Meet Your Groomers

The only cat grooming salon in hampton roads

LaDean Gordon, CFMG:

LaDean is a graduate of the National Cat Groomers Institute(NCGI), the only feline grooming school of its kind in the world. The NCGI requires its groomers to pass a series of rigorous written and practical exams that specialize in the unique needs of felines, including the America Red Cross Feline first aid/CPR certification, Health and Anatomy, Colors and Genetics, Breeds, Temperament assessments and many other feline-related subjects. In 2016 she attended Ivs San Bernard, earning her certificate in the Science of Skin adding to her knowledge base for keeping your cats skin and coat in the healthiest condition possible. In 2018, LaDean went on to complete her certification with Pet Emergency in feline CPR/First Aid, making her dual certified in the skill, as well as completing her Fear Free certification with Fear Free Pets, becoming the very first Fear Free certified groomer in Hampton Roads.

With over 25 years of experience combined with her extensive training, LaDean has clients from as far away as North Carolina and Maryland. Her services help owners ensure the happiest cleanest lives for their feline family members. After all, a clean cat is a happy cat!

Her salon has won multiple awards, including the Three Best-Rated award of excellence as well as three gold Coastal Virginia Readers’ Choice peninsula awards for best pet grooming, peninsula silver for best small business, and peninsula silver for best green/environmental business. She offers the highest quality groom possible for felines in Hampton Roads with a “by appointment only” location in Yorktown. It’s not only cat-centric, but it also has a strict no dogs allowed policy, making this grooming salon a truly unique setting to help facilitate a relaxed and attentive environment that any cat owner can appreciate.

Dezarai Gordon, CFMG:

Dezarai is also a graduate of the National Cat Groomers Institute (NCGI). In the same graduating class as her mother LaDean, she passed all of her written and practical exams with a high proficiency ensuring that the quality and care your cat gets at Purrocious is maintained to the highest standards by both groomers at our Salon. In 2018, Dezarai also passed her certifications with Pet Pet Emergency in feline CPR/First Aid as well as completing her Fear Free certification with Fear Free Pets, becoming the second Fear Free certified groomer in Hampton Roads.

With over 6 years’ experience combined with her training and knowledge, she helps enhance the lives of our clients feline family members by providing professional grooming services that help owners and their cats lives cleaner and easier.

Certifications and Accomplishments
  • 2014 Earned her Certified Feline Master Groomer
  • 2014 Feline CPR & First Aid Certified with the American Red Cross
  • 2016 Ivs San Bernard certificate in the Science of Skin
  • 2018 CPR & First Aid Certified Pet Emergency Education
  • 2018 Fear Free Certified with Fear Free Pets
Awards and Recognition
  • Home Guide Best 2016
  • CoVa Peninsula Gold for Pet Grooming 2017
  • CoVa Peninsula Silver for Environmentally Friendly Company 2017
  • CoVa Peninsula Silver for Small Business Under 25 employees 2017
  • Top 3 Best Rated Best Pet Grooming in Newport News, VA 2017
  • Virginia Living Nominee Easter Region 2018
  • CoVa Peninsula Silver Best Pet Grooming 2018
  • Top 3 Best Rated Best Pet Grooming in Newport News, VA 2018
  • Home Guide Best 2018 Best Pet Grooming
  • Daily Press Readers Choice Awards 2018 Bronze Best Pet Grooming
  • Top Rated Local 2019 #1 Best Pet Grooming Bethel Manor
  • Top Rated Local 2019 #4 Best Pet Grooming State of Virginia
  • Home Guide 2019 Best Pet Grooming
  • Lux Living Magazine Best High-End Cat Grooming Salon Hampton Roads 2019
  • CoVA Readers Choice Awards Gold
  • Best Small Business Peninsula 2019
  • CoVA Readers Choice Awards Silver Best Pet Grooming Peninsula 2019
  • CoVA Readers Choice Awards Silver Green/Environmental 2019
  • Retailer of the Year 2019 (ROTY) (Nominated)
Certifications and Accomplishments
  • 2014 Earned her Certified Feline Master Groomer
  • Feline CPR & First Aid Certified with the American Red Cross 2014
  • 2018 CPR & First Aid Certified Pet Emergency Education
  • 2018 Fear Free Certified with Fear Free Pets

Rachel, Grooming Assistant:

Rachel graduated from Sentara School of Health Professions In 2007 where she earned her certification as a nursing care partner for Sentara. She worked in the Intensive Care Unit at Sentara Norfolk General for 2 years before deciding to become a stay at home mom.

After both of her children started school she began working at a local animal hospital as a veterinary assistant for where she realized her passion of working with animals. During that 1.5 years she started Veterinary Technology classes with Penn Foster, to obtain her Veterinary Technician Certification.

She became employed with Purrocious Styles in April of 2019 to expand her experience and knowledge of another area of animal care.  She is currently a grooming assistant and is going to be working towards her Certified Feline Master Groomer certification to add to her skills and ability to work with pets in a more faceted manor to help pet owners in Hampton Roads.

LaDean Gordon

Dezarai Gordon

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