Nevada’s Top Rated Local® Pet Groomers Award Winner: Valerie’s Paw Spa

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Valerie’s Paw Spa is a 2019 award winner for pet groomers in Nevada!

Your furry friend deserves the best of the best, and in Henderson, no other pet groomer can compare to Valerie’s Paw Spa.

Valerie’s Paw Spa has received more than 150 reviews with an average rating of 4.73 stars, earning them a tremendous Rating Score™ of 95.30 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 pet groomers in all of Nevada!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I lost my dog for seven months. He went missing May 7, and I got him back Dec. 23. It was Christmas Eve, and I really wanted to get him bathed and groomed since he had been missing for so long, but of course, because of what day it was, a lot of grooming salons were booked. I called a friend who works there, and Valerie took my pet in. I was VERY PLEASED with the service and work they did! I told her I would start taking all three of my dogs there. I don’t live close to this shop, but I will drive the 30 minutes it takes to get there! Valerie’s Paw Spa definitely deserves five stars!” – Sara P.

Not Your Average Pet Groomer

We wanted to learn all about Valerie’s Paw Spa and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with the owner, Valerie Galarza.

The first question we had for Valerie was what is it that sets Valerie’s Paw Spa apart from their competition in Nevada. Here’s Valerie’s response:

“We provide individual care based on the pets’ needs and the pet parents’ wants… It’s not, ‘This is how we do it.’ It’s everybody and every pet is an individual, and we attend to them accordingly. We are very in tune when puppies are scared and older dogs need a different level of grooming, attention and care…”

We also wanted to know what Valerie’s mission is at Valerie’s Paw Spa and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Valerie had to say:

“My mission is to provide grooming services to dogs and cats in a gentle, loving manner, always having the pet’s best interests, safety and stress levels as a priority, always informing pet parents of findings and recommending solutions or resources, and always providing excellent care for the pets and excellent communication with the pet parents.”

Building Success With High Standards of Service

Valerie attributes Valerie’s Paw Spa’s strong online reputation to her team’s high standards:

“We try to take care of our pets as if they are own, and people appreciate that, word gets around and, sooner or later, you’ve got a ton of customers.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Valerie’s Paw Spa has gotten their name out there through word of mouth and recommendations from happy customers. Valerie told us that she’s been in Henderson for a while and has built a big client base. Valerie’s Paw Spa has had so much word of mouth that Valerie hasn’t had to do any advertising since the first year they were in business.

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation Valerie’s Paw Spa has. Here’s Valerie’s expert advice for them:

“Make sure you have the right personnel to complete the mission, whatever you set out to do. Finding the right employees is difficult, and it’s taken me a little while, but you’ve got to make sure that what your mission is, your employees are doing.”


Congratulations to the team at Valerie’s Paw Spa for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Valerie, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Valerie’s Paw Spa in Henderson. Visit their Facebook page today!

Nevada’s Top Rated Local® Pet Groomers Award Winner: Tail Waggers Club

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Tail Waggers Club is an award winner for pet groomers in 2019.

If you are looking for a pet groomer that will make sure your pup is comfortable while getting it to look its best, look no further than this award-winning company!

Tail Waggers Club has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.62 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 94.16 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 10 pet groomers in Nevada!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“The owner here is so sweet and you can tell she’s a dog person. She talks to them and plays with them and genuinely cares for them. I’ve always been afraid I’ll end up taking my dog somewhere where they’ll force him down and groom him that way. But this woman likes to give them breaks in between cuts and baths so they won’t stress out as much. [This is a] great place with great service. She asks for shot records and for background history on the dogs for the safety and health of others around them.” – A.C.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Tail Waggers Club is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Pet Groomer

We were excited to learn all about Tail Waggers Club and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Nathalie Mathews.

Tail Waggers Club focuses on making sure the dogs and the owners are all comfortable. They take the time to get to know each dog and develop a relationship with them. They know that grooming can be scary for dogs, so they really take their time with each one. They offer more than grooming, too! They have dog outfits and treats for the pups that visit them! They work to make sure that their business is both affordable as well as high-quality.

Nathalie described their business mission as:

“We want to help people have clean happy babies!”

Building Success With Great Customer Service

Tail Waggers Club has earned an incredible reputation, and Nathalie says it’s all thanks to word of mouth! She said that she has never had to ask for reviews. Her satisfied customers have happily told others about her business.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Tail Waggers Club has managed to. We asked if Nathalie could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“You need to have the best customer service possible! Be nice to your customers. I’m good at grooming, but with any business, customer service has to be your focus.”


Congratulations to Tail Waggers Club for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Nathalie for taking the time to speak with us!

Maryland’s Top Rated Local® Pet Groomers Award Winner: Smooches Fur Pooches

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Smooches Fur Pooches is an award winner for pet groomers in 2019.

If you are looking for a loving and passionate pet groomer, look no further than this award-winning company!

Smooches Fur Pooches has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 4.92 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 95.23 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five pet groomers in Maryland!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“[They] are incredible. You will never feel more comfortable with anyone else caring for your dog. They do an excellent job, every time. Everyone should definitely stop… by the shop and check them out. It looks amazing!!! Just look for the lips on the window at the beginning of the Plaza Downtown!!!” – S.L.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Smooches Fur Pooches is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Pet Groomer

We were excited to learn all about Smooches Fur Pooches and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the Co-Owner, Cindy Godfrey.

Smooches Fur Pooches is a family-operated business where everyone has a deep and genuine love for working with animals. Cindy says that being with animals and doing everything they can to make their lives as comfortable and happy as possible is what they are passionate about. Cindy’s daughter Carrie is the co-owner and a groomer at Smooches, and Cindy says that her love for animals has been a defining feature of her for her whole life. They use natural products and are a no-crate, no-kennel facility. They focus on making the process as stress-free as possible.

Cindy told us a bit more about their business’ mission:

“Our priorities are the health and well being of everyone’s pets. We try to maintain the natural integrity of their coats and skin.”

Building Success With Passion

Smooches Fur Pooches has earned an incredible reputation over the years, and Cindy says it is all thanks to word of mouth!

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Smooches Fur Pooches has managed to. We asked if Cindy could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“Believe in and love what you’re doing. We never ask our customers to give us good reviews or incentive to do anything. This literally just came out of the blue. We knew we had good ratings and good rankings, but we didn’t do anything to promote that. The reason that happened, I believe, is because it’s very obvious how much we care about we do and how passionate we are about what we do. If you can say that, that’s probably the best advice you can ever give anybody. If you’re not passionate about it, you should probably be doing something else.”


Congratulations to Smooches Fur Pooches for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Cindy for taking the time to speak with us!

Nevada’s Top Rated Local® Pet Groomers Award Winner: Pampered Pooches Pet Grooming

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Pampered Pooches Pet Grooming is an award winner for pet groomers in 2019.

If you are looking for a pet groomer that will give your pooch the pampering it deserves, look no further than this award-winning company!

Pampered Pooches Pet Grooming has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 4.96 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 95.59 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five pet groomers in Nevada!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“[We] took our cocker spaniel in for a groom. I called the day before to schedule an appointment, and even though they had no time available, they squeezed us in. They did a great job, and we were very pleased. [They were] really nice people!” – L.B.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Pampered Pooches Pet Grooming is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Pet Groomer

We were excited to learn all about Pampered Pooches Pet Grooming and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Anita.

Pampered Pooches Pet Grooming is a family-owned and -operated business, and both of Anita’s daughters work there! Anita herself brings a wealth of experience to Pampered Pooches and has been grooming dogs and cats for over 40 years. She said that her love for animals helps to set this business apart, and that they board (and love) every single animal that they get to work with.

Building Success Through Community Involvement

Pampered Pooches Pet Grooming has managed to grow their business thanks to word of mouth, local advertising, participating in fundraisers, and by making donations to schools and local sports teams.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Pampered Pooches Pet Grooming has managed to. We asked if Anita could share any expert advice with these companies. She spoke to the importance of staying involved in community service.


Congratulations to Pampered Pooches Pet Grooming for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Anita for taking the time to speak with us!

Nevada’s Top Rated Local® Pet Groomers Award Winner: The Classy Pet

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that The Classy Pet is a 2019 award winner for pet groomers in Nevada!

Your pet is a member of your family! Turn to a groomer you can trust to provide your pet with the next-level service they deserve with The Classy Pet.

