet stylists in the United States and a Certifier for the NDGAA, certifying groomers for their Master status.  Throughout her grooming career, Jodi has won numerous awards, including World Grand Champion at the Oster Invitational Tournament of Champions in 2006, several gold medals for grooming in USA, Spain and Italy and last year’s Cardinal Crystal Award for Congeniality.  Jodi is currently sharing knowledge and expertise in grooming through her own series of instructional DVDs that are being used in grooming schools throughout the USA.  She is the owner of The Puppy Spa mobile grooming business that services Hackettstown, Long Valley, Independence and Mount Olive, New Jersey. She has been working in this area for the past 10 years and has been grooming for 16 years.

“Jodi’s dedication to and enthusiasm for grooming and her willingness to share her skills with others reflect positively on the grooming world and help to promote awareness of the importance of proper grooming,” said Barbara Denzer, Vice President of Cardinal Pet Care, a major manufacturer of pet products and sponsor of the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards.  “We are thrilled to present the Mobile Groomer of the Year Award to Jodi, and we congratulate her.”

The Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards were founded in 1988 by Cardinal Pet Care President Tony de Vos and Shirlee Kalstone, then owner of the International Intergroom trade show for competitive grooming, for the purpose of establishing standards of grooming excellence and recognizing professional skills in the competitive grooming industry.  Since the beginning, the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards have been considered one of the highest honors in the pet grooming industry, annually presenting awards for outstanding achievement in several different grooming categories A complete description of the criteria for the awards can be found at

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For more information, visit the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards website at More information is also available on the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards Facebook page -

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