Our Story

At Masterpiece, we believe that your best friend deserves a luxury spa experience too. We strive to provide absolutely top notch customer service and communication. We offer a low stress, cage-free environment, providing individualized personal service that treats every pet like a family member. We offer Breed standard cuts, whimsical styles and everything in between for the pampered pooch.

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Our Team

Abby Spanu

Abby Spanu

Owner / Groomer
Abby's Bio

Abby Spanu has been dog crazy from before she could walk. She spent her early years showing obedience with her rescue dog, Sampson, as well as raising two puppies who went on to successful careers with the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind in New Jersey. Abby later showed her Shih Tzu, Monty, to an AKC obedience title and then began doing canine education through the Washington Humane Society in inner city schools. Abby also successfully showed her standard poodle, Eli, in the AKC conformation ring. She has always been very active in rescue, acting as a transporter and foster for local rescues. Abby brings with her an extensive background in stellar customer service and an eye for detail.   


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Rachel Lawlor

Rachel Lawlor

Owner / Groomer
Rachel's Bio

An avid dog lover, Rachel Lawlor began rescuing dogs in need at a young age with her animal-loving mother. She began her career working in grooming salons in the DC area before focusing on an over twenty-five-year career in high-end customer service with nationwide top 50 corporations. Rachel combines her dog savvy side with a focus on guest relations and client needs, understanding that there is a human side to dog grooming with each and every pet parent.


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Denise Calore

Denise Calore

Denise's Bio

Denise’s love of dogs started at the age of five when her parents brought home the first family German Shepherd named Princess.  She quickly learned they are a breed who loves people and should not be feared. She has been close to all the family Shepherds over the years, especially the current one, Zena!  Denise is an organization change and leadership expert who has successfully started and run a small business consulting firm in the District of Columbia for the last 20 years. She brings to the team seasoned experience in customer relationship management, business/financial management, marketing, employee development, and organization effectiveness/efficiency.  


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Katelyn Mayo

Katelyn Mayo

Head Groomer
Katelyn's Bio

Katelyn Mayo is a specialist in dog behavior and a perfectionist as a groomer. Katelyn’s passion for hand scissoring and attention to detail makes her the ideal groomer to give your pet a breed standard cut, and her creative streak will have your dog turning every head on H Street with a fun and funky style. Katelyn also specializes in canine nutrition and skin allergies and is available to offer advice to help your dog not only look their best but feel their best too! Katelyn’s calm and compassionate nature has every dog running to hop on her grooming table for a day of beauty.


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Lauren Mantle

Lauren Mantle

Master Stylist
Lauren's Bio

Lauren Mantle brings over twenty years of compassionate grooming experience to the grooming table. Lauren’s skills include beautiful hand scissored cuts, hand stripping, and cat grooming. She is also an expert in dog behavior and adept at patiently working with puppies, anxious
dogs, and dogs with behavioral issues. Lauren’s artistic side comes through in her creative grooming from mohawks to color and everything in between.


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