Hello, my name is Maria and I am the owner and face behind Strawberry Paws. Being a dog owner myself, I know that finding the right groomer for your dog is a personal business. It's important to know that I will look after your companion as well as I would my own.
You can feel assured that I have plenty of experience, knowledge and passion when it comes to dogs. I have been in the grooming industry for over 5 years and before that I used to work in a vets. I started my career as an apprentice at an award winning dog grooming academy. It was there that I worked my way up from a bather to a stylist, tutor, assessor and salon manager. I still currently work at the academy and split my time between there and Strawberry Paws.
In the past I have competed and placed with one of my handsome cockerpoo clients at a popular dog grooming competition 'Supergroom' and I was honoured to have placed in them. I have more competitions lined up in the future which I am very excited about! I am first aid trained and regularly attend seminars to keep my knowledge and skills up to date. I hold both of the Level 2 and Level 3 Diploma qualifications and I am an approved member of The Groomers Spotlight. An organisation which celebrates qualifications and professionalism in the dog grooming industry. I am extremely proud of the fact that I am the first groomer in the local area to be an approved member of this organisation. Please visit my profile to find out more about the qualifications I hold.
Whether you like your dog styled to breed standard or something else of your choice, I will take the time to discuss and understand your dog's needs as an individual. I will endeavour to ensure that every dog leaves the salon feeling wonderful and I will always put their welfare first.
Thank you for taking the time to get to know me. I hope it's clear to see how I pride myself on providing a professional and personal service. I look forward to meeting you soon and welcoming your dog to Strawberry Paws.