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Spotted Paw PET Goods & Grooming Offering HOME DELIVERY

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This is all you have to do to take advantage of our HOME DELIVERY service, most important details:

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  • Sit back and stay warm, most Home Delivery’s are at your door within 1 to 2 days. You can even tell us when is best for you.
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Everything your PET needs will be delivered to your front door and even Raw food can be delivered.

How First-Time Pet Owners Can Make Rescue Dogs Feel Right at Home

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on How First-Time Pet Owners Can Make Rescue Dogs Feel Right at Home

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How First-Time Pet Owners Can Make Rescue Dogs Feel Right at Home

If you’ve never owned a dog before and you’ve made the choice to rescue one, congratulations – you’ve made a great decision. There are few things more rewarding than providing love and shelter to an animal that may have been forgotten, abused, or neglected. Of course, adopting a shelter dog comes with its own set of unique challenges. Here is how to make sure your rescue dog feels right at home.

Keep them on a short leash (at first)

It may seems strange or counterintuitive to limit your new dog’s mobility and freedom at first, but it’s actually the best thing for them. Rescue dogs are used to being kept in confinement, and having too much space to roam can stress them out – and being in a new environment with new people is already stressful enough.

“At first, limit your dog to one room or area. This allows him time to become familiar with the smells and sounds of his new home. Keep your dog on leash while inside your home for the first few weeks so you can immediately teach him what behaviors are and are not acceptable by showing and guiding him through the appropriate exercises,” says AdoptAPet.com.

Don’t leave your new dog on a leash when you’re not around, of course, but leash training is absolutely vital in the first few weeks of adoption.

Don’t wait to begin training

While you my think that being trained is a drag, that’s because you’re a human. For dogs, training comes naturally. New dogs – especially rescues – will actually appreciate the structure. Dogs are happier when they feel like they have a set purpose and can follow orders. Remember, they are a shelter dog, so you really have no idea what their level of training is. It’s best to start from square one.

“Assume he has never had any training. Even if he has had obedience training in the past, he may need a refresher after all he’s been through. Your best bet is to expect that he knows nothing,” notes The Spruce.

Make sure you’re prepared

For most rescue dogs, you’ll want to already have a crate/cage in place. Don’t feel bad about this – it’s not cruel to crate train your new dog. In fact, it’s the best way to control behavior and potty train a dog with a bathroom problem.

“Most shelter dogs spent their time in a cage or a run, so the transition to a crate at your home should run smoothly. A confined area such as a crate will greatly assist with potty training [see article] and give the dog a safe, comfortable place,” says DogTrainingBasics.com.

Being prepared also means that you have already taken a trip to the pet store to get a dog bed, food, toys, a collar, and an ID tag. It’s easy to buy all the stuff for a new dog – don’t be lazy. It’s best to have everything there when your new mate gets home for the first time.

Don’t leave your new dog alone too much

Not only will spending a lot of time with your dog help them feel more comfortable in their new environment, but it will also help you develop a close bond with them from day one. If you have a busy schedule and you have absolutely no choice but to be away from home, consider hiring a dog walking service in your area or have a buddy come over a play with the dog. You just don’t want them to feel isolated from the outset.

Rescue adoption is both fun and a little bit scary. You don’t always know what you’re going to get in terms of personality and demeanor, but with the right preparations you can help your new dog feel right at home from day one.

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Cristyn Zloza, an multiple award winning, nationally ranked, and nationally certified groomer, of Spotted Paw, finishes an explosive first full year, for the 2015 competitive grooming show season, with a combined 20 placements including a group 3 placement and a ranking of 33 in the United States.

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Local Wheaton Groomer, Cristyn Zloza, Has Fruitful Year in Competitive Grooming show Season.

Cristyn Zloza, an multiple award winning, nationally ranked, and nationally certified groomer, of Spotted Paw, finishes an explosive first full year, for the 2015 competitive grooming show season, with a combined 20 placements including a group 3 placement and a ranking of 33 in the United States.

Wheaton Il, – December 30, 2015 – After a long show season, with 8 show appearances starting in February with Groom Expo West, and completing in December with Groom South Pet Grooming Competition, Cristyn closes out a successful year with a combined total placement record of 20 placements, included a group 3 placement. These placements earned Cristyn enough points to place 33 on Groom Team USA ranked list. This list ranks all competitive groomers in the United States, covering all the shows that happen in the season, in which many of those competitors never make the list. In addition with collecting several 1st place wins, Cristyn, moved up from the Entry Division to the Intermediate Division, bringing with it a higher level of competition and challenges that will help her perfect her style and abilities. This is another step for Cristyn to help her be successful in the Open Division and attaining Cristyn’s dream of becoming a member of Groom Team USA.

