At Melissa’s K9 Design, we are committed to providing top-notch grooming services. We are proud to be an American Kennel Club S.A.F.E. Salon, so you can feel confident that your pet is in the best of hands from the moment you walk through our door.

We strive to make our clients’ pets the most glamorous dogs and cats in town, whether you are looking for a simple, clean cut or the most out-of-this-world fashion statement imaginable!

Meet the team that makes the magic happen…

Melissa Kennedy

Owner & Professional Groomer

Melissa has spent her life surrounded by dogs and cats of every shape and size. At the age of 10, she started to compete in Junior Handling and it was during this time that her passion for making pets look their best took root. The rule was that if she was going to show a dog, she was going to be the one to make him show-ring-ready. It didn’t take Melissa long to figure out that this was her dream job!

She started her professional career with a corporate company, graduating through a stylist program and working hard to develop her skills. Melissa quickly earned a reputation for high-quality care and service. In 2014, she picked up her brushes and set out to open her own salon, where she has been living her dream ever since.

Kerry Brickett

Professional Groomer

Kerry is a life-long lover of animals who has never worked outside the pet care industry. If you ask her about it, she’ll tell you she started her career grooming the dinosaurs with stone scissors!

At 15, she took a job as a receptionist at Salem Animal Hospital and then joined the grooming program at the Pedigree Career Institute a few years later. Seeing room to expand the ways of supporting pets’ wellbeing, Kerry launched Salem Animal Hospital’s grooming department herself in 1991. After 17 years with the vet hospital that helped her take her first steps into the world of professional grooming, she moved her career forward and sought development for her skills by joining the salon team at Petsmart’s Salem store. Kerry was later promoted to Salon Manager at the Chelmsford location.

With a lifetime of experience, Kerry brings a wealth of knowledge and compassion to the grooming table!