MEET OUR FABULOUS TEAM
CEO & Groomer
Born and raised in Brazil, Talis moved to Canada in 2012 and soon after established Booboo Pet Grooming Services in Mimico.
Talis speaks fluent Brazilian Portuguese. He is a passionate artist in the field of pet grooming, and as proprietor of Booboo's and Chief Pet Groomer, Talis goes out of his way to always maintain a current knowledge of trends, products, techniques, and general pet care. He attends various advanced grooming seminars, which sometimes take him overseas like the ones at the Starwood Grooming School in Thailand.
A perfectionist at heart, Talis has combined his true passion for pet grooming with his artistic ‘eye’, driving him to be an exceptional and professional pet groomer. In addition, he has mastered the patience in handling very difficult and/or nervous dogs with a soothing energy bringing calmness to the grooming experience. Outside work, Talis is a sports and nature enthusiast.
Anna was born with a passion for all creatures and always knew that one day she would pursue a career working with animals.
Born and raised in the Ukraine, Anna is fluent in both Ukrainian and Russian, and one would believe that from her love of cats, she is also fluent in 'Meows'. It is not only because of her certification in Animal Care, but also because of her natural born instincts, her curiosity regarding animal mannerisms, her compassion for all creatures, and her quick, firm and gentle handling of all animals big and small, that we here at Booboo's have deemed Anna to be our Cat Whisperer.
Born and raised in Toronto Maryann, she has a natural connection with the city and its furry residents.
Being an amazing stepmom to three boys and a pet parent to Mordecai, makes her a natural fit at Boo Boos as receptionist and appointment maker.
If you call or visit BooBoos she will be there to welcome you to the family.
Candace decided to combine her love of art and animals to become a dog groomer in 2019. She sometimes jokingly tells people that she was raised by wolves because she grew up alongside five very large dogs.
As a graduate of Sheridan College's illustration program, she is also driven to design and improve the world around her. Dog grooming is the perfect outlet for her bubbly, goofy energy, and also allows her to exercise her creativity and passion for pets. She believes that dog grooming is multifaceted and should always take into account not only the appearance of the client, but its physical health and mental wellbeing, too. For this reason, BooBoo's was the perfect match for her, with its team of experienced groomers and the low stress, one-on-one environment.
Candace strives to deliver high quality work while providing individualized care that suits each dog's health and aesthetic needs. Highly curious, she loves to learn and is excited to share her knowledge with everyone.
Working with animals has always been a passion of Sophia’s. Her calm demeanor, patience, attention to details and creativity allows her to ensure every dog has a relaxing and enjoyable time while also delivering a perfectly tailored haircut.
Sophia has extensive knowledge in animal care and bahaviour and is always eager to learn more. You will often find her speaking to BooBoo’s clientele with helpful advice, tips and guidance.
She has been very happy to have joined the wonderful team here at BooBoo’s since January 2022.
Alfredo was born in Bogotá, Colombia and at the age of 20 traveled to, and fell in love with, Spain with his wife. His two children were born and raised in Malaga. Alfredo and his family have had dogs and cats for 20 years and consider them beloved members of the family. Since Alfredo was already dedicated to grooming his pets, he decided to study grooming professionally at the Artero International Dog Grooming Academy in addition to his existing careers as a pastor and musical director!
Alfredo even has professional experience in hairdressing in Girona, Catalonia, in Mon del Gos. After living in Spain for 21 years, Alfredo and his family arrived in Toronto and found Booboo's Pet Grooming Services, where he offers a gentle helping hand.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
After much research for my American Eskimo Dogs, BooBoo's was the only groomer that professionally understood how to groom this breed. I have nothing but positive experiences in the 10 years we have been their client. Absolutely professional, well-trained, and a delight to be their customer.
Wonderful place, Clean, friendly smiley face staffs, great grooming job and reasonable prices.
We will be going back for sure ;)!
I am new to the neighbourhood and had my first visit here this week. Talis was so welcoming and helpful. The grooming that my dog had was one of the best ever, Talis did exactly what I requested and as a bonus, my pup was very happy and relaxed when I picked her up. Love this place and so grateful to have such a wonderful spot nearby!
Tel. (416) 255-7387
2469 Lake Shore Blvd. W
Etobicoke, Ontario M8V 1C5
SERVING MIMICO AND THE GTA
Tuesday - Friday 10:00 - 19:00
Saturday 9:00 - 18:00
Sunday - Monday Closed
Please call ahead - times may differ