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Mary Oquendo VP of Holistic Pet Stylists’ Board

Mary Oquendo, co-owner of Hands And Paws-Reiki For All in New Milford, was named as vice president for the Society of Holistic Pet Stylists. The Society of Holistic Pet Stylists’ purpose is to help holistic groomers find support and learning, and to help bring holistic and encompassing grooming to the forefront of the pet grooming industry.

The organization includes supportive pet care topics in its sources of interest and in its founding members’ areas of expertise. Among those are gentle grooming techniques and the use of more natural products, thorough understanding of product ingredients, caring for the pet’s skin and coat, natural pest relief, non-invasive dental care, nutrition and supplements, positive reinforcement training, massage, water work, acupressure and acupuncture, TTouch, aromatherapy, sound and light therapy, color therapy and energy work. 

Hands And Paws-Reiki For All in New Milford provides a variety of wellness programs and educational workshops for both people and pets. Services include Reiki, integrated energy, crystal therapy, custom therapeutic jewelry, space clearings and intuitive readings.

For more information on the Society of Holistic Pet Stylists, visit To find out more about Mary Oquendo, visit, or call 203-994-5308, or See ad, page 52.