The Classy Pet has received dozens of reviews with an average rating of 4.75 stars, earning them a phenomenal Rating Score™ of 95.48 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 pet groomers in all of Nevada!

Here’s just one of the many five-star reviews that got them there:

“My old cat stopped grooming herself and had matted fur and very thin skin. Gina did a great job of being patient and careful to get the mats shaved! My cat is so much better, and we are so thankful!” – Jamie D.

Not Your Average Pet Groomer

We wanted to learn what makes this award-winning business tick, so we took a few minutes to talk with Gina, the owner of The Classy Pet.

To kick off our conversation, we asked Gina about what makes The Classy Pet unique compared to the many other pet groomers in Nevada. Gina told us about her many years of experience and said that she was a vet tech before she became a groomer. A lot of their customers come to The Classy Pet for advice. At The Classy Pet, they can groom all dog breeds and even cats! The team at The Classy Pet is made up of Gina, her husband and another groomer.

Gina went on to add:

“We bring our dogs to work with us; we have American Bullies. They have been coming to the shop since they were puppies! We love to educate our clients on how its’ not the breed of dog that causes aggression. We are working with a client to help her husband overcome a bad experience by coming into the shop to meet our friendly dogs.”

We also asked Gina about The Classy Pet mission and how they work to make the world a better place. Gina shared with us that they aim to educate people about their animals.

Additionally, Gina fosters dogs before they go to other families.

Building Success With Excellent Clients

Gina credits The Classy Pet’s strong online reputation to the excellent clients they have.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, The Classy Pet has grown through social media — specifically Facebook — and word of mouth.

The Classy Pet has been around for 13 years, and they’re always taking new clients.

There are many business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. When we asked what advice she has for them, Gina emphasized the importance of people skills and said:

“Not many people have them; spend time to hone these skills.”


Congratulations to The Classy Pet for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Gina, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend The Classy Pet in Fernley. Visit their Facebook page today!

Mississippi’s Top Rated Local® Pet Groomers Award Winner: The Classy Canine

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that The Classy Canine is a 2019 award winner for pet groomers in Mississippi!

Help your furry friend to look and feel their best with the help of the professionals at The Classy Canine in Pearl.

The Classy Canine has received more than 100 reviews with an average rating of 4.69 stars, earning them a tremendous Rating Score™ of 96.95 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 pet groomers in all of Mississippi!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I was very anxious to attempt to find a new groomer for my senior Pekingese and his three brothers since he often got bad reports, and I had almost lost hope. He sometimes has a personality only a mother can love. Today, we had our first appointment, and I could not be more happy to find a groomer who really cares about the pups! I kept asking if he was bad because I have only heard bad things about my 14-year-old firecracker, but to my amazement, Brittney picked up on his temperament and made it very easy and comfortable for my Gizmo that had not been groomed by anyone but me in the last two years. The weight off Momma’s shoulders is gone. [I] highly recommend [The Classy Canine]! Thank you, Brittney!” – Kimberly M.

Not Your Average Pet Groomer

We wanted to learn all about The Classy Canine and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with the co-owner, Brittney.

The first question we had for Brittney was what is it that sets The Classy Canine apart from their competition in Mississippi. Brittney told us that they have been in business for five years and have two locations and a mobile location. In addition to grooming, they also offer daycare and boarding.

Brittney went on to tell us that they push continued education for their groomers and pay for some of the classes.

We also wanted to know what their mission is at The Classy Canine and how they work to make the world a better place. Brittney shared with us that they aim to make the pets and the customer happy and to provide a comfortable environment.

Building Success With a Love for the Animals

Brittney attributes The Classy Canine’s strong online reputation to their love for the animals. They opened their shops for the animals; the pets are their number one priority.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, The Classy Canine has gotten their name out there through word of mouth and a few Facebook ads here and there.

There are so many pet groomers out there looking to build the kind of online reputation The Classy Canine has. Here’s Brittney’s expert advice for them:

“Treat your employees well, and put the pets first.”


Congratulations to the team at The Classy Canine for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Brittney, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend The Classy Canine in Pearl. Visit their website today!

