They are
our passion

How it started

I began persuing my dream more than 16 years ago when I studied to become a Dog Groomer. I have raised 7 German Shepherds, Eli, Iko,  Justice, Godiva, Kiara, Tessa, and Zira. We have also added Gunner, Krueger, Kida, and Koda into our Shepherd family. 

~ Lynne Loomis, Owner

Our passion

Pet Degree Dog Training Center is an all in one facility for Doggie Daycare, Dog training, Dog and Cat Grooming, and Pet Sitting services. We care for your pets as if they were our own.


In addition to the services we offer, we host BARKDay Parties. We also give back to the community & you can join us in supporting animal shelters, Cancer Society, Special Olympics, Girl Scouts, & Professional Pet Photographers.

Team that provides
loving care

Lynne Brouard-Loomis

Lynne is a certified professional dog trainer, behaviorist, AKC CGC & STAR Puppy Evaluator, a member of the Association for Pet Dog Trainers, a professional dog & cat groomer, and head trainer & owner of Pet Degree Dog Training Center. Her training certification is from The Connecticut K- 9 Education Center in Newington, where her focus was on learning behavior modification techniques that are dog-friendly ways to achieve desired behavior. She is a graduate of Becker College with a degree in Animal Care and Business Management. Lynne is a Trumbull mom of two young girls who you will often see helping her with training around Pet Degree. Her home has never been complete without her dogs, previously having Monroe K9 Gunner, and her two demo dogs Kiara and Kida. Currently complete with Monroe K9 Riggs, demo dog Zira, and therapy dog in-training Koda. Her biggest passion is being able to give back to the community by training service and therapy dogs, she has achieved this through her many training programs. Lynne’s extensive knowledge and several years of experience makes Pet Degree a safe and positive place for all dogs and humans.


MJ Malachowski

MJ has worked at Pet Degree for over 6 years now. She started as a bather and moved to daycare, reception, and training. MJ is currently enrolled in the veterinary technician program at Norwalk Community College in hopes to further her education and move on to Canine Physical Therapy. She is one of the primary points of contact for our customers, so you may hear from her through email, phone, or social media! MJ’s extensive knowledge of and fondness for animals, and many years of experience at Pet Degree make her a valuable asset to our team.


Dorothy Lewis

Dorothy is one of Pet Degree’s main groomers. She has been grooming for 35 years, previously owning pet store/grooming salon Chateau De Bow Wow. She has two college age girls who you will often see at Pet Degree. Dorothy greets every client with a welcoming smile and is eager to give the best experience she can.


Alix Agathos

Alix has been working at Pet Degree for over 2 years now. She works with daycare, reception, and training. Alix is currently enrolled at Sacred Heart University as a nursing and psychology major in hopes to become a Neonatal Nurse. She is another one of our primary points for contact so you may hear from her through phone, email, and social media!


Olivia Darby

Olivia has been working at Pet Degree since January of 2022, handling daycare and reception. A statistics major, she is currently enrolled at Indiana University, where she will work towards her desired career as a sports analyst. Olivia loves dogs, having two of her own at home - Schlitz, 3, and Porter, 6 months.


Julia Cocchia

Julia has been working at Pet Degree since March of 2022, handling daycare and reception. She enjoys working with animals, especially dogs.  Julia currently attends Gateway Community College as a liberal arts and sciences major in hopes to pursue a career as an Ultrasound Technician in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.