About Us

Cristina (Farenga) Racanelli, owner of Wipe Your Paws Inc., happily opened the doors of the ultimate dog center in September of 2010.  Cristina has always been an animal lover and one of her fondest memories was going to the Bronx Zoo day camp as a child.  Though she always dreamed of working with animals she found a “real” job in advertising after graduating from Manhattan College with a degree in Communications and a minor in Marketing.

After working in corporate America, she decided to follow her passion of animals and left her cubicle to work hands-on with Guiding Eyes for the Blind in the training center located in Yorktown, NY.  When an opening presented itself to manage a grooming shop, she seized the opportunity to learn the in-and-outs of the business and ran the store for almost four years.  Not long after achieving her M.B.A. from Pace University in Entrepreneurial Studies she ventured out on her own and opened Wipe Your Paws in Mount Kisco, NY.

Cristina, along with her Yorkie Morgan and Italian Greyhound Pronto (aka “The Jumping Dog”), are thrilled to live out their dream of owning a one stop shop – a location that offers a dog grooming salon, doggie daycare, pet boutique and training classes all under one roof.

Cristina with Morgan and Pronto


John – Front Desk Manager

Lisset – Master Groomer

Monica – Master Groomer

Nina – Groomer

Lacy – Bather/Fluffer

Mel – Bather/Fluffer

Ali – Daycare Supervisor/Pack Leader

Robin – Daycare Supervisor

Lacy – Daycare Supervisor

Saxon – Daycare Supervisor

Pronto “The Jumping Dog”, Morgan, Missy, Gunner and Ali – Four Pawed Official Daycare Greeters

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