About The Pooch Palace

About The Pooch Palace

Dawn Dunker

Graduated from the Colorado School of Dog Grooming in 1989 as a Certified Professional Groomer. She spent four years working as a groomer for a large veterinary hospital in Colorado. She then took that experience with her when she assumed managerial responsibilities for a Professional Handler in Colorado Springs. During this time, Dawn was immersed in all aspects of grooming a wide variety of show dogs and had the pleasure of seeing her work displayed in many show rings around the country.

In 1998, her husband’s career brought them to Wisconsin, where they settled in the community of West Bend. Dawn started working at The Pooch Palace in 1999, and her skills were an integral part of the rapid growth of the business. She took over the management of the business in 2005 and purchased The Pooch Palace in 2007. After a relocation and restructuring in 2016, the new and much-improved business, which is now offering daycare and training, is striving more than ever to be involved in the community which Dawn now considers home.

Dawn is happily married and has four children and the most recognized dog in the city. She appreciates every opportunity to share some of the gifts she has been given. Call us today to get more information about The Pooch Palace!



The Pooch Palace LLC

821-B S. Main St.
West Bend, WI 53095


Mon, Wed, Fri 7:00m am – 5:00 pm
Tue, Thu 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm