Meet the Groomers

  • Corey Pantano-Fryar

    Corey Pantano-Fryar

    Grooming Salon Manager

    Corey has been grooming pets for over 16 years and been at Animal House since 2007. She began her career as a groomer in the corporate sector which has given her a wide spectrum of experience and knowledge. Prior experiences include managing and re-organizing large salons as well as training new groomers. Following her heart, she transitioned to the non-profit sector with Animal House and loves that her hard work supports homeless animals. Corey has played an active roll in helping Animal House grow into the amazing rescue organization it is today.

    Corey specializes in working with dogs that are elderly and with special behavior needs. She takes her time to ensure that each pet is safe and treated with respect. She also enjoys grooming cats and the occasional guinea pig! She loves hand scissoring and constantly strives to improve her grooming abilities.

    Coreys spouse Sally and children Rory, Galen, Rowan, and Kieran also share her love of animals. They live with Animal House adoptees Mina, a Standard Poodle mix and Java, the naughtiest Pug on the block. Corey’s oldest son Rory has grown up at Animal House and now spends his summer helping scheduling grooming appointments!

  • Kyla Carlander

    Kyla Carlander


    Kyla was born and raised in Longmont, Colorado and has always had a huge heart for all animals. Kyla has been engaged in the animal welfare world for many years with experience ranging from animal care at the Longmont Humane Society to rehabilitation work at the Greenwood Wildlife Center. She got her start in the grooming a few years ago as a bather and has found great reward and joy as a dog groomer!

    Kyla joined Animal House in August of 2016 and feels right at home with the staff, volunteers, and clients. Kyla grooms dogs of all sizes with the same compassion and kindness that she feels all animals deserve. Kyla has four dogs of her own, one is Jojo – an Animal House alumni, and she enjoys spending time with hiking, camping, and anything else outdoors!