Melissa and Marc, founders of Whiskers, share their home with a variety of pets, including dogs, cats, chickens, and horses.
Melissa Verplank has owned multiple pet-related businesses in the Grand Rapids community for over 30 years. Repeatedly asked by her clients, "Do you have a good recommendation for a local boarding kennel?," Melissa could never confidently recommend anything, but realized that Grand Rapids pet owners were looking for a better solution.
is an award-winning, world-class pet stylist, a leading educator in the field of professional pet grooming, an industry speaker, author, multi-pet business owner and general animal lover.
is a Certified Master Groomer, was a successful mobile pet stylist and an instructor at the Paragon School of Pet Grooming in Jenison, Michigan for years.