Family Owned and Operated Since 2011
We are a small home based, family owned, and operated salon located in Southwest Austin near Old Fredricksburg Road and Ben White. We have a gentle approach to handling all dogs no matter their age or difficulty level. Our custom grooming service is completed in the comfort of our own home salon. This allows us to provide a quieter and safer environment compared to most salons. We believe in always using quality products that are tailored to your dog's individual needs. We also love teaching owners and future groomers the art of grooming and proper coat maintenance.
I have been grooming for over 15 years and it is truly a passion of mine. I'm grateful to wake up everyday and do what I love. I'm an active member of the The National Dog Grooming Association of America and The International Society of Canine Cosmetology. I'm Austin's First National Certified Master Groomer. I'm Certified in Pet CPR and First Aid.
I also do competitive grooming and was awarded with The 2011 Best Pet Stylist in Texas Award and earned enough points in 2 competitions to be on 2012 Groom Team USA. This is a team of the top ten groomers in the Nation. In August 2012 I was among the nominees for the Barkleigh Honors Award for "Up and Coming Groomer of the Year". I won Best in Show two years in a row at Groom Texas in Houston. I really can't believe what I have accomplished in the industry so far and I'm looking forward to making a difference.
In my free time I participate a variety of dog sports with our four legged family. Our English Cocker "Tanner" enjoys upland hunting test, obedience and lure coursing. Our Miniature Schnauzer "Summer" is working on learning obedience and finding her sport. They both have shown their way to a Championship in conformation. I enjoy the bonding with my dogs, as well as the traveling and spending time outdoors with all of my fellow dog nuts..
My affinity for animals started very early in life. At two, my father found him playing with a stray collie in a field, where my brothers were supposed to be watching me while playing neighborhood football. That collie ended up being my first four legged friend and taught me valuable lessons about the rewards a person can earn from owning and caring for animals. It wasn’t long before I grew into the kid that brought home injured or abandoned animals and created a sanctuary for them to heal and thrive. By the time I was in high school everyone in the family knew I would most likely end up spending my life working with animals, particularly dogs.
I went into college initially focusing on biology. After some time at UT Austin, I decided to start working in the veterinary industry, but like my father, who’s first career choice was as a bio chemist, I realized I couldn’t handle some of the most emotionally difficult parts of that world. I had already met Sarah, who left the veterinary industry for grooming, and thought maybe dog grooming would be a good option for myself as well.
Once Sarah’s client list became large enough, I quit the corporate world and joined her at Posh Paws Dog Grooming. Since then I have taken multiple courses on advanced bathing, brushing, and prep work, and many classes on pet first aid, CPR, and emergency care.
We are a small two person operation with the priority of the pets currently in our care. We prefer to talk to new clients after business hours (7pm). Email is always preferred and you will get the fastest response even when we are out of town. We typically book 2 weeks out year round. Keep that in mind when contacting for appointments.
Old Fredericksburg Rd and Smith Oak Trl Austin tx 78749