Savannah grew up in Nelsonville and called our store one day wondering how to become a groomer. Luckily, we were hiring and a past groomer trained her right here at the shop. Savannah picked up the skills needed to groom very quickly, she is a natural. She enjoys scissoring and loves having a career to get her out of the house. Savannah has a son and daughter and they all love their Yorkie Vinny. Savannah is certified in Pet CPR and has recently participated in an educational seminar for Asian Fusian style grooming.
Ashley grooms during the school year for us. Ashley is from Canada and moved to the United States when she was 3 with her family. She grew up 30 minutes west of Cleveland in a small town. She started grooming school at age 15 during her first year of high school. She has been grooming for 6 years and absolutely loves it. She is currently attending Ohio University to pursue her other passion, being an elementary teacher. Other than grooming dogs and spending her days with children she likes rescuing dogs and volunteering at animal shelters. All Ashley needs is children and dogs and she is content!
Nina is originally from Salem Oregon and moved to Athens, Ohio 4 years ago. She graduated from Federal Hocking high school in May of 2016. Nina comes from a big family, including five dogs, two cats, four horses and eight kids. She is the oldest. In addition to working at Friendly Paws as a dog bather and de-shedder, Nina also works at Green Edge Gardens, which is a local organic farm. Her future plans include going to college to studying nursing. She can’t wait to meet your pet!
Johanna (pronounced Joanna) works in the shop and also helps out with baths & de-sheds occasionally. She does it all! Johanna grew up in Baltimore, Ohio. She is a soap maker and owned and operated the Plaid Butterfly in Nelsonville, Ohio for 7 years. Her dog companion Buddy (far right) aka “employee of the month” worked with her daily in her store. Johanna currently has three dogs and one kitty. She loves her fur babies and is excited to work for another great locally owned business.