Cristyn who has been grooming for over several years, and competing for over a year, has attended various workshops over that time attaining additional training and certifications. Cristyn has completed the “Practical Skills Three Tiered Testing Program” with the Paragon School of Pet Grooming. With Barkleigh, Cristyn is a certified bather / brusher, and also has attended seminars in the proper professional manner with handling pets and their care. Cristyn is CPR & First Aid certified through PetTech to make sure if anything arises she is prepared to handle it in a safe and professional way. Head Groomer for over 4 years, where Cristyn has taken these skills learned to instruct and mentor the other groomers in various grooming styles and techniques that work under her. Cristyn’s success and efforts have also given her a close working relationship with Wahl.

Cristyn is also a Certified groomer with the National Dog Groomers Association of America (NDGAA) where she is currently working on her Master Groomer certification. In addition Cristyn is working on her Master Pet Stylist certification with the International Society of Canine Cosmetology (ISCC). Both of these advanced programs will certify Cristyn in multiple breed specific AKC clips and patterns, scissoring proficiency / techniques, carding, hand stripping, and other advanced grooming and stylist techniques. These techniques learned will help Cristyn with the quality of her grooms, and continued top 3 placing within the competitive grooming show season. Cristyn is the Head Groomer and Owner of “Spotted Paw” in Wheaton, IL, where she is available by request only.

About Spotted Paw

Spotted Paw goes, above and beyond, the typical groom shop while making sure that the quality of the hair style is to your satisfaction. Using all natural pet shampoos, moisturizers and conditioners that are specially formulate to meet your pets’ needs. In addition they care a selection of healthy and organic food brands. Covering from dry food, to raw, to treats, they have or can order what you are looking for.  At Spotted Paw they take pride in knowing that you enjoy the beauty as much as your beloved pet does

Cristyn Zloza, a Nationally Ranked, Nationally Certified and Multiple Award Winning Pet Groomer, and Noel Lounsbury both finished in multiple top 3 placements this past week at Groom South Pet Stylists Super Show in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

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Local Wheaton groomers take multiple top 3 placements at Groom South Pet Stylists Super Show.

Cristyn Zloza, a Nationally Ranked, Nationally Certified and Multiple Award Winning Pet Groomer, and Noel Lounsbury both finished in multiple top 3 placements this past week at Groom South Pet Stylists Super Show in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Wheaton, IL – December 09, 2015 – Fresh off her multiple top 3 finishes at the Pet Pro Classic, Cristyn Zloza (Head Groomer), with fellow groomer Noel Lounsbury, of The Spotted Paw Shop, headed to Groom South Pet Grooming Competition in Gatlinburg Tennessee. Both, Cristyn and Noel, competed in multiple classes, ranging from, Large Poodles, Small Poodles, Mixed Salon Styling, and All Other Purebreds. Cristyn finished 1st with Brandy, the Bichon Frise in All Other Purebred, and 3rd in Small Poodles with Chip, the Mini Poodle. Noel finished 2nd with Sugar the Bichon Frise in All Other Purebred, and 3rd in Large Poodles with Sophera, the Standard Poodle. “Another great performance by Cristyn, and a great start for Noel. Both are very talented and I look forward to many more top 3 placements in the future” Michael Zloza, owner of Spotted Paw, commented.

This is Cristyn first placements in the intermediate division after moving up with 18 placements, including a group 3 placement, from the previous competitions. This was Brandy, the Bichon Frise, seventh time placing in the top 3 and her second 1st place finish over the last year. For Chip, the Mini Poodle, this was his first time in the ring with Cristyn, and a great start coming in 3rd. Cristyn was accompanied by Noel, a fellow groomer at Spotted Paw, for her first time competing. With this first time in the ring, Noel gained some invaluable experience, which also was rewarded with her taking 2 top 3 placements. Sugar, the Bichon Frise, enjoyed her first time competing, making a good impression with a 2nd place finish. For Sophera, the Standard Poodle, she was in good form again earning her 2nd top 3 placements.

