Meet Our Team

Toni Connors

Owner/ Groomer

I am the owner and one of the groomers at Dirty Dog Spa. I have been grooming since 2006 and previously owned a pet grooming salon in Watertown, SD also called Dirty Dog Spa. I love grooming all breeds, I especially love the challenge of a dog that is new to grooming, I believe dogs love and appreciate our kindness. I love my job and end everyday feeling accomplished. When I am not grooming I love to spend time with my family, my husband and I have one son. I have two Shih Tzu's named Hattie and Dorothy and a Persian cat named Bob.

Katie Thiry


My name is Katie. I started grooming in Oct. 2010. I love all breeds of dogs and cats but the ones I groom the most are terriers, labs, golden retrievers and Chihuahuas. I'm excited to meet your furry friend! Schedule your pet today! See you soon!

Ashley Mork


I'm Ashley, I've been grooming for 10 years and I absolutely love my job. I have a busy life at home with my husband Chris and our 3 kids Azlie(4) Brynlie(2) and Otto(10m). We also have quite a crew of fur kids as well with our 4 dogs, a Saint Bernard, 2 cocker spaniels and a yorkie. I love being able to care and give attention to your pets at work and then be able to go home and teach my children about proper animal care. Grooming has always been a passion of mine and I strive to become better at it with seminars and expos. Dirty Dog Spa has been a blessing to myself and my family for allowing me to do what I love every single day. My favorite breeds to groom are Yorkies, Cocker Spaniels and St Bernard's. I am excited to meet you and your pets and give them the care they deserve when they have their spa day.

Amy Neal


My name is Amy Neal, I've always worked with animals since I was young and worked at Best Friends animal sanctuary in Kanab Utah which is the largest non-kill animal sanctuary in the United States. That started my love for animals and it led me to becoming a veterinary technician working along side amazing surgeons. I then started grooming in 2002, it was a way for me to work with animals and use my artistic talent as well, I enjoy creating a dogs personality in the form of how they look, it is truly an art and it's fun for me! 

Amanda Schoonhoven


Hi, my name is Amanda, I've been grooming since 2016. I have always been passionate about animals, especially dogs; and I knew I wanted to work with them. I became interested in grooming when I got my cavalier, Winston, who needed regular grooming. I also have a chocolate lab named Ivy and a standard poodle named Fifi. Although I enjoy grooming a variety of breeds some of my favorites are Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Shih Tzu mixes, and Golden retrievers.

Mackensie Murphy


Mackensie comes to us fresh out of New Jersey. She has been grooming for 15 years in both mobile grooming vans as well as salons taking care of pets all across the country. Mackensie been a member of GroomTeam USA for 7 consecutive years and is currently ranked as the number 1 competitive groomer in the USA. Mackensie has been awarded multiple Best in Show and Best All Around competitor awards. She is also an impressive 6 time winner of the prestigious Liz Paul Memorial best scissored poodle Award and has been featured on multiple covers of Groomer to Groomer magazine and other industry publications. She has spent the last several years educating groomers all over the globe with seminars and private lessons and recently began judging international. Mackensie has earned her way onto three consecutive GroomTeam USA travel teams, bringing home a silver and a gold medal out of 25 countries.
May of 2020 she will traveling with the same team to the south of France where she again will be representing the USA with an American cocker. 

Cynthia Anderson


Hello, I have been working at Dirty Dog Spa since February of 2018. I have loved animals  since I was a child and was trained and worked as a veterinary technician in Arizona but was unable to continue in the profession when we moved back to Sioux Falls. When I'm not answering phones and petting dogs at Dirty Dog Spa I enjoy spending time outdoors with my husband and three human children and our menagerie of furry and feathered kids. Including a 7 year old standard poodle mix (doodle), two cats, a house rabbit, and six chickens. 

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Dirty Dog Spa offers full service pet grooming in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.