North Carolina’s Top Rated Local® Pet Groomers Award Winner: Haw Creek Pet Care Grooming

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Haw Creek Pet Care Grooming is the number ten pet groomer in North Carolina for 2019!

When you need a pet groomer you can truly rely on to get the job done right the first time, you need to choose Haw Creek Pet Care Grooming in Asheville.

Haw Creek Pet Care Grooming has received 53 reviews on multiple verified sites with an average rating of 4.79 stars, earning them a tremendous Rating Score™ of 95.91 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for being ranked number ten pet groomer in North Carolina!

Here are just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Wonderful staff and [they] treat my pup like a king. Grooming service is excellent and extremely reasonable. I highly recommend Haw Creek to everyone.” -Melissa G.

Not Your Average Pet Groomer

We wanted to learn all about Haw Creek Pet Care Grooming and their award-winning online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with the owner, Elizabeth.

The first question we had for Elizabeth was what is it that sets Haw Creek Pet Care Grooming apart from their competition in North Carolina. Elizabeth told us that they have a small team but most are competitive show groomers. Between everyone, there are decades of experience and all of them have tons of attention to detail.

Elizabeth went on to add:

“Pets are like family, so we treat them as so.”

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Haw Creek Pet Care Grooming, which Elizabeth replied was that they love pets and it shows.

Building Success by Treating Pets Like Family

Elizabeth attributes Haw Creek Pet Care Grooming’s strong online reputation to the fact that the whole staff truly enjoys working with animals. Each staff member takes the time to learn about the dog and take care of them as their own.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Haw Creek Pet Care Grooming has spread the word about who they are and what they do primarily through word of mouth. Clients truly like bringing their fur baby to this place and then reward the store with a kind review and referral. Elizabeth knows a thing or two about growing a business and building an online reputation. Here’s her expert advice for the many prospective business owners out there:

“It’s a lot of work. You have to love what you do. There is no such thing as a 40 hour work week here.”

Congratulations to the team at Haw Creek Pet Care Grooming for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Elizabeth, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Haw Creek Pet Care Grooming in Asheville. Visit their website today!

Delaware’s Top Rated Local® Pet Groomers Award Winner: Dirty Dog Grooming Salon

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Dirty Dog Grooming Salon is an award winner for pet groomers in 2019!

If you are looking for a pet groomer that will make your furry friend look their very best, look no further than this award-winning company!

Dirty Dog Grooming Salon has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.80 stars, earning them an outstanding Rating Score™ of 96.02 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking not only as the number one pet groomer in Delaware but as one of the top 50 businesses in the state overall!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Cari and her staff are awesome!!! They help transform our rescue dogs into the beautiful little angels that they are!!! Thank you all for what you do!! Cari is always one of the first people to offer her time and money to help those in need!!!” -Tammy H.

It is because of stellar reviews like this that Dirty Dog Grooming Salon is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Pet Groomer

We were excited to learn all about how Dirty Dog Grooming Salon has been able to build such an extraordinary reputation, so we sat down with the owner, Cari Bennett.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Dirty Dog Grooming Salon stand apart from their competitors. In Cari’s words, “We take the time with our dogs, listen to our customers’ needs and communicate throughout the process. Some dogs require a little more attention, and we are happy to take the time.”

When asked about the Dirty Dog Grooming Salon mission, Cari said, “Communication and education are important for our customers. People care a lot about their pets. We explain what can be done with the pets and what goes on in the grooming process.”

Building Success Through Word of Mouth

According to Cari, word of mouth is huge in their local community, so they focus on Facebook and referrals when it comes to marketing.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as tremendous a reputation as Dirty Dog Grooming Salon has managed to. We asked if Cari could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“Listen to your clients, and deliver on your promises. Communication is key.”


Congratulations to Dirty Dog Grooming Salon for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Cari for taking the time to speak with us! Check out their website here!

Georgia’s Top Rated Local® Pet Groomers Award Winner: Five Star Dog Resort

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Five Star Dog Resort is a two-time award winner in 2019.

If you are looking for the best option for boarding, grooming, and training your beloved pet, look no further than this award-winning company!