“It was an excellent way to start off in intermediate division. All the mentoring and practicing is starting to pay off” Cristyn said, she went on further to say “I am also excited and proud of Noels performance for her first time in the competition ring.” Noel, in high spirits after the wins added, “This was a great learning experience, that also helped me understand more of the atmosphere.” This was the 3rd showing of Groom South Pet Grooming Competition since its inception in the Knoxville / Gatlinburg area. It is the last non-invitational of the year, and the final stop for those looking to gain a couple more points for the Groom Team USA standings.

About Spotted Paw

Spotted Paw goes, above and beyond, the typical groom shop while making sure that the quality of the hair style is to your satisfaction. Using all natural pet shampoos, moisturizers and conditioners that are specially formulate to meet your pets’ needs. In addition they care a selection of healthy and organic food brands. Covering from dry food, to raw, to treats, they have or can order what you are looking for. At Spotted Paw they take pride in knowing that you enjoy the beauty as much as your beloved pet does.

Cristyn Zloza, who is nationally certified and multiple award winning, earned a place on the National Ranked list that is tracked and tabulated by Groom Team USA, just released after this latest grooming competition in Dallas, Texas.

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Nationally Certified, and Multiple Award Winning Wheaton Groomer Ranks 38th on Groom Team USA Nationally Ranked List.

 

Wheaton Il, – November 23, 2015 – Spotted Paw Shop is excited and proud to announce that their nationally certified, multiple award winning head groomer Cristyn Zloza has taken a step closer toward her goal of grooming for Groom Team USA. This past week, after the conclusion of the Pet Pro Classic in Dallas, Texas, the points were tabulated and Groom Team USA released their updated national ranking of groomers. Cristyn who has placed 17 times in the top 3, and has a group placement, has made the list for the first time being ranked 38th in the United Sates. The points earned came from this most recent competition where Cristyn took a group placement in Large Poodle with Channel the Standard Poodle. Some of her other placements include multiple 1st place finishes in Mixed Salon with Rocky the LabraDoodle. Multiple 1st and 2nd place finishes in All-Other Purebreds with Cash and Brandy the Bichon Frise. Also multiple 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishes in Poodle with Chanel, Aurora, and Sophera. These placements were earned in national grooming competitions hosted by Barkleigh, NDGAA, and the ISCC.

 

“It is exciting to start moving onto the same stage as those I have looked up to, those whom have mentored me, and those who played an integral part in motivating me to start competitive grooming.” Cristyn stated upon learning of her placement, she went on to add, “I hope that as I continue to compete and improve, I will be able to help and mentor other up and coming groomers in the same way my mentors have helped me.”

 

About Groom Team USA

 

Groom Team USA, who celebrated their 25th year of competition this year by taking the Silver Medal at the World Team Grooming Championship this past October in Florence, Italy. The team is formed every 2 years to compete in the International Grooming Championship, regarded as the “Olympics of Professional Pet Stylists”, by groomers from all over the United States. Groom Team USA is strictly a Non-profit team, which encourages professional pet stylists to maximize their grooming skills and education while representing the United States in international competitions. (www.groomteamusa.org)

 

About Spotted Paw

 

Spotted Paw goes, above and beyond, the typical groom shop while making sure that the quality of the hair style is to your satisfaction. Using all natural pet shampoos, moisturizers and conditioners that are specially formulate to meet your pets’ needs. In addition we carry a selection of healthy and organic food brands. Covering from dry food, to raw, to treats, we have or can order what you are looking for. At Spotted Paw we take pride in knowing that you enjoy the beauty as much as your beloved pet does. (www.spottedpawsalon.com)

Cristyn Zloza, a nationally certified and award winning groomer, finished in multiple top 3 placements and earning a group placement, at the U.S. Pet Pro Classic, hosted by the International Society of Canine Cosmetologists, (ISCC), in Dallas, Texas.

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Nationally Certified, Award Winning Groomer Wins Big at the International Society of Canine Cosmetologists Fall Grooming Competition.

 

Cristyn Zloza, a nationally certified and award winning groomer, finished in multiple top 3 placements and earning a group placement, at the U.S. Pet Pro Classic, hosted by the International Society of Canine Cosmetologists, (ISCC), in Dallas, Texas.

