WELCOME TO PARADISE PET SALON & SPA LTD. NEW ZEALAND
At Paradise Pet Salon & Spa Ltd., your pet will enjoy experienced, professional grooming & pampering with a touch of Paradise, kind hands and loving hearts. We pride ourselves on our passion for the art of grooming whilst ensuring we keep up with all traditional and new techniques, styles and tools of our trade. While we prioritize each pet's individual needs, we strive to meet each pet parent's desired look. Find us one facebook.
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
With over 14 years experience in the pet grooming industry, international training as a groomer, grooming salon manager and groomer trainer, you can rest assured you can rely on Sarah and her stylists to deliver a knowledgeable, skilled selection of grooming services to suit all of your pet's grooming needs. Our services include full grooms, bath & brush options and a substantial extras & add-ons menu. Please contact the salon to book an appointment.
PARADISE PET GROOMING ACADEMY NZ
Our academy is open and our students are exceeding all expectations. If you love animals, have creative flare and want to start your journey towards a rewarding career, we want to hear from you! The grooming industry is in high demand for professionally and formally trained pet stylists in NZ and internationally. The pet grooming industry is booming the world over so take that first step now.
NO NCEA OR PREVIOUS QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED, TRAINING CAN BEGIN AT 16 YEARS OLD. TAKE YOUR TRAINING WORLDWIDE WITH PET GROOMING BEING A RECOGNISED, MULTI BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY TRADE IN MOST COUNTRIES.
With training from the ground up, we will give you a solid theoretical and practical foundation of knowledge and skill that will make you front runners as you enter this exciting industry.
FLEXIBLE PAYMENT OPTIONS
Our courses are the perfect balance of classroom and salon hours, tailored to the skills required for each course.
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Each course is limited to 6 students to enable us a more focused teaching approach.
120 HOURS OVER 8 WEEKS
This course will teach you the fundamental skills you will need to confidently enter the grooming world, whether it be in a commercial or private salon as an entry level position. With this foundation, you will be a strong contender as you further your training to become a junior stylist and an asset to any salon as an assistant stylist.From basic first aid to salon grooming procedures we have combined the perfect balance of theoretical learning with hands on practical learning to deliver you the best entry level training which will give you a foot up above your competitors as you enter the industry.
180 HOURS OVER 12 WEEKS
This course has been carefully designed to incorporate theory with practical learning, but with a focus on the hands on learning portion in a real salon environment. With the prerequisite for this course being the salon assistant program, you will already have a solid foundation and knowledge that our junior stylist course will build on, taking you from salon assistant to independent junior stylist. You will be learning clipper techniques, scissoring techniques, common commercial salon breed patterns, lifestyle grooming and mix and match styles. Upon completion of this course, you will be ready to enter the industry as a competent, confident pet stylist who will be an asset to any future employer.
120 HOURS OVER 8 WEEKS
Our Intermediate stylist course is the next stepping stone in your career education that will take you from Junior stylist, to intermediate stylist. With the focus being almost entirely on hands-on practical learning in our salon, you will be taught how to fine tune your finishes, introduced to more complex and technically challenging breed specific cuts and mixed breed styles, advanced scissoring techniques and more. The skills and techniques you will become confident in using will help towards furthering your career and your position in any salon as a trusted professional in this industry.
HOME GROOMING WORKSHOP
1 DAY WORKSHOP
This workshop has been designed specifically for YOU, the everyday pet parent. Available as a one-on-one or bring your friends for a discounted group session, or even as a team building work activity. This workshop will teach you how to maintain your pet's coat and skin between salon grooming appointments and you get to BYO fur baby for a full day of fun, hands-on learning, pampering and bonding time. We will help you put the fun back into your pet's home grooming routine while teaching you tricks and techniques from handling wriggly/nippy pets to adequate brushing and maintenance.
Reviews from our facebook page
"Sarah is the best groomer I have ever come across. Her work is faultless every time"
"I can't recommend Sarah highly enough, she has truly transformed our not so user friendly wee girl into a stunner! Sarah, your expertise with Mila shows, thank you so much"
Thank you Sarah- Winnie has never looked or felt so soft and is always very happy after leaving his groom done by you"
"Winston came out looking and smelling amazing. Thanks Sarah"
"Fantastic customer service!! Took my fur baby even though she was still on Xmas leave. Our baby was pampered with care and understood my request perfectly with a play at the end. Totally recommended"
"Highly recommend your fur children here to be pampered. Sarah does an awesome job"
MEET THE TEAM
Here at Paradise Pet salon & Spa Ltd. we pride ourselves on quality over quantity, education over presumption and the delivery of a unique and sought after standard of workmanship. Grooming is our medium, we take a huge amount of pride in our work and expect nothing but the best when seeking team members. We understand that it takes passion, dedication, hard work and a constant ability and desire to continue learning and growing in our industry to enable us to deliver our best consistently.
