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)

I was born and raised in Apple Valley, Minnesota.  It was there that 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.  

About Us

lthough 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 own salon, Posh Paws Grooming, that combined all the best pet-loving staff, techniques, equipment, and products in the industry.  A few years ago, my husband and I had to move to Mississippi causing me to physically leave my salon, Posh Paws, which was very difficult to leave something you created and the wonderful clients/friends you’ve made.  I am lucky to have one of my first employees fully running the salon’s day to day business for the last few years though I still do all the (boring) paperwork and bookkeeping, but none of the (fun) grooming and client interactions.

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.  My grooming is based on AKC breed standards; however, I love to make alterations to find the best look that fits your dog and lifestyle.  I pride myself on the quality of my work and the gentle care I give to each and every pet.  

My husband and I were finally able to move back to Minnesota a year ago when his commitment to active duty Air Force was complete.  The timing couldn’t have been better as one Royal Paws needed a new owner.  It was a great fit for me due to my similar grooming values and quality of the salon.   

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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Hi, my name is Samantha and I’m delighted to have the opportunity to be your new groomer!

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