Ryan Foster - Owner & Pet Stylist
In 2009, Ryan decided to attend grooming school to pursue a career in the pet grooming industry. Shortly after completion of the program, Ryan decided to open Mission Bay Pet Salon and Wash. He felt that his love of animals and his passion of interacting with people would be something that he could bring to Pacific Beach and neighboring communities. Since opening their doors in 2010, Mission Bay Pet Salon has groomed thousands of dogs and cats and has built a strong reputation as a clean, safe and inviting atmosphere for both the owners and their pets.
Ryan is married to his wife Sue and together they have two Siberian Huskies, Juneau and Togo. They enjoy going to dog beach, riding their bikes and eating sushi. They have been Pacific Beach residents since 2007.
Jennifer Rosas - Pet Stylist/Dog Trainer
Jennifer Rosas has 9 years of experience in the pet grooming profession and over 12 yrs of experience working with animals.
She takes pride and joy in being able to groom and connect with those pets need a little TLC! She enjoys training puppies as well as adult dogs with all different behaviors.
Jennifer and her husband Arthuro have two pets of their own, all rescues. Junior, a Husky mix (12) and Zelda their 9 year old Torti cat.
When not at work Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family. She and her husband also enjoy all of what San Diego has to offer like the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Museums. Her favorite time is when she get’s to spend time with her husband and pets.
Pam Riggen - Receptionist
Pam Riggen, is a former Boise, Idaho resident who recently moved to the Pacific Beach to be with her high school sweetheart. Pam is the mother of two beautiful daughters, the oldest is currently attending the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and the youngest is pursuing a nursing degree at the College of Southern Idaho.
Having had experience in a veterinary clinic and spending over twenty years in the medical field, Pam has found the best in both fields while working at Mission Bay Pet Salon, an opportunity to provide great service to our community and meet so many wonderful four legged friends. Pam hopes to, in the very near future, manage a small farm and care for teeny tiny goats and fat chickens.
In her off time, Pam enjoys bicycling to the beach, boogie boarding the waves and riding in the wind with her man on the back of a Harley.
Melanie Sponselee - Pet Stylist/Dog Trainer
Starting at Kearny Mesa Veterinary Center directly out of high school in 2002. Melanie worked as a veterinary technician assistant for 5 years. In 2007 She adopted a two and a half year-old greyhound who was a retired racing dog from Arizona. His name was “Zero.” She began training and socially conditioning him to every aspect of his very new life as a pet and he is now CGC certified! Zero and Melanie are now certified by Therapy Dogs International (TDI) as a service dog & handler team. Together they visit hospitals together so that Zero can serve as a companion animal and put smiles on the faces of people who so very much appreciate his affection. In 2008, Melanie became a groomer’s assistant and began learning all there was to know about brushing/bathing/washing/drying/trimming and proper care associated with all breeds of dog. She began to apply her knowledge of handling and training techniques to her job and within a short time she began grooming professionally since 2009. Melanie also specializes training dogs in obedience and behavior modification. A common thread holds her separate experiences together, making her an unusual “breed” of groomer – she has always had her heart focused on working with the animals she adores.
Nina - Pet Stylist
Aloha! I’m Nina! My love and passion for animals developed at a very young age. I have worked in the animal field for 7 years. In 2010, I went to grooming school in Los Angeles and earned my pet hygienist. I have my Pet First Aid and Pet CPR certification.
When I am not grooming I am wrestling and running around with a zoo of my own. I am a mother of a wild toddler boy, two rescued and spoiled girl pit bulls, two male cats, two guinea pigs, a tortoise and fish.
I am very blessed to lead the life I have, surrounded by the people of good nature. I find myself luck to be part of this outstanding team.