New England Pet
Grooming Professionals

Dedicated with integrity to good
health and beauty through kindness and skill.

The NEPGP Mission

Our mission is to provide the highest level of education and technical excellence the pet styling industry has to offer. We provide a positive atmosphere that encourages and cultivates the unique potential of each individual both for the newcomer and the seasoned professional.

Becoming a NEPGP Member

Membership in NEPGP provides access to special member prices, newsletter, a certificate suitable for hanging, and a network of grooming resources unmatched in New England.

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May 4th, 2014

Where: Monadnock Humane Society
Agenda:Sandra Harrick

Summer Social

August 3rd, 2014

Where:Spencer Fairgrounds
Agenda:Julie Pantages - Poodles in the Salon and Bar-B-Que, Family and Dogs Welcome.


Oct. 31- Nov. 2nd, 2014

Where: Crowne Plaza
Agenda: Trade Show, 3 Division Competition, and Educational Seminars. Registration:

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For the time being, the NEPGP store will be closed to membership renewal. Please send membership information and $40 dues to Lynn Boucher, 13 Lovett Rd, Oxford, MA 01540 Questions? call Lynn 774-314-0412


SpringFling May 4th, 2014 in NH!!!

Plan to attend the NEPGP Spring Fling at the Monadnock Humane Society, Swanzey, NH with Sanrdra Harrick.  More to follow…


Welcome Lynn Boucher to handle Membership info

Lynn Boucher NCMG, our NEPGP board member is taking on the challenge of our Member data base.  (Be patient–remember when you were first learning to groom and wished you could do one or MAYBE two dogs in a day!!!)

Due to problems with the computers and our credit card machine, the member dues deadline is being extended to February 15th, 2014 to get your name into the Directory.  ANYONE who has put in their membership at the NEPGP store, we will get your membership done.

If you have not yet sent in your membership: please mail your check for $40  to Lynn Boucher, 13 Lovett Rd, Oxford, MA 01540   Please make checks out to NEPGP.

We appreciate your patience as we work out the glitches in the system.


Why attend Fall Fest? from Missi Salzberg

1.    I am the emcee. Sue Pratt’s the pit boss!  ‘Nuf said.
2.    Educational seminars. (featuring Joey Villani, Kathy Rose, Julie Pantages, Angela Kumpe, Sue Zecco & more!)
3.    It’s leaf-peepin’ time in New England!
4.    NEPGP and Barkleigh are teaming up to bring you a stellar show!
5.    Great deals from over 30 vendors!
6.    Raffles and giveaways!
7.    Gifts of Love silent auction!
8.    New England’s special memorial awards!
9.    New England is the biggest little show in the industry!
10.    Groom Team points!

Yes!  #10 is Groom Team points!  Fall Fest is Groom Team sanctioned, so while the heavy hitters are hittin’ Barcelona, you can be racking up some points toward your own Groom Team Dream!!!  Register TODAY!

Go Team USA!


Dot McDermott “Celebration of Life” held at FallFest 10/11/13

One of the New England Pet Grooming Professionals Board members and Secretary, Dot McDermott passed recently.

We are honoring her life in a Celebration of Life on the 6th floor Friday evening, October 11th, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza. Please stop by, have a snack and listen or share a story. Thanks to Chris Hrycenko and Sue Pratt for their preparation.


FallFest Schedule now on Barkleigh link


For FallFest info via homesite- try:


to link for Registration info, Seminars, Vendor info, Competition—everything you need!

For FallFest info Oct. 10-13th at the Crowne Plaza, Warwick, RI 02886


We are anxious to see the FallFest Catalog too

We have had quite a few emails regarding the FallFest  Catalog including list of Seminars, Vendors attending, Competition times, deadlines etc. and is handling that part of our show.  Please be patient–we hope to see something maybe this week!  Thank you for your patience.  Fall Fest -Oct.10-13th at the Crowne Plaza, Warwick, RI 02886.  Phone:  401-732-6000 for direct Reservations…Code:  NEP for best rates



TopDog Contest Deadline ended.

WOW—what a lot of nice letters we received from your clients for the TopDog award in October.

The Committee will read, review and decide of the three finalists.  Our President, Toni Coppola will contact the final three and one of you will be TopDog and 2 Runner Ups.  Please thank your clients for taking the time to write about how YOU take such good care of their precious pets.


NEPGP Hotel Code for Crowne Plaza FallFest

For those booking at hotel room at the Crowne Plaza for FallFest Oct 10-13th weekend, the direct line for the hotel is:  401-732-6000 and the Code is:  NEP

Address: 801 Greenwich Av, Warwick, RI 02886


Dorothy McDermott (Dottie) funeral and her dogs

Our NEPGP family has lost one near and dear to us.  Dot McDermott  has been on our Board and served as our Secretary and worked her heart out at our shows wherever needed.  You may remember her checking your badge before entering a seminar.  We will have our own Memorial Service at the Fall Fest  Friday, Oct 11th, 2013.

For those of you who have been asking about the funeral arrangements for Dorothy McDermott, nothing has been set up yet. It may just be a graveside service for family. Will let you know as soon as we have the info.    Her four dogs are in foster care with a friend until we can get them up to date with their medical needs, then they will go to their new homes, and yes they have all been spoken for.

For those of you that would like to honor Dottie we have made arrangements with WINDHOVER Veterinary Clinic,944A  Main St.,Walpole,MA,02081  for their care. You can make checks payable to W.V.C. ,and put McDermott dogs fund in the memo line.Put ATT:Joan on the bottom,front of the envelope.      THANK YOU in advance for your kindness, Dottie would be sooo appreciative knowing her babies were being helped.