About Us

Jennifer Tilman

Carolina Pet Spa is a pet grooming facility located in Apex, North Carolina serving dog owners in Apex, Cary, Morrisville and Holly Springs. At Carolina Pet Spa we know your pets are like family and they deserve to be treated with the utmost care, compassion, and respect. Our mission is to provide pets with a grooming and pampering session they will look forward to during each visit. 

Our groomers are all self-employed individuals who are board certified professionals with medical training to handle emergencies and a myriad of health issues, possess a thorough knowledge of breed profiles and temperaments, and have several years grooming experience under his/her belt.


What does this mean for your pet's care?  Everything.  Every precaution is taken to protect your pet's health. Furthermore, we like to get to know your pet at an individual level. Careful consideration of individual personalities is paramount for creating a positive, comfortable grooming experience for your pet. 


We groom by appointments only.  This means your pet will only be in our facility for the amount of time required to groom him individually. If a groom takes one hour, your pet will only need to be here for one hour. We do not cage animals all day long like other shops. Additionally, pets groomed in our shop are assigned a groomer upon request. Providing groomer consistency is key to the happiness of your pet. A groomer/pet relationship bond results in safer sessions for both the groomer and your pet because anxiety motivated incidents are minimized during visits.


We also provide a waiting room with the comforts of home for those pet parents who wish to stay and relax while their pet is being pampered.


Meet Our Staff 


Caroline Fagan

Caroline Fagan graduated from Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia with a BS in Biology. She moved to Cary from her hometown of Washington D.C., where she worked at the World Wildlife Fund.  Once in Cary she worked at the Duke Primate Center caring for the lemurs until her first child was born.


Caroline worked in boarding and grooming industry in the 1980's. She returned to it in 2013 after raising her children. Over the last decade she has participated in Conformation, Obedience, Barn Hunt, and Reading Therapy with her two Rhodesian Ridgebacks.

Tahari's Sir Jude Whinesalot, CGC, ThD, TDIAOV (Jude)

Ch. FM's Racing in the Street, CGC, RATI, RATN, (delilah) 

Emily Sutton-Taylor

Emily has a Biological Sciences degree from NC State, and has a veterinary assistant background. She enjoys caring for both dogs and horses. She came to us in 2015 after relocating back to Raleigh from Oregon.  Welcome back Emily.

Chris Prister

Chris has been mentored by a show groomer.  He has only been grooming three years and his work is excellent!  He is the proud dad of a Kane Corso named Sirabi.

Jennifer Tilman, is both a North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board registered veterinary technician (RVT-License #2685), and a Professional Certified Dog Groomer who graduated from the Atlantic Coast Academy of Animal Arts in 2004. Jennifer's background includes animal science and husbandry, veterinary technician experience, and grooming pets and show dogs for over 10 years. Her veterinary technician experience provides invaluable knowledge for her business and superior care for the pets who visit her shop for grooming.  She is also a contributing writer for both "Dog Living" and "Animal Wellness" magazines.

Tilman’s inspiration greets her every day. “Dogs all have individual personalities,” she says. “Some affectionately express their feelings about being groomed with clever antics that people would think only humans are capable of doing.”

Copyright 2022, No animals were harmed in the making

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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Tuesday - Friday


8:00 AM - 1:00 PM




Sunday - Monday


1000 N. Salem St.
Apex, NC 27502


Mail: carolinapetspa@gmail.com
Tel:  919-801-0388

© 2013 Copyright Carolina Pet Spa. All rights reserved. 

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