About Us

Top Dog Grooming and Boarding is located just beside Saunemin, Illinois. It started out very small and has grown into a wonderful place to bring your pets for Grooming or Boarding. We now hardly ever advertise. People hear about us from other people. We work with all local vet clinics to be sure pet records are up to date. We have a wonderful staff whom are all trained in the proper care and needs of our client's pets.

Lily Stevenson, founder of Top Dog Pet Grooming and Boarding, was born and raised in Cali, Colombia. In 1993 she got the title of Zootecnia (Bachelor degree in Animal Science with a major in Animal Handling) from University National of Colombia Palmira South America.


During her career she has been working with different animal farms and with dogs and cats over the last 20 years. In 2000 in America, she started working in Dwight Veterinary Clinic for 6 years as pet groomer. After grooming at Dwight Vet Clinic, she quit to be with her growing children. A few people asked her to still groom. So that led to grooming during the winter of 2007. Lily said it is crazy to open a grooming business during the cold winter season. It is like opening an ice cream parlor in winter. Things started out very slow. But Lily decided to put her heart into her business. She wanted the care of her guests to be a priority and wanted everything to be very clean and friendly.  Some of the clients later asked her if she would be available to take care of their pets while they would be on vacation or away from home. That soon led to boarding and the beginning of Top Dog Grooming and Boarding. The facility initially started with one room for grooming and an area for boarding, using the double and half garage that was adapted prior with large windows for a play area for her children. Then in 2011 she added a new room for boarding, to separate the small dogs and the big dogs to prevent the small dogs from being intimidated by the big ones. A small reception/grooming room was added and finally in 2015 a third boarding room was added to board medium and big dogs. All the rooms are air conditioned and heated with air purifiers added to keep air fresh and clean. It is a family business in a quiet safe rural area. Our pets that come to us are our guests. We treat them with the best care we can in a very clean country setting. Our helpers are trained to treat our guests with care and respect, they are also trained in animal care and sanitation.  Our guests are monitored to be sure they are doing well during their stay. They are walked outside 4 times a day with supervision during the individual outdoor walks where the pet can interact one on one with the staff in a large fenced in exercise area. The outside fence is 6 ft tall to keep our guests in a very safe play area.


Top Dog has been running since 2007, offering animal care and building great relation with our clients. We would like to thank all our clients and guests for their support.  We hope to have many more wonderful years ahead. Also thanks to our awesome staff for their loving and dependable care. Thanks again, Lily.

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