Wonder what sets Pawsh apart from the rest?
- Expert grooming performed by professional stylists
- A serene, tranquil, soothing spa room that is kept dimly lit room with soft playing music for your pet to relax in before, between or after spa treatments to leave them feeling calm, comfortable & completely at ease
- Individual appointments for more private sessions, so that undivided attention may be given to each guest
- Use of only the finest pet products with superior-quality ingredients
- A professional staff dedicated to providing a warm, friendly experience
- Professional styles and trims to breed profile or to owner's specific taste
- Safe, risk-free environment due to the fact that we ensure that all guests are up to date and current on vaccinations
- Superior cleanliness in that all grooming tools, equipment & surfaces are kept cleaned, sterilized and disinfected
- Guests are treated with utmost gentle, loving and compassionate care
- Reasonable prices for high-quality service
- A devotion to offering only the highest standard of excellence in best service
Come experience the Pawsh difference!
The Story of How Pawsh Came to Be
I have long been a believer that every soul and every experience put into our lives is the perfect preparation for the future, in which only He can see. I see that there are no such things as mistakes in life only guides and that life is taking you on a ride and you have no choice but sit back and go where it leads you.
Many people ask me what made me want to open this business. Well, the idea for Pawsh was, all in all, born from my avid and genuine love for animals, but the real reason that it actually came to being was my little soul mate, my best friend, my dog...Reese.
Prior to taking up grooming I worked as a receptionist for several years while going through college and then after graduating went on to become a teacher for a couple of years. After getting into the profession, however, I just wasn't content or happy with it. But I continued to urge on trying to convince myself that maybe someday I would somehow find a way to be satisfied. And then in August 2007, my angel, Reese, came close to losing his life...and opened my eyes to things I'd never considered.
As I sat in the waiting room while Reese underwent his 2nd surgery with only a 5% chance to live, I became awakened to the fact that life is just too short to be stuck in a job, or any situation, for that matter, that you're unhappy in. All of the memories of draining and discontented days and often times neglecting Reese, because of all of the stress I was under, rushed through my mind. I wished, so badly that I could have those days to do over and would have given anything if I hadn't taken my time with him for granted. It was in that moment that I made a decision, that no matter how difficult or crazy it might seem to others I was going to trade my career in for a new one that would make me happy in life. The next week I turned in my resignation and began making changes, which Reese allowed me to see that I needed to make. I felt more free than I'd ever felt before.
Miraculously, Reese pulled through against all odds. He was released to come home a couple weeks later. I was so overjoyed that I couldn't stand it. It meant everything to have him with me to seek out the new life that he had given me the courage to go for. For the next several months, I committed myself to doing some serious soul-searching about what I wanted to do. I began honestly analyzing myself, in order to define a career that was based more on who I am and what I love and enjoy. It didn't take much consideration and I soon realized that this was it. So I decided to follow my heart and pursue a career in grooming. I shortly after enrolled and attended Nash Academy of Animal Arts and then went on to open this business.
My decision has without question served to fit all of my aspirations, interests, talents and desires as well as my passion for animals. I consider myself to be very lucky and blessed to have a career where I can wake up each day and do something that I adore. Being a business owner and a groomer brings me such sheer joy and contentment. Everything I am now thankful for is owed to Reese, who has taught me more in life than anyone could ever imagine...I am a firm believer that everything good and bad happens for a reason and that what is meant to be will always find a way. This was definitely in the plans for me.
Thank you Reese.
Erica - Owner/ Groomer Stylist
- Certified Graduate of Nash Academy- an internationally recognized grooming academy that is known for being one of the best & most reputable in the nation
- Completion of Training in Canine Massage Therapy
- Training in Pet First Aid & Pet CPR
- Regular Seminar, Tradeshow & Continuing Education Course Attendance
My name is Erica, owner of Pawsh Pet Salon and Spa. I am the proud mother to my three spoiled dogs, which I consider to be my children, Reese and Cloey, Shih Tzu's, and Hank, a Brussels Griffon. Grooming is not just a job for me, it is my passion. I genuinely love what I do. There's absolutely nothing in the world that I would consider a more satisfying career. My main goal, as the owner, is to ensure that Pawsh is the grooming salon and spa of choice, where people can bring their pets and undoubtedly know that they are going to receive the most compassionate loving care, top professionalism, highest quality of work, and a sense of complete satisfaction at the conclusion of each and every visit. The objective I am constantly striving for is to create a grooming salon and spa that sets itself far apart from the rest, the uniqueness being that we take the time and care to go that extra mile; and not only meet but exceed expectations, time and time again.
Emily - Groomer Stylist
My name is Emily I have been happily married to my husband Greg since 2001 and am the blessed mother to my two wonderful boys Lukas and Aaron. I have a Yorkie named Cinna Marie, 2 Jack Russell's named Sadie and Gus a Lab named Chelsea. In my free time I enjoy barrel racing my horse, Valentine. As you can conclude I am an all around animal lover. I have been grooming since 2009 and I absolutely love it because I love working with dogs and I love creating and grooming is a career that allows me to do both! My favorite thing about grooming is pleasing my clients. I love taking the challenge of a client who can’t seem to find a place anywhere they’re satisfied and meeting and exceeding all of their expectations. Giving dogs that really need makeovers a brand new look is so rewarding! My main goal in being a groomer is to make sure that at the conclusion of each and every groom the owner has a smile on their face when they leave with their dog. My ultimate objective in this career is to take every effort to beautify and care for each and every dog as if they were my own.
Dawn - Groomer Stylist
My name is Dawn and I have been married to my wonderful husband Craig since 2008. We have a Maltese named Mercedes and she is my baby and my world! She is perfect in every single way and I could have never asked for a better baby girl! In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my family and friends, being outdoors, and cooking. I began my grooming career at Pawsh in 2011 and I absolutely love every aspect of my job!! It has truly been a blessing and I am extremely thankful to be a part of the Pawsh family. My favorite thing about grooming is taking a dog and making it look, feel and smell wonderful! It's a great feeling to know that I've made that difference. My number one goal as a groomer is to ensure that all dogs leave my care completely happy as well as their owners.
Jesse - Groomer Stylist
Sibylle - Bather
Hi, I am Sibylle. I have an 18 year old German Shepherd, named Thunder, that joined my family from the pound when she was just 3 months old. I have a St. Bernard named Sasha who will soon be 3 years old. And though I have always been drawn to large breeds, I recently added a 3rd canine addition to my family, a 7 pound Morkie named Lily, who since she's walked in to my life has stolen my heart. Growing up in Germany we always had many pets and my love of animals took me to veterinary school where I completed three years before moving to the United States. Though unable to complete my training here, my love of animals has been filled through working with them in various ways. I have done volunteer work at the Hardin County Animal Shelter off and on since 1993, where I currently volunteer. Over the years I have fostered many sick animals back to health and to adoptable status. In 2010, I was introduced to Erica, the owner of Pawsh Pet Salon and Spa, and was given the wonderful opportunity to join the Pawsh team and acquire a job doing what I love, which is working with animals. One of the things that I love about working at Pawsh is seeing pets treated with all the love they deserve...EVERY single day. I am honored to be part of a team that gives such loving care.
Photos by Elaina Janes Photography