Louise “Lulu” Rodriguez

Louise “Lulu” Rodriguez

Louise “LuLu” Rodriguez is New York City born & raised. She moved to Florida in 1987 where she worked in Import/Export Management & Compliance for 22 years. She made a career move in 2009, choosing to do something she truly loved: working with dogs. She enrolled in Merryfield School of Pet Grooming & studied under Irina Pinkusevich, Michael Lamb, & Joanne Marino. Today she is a National Certified Master Groomer with National Dog Groomer’s Association of America. Her specialties are Terriers, Sporting Dogs & Working Dogs. In addition to grooming, she works part time at Merryfield as a teacher’s assistant in Student Orientation.

LuLu often volunteers as Pina’s assistant & has traveled with her to most of the major national competitions in the United States. She has also travelled to Belgium where she assisted Pina as well as the other members of Groom Team USA in the 2009 World Competition. Recently she has entered the world of competitive grooming & has participated & placed in several shows including Fun in the Sun, Atlanta Pet Fair, Groomania, & Pet Stylists Supershow.

Determined to learn all she can regarding her profession, LuLu often attends continuing education seminars & lessons. She has volunteered to work with some of the top show handlers & has travelled throughout the country to be educated by some of the best in the industry. She is a member of the NDGAA, The Professional Cat Groomers Association of America, The Pet Stylists of Tennessee, & Creative Groomers Association. She is also active with her favorite breeds & is a member of the American Sealyham Terrier Club & the Newfoundland Club of Florida.