About Us


Taylor Grooming Kreuz

A Better Companion was  opened by Kris Giles in May, 2001 with the vision of creating a safe and stimulating environment for dogs to play and socialize.  After seven years at 20 Tremont Street, A Better Companion moved to a brand new, state-of-the-art facility located at 162 Tremont Street with more play space and a larger grooming facility to accommodate dogs of various size and temperament.

Kris has had a love for animals ever since she was a child and has owned German Shepherds for over 20 years.  After extensive study and hands-on training, she graduated from Essex Agricultural Technical Institute in 1995; receiving a certificate in Grooming and Kennel Management.  She is the head groomer at A Better Companion specializing in intricate scissor work.  She is also highly skilled in working with puppies and geriatric dogs to accommodate their individualized needs.

Her daughter, Taylor grew up helping Kris in the daycare and has developed an interest in grooming hoping one day to follow in her Mom’s footsteps.

 Kross Monsta

Kris and Kross started A Better Companion together

“Kross will live on in our hearts forever”