 

Wheaton, IL – November 12, 2015 – Spotted Paw Shop is proud to announce the results of its head groomer and nationally certified groomer Cristyn Zloza, from this most recent U.S. Pet Pro Classic in Dallas, Texas. Cristyn competed in multiple classes, those being, Large Poodles, Small Poodles, Terrier Breed. Mixed Salon Styling, and All Other Purebreeds. This previous Sunday Cristyn started out with earning two 2nd place finishes with Cash the Bichon Frise in the All Other Purebreeds class, and with Chanel the Standard Poodle in the Large Poodle class. She went on further to place 3rd overall in-group for Large Poodle class beating out several seasoned competitors. Cristyn continued on her success with a 3rd place finish with Rory the Irish Coated Wheaten in the Terrier Breed class, and earning her first 1st place win with Rocky the labradoodle in Mixed Salon Styling. Then on Tuesday she completed her streak with placing 1st with Aurora the Mini Poodle that she rescued more than 3 years ago. These 1st place wins mark Cristyn transition from the Entry division to Intermediate, another step closer to pursuing her dream of competing for Groom Team USA.

 

With all the placements, one comes in more notable than the rest. Cristyn took 3rd in-group in the Large Poodle class. The main reason for the heighten prestige with this placement was the number of people in the class as well the wide range of experience level. This was Cristyn’s first time having her abilities judged on the same level as Nationally Ranked groomers that compete in the Open Division. Taking 3rd in-group allowed Cristyn to see how far she has progressed in competitive grooming. Also providing insight to the challenges and critiques that competing in such a difficult and highly competitive field brings.

 

The U.S. Pet Pro Classic is held annually in Dallas, Texas by the ISCC, and comprises 5 days of competitions, seminars, and workshops. The ISCC, known to many as the Harvard of grooming associations, is a service-oriented group concentrating on the continuing education and progression of groomers and pet stylists taking on a more professional approach to their craft. Like the NDGAA they are dedicated with help groomers achieve a high level of quality in their grooms, in a caring professional manner. Throughout the year they hold numerous workshops and seminars as well have their own certification program also similar to the NDGAA but highlighting other steps and processes. These certifications, when achieved, help judges as well as clients know that they are working with a highly skilled professional.

 

About Spotted Paw

 

Spotted Paw goes, above and beyond, the typical groom shop while making sure that the quality of the hair style is to your satisfaction. Using all natural pet shampoos, moisturizers and conditioners that are specially formulate to meet your pets’ needs. In addition they care a selection of healthy and organic food brands. Covering from dry food, to raw, to treats, they have or can order what you are looking for.  At Spotted Paw they take pride in knowing that you enjoy the beauty as much as your beloved pet does

Cristyn Zloza, of Spotted Paw Salon in Wheaton, Il, finished in the top 3 finishes, and wins Merit Award at Fun in the Sun grooming competition hosted by the National Dog Groomers Association of America, NDGAA, in Orlando, Florida.

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Local Wheaton Groomer Takes Home Multiple Awards at National Dog Groomers Association of America Grooming Competition.

 

Cristyn Zloza, of Spotted Paw Salon in Wheaton, Il, finished in the top 3 finishes, and wins Merit Award at Fun in the Sun grooming competition hosted by the National Dog Groomers Association of America, NDGAA, in Orlando, Florida.

 

Wheaton, Il, – October 26, 2015 – Spotted Paw Salon is proud to announce the results from the most recent Fun in the Sun grooming competition for our head stylist Cristyn Zloza. Cristyn competed in multiple classes from Salon Freestyle, Poodle, Terrier, and All Other Purebreds. This previous Saturday, Cristyn, repeated a top 3 placement with Brandy the Bichon Frise placing 2nd in All Other Purebreds. Cristyn, on Sunday, went on further to achieve the Merit Award for her groom of Sopheria the Standard Poodle in a class that had over 30 competitors competing this year, a record turn out for this show. Both Brandy and Sopheria are veterans of several competitions, this being Sophera’s second award and Brandy’s 4th placement during their careers.

 

“I am currently working on attaining my Master Groomer Certification, completing several parts already.” Cristyn responded when asked about Fun in the Sun and the NDGAA, “Since the judges are Certified Master Groomers, I get invaluable experience and knowledge in what breed standards are and what quality levels that are expected. Knowledge that will help me achieve my Master Groomer Certification.” Fun in the Sun is run by the NDGAA, whom set the expectations in AKC breed standard grooming. In the 45 years of their existence they strive not only to perfect the art of grooming, they stress the professionalism and continuing education needed by groomers. The main mission behind NDGAA is their Master Groomer Certification program, which once completed, certifies the groomer in the ability to groom a wide range of breeds to specific AKC standards. This certification comprises of 5 tests and can take several years to complete and earn, through long and challenging process.

