67555 E Palm Canyon Dr, Suite F110, Cathedral City, CA 92234-5428 | K9catgroom@gmail.com
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Meet Our Team in Cathedral City, CA

Meet the local staff and animal lovers of K9 Clipper and Catamaran

Rick's love for animals began at a young age when his parents brought home an eight-week-old collie named Sandy. As he was an only child, his companionship with Sandy was a significant turning point in his life as he instantly fell in love with dogs. As a child, much of his summers were spent at various kennels and at Morel's dog training where he learned all he could about dog handling.

Rick's mother, Mavis Rose, also helped instill a passion for animals. She achieved national recognition as a breeder and dog shower and was awarded a national memorial trophy. These experiences gave Rick a strong foundation in caring for dogs before he began studying to become a dog groomer.
Rick Palmateer
After Graduating Walsh's Pet Grooming College on May 2, 1969, Rick began working at Walsh's Pet grooming college as the front groomer, and he eventually began setting up a group of grooming shops around Oregon. He's owned K9 Clipper and CATamaran for more than 20 years.
As a former barber and salon owner of 25 years, and David's passion for hair cutting has been longstanding. Originally hailing from Ohio, he took a detour to the Southwest and spent a few years enjoying the weather and excitement of Las Vegas before making his way to California. His career-changing decision was driven by his deep love for animals and passion for grooming. In David's own words: "Just looking into the soulful eyes of a senior dog, or the boundless energy of a trusting puppy, has made this career move the most meaningful of all to me. I hope every guest, four-legged and two-legged, feels the warmth and sincerity in which Rick runs his salon."
Steven is our residential cat guru. His love and understanding of cats is what led him to be our CATamaran Cruise Director. He is in charge of making your cat's stay comfortable, and if anyone has any concerns or questions about our cat facility, he is our go-to guy.