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About Us

With over 20 years of experience, we pride ourselves on being a premier 1-on-1 grooming destination for your furry friends. At Happy Paws, every dog receives immediate attention upon arrival, ensuring they feel loved and cared for from the moment they walk through our doors.

Our team consists of experienced groomers and licensed vet techs who bring a wealth of expertise to the table, providing an added layer of care and safety for your pet. We specialize in grooming large breeds and older dogs, understanding their unique needs, and catering to them with the utmost compassion and skill.

To accommodate our beloved senior and larger canine companions, we've designed our salon with thoughtful features such as ground-level tubs and tables, eliminating the need for any strenuous jumping or climbing. We believe in making every grooming experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Happy Paws Pet Salon

After their grooming session, dogs are free to play in our welcoming environment, provided they have a good temperament, while they eagerly await their owner's return. For those pups who prefer a quieter space or struggle with anxiety, we offer a private room where they can relax and enjoy their groom in peace.

Community is at the heart of what we do here at Happy Paws. We actively participate in initiatives such as donating to non-profits and supporting local causes because we believe in giving back to the community that has supported us throughout the years.


Experience the Happy Paws difference

Where expertise meets compassion, and every pet is treated like family. Schedule your appointment today, and let us pamper your furry friend!

Meet the Team

Welcome to Happy Paws Pet Salon!


Jeannette Fichtel

Master Groomer/Owner

Hi, my name is Jeannette Fichtel. I am the proud Owner and Head Groomer of Happy Paws Pet Salon. I have 17+ years of Professional Pet Grooming experience.

I have been married for over ten years to my best friend Tim and Happy Paw's best-kept secret (our forever handyman\renovator). I have three amazing little kids: Addison, 10 years old; Gwendolyn, 7 years old; and T is 5 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 comes from my daughter Addison. She has Cerebral Palsy, so for our family, she always comes first. She is why we are here and have 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 and are loved 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 I'll be honest,  with the help of three of the best team members a business could ask for, we have an incredible business that has grown bigger than I have ever dreamed.

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