116 W. Plaza Dr. Carterville, IL 62918
 Welcome To Sudzy Paws!!   

                                                              Pet Grooming, Day Care, Dog Bakery
Sudzy Paws Dog Cat Pet Grooming Daycare Dog Bakery in Carterville Marion Herrin Carbondale Southern Illinois




Who are we?


                 Alex Sikich - Owner/Pet Stylist

        Alex is originally from the Chicago-land area, but has been residing in Southern Illinois for 10 years.  After graduating from SIUC with a degree in Business Marketing he decided he wanted to start a career working with animals.  After a bit of soul searching he enrolled at the highly accredited Petropolis Academy Of Grooming in Chesterfield, Missouri.  After graduating from the grooming academy in February of 2012 he was hired to work in the Doggie Daycare deparment at Petropolis.  It was during this time period that he gained valuble knowledge of the pet business and grew entrepreneurial spirit.  Observing how much everyone involved enjoyed the vast pet services offered by Petropolis inspired him to someday build his own pet business.  After returning to Southern Illinois Alex gained grooming experience at Petco before deciding to venture into greener pastures.  Sudzy Paws was born!

BirthPlace: Aurora, Illinois

Favorite Band: Pearl Jam
Favorite Television Show: Duck Dynasty
Favorite Movie: Dumb and Dumber
Who should play me in a movie: Matt LeBlanc
Guilty Pleasure: Pizza and Beer
Favorite Snack: Sour Patch Kids
Favorite Animal: Labrador Retriever
Favorite Color: Ocean Blue


                                Candace Rickert- Head Pet Stylist

    Candace is as big of an animal lover as your going to find.  Hailing from St. Louis, Candace found her niche in grooming after leaving the childcare field to work with much furrier children :) .  Candace attended the highly accredited Petropolis Academy of Grooming in 2006 and after graduation was hired as a Petropolis pet stylist on the spot!  Candace continued to groom at Petropolis for the next 6 years delighting every one of her St. Louis clients including the one and only Albert Pujols! (formerly of the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals)  Candace also got great experience working the kennel side of the business at Petropolis.  During this time she spent many personal hours with rescue dogs going above and beyond to make their day a little brighter.  Whether it's grooming dogs to professional show standards or making even the stinkiest dogs smell wonderful, Candace does it all and does it well!  One of the top groomers from St. Louis is dropping her style right here in Southern Illinois!

BirthPlace: St Louis, Missouri
Favorite Television Show: The Walking Dead
Favorite Movie: Alice in Wonderland
Who should play me in a movie: Molly Ringwald
Guilty Pleasure: Shopping
Favorite Snack: Green Olives w/ stuffed Feta Cheese
Favorite Animal: American Pitbull Terrier
Favorite Color: Green

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