Meet the Instructors

Mari Dancause Fleck – NCMG – Instructor/Manager

Award Winning Pet groomer

  • Instructor, Manager Featherle Pet Care of Chantilly
  • National Certified Master Groomer
  • Graduate of Canine Clippers School of Pet Grooming
  • Part of our family since 1994
  • Winner of multiple awards in national grooming competitions
  • Specializes in all AKC Breed Standards
  • Skilled at ‘Custom order’ non-standard cuts and styling of all breeds

Mari Dancause, NCMG, Certified Master Groomer, is the manager of our Chantilly salon. She is a graduate of Canine Clippers School of Pet Grooming, and has been with our company since 1994, when she started as a bather. Since then, she has gone on to become an award winning groomer. Mari has placed in many competitions. Some of her awards include: 1st place in ‘Creative Styling’ at the 1999 VGA Show, Leesburg; and, in 2004, a 1st in ’Mixed’, a 1st in ‘Feline Fantasy’ at Intergroom, N.J., and a 1st in ‘Creative Styling’ at Groom Expo, Hershey, PA. Currently she is the at our Chantilly location of Featherle Pet Care. Highest on Mari’s list of priorities are the health and safety of the pets at the salon and the happiness of the staff. She recognizes the inherent personality, intelligence and feelings in animals and feels a strong aversion to their treatment as possessions. Developing a good rapport with dogs that even a vet cannot handle is only one of her many special talents.

Mari is quite eclectic in her skills and grooms all breeds, including the unusual. Her artistry comes naturally: her grandfather was an oil painter and her own talents include drawing. But, her most original work now takes place in the grooming salon where she loves the challenge of ‘Custom Orders’: Non standard cuts and styling. Mari shares her home with her husband Ray.

Sarah Jenkins– Instructor/Assistant Manager


  • Graduate of Canine Clippers School of Pet Grooming
  • Specializes in Poodles
  • Grooms Dogs

Sarah Jenkins returned to us after graduating from Canine Clippers School of Pet Grooming six years ago. We are happy for her return. Being a hard worker Sarah is always ready to lend a hand. She has a soft spot for poodles and delivers a beautiful show worthy poodle groom. Her passion for poodles allows her to be quite skilled with grooming the ever growing in popularity poodle mixes.

Sarah aspires to become a certified master groomer, is hoping to join the competition groom circuit and begin competing in the next few years.

Sarah lives in Fredericksburg with her Fiancé, son, and step-son. They share their home with Harley a Pitbull mix and Pixie a DSH feline.