Meet Your Stylists

Hi I’m Dawn Tallo previously Penzarella, the Owner and Lead Stylist for over 20 years at Sandy Paws! I have over 20 years grooming and ownership experience and have spent that time creating  your pets best salon experience . I truly love what I do and hope to continue on this path for many more years to come. I have 4 children. Evan 18, Sarah 12 and my step kids Bella 16 and Santo 13.They  all keep me on my toes. My 3 rescue dogs, Amy, 9, a doxi; Bean, 4, a Sato and Mr. Bumbles 13??, a pekingese also fill my life with chaos that I love. I am married and my husband Steve thinks I love the dogs more than him….. shhhhh! Owning a shop has been exciting, scary, crazy, exhilarating  and terrifying. However, my clients have always been loyal and have kept my doors open now for 20++ years. We are so very thankful for all of them.



Welcome to our world








Kristina Brady: Mom of 4 four leggers, Drogo, Kahlissi, Grayson and Banjo, has been with Sandy Paws since we had the kennel in Middletown many years ago. She has quickly excelled to specializing in poodle breeds. Kristina is a vet tech and has worked with dogs for over 10 years. After managing Sandy Paws in Middletown, Kristina moved on to becoming a vet tech but learned she wanted to get closer to the dogs and wanted to be a Stylist. We happily rehired her and now she has been grooming with us full time for 5 years.




Amanda has been with Sandy Paws since our Kennel in Middletown. She also managed the business for 3 years until she decided she wanted to groom. She has now been grooming with us for over 7 years. Amanda worked at a Pet Store for before joining our pack years ago. She is also an avid horse back rider. Cherie is her little devilish chihuahua who she adores. Amanda does most of our doodles. And our large breeds ,which in some cases are bigger than her.