Our Staff

Meet Our Team

Everyone here at Dog Day Afternoon absolutely loves animals. We are professionals with a heart! Trained in caring for your animals as if they were our own. Get to know us better below.

Cathy Dervalis

CEO and Founder

An avid animal lover her whole life, Cathy began grooming over twenty years ago. A first-time business owner, she took over Dog Day Afternoon in 1999, and it quickly became her whole life. When her golden retriever began developing severe allergy problems, Cathy began digging into the world of natural pet foods and supplements, unearthing some very disturbing truths about the more mainstream brands she was feeding her pets.

Passionate about her findings, she began to share what she had learned, and soon after that, Dog Day Afternoon was selling its first whole foods. More retail blossomed from there; with a focus on safety, Cathy ordered specialty treats and toys, and made a special effort to carry fun, unique products for her clientele.

She currently has two border terriers, Frankie and Blaze, a little black cat named Annie, and a parrot. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, especially her granddaughters, gardening, and pet and child photography.

    Mary Poole

    Retail Manager

    A former loyal customer, Mary has worked at Dog Day Afternoon for over seven years. On top of managing our retail, she also handles customer service and reception. She loves her job and our great customers who want to do the best for their pets, especially when she gets to hear success stories after a change to products that we carry.

    Mary also loves spending time with her grandbabies, and caring for her dog and three cats at home.

      Dani and Molly Jaeger


      Dani has been working as a part-time receptionist and retail specialist at Dog Day Afternoon for two years. She enjoys researching new products that may be beneficial to our clients, and strongly believes many pet health issues can be alleviated, if not resolved completely, by simple diet changes. Like most people at Dog Day Afternoon, she has always had a penchant for animals and now has two cats and a dog, plus a menagerie of small animals that includes birds, lizards and hermit crabs. Along with spending time with her three girls, she enjoys reading, writing, and trying new recipes at home.

      Molly, our store greeter, is there to meet everyone with a friendly smile and see everyone out with an enthusiastic wave. She loves dogs and cats alike, and is always eager to help out by testing our new toys.

        April Adams


        A retired school teacher, April has been working part-time for Dog Day Afternoon as a retail specialist and receptionist for over five years. She enjoys learning about dog and cat nutrition, and sharing what she has learned with our customers.

        With three dogs and two cats at home, April spends her free time working with her australian shepherd and two golden retrievers in obedience and agility training, as well as teaching part-time at Lindenwood University.

          Cindy Green

          Pet Stylist

          A groomer for over twenty-four years, Cindy has spent the last eleven of them working for Dog Day Afternoon. She has always owned and loved animals, has an eye for details, knows the little things can make the biggest differences, and takes great pride in job well done. The professionalism and speed that come from years of experiences are exhibited in each and every groom.

          Cindy has a dog, a cat, and a fish at home. She loves baking pastries, cakes, and breads, as well as working and playing at a local stable with her two beautiful daughters.

            Stacy Hughes

            Pet Stylist

            Stacy has been working for Dog Day Afternoon for five years, but has been grooming for over seventeen years. Her love for cats and dogs, as well as her involvement in the AKC dog shows is how she came to learn that grooming was her destined career. Her continued participation in AKC and UKC shows keeps her up to date on the current grooming trends. She can groom your dog to their correct breed profiles while highlighting their best attributes.

            When not at work, Stacy might be playing with her dogs in performance events such as obedience, dock diving, and hunt tests, or drag racing personal water craft in the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series.

              Tanja Moneyhun

              Pet Stylist

              Tanya has been a part-time groomer for Dog Day Afternoon for a couple of years, and has been grooming for over seventeen. She got her first taste in grooming during a summer trip to England where she stayed and helped out at a friend’s kennel, fell in love with the work (and the animals!), and attended grooming school as soon as she came back to the States.

              Tanya has four cats and a poodle to keep her busy at home, but she also enjoys gardening, household projects, painting and playing her guitar.

                Reda Waldron

                Pet Stylist

                After getting her first dog, Frosty, Reda knew she wanted to somehow devote her time to dogs. She has been grooming for over fifteen years and loves how her career allows her to spend time with the animals she loves while expressing her artistic talent. Her quiet, calm demeanor puts her clients at ease, which makes the job mutually pleasant for both dog and groomer.

                At home, Reda looks after two dogs and a cat, and spends her free time oil painting, drawing, and interior decorating.


                  Contact Us

                  2527 Frank Scott Pkwy W
                  Belleville, IL 62223 Map

                  Phone: 618-233-0060
                  Email: contact@dogdaybelleville.com

                  Hours of Operation

                  Mon-Fri: 8:30 am - 6 pm
                  Sat: 8:30 am - 5 pm
                  Sun: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
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