AboutPassionate about pets
Struttin Pup Dog Boutique and Bath is founded on a love of pets and a passion for long lasting health. We are one of Boulder County’s oldest and most established pet stores. Everyday we are motivated by helping pets live their happiest, healthiest lives by solving any problem we can – naturally. We specialize in thoughtful, friendly, and customized care, serving your whole dog through the best groomers, holistic products, and a network of resources in East Boulder County.
Julie is the owner of, and heart behind Struttin Pup. After years in the radio industry, she opened Struttin Pup in 2002 as a way to help pets live their healthiest and fullest lives. Over the years, Julie has learned lessons from her own pets that guide her service to Struttin Pup’s customers. Whether it was dealing with nutrition, orthopedic issues, or cancer, her dogs have powered her passion for health and nutrition for both pets and people. Today Julie loves to find the best natural and holistic products for pets and the people that they love.
Grub was a small, black, feral kitten named Bella when she came to Struttin Pup in 2003. But the name Bella never quite suited her. Julie was going through a Jane Goodall phase and the name Grub (Jane’s son, Hugo’s, nickname) seemed more appropriate, considering the cat’s propensity to help herself to food from the shelves when she gets hungry. Grub has settled down a bit in her middle age, and these days you will often find her sunbathing in the front windows.
Tracey, was born in Toule Rosiare, France and grew up in Oslo, Norway. She moved to Chicago to attend college and has been in the states ever since. She has 2 dogs, Oslo, her 10 year old Pekingese mix, and Bergen, her 4 year old Norwegian Elkhound. Tracey loves cross-country skiing, down hill skiing, biking and wine.
Melissa, is a native of Colorado. She grew up in Thornton where she still lives today. Melissa has 2 dogs; Bugsy and Gwyn. Cuddling and playing with them brings her a lot of joy! She loves working at Struttin Pup and says; “we have a great crew that is like a second family.” She particularly enjoys helping our customers find optimal nutrition for their pets, not to mention getting to play with the puppies that come in.
Soozee, has been grooming dogs in Boulder County for 17 years , 10 of which have been at Struttin Pup. She says, “we have the the best people and the best customers I’ve ever worked with.” When Soozee is not slingin’ dog hair, her two children keep her busy. She also enjoys painting, drawing, sewing, crocheting hats, cute little animals and listening to really loud music!
Rachael, grew up in Boulder. She has a Smooth Collie named Izze who is calm and loving as well as a Maine Coon cat named Leo who is a trouble maker and loves to turn on sinks. Rachael also enjoys track, cross country, backpacking, skiing and playing the cello.
Iggy, grew up in Lafayette, CO. He loves music, and plays the piano, guitar, drums and he trys to sing! Iggy speaks fluent Spanish and is in the process of learning German and French. He has two sweet and cuddly dogs – both chihuahua mixes.
Heather, grew up in Arvada, Colorado and has been grooming at Struttin Pup for 13 years. She has 2 dogs and one cat and loves everything about them. Heather likes going to the movies and spending time with family and friends.
Brooke, grew up in Boulder and Nederland. She went to Fashion Design School, but following graduation found it wasn’t her calling. In 2000, Brooke received her grooming certification and figured out what she was going to do with her life! After ten years of grooming, she decided to focus on a career in pet nutrition and management. In 2012, after spending a few years in California, she headed back to Colorado to join Struttin Pup. She says; “here I have the opportunity to make animals live a long and healthy life. What could be better than that?” At home she is entertained by her cat BamBam, who loves playing with the strings on her hoodies and bottle caps.
Melissa R, was raised on a family farm in Colorado. As a child she was involved in 4-H and has owned and worked with a variety of animals including goats, chickens, sheep, horses, birds, hamsters cats and dogs. Melissa always had an affinity for grooming; bathing and brushing the family pets and volunteering to groom neighbor’s horses. In 2002 she apprenticed with a Master Groomer and has been grooming dogs professionally for 15 years now. When not grooming, she enjoys reading, writing, drawing, sculpting and watching movies. Melissa says “I am currently owned and loved by a miniature poodle and tabby cat.”
Ryan can’t claim he is native to Colorado but he is sure happy to call it home. He is close to completion on a degree in Environmental Science and loves the outdoors. He is an avid rock climber, disc golfer, snowboarder, hiker, and mountain biker. Even with his active lifestyle, he sometimes struggles to keep up with his crazy dog, Roxy, she enjoys jumping fences, frolicking, climbing trees, chasing squirrels and other dog’s toys at the park, and always brings him a genuine smile.