About Us

Peaceful Dog is owned by Kirsten Stade, who began grooming and training dogs as a way to make shelter and rescue dogs more adoptable and save more lives. 

Kirsten has volunteered with shelters in Guatemala, Manhattan, New Mexico, and Oregon and with several rescues and shelters in the Washington, DC area.

Kirsten has a Master's degree in Conservation Biology and has worked in wildlife rescue and rehabilitation in Guatemala and Alaska. Her ecological awareness infuses her practice with a respect for all beings--as well as a commitment to all-natural grooming products.

Most behavioral challenges can be resolved through behavioral modification and training using reward-based methods, and many mild health problems such as ear infections, skin rashes, and even gait problems caused by long nails can be solved by a good grooming.  

Ask about discounts for dogs being fostered through a shelter or rescue group.