Bios

Michael Heltzer
Owner

Michael Heltzer, founder and owner, has built his career by consistently following his passion and always focusing on the details. After selling his furniture company in Spring 2006,  Heltzer decided to devote one of his buildings to his long-time passion for dogs by founding Stay Dog Hotel.  His goal was to create facility that was beautiful, functional and offered the highest standard of care. More recently, he continued building on his passion for dogs by founding Found Chicago, a rescue and rehabilitation center for homeless dogs. Michael owns seven dogs.

Jason Gatz
Groomer

Hi my name is Jason Gatz and I have been grooming dogs for a little over eleven years I feel that knowledge of various breeds and haircuts works in my favor, as well as being able to read a dog and know what my customer wants. I have five dogs of my own whom I love dearly, and while you pet is in my care it is treated like my own. I feel that a good groomer knows their breeds, and above all their customers.
Angela Chavez
Groomer

Hi, I’m Angela Chavez. I have over 13 years of professional dog grooming experience, and have 2 dogs of my own. I believe that being patient and gentle with my client’s dogs  yields the best results in looks as well as satisfaction. I hold grooming to a high standard, and always seek to provide my clients with the services and grooming experience that they deserve.

Ana Lopez
Groomer

Hi, my name is Ana Lopez and I have worked at Stay for almost 7 years as a kennel attendant but eventually my love and dedication for dogs enticed me to learn the art of dog grooming.  My fellow groomers at Stay have guided me as well as showed me how to perfection my skills.  I am very proud of the method I utilize to keep stress free by taking my time with my furry clients