 

“Being Judged and critiqued by judges like Lisa Leady, a Certified Master Groomer, provides priceless experience and knowledge.” Cristyn replied when asked about the judging process and how it affects her. ”I am very thankful in their dedication and professionalism. Their critiques help give me a reference point to how my ability is progressing but also how to help coach those whom I mentor and work with.” Cristyn uses these skills to help all the stylists at Spotted Paw to meet and exceed their client’s expectations. Now achieving 11 placements and 1 merit award in her 3 years competing, Cristyn continues to strive toward her end goal. With Groom Team USA second place finish this month in Italy it revitalizes her in this quest of one day competing on Groom Team USA.

 

About Spotted Paw

 

Spotted Paw goes, above and beyond, the typical groom shop while making sure that the quality of the hair style is to your satisfaction. Using all natural pet shampoos, moisturizers and conditioners that are specially formulate to meet your pets’ needs. In addition they care a selection of healthy and organic food brands. Covering from dry food, to raw, to treats, they have or can order what you are looking for.  At Spotted Paw they take pride in knowing that you enjoy the beauty as much as your beloved pet does.

Cristyn Zloza, of Spotted Paw Salon in Wheaton, Il, finished in the top 3 finishes Groom Expo hosted in Hersey, Pennsylvania which is one of the largest groom shows in the U.S. and abroad.

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Local Wheaton Groomer Places Top 3 at World’s Largest Grooming Show.

Cristyn Zloza, of Spotted Paw Salon in Wheaton, Il, finished in the top 3 finishes Groom Expo hosted in Hersey, Pennsylvania which is one of the largest groom shows in the U.S. and abroad.

Wheaton, Il, – September 19, 2015 – Spotted Paw Salon is proud to announce the results from the most recent Groom Expo grooming show and competition for our head stylist Cristyn Zloza. Cristyn competed in multiple categories from Salon Freestyle, Poodle, and All Other Purebreds. Cristyn made her mark this time in finishing in the top 3 for Salon Freestyle. Cristyn’s 3rd place finish came on this previous Saturday competition, where she groomed Quinn the Poodle mix. This being Cristyn first time at Groom Expo, and due to the size of the show, her field of competitors at times was over 20 deep, this signifies Cristyn’s placement as a big accomplishment. For the mixed Poodle Quinn, it was his fourth time in competition, first time at Groom Expo and his first top 3 placement.

“Being able to participate in Groom Expo was an exciting opportunity” Cristyn stated, “Getting to compete at show this large, with so many great groomers from all over, challenges me to excel and really show off what I am capable of.” Groom Expo is the world’s largest grooming show, welcoming thousands of pet professionals to the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania, every September. Groom Expo hosts dozens of educational seminars, exciting grooming competitions, and a weekend packed with extra events to meet and mingle with fellow pet professionals. Groom Expo is a must hit for anyone on the competitive circuit, drawing in the world’s best groomers competing for points to place on Groom Team USA.

“Spending time with some of the best groomers from all over the world, learning tips, and best practices can be, at times, even more exciting than winning.” Cristyn replied when asked about her win. ”Each show I learn another piece of what makes the perfect groom, from how to perfect the angles of a trim, to techniques in creating certain shapes or pattern and so on. Every show, and each new tip helps me to become a better groomer, not just in the ring but to our customers at Spotted Paw.” With this Cristyn strives to pass on this knowledge to help make sure that every groomer is able to meet or exceed their customers expectations at Spotted Paw. Cristyn has now achieved 10 placements in her 3 years competing, and looks to continue on her success as she strives toward her end goal of one day competing on Groom Team USA.

About Spotted Paw

Spotted Paw goes, above and beyond, the typical groom shop while making sure that the quality of the hair style is to your satisfaction. Using all natural pet shampoos, moisturizers and conditioners that are specially formulate to meet your pets’ needs. In addition they care a selection of healthy and organic food brands. Covering from dry food, to raw, to treats, they have or can order what you are looking for. At Spotted Paw they take pride in knowing that you enjoy the beauty as much as your beloved pet does.

