I was born and raised in Apple Valley, Minnesota where I first worked in grooming salons and developed my love for grooming.  After high school I attended the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point and received a degree in Biology.  Shortly after I moved to Texas and worked at several salons.  This furthered my skills and exposed me to different types of grooming salons.  In 2006, I moved to Tucson and continued grooming at a Petco.  Within a few months, a new Petco opened and I was selected to become the grooming salon manager.  Although I was grateful for that experience I became dissatisfied with the philosophy and stress a corporation places on a grooming salon.  In 2008 I opened my first salon, Posh Paws Grooming, in Arizona.  

​In addition to her 4 kids and husband, Courtney currently has a full house including: 2 Bullies; Boss and Big Mama plus 2 cats and an adorable ferret.  That's a lot of cute little faces! 

About Us

At Royal Paws we maintain the highest standard of care, cleanliness, and modern grooming skills to ensure you and your canine companion have a relaxed and enjoyable visit.  Our grooming is based on AKC breed standards; however, we love to make alterations to find the best look that fits your dog and lifestyle.  We pride ourselves on the quality of our work and the gentle care we give to each and every pet.  At Royal Paws we only use the safest modern equipment, tools and techniques ensuring every visit is a positive one for both you and your pup.  For your dogs comfort and quality results the salon features a Hydro Massage bathing system and hydraulic lift tub. 

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Courtney is also a Minnesota native with a love for grooming and animals.  She has groomed over 10 years in both corporate and private salons; also beginning in a Petco before moving to independent salons.  Many pups she has groomed from puppies to present over those years.  She loves and is trained in all breeds but bullies have a special place in her heart.  Her cheery demeanor helps put even the most nervous pup at ease.


Several years ago,  I moved back to Minnesota.  At the time Royal Paws needed a new owner and decided to take it on.  Since then I've had the please to get to know the previous clients as well as many new clients. 

As the salon grew, to better serve these clients and new comers the salon now has two fully trained groomers.  

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Meet our groomers:


Welcome to our grooming salon!  

I currently have 3 canine kids including: Gus, a Kuvasz (the white dog), Halo, a Standard Poodle (in the red hoodie), 

Squirt, a Chow/Lab mix (the tan dog)