Mishelle Hancock, Owner-operator

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Mishelle is a Claremore native. She has always been involved with animals whether it was summers and school vacations running around the family farm in Holdenville, OK or breeding her own sheep for an FFA project all the way up to owning her own dog/cat grooming salon since 2000. She married Randy Hancock who has resided in Claremore all his life, and together, they have built Tails-A-Wagn’ into the success that it is today. That success can be attributed to their love of dogs and cats and their desire to care for them. Education is very important to Mishelle, and she believes that you can always better yourself in all aspects of your life. That is why all staff that works at Tail-A-Wagn’ Multi Service Pet Care undergoes extensive training and attends continuing education seminars whenever possible. Certification of staff is also highly encouraged and rewarded and is a must for those working in the salon. Community is also very important to Mishelle, and she strives to be active in Rogers County. She is involved in the Chamber of Commerce and sits on the planning board for some local committees.

“I love the people here and believe that together this community sets a standard for others around Oklahoma.” 

Samantha MilleR, Grooming Manager

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Samantha Miller has been at Tails-A-Wagn’ since 2017, but has been working with pets since 2009. Samantha graduated from Claremore High School, but claims McAlester, OK as her hometown. Samantha’s future goals include advancing and continuing her grooming education to become an Advanced Professional Groomer. Eventually, she wants to be “top dog” in the grooming business. Currently, she is a Certified Professional Groomer and works as Tails-A-Wagn’s Grooming Manager. In her life outside of work, she has a four-year-old Golden Retriever named Molly and a five-year-old Labrador/Pitbull mix named Maxwell. She likes crafting and working on all kinds of projects.

“Grooming has just always been something I’ve enjoyed.”

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Sarah Warfield, groomer

Sarah is from Claremore and graduated from Sequoyah High School. She came to us from a kennel tech position and has been with us a few years. Sarah is a groomer at Tails-A-Wagn’ and is certified in animal CPR. “It was something different and new from being a kennel tech, so I wanted to learn what it was all about,” Sarah says. In her free time, Sarah likes to go dancing with her friends or spend time with her boyfriend. When she can, she likes going horseback riding, going to concerts and spending time with her family. She has a boxer/great dane mix named Riddick and a cat named Oreo.

“I’ve been at Tails-A-Wagn’ for 3 years now, and I love every minute of it!”

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Taylor Steenveld, Groomer

Taylor grew up in Claremore and graduated from Claremore High School. In 2012, she completed a grooming academy and has been grooming ever since. She joined Tails-A-Wagn’ in September of 2018 making her the newest member of our grooming team. Taylor wants to become the best at what she does, and she believes there is always room to grow. Taylor is also a Project Assistant for Volunteers for Youth. She recently bought a house in town with her husband who is in a band called Follow the Buzzards. Taylor has a twin brother and spends as much time as possible with her animals. She has two dogs named Buddy and Moose, two cats named Kiki and Moxie and two parakeets named Lennon and Bowie.

“I knew grooming was something I wanted to work towards. I’m lucky to be able to have found this talent.”