Cristyn Zloza, of Spotted Paw Salon in Wheaton, Il, placed in multiple top 3 finishes at the All-American Grooming show one of the longest running grooming shows this past August.

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Local Wheaton Groomer Takes Home Multiple Awards at Longest Running National Grooming Show.

Cristyn Zloza, of Spotted Paw Salon in Wheaton, Il, placed in multiple top 3 finishes at the All-American Grooming show one of the longest running grooming shows this past August.

Wheaton, Il, – August 09, 2015 – Spotted Paw Salon was proud to announce the results from this most recent All-American Grooming show for their head stylist Cristyn Zloza. Cristyn competed in multiple categories from Salon Freestyle, Toy / Miniature Poodle, Standard Poodle, and All Other Purebreds. It was in the last two where Cristyn out did the field of competitors and finished in the top 3. The first was on Saturday with a Standard Poodle named Channel, one of the highly competitive events of the weekend, were Cristyn scored a 3rd place finish, this being her first time placing in the Standard Poodle category at All American. Not finished yet on Sunday Cristyn followed up with a 3rd place finish in the All Other Purebreds, another highly sought after competition, with the rather dynamic Bichon Frise named Cash. This was the second time consecutively Cristyn has placed in the Top 3 in this category at All-American.

“The All-American Grooming Show holds a special place for me” Cristyn stated, “This is where I first started competitive grooming . For that reason it is important for me to share it with my family and friends so they experience my passion and dedication for grooming.” All-American Grooming Show is home to exciting grooming competitions with generous cash awards! The World Cup Grooming Games are held, along with the following breed class competitions: Toy / Miniature Poodle, Salon Freestyle, Standard Poodle, Sporting, Wired Coated Breed, All Other Purebreds, and Creative. All-American is one of the mainstays on the competitive circuit, drawing in the “Who’s Who” of groomers from all over the world vying for points to place on Groom Team USA.

“Knowledge, is why I compete. Not to just learn the breed standards, but the specific needs of those breeds. With a vast amount of small changes that can happen due to the dogs weight or hair style, to name a few, learning the tricks to adapt the groom is crucial” Cristyn said when asked what drives her to compete going further to add “To elevate all of our grooming abilities, not just mine but those I have been fortunate enough to work and mentor with. For us to consistently groom at the highest quality level, while exceeding the desires of the client no matter if the dog is in the ring or the salon, is what we strive to accomplish.” She will continue to strive to learn more in her competitions in her pursuit of achieving points to help her fulfill her dream of competing on Groom Team USA.

About Spotted Paw

Spotted Paw goes, above and beyond, the typical groom shop while making sure that the quality of the hair style is to your satisfaction. Using all natural pet shampoos, moisturizers and conditioners that are specially formulate to meet your pets’ needs. All products are PH balanced for your pets’ sensitive skin; no harsh detergents to dry out your pets’ skin or coat. At Spotted Paw hey take pride in knowing that you enjoy the beauty as much as your beloved pet does.

Award Winning Grooming Competing at Groom Expo

Posted by on Sep 7, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Award Winning Grooming Competing at Groom Expo

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Next week Cristyn Zloza will be traveling to Hersey, PA to complete with Chanel, Cash and Quinn at Groom Expo. Groom Expo is the world’s largest grooming show, welcoming thousands of pet professionals to the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania, every September. Wish Cristyn, Chanel, Cash and Quinn good luck.

So far Cris has been placed 9 times with Mini Poodle, Standard Poodle, Bichon Frise’ and a LabraDoodle. In the past 1 1/2 years Cristyn has comea long way but there is still a way to go. We still have 4 more show this year and next year we will be doing even more. Going ABOVE & BEYOND is what we strive for and Cristyn is the perfect example of that. Competing against thousands of groomer throughout the country, Cristyn has become the groomer of choice, as far as Rockford to Chicago to Highland Park and as far South as Wilmington.

Understanding breed profile and how to style a family member to what a clients likes is what we do. We not only shave some dogs but we can keep them in a breed profile and having the ability to hand scissor an entire dog to a clients preference is what she does.

Having Cristyn Zloza at Spotted Paw Salon as owner and head stylist, is a huge benefit to all of the clients that travel so far away to bring their loved family member to Cristyn for their grooming needs. Cristyn Ohlson Zloza also understands styling is a huge part of a dogs health and keeping them healthy is a huge part of her passion.