Otter Coultas: Owner of Otter's Ark
Otter Coultas is the owner and namesake of Otter's Ark, he served twenty years in the US ARMY and retired in 2016. Otter was born and raised in Oregon on a farm with seven siblings. When Otter is in the shop, he will often be found helping out, hindering or chatting up the clients or bathing dogs on busy days!
Otter likes to spend his little free time fishing, woodworking and hanging out at home with his goats, horses and dogs. His dream is to run a program where he can match veterans with shelter animals and have them train to be service animals for PTSD and other emotional support.
Otter has a huge heart and has yet to meet an animal he hasn't fallen in love with ( and subsequently tries to take home).
Otter Fun Fact: He is one of eight and they were all named after wildlife.
Trieste Coultas: Owner, Operator, Groomer
Hello! My name is Trieste ( tree- est) and I am the owner/ operator at Otter's Ark, I have loved being around animals since I was a little girl and I strongly believe that if you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life. I love what I do, for me there is nothing more satisfying than taking a scruffy little dog and making him or her into their best self!
I start with assessing the skin of the dog and using professional products to best clean and replenish the coat and skin. I have taken classes in skin and coat care and I am a firm believer in addressing any issues before they arise. Making your pet comfortable and happy during his or her spa day is my ultimate goal.
It is important to me that your pets enjoy their spa day, it should be a relaxing and feel good time for them. I use calming plug ins and try to maintain a peaceful, quiet environment. I do space my appointments out to that each pet gets my undivided attention from start to finish.
Currently I am working towards my Master Groomer certification and I will be competing in the grooming expo this coming June in Louisiana!