All Paws Pet-Salon is now located at 1479 N Main Street, Palmer, MA. Parking in rear
LaKiesha, Professional Pet Stylist, 2006 Graduate – The Florida Institute of Animal Arts
I have a natural love for all animals and the feeling is mutual – animals seem to be naturally drawn to me! I attended a very unique agricultural high school and started out grooming horses. In 2004 I worked after school as a bather for a pet groomer and have been hooked by the grooming field ever since.
After graduating The Florida Institute of Animal Arts – Professional Pet Stylist program in 2006, I worked in a variety of grooming and veterinary establishments in both Massachusetts and Florida.
In 2012, I relocated back to Massachusetts to start my very own pet grooming salon in Auburn. After 10 years of serving the Auburn community, I am relocating to a new facility in Palmer, MA (just 30 minutes West of Auburn) and look forward to serving pets in the Palmer community as well as many of my Auburn clientele. I enjoy working with all kinds of animals and take great pride in my work. I love seeing animals enjoy their new fresh look when I'm done grooming them.
I love my job and truly enjoy being a Professional Pet Groomer!
I schedule clients one at a time so I can work with them one on one in a calm tranquil environment. Please note, that does not mean there won't be another dog or two in the shop waiting to be picked up, or that my own dog won't be in the shop! Working individually on each pet helps me keep a pet's stress level down.
Nobody likes to see multiple caged barking dogs, especially me, so I don't operate under those conditions. I don't crate unless there's a safety concern (i.e., a dog is dog-aggressive or unneutered/unspayed). I have hitches throughout the shop I can use if I need to separate clients but I often find most dogs enjoy the social opportunity of roaming in the shop while waiting to be picked up.
You can help me keep this stress-free environment by calling ahead to schedule your pet's next grooming appointment as well as arriving at your appointed time and arranging to pick up your pet when their grooming is complete. Definitely don't wait till the last minute to schedule (even if just a nail trim).
If you know you can't make your appointment, PLEASE call me at least one business day in advance so that I have an opportunity to fill your spot with another client hoping to get in. I don't overbook clients so when there's a "No Show", that means that's one less client I can help that day. Please be considerate of my time as I am of yours.
Likewise, if I call you from our cancellation list, PLEASE do not take the spot if for any reason it might now work for you. Last Minute Cancellation spots often go unfilled for many reasons. We ask that you only take a spot if you are sure it works for you.
Repeated No Shows and Last Minute Cancellations add up to my time being wasted and will result in being asked to pre-pay your pet's next grooming appointment.
For your pet's safety, and ours, we schedule by appointment to reduce pet anxiety.
At All Paws Pet-Salon in Auburn, we treat your pet like we treat our own. We schedule by appointment because pets deserve individual attention with their pet groomer.
LaKiesha is a professionally trained pet stylist and can do a wide variety of breed pet grooming styles. Let her know in detail what you would like and she will do her best working with your pets temperament and mobility.
Please note that safety takes priority over perfection when it comes to working with pets. A pet's temperament can be unpredictable and may limit what we are able to do for your pet. We don't take it personal when a pet won't let us do what you want done, and you shouldn't take it personal when we convey how your pet reacted to what you wanted done. We genuinely care about all our clients and want what's best and safest for them. We may give you tips and suggestions on what you can do at home or when to seek the services of a Veterinary to help accomplish what you want done. Pets are animals and animals can be unpredictable at times.
We welcome ALL PAWS, all breeds and sizes! We do rabbit, cat and dog grooming. We even have some guinea pig clients too! The only catch is that ALL pets must be friendly and willing to be groomed in order for us to do our best work.
Bullying a breed says more about a person than the breed.
So called "Bully-Breeds" often get a bad reputation in the media, when it's really the owners who mistreat the pet that is the real problem. The majority of these dogs are the sweetest, gentlest, most loyal, cuddle-bugs who would more than likely lick you than ever bite you.
Please don't judge an entire breed by what one dog did.
If you're not a fan of pit bulls, please at least respect that I am. I love and enjoy working with ALL animals.
I hope that everyone can find a little room in their hearts to expand their knowledge on the real problem with "bully breeds" - which is often how they were treated and not the breed at all.
Kennel Cough is the equivalent to a common cold in humans. It is highly communicable and can be transmitted anywhere. We clean constantly with bleach and peroxide and have a very low risk level as we do not board pets and for the most part clients are here one at a time. Puppies and elderly dogs are more at risk. For the most part Kennel Cough should run it's coarse much like if you had a cold - rest and avoid exposing other pets if you suspect your pet has Kennel Cough. Here's a link to more information if you have any questions about Kennel Cough: PetMD.