Dogs R Us

Joanne McDevitt

Joanne attended the Nash Academy Dog Grooming School in Lexington, KY in 1996.  After graduating, she apprenticed several years before buying and taking over Dogs R Us in 2000. She has built the business from just a few clients to several thousand.  She is proud of all the people who work with her including some who have been with her many years.  To her there is much joy in working with people who all love and care about dogs


Lyle Roberson

It has been 40 years since Lyle attended a dog show in Portland, Oregon and made his decision to become a dog groomer.  His career has included working in several small but successful shops around the country.  Then he went on to own a shop of his own in Portland called Tailwagers and a second in Dallas, Tx. called Pawtique. After becoming bored with retirement he's back into full time grooming here at Dogs R Us.  It's nice to have this much experience in our shop.

Miki Austin

Miki joined the Dogs R Us team right after Joanne bought the shop in 2000.  She had already been grooming for several years so now she has 20+ years experience.  She has many clients whose dogs she has groomed their whole lives and who absolutely love her.  Miki has a wonderful way with puppies and older dogs alike and is a very skillful groomer.

Jim Cordes

Jim is a wonderful addition to our team.  He learned grooming in 1981 under Certified Master Groomer, Karen Fererri in Streamwood, Ill.  He certified with the International Professional Groomers in 1993.  Since then he groomed in Scottsdale and Tucson, AZ before moving to the Emerald Coast in 2010.  He fell in love with the area and plans to stay. He is also working on his Master Groomer Certification.

Becky, Paulette, Jackie

We are also proud of out bathers.  They are very important to a beautiful groom!  They have all worked at Dogs R Us for years and understand what shampoos are best for your dog's coat and they use medicated shampoos to help soothe any skin irritations they see.   Not only are they experts at bathing and drying but they help us to hold and calm dogs when we need them to as we groom.

Dogs R Us Staff in Fort Walton Beach