Hi, my name is Jeannette Fichtel and I am the proud Owner\Head Groomer of Happy Paws Pet Salon. I have 17+ years in Professional Pet Grooming.
I have been married for over 10 years to my best friend Tim and Happy Paw's best kept secret (our forever handyman\renovator). I have three amazing little kids Addison 8 years old, Gwendolyn 5 years old, and T is 4 years old. I have two dogs Piston (Labrador Retriever) and Kirby (French Bulldog). Last but never least Walter our cat. I am and always have been an animal lover of all shapes and sizes. My mom is who made me who I am. She brought us up in the Confirmation Show world. We raised Rough Coat Collies, German Shepherds, Dobermans, and Corgis. We raised Persian Cats for a few years, so cats have always been a comfort zone for me. I spent 10 years raising Labrador Retrievers and a short time of my life trying to show but family always came first so I never seemed to get too far.
We moved here to Hamilton Michigan from Illinois in 2018 in the search for a better life for my family. A large part of who I am sprouts from my daughter Addison. She has Cerebral Palsy so for our family she always comes first. She is why we are here and found the most remarkable town to call home. I couldn't be more thankful for the community and the support we continue to receive.
I built this business to operate the way I would want for my own pet. We want them to have the individual care and attention they deserve while they are at our salon. Pets are not caged if possible. They play with others, when possible, they are loved on and cared for as they deserve. I want each pet to walk in the door and know their comfort is our priority. I want to come to work and love what I do and who I see. I built a dream job and ill be honest with the help of two of the best friends I could ask for we have an incredible business that has grown bigger than I have ever dreamed.
Welcome to Happy Paws Pet Salon!
Hi I am Abby, I have been grooming professionally for 2 years with Jeannette at Happy Paws. Prior to pet grooming, I am a Licensed Veterinary Technician. . Being a Technician for 8 years allows me to understand the health and care for your pet from the inside to the outside. I have always been artistic so learning professional pet grooming has been a fun addition to my education.
I am a Wife of a Mechanic and a Mother to a spirited young boy named Henry and the new addition to our family and new Happy Paws baby is Carson. . Of course I have some four-legged friends who were part of my inspiration; I am newly raising Cavelier King Charles Spaniels which has always been a dream of mine as I adore the breed, two good-natured yet amusing cats whose names are Marshall and Zuma.
I enjoy working besides our customers to continue care for their pets. We are one big family here at Happy Paws and we look forward to adding more pets to our clientele list as we continue to grow.
Hi, My name is Katelyn Blaauw and I jumped into Happy Paws in March of 2022. Previously I was a licensed veterinary technician for almost 10 years.
My passion has always been animals from when I was a child. We have many pets that make our house a home. We have cows, goats, chickens, a dog named rooster, and a new addition a kitten.
I married in 2012 to my husband Nick, we have been blessed with four children; Zoey (10), Harper (8), Maddie (6), and Maverick (3).. As God grew our family it slowly became clear that my career needed a change. I met Jeannette and Abby through my job at the vet clinic. I knew without a doubt that both of them were the type of people I wanted to work with and do life with. We have created a little community here at Happy Paws and I am proud to be a part of it.
In the past year I have had the chance to build my education in a field I knew I already loved.. Animals.. I know the medical side of animals but now I understand the maintenance and care for their coats and skin. I understand patience and a gentle hand goes a long way with building their trust. I now specialize in grooming all shedding breeds. I continue to learn premium haircuts but my specialty is bathing, nails, ears, deshedding treatments, and trimming of all shedding breed dogs and cats.. It has been a blessing for my family to find a career I thrive in. I specialize in the more difficult pets because with my experience at a vet clinic and caring for animals that are not always at their most comfortable state.
I found a career that as I care for Dogs and Cats, but also I can still recognize changes in their health and make them look and feeling their best all at once.
I feel very blessed to be in this spot in my life. There is never a dull moment around here. I love to laugh and joke but I am driven to do the best job possible both for my family and with the pets I have the pleasure of grooming.
Hello, my name is Alexa. My love and passion for animals is what brought me to become a dog groomer, I've been grooming since 2020 and my goal is to make your pets feel and look their best. I believe one on one grooming is the key to making your pets feel safe and comfortable while they're away from home, and at Happy Paws, that's exactly what we do!
In my free time I enjoy crocheting, hiking with my partner, and hanging out with my two cats. I'm also a part time college student at kvcc.
I look forward to meeting you.