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Paxton’s Sue Zecco Wins Grooming Contest Judge of the Year at Industry Show

Zecco Becomes 8-Time Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Award Recipient

AZUSA, Calif. – The recent SuperZoo pet retailer trade show at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas saw some of the competitive dog grooming industry gather for the annual presentation of the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards, the industry’s version of the Oscars.  Among the evening’s award recipients was Sue Zecco of Paxton, who took home the award for Grooming Contest Judge of the Year, her 8th Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Award. 

Sue, who owns and operates Paxton’s The Pampered Pet, is no stranger to the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards. Sue has won 8 Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards in categories such as Congeniality, Groomer of the Year and Judge of the Year. Additionally, Sue, who has 38 years of grooming experience, has been awarded Intergroom’s International Groomer of the Year, Best Scissored Dog, many Best in Show and Best All Around Groomer awards and Oster Invitational’s Grand Champion.  Sue opened The Pampered Pet in 1977 in Worcester, MA and relocated to Paxton 17 years ago.

“Sue’s experience and years spent in the grooming industry make her a perfect candidate for this award,“ said Barbara Denzer, Vice President of Cardinal Pet Care, a major manufacturer of pet products and sponsor of the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards..  “Sue is an impartial judge and an award-winning groomer herself. Her expertise as a groomer gives her a unique perspective on judging contests.  We are thrilled and honored to present her with the Grooming Contest Judge of the Year Award.”

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 http://www.cardinalcrystalawards.com/card_awardDesc.htm.

Cardinal Pet Care is a solar-powered company “Devoted to Pets, People and the Planet.”  In addition to providing pets with the highest quality products, Cardinal is 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 www.cardinalcrystalawards.com .   More information is also available on the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/cardinalcrystalawards.

 

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