Five Star Dog Resort has received hundreds of positive reviews across seven different verified sites with an average rating of 4.88 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 98.84 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for ranking as one of the top 100 businesses and the number one pet groomer in Georgia!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“We have boarded our dogs at Five Star Dog Resort several times over the last six years. My dogs are always well cared for while staying with them. I love that they have both a quiet place for my geriatric lab and an indoor/outdoor run and playtime for my younger, active dog. They truly care about the health and well-being of my dogs. They are always diligent in accurately dispensing my dog’s medications, too. I have both dogs bathed before pickup, and they are always fluffy and clean. I highly recommend Five Star Dog Resort.” – S.J.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Five Star Dog Resort is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Pet Groomer

We were excited to learn all about Five Star Dog Resort and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Daren Hamlin.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Five Star Dog Resort stand apart from their competitors. Everything about Five Star Dog Resort is set up with the comfort and happiness of the pets in mind. Each dog has their own climate-controlled suite, and the place was built with a dog’s comfort in mind, so there are dens everywhere to help dogs to feel safe.
Daren told us that dogs are quick to pick up on energy, so he makes sure that his employees are people who have good energy.

Daren himself is always on-site, so he knows what’s going on all the time. He brings a wealth of passion and knowledge to Five Star, and has been in the dog training industry for 25 years. He also told us that this resort goes far beyond boarding; he does training, grooming, and even reiki healing.

Building Success With Passion

Five Star Dog Resort has grown and prospered over the years, and their stellar reputation makes one thing abundantly clear — dogs love this place! We asked Daren what his secret was so such a strong reputation, and he said that it all comes down to customer service and having the right staff. He said that he doesn’t pay for any advertising, and that all of their growth has come from word of mouth.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Five Star Dog Resort has managed to. We asked if Daren could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“Find your passion, and find out how to make money doing it. [Focus on] customer service and cleanliness; give tours of your facilities, and be honest… Know your business.”


Congratulations to Five Star Dog Resort for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Daren for taking the time to speak with us!

Minnesota’s Top Rated Local® Pet Groomers Award Winner: The Pet Spa

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that The Pet Spa is a 2019 award winner for pet groomers in Minnesota!

If you’re looking for professional pet grooming in a safe, comfortable environment, look no further than The Pet Spa in Eagan.

The Pet Spa has received dozens of reviews on three verified sites with an average rating of 4.86 stars, earning them an incredible Rating Score™ of 94.60 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 pet groomers in all of Minnesota!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I brought my little rescue Pomeranian to Vicky, and she did an amazing job. This poor little guy looked as if it had been years since he had seen a groomer or, at the least, been brushed. He was full of mats, and his coat looked terrible. It’s not good to shave a Pomeranian’s coat, but sometimes, it’s necessary. I was sure that this was one of those times. I was wrong. He walked out of her salon looking like a new dog. All of the mats were gone, and he was able to keep his coat, which is now very nice. Thank you, Vicky, for the kindness and generosity that you displayed in helping this little guy begin his new life. You are amazing at what you do.” – Mary W.

Not Your Average Pet Groomer

Vicki Bauch, the owner of The Pet Spa, generously gave us a few minutes of her time to tell us about this one-of-a-kind business and its award-winning online reputation.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that sets The Pet Spa apart from the many other pet groomers in Minnesota. Here’s Vicki’s response:

“[What differentiates us is] that we are small and have more time to focus our time on each animal. At the same time, we do it efficiently and timely. Also, we do our very best to listen to the customer.”

We also wanted to know why they do what they do at The Pet Spa and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Vicki had to say:

“We really try to work with each pet in regards to their needs. We want the pets to be as comfortable as possible during the process. We treat these animals as if they where our own fur babies.”

Building Success by Truly Caring

When we asked Vicki about The Pet Spa’s secret to such a strong online reputation, she said:

“Most importantly, we care about the animals. We are very personable and aim for high-quality service. We get our reviews organically because we let our work speak for itself.”

Outside of building the kind of online reputation any business owner would envy, The Pet Spa has spread the word about who they are and what they do through Facebook and Google ads.

Clearly, Vicki knows a thing or two about growing a business and building an online reputation. Here’s her expert advice for the many other business owners out there:

“Always be honest.”


Congratulations to the team at The Pet Spa for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Vicki, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend The Pet Spa in Eagan. Visit their website today!