We are Pretty Paws and we were born in 2005. We now work from our unit in Harrogate and offer a range of services including:

  • Dog day care
  • Grooming
  • Dog walking
  • Pet pop-ins

Amy H

amy

I qualified from Askham Bryan College in York where I studied animal management. The course included breeding, nutrition, anatomy and physiology, behaviour, welfare and rehabilitation, exotics, farm, equine, conservation, pet store and kennel management, and animal husbandry.

I gained experience at a veterinary clinic, pet shop, and at a grooming salon. After this I went on to work as a vet nurse for two years. I also volunteered for the RSPCA for over two years and completed a top-up dog psychology course.

I’ve got my level 3 qualification and more recently done a kennel management course. I trained in four of the country’s leading grooming schools before starting my own business in 2005, initially working from home. I have attended seminars all over the country learning new skills and techniques.

I attend many dog shows throughout Europe (including Crufts, Groomer of the Year, and the World Grooming Championships) enabling me to keep up to date with new styles and to gain valuable knowledge from breeders.


Julie

julie

I have owned a few dogs including Labradors, Cocker Spaniels and Springer Spaniels. I don’t own a dog currently, though I’m never without one.

When Amy started dog grooming it took off quickly which enabled me to become involved with the business.

Amy trained me on bathing and grooming out, and I was soon ready to start clipping. She taught me a few clips and also enrolled me on a training course where I learned more clipping lines and styles.

It was great starting a new career, especially working with dogs. I attend to the day care side of the business which I love.

It’s so nice having different dogs to play with, and we’re quite surprised at how quickly the dogs settle in with us.


Kelly

Hi I’m Kelly. I’m a qualified dog groomer and have my own little salon in Otley. I come to Pretty Paws one day a week and help out with prepping and styling dogs who have come in for a pamper session! I also have my own little corgi called Prince.

 


Nicola

Hi I’m Nicola, most the time you’ll find me in the grooming salon, but I do like to breakaway for some cuddles in day care. I really enjoy styling the tiny breeds. I’ve got my level 3 qualification and more recently done a kennel management course. I trained in four of the country’s leading grooming schools before starting my own business in 2005, initially working from home. I have attended seminars all over the country learning new skills and techniques.


Anna

Hey everybody, my name is Anna, I studied at Askham Bryan college and completed my work experience at Pretty paws back in 2016. You’ll usually find me in the grooming room making the doggies look beautiful.

I have three dogs at home, a labradoodle, a patterdale terrier and a cocker spaniel.


Daniella

I’m Daniella and I’m a groomer at pretty paws. I’ve been a qualified groomer for over 10 years now, I have a cavapoo and have recently rescued a greyhound.


With us on work experience…

 

Lillie

My name is Lillie, at the moment I am completing my work experience here at Pretty Paws, I’m at Askham Bryan in York studying a foundation degree in canine and feline behaviour and welfare.