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Genoa’s Lisa Leady Wins Mobile Groomer of the Year Award at Leading Industry Trade Show

Certified Master Groomer and Former Reality Show Contestant Receives Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Award, Pet Industry’s Version of an Oscar

LAS VEGAS, NV – (For Immediate Release) – Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas was the setting for the prestigious Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards, the competitive dog grooming industry’s version of the Oscars that honors the best and brightest groomers, contest judges and pet salons. At this year’s ceremony, Lisa Leady of Genoa, Illinois was presented with the Mobile Groomer of the Year Award, which was given for her high standards, professionalism and customer service in a mobile grooming environment.

This was the fifth Cardinal Crystal Award received by Lisa, a Certified Master Groomer and owner of Primp My Pooch Mobile Dog and Cat Salon. Over her 30-year grooming career, she has received numerous other awards, including being selected runner up on Season 2 of Animal Planet’s reality competition show, “Groomer Has It.” In 2012, she founded “Lisa Leady Products”, manufacturer of canine ear elixir and loops and leads products. Lisa and her husband raise and show Smooth Fox Terriers under the kennel name, “Pinnacle.”

“Lisa’s dedication to and enthusiasm for grooming and her willingness to share her skills with others reflect positively on the grooming world and helps 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 Lisa, and we congratulate her.”

The Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards were founded in 1988 by Cardinal Pet Care President and CEO 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, with awards presented annually for outstanding achievement in several different grooming categories. A complete description of the criteria for the awards can be found at

In addition to providing pets with the highest quality products, Cardinal Pet Care dedicated to the environmental directive of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Pre-cycle whenever possible. Demonstrating its commitment to the environment, Cardinal has solar-powered corporate offices, warehouses and manufacturing facilities in Azusa, CA.

For more information, visit the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards website at More information is also available on the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards social media pages.


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