Sarah began her dog grooming journey way back in 2004 as a humble salon assistant at an American corporate grooming salon chain. Within three months she was asked to attended a nationally recognised grooming academy, working her way through the ranks from beginner to advanced and finally onto cat grooming. Her ability to master techniques, her natural passion for animals and ability to fill a role as leader was quickly discovered when she was shortly after, hand chosen to take over a failing salon in California's Northridge. Within her first few months as salon manager Sarah, with her newly re-trained team of 10, had landed her salon as one of the top 3 salons in her district spanning over several states. Since then Sarah has continued growing as a stylist and salon owner bringing us to Paradise Pet Salon & Spa Ltd. in New Zealand's Hamilton. With no sign of slowing down, Sarah looks forward to many more years of growth in the industry and serving her loyal clients.
Rachael is our youngest team member but don't let that fool you. Rach has literally grown up in salons across the world her entire life and has been trained by her own Mother, Paradise pet salon & Spa's very own Sarah Cann. Rachael's natural artistic flare and love for animals is rolled into one in the salon. While she continues to learn and grow under her Mother's watchful eye, she is proving to be an irreplaceable asset on her own merits. Rachael is our flourishing junior stylist and salon assistant manager.
Paradise Pet Salon & Spa Grooming academy (COMING SOON)
Are you passionate about working with animals? Have a great eye for detail? Want to expand your grooming knowledge or learn new techniques to give your career a boost? or maybe you want a shot at being the next paradise pet salon & spa stylist in training? Small classes, focused learning and years of industry knowledge by our NDGANZ registered and internationally trained salon owner at your fingertips, taught in a functional salon with plenty of hands on training. Shine brighter than the competition and arm yourself with the knowledge and experience that will get you noticed in both the industry and at your next job interview. MORE INFO COMING SOON.
PARADISE PET SALON & SPA LTD. WELCOMES YOU WITH OPEN PAWS
The Care Your Pet Deserves
CHECK OUT OUR FAQS
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
That answer depends on many variables. Your dog's size, coat type, tolerance to each stage of the grooming process etc.. as a typical rule of thumb, bath & brush services take around an hour for small breeds up to 4 for giant breeds with very thick coats, full grooms take on average 3 hours for small breeds up. These times are based on your pet's coat and character both being optimal, matted or very dirty coats and intolerances to grooming can result in longer service times, but we will keep in contact with you and let you know if we believe your pet will be done before or after our expected time frame.
CAN I STAY WHILE YOU GROOM MY PET?
While we will endeavor to meet your service expectations and your pet's needs, we can best do this if you place trust in us to take care of your fur babies while they are being groomed by one of our very capable team members. Pet's often know how to tug at their human's heart strings and so may appear to need you, but rest assured, after this many years in the grooming industry believe us when we tell you that as soon as you leave, they settle right down and we can get on with the job at hand. Often pets will behave in a more unsettled, anxious way when their humans are present, so we respectfully ask that owners do not stay while we work on their pet(s).
SHOULD I WASH OR TRIM MY DOG BEFORE I BRING HIM/HER TO YOU AND WILL IT MAKE IT CHEAPER?
Having a groomer for your pet is similar to having a dentist or hairdresser for yourself...you wouldn't trim your ends or give yourself a deep clean before going to either of them because they are professionals and they have a method, techniques and skills that you pay them to know and utilise to give you the best service possible. same goes for us groomers and in some cases you can make our job harder or more expensive for yourself, so really not worth it in the long run. If your pet needs a trim or wash, call us..that's what we're here for.
WHY IS GROOMING SO EXPENSIVE?
This is a popular question that groomers are asked the world over and we all have a relatively similar answer, that being, when you add up the years of training, the unpredictability of our pet clients, the fact that we wash, brush, dry and style entire bodies vs just heads etc.. an average full groom takes us around 3 hours of non stop physical work, and that's not including the days we are greeted with poop, pee and everything in between. We work hard and we dedicate our lives and our long term health to our contribution towards your pets and their grooming needs.
SPECIALS & DISCOUNTS
At Paradise Pet salon & Spa our priority is ensuring your companions have access to professional, quality grooming services and we are aware that for some, the cost of that can be tough and so with that in mind we have come up with a few ways we can help you ensure your pet receives the best grooming services for an affordable or manageable cost.
SENIOR (OVER 65) AND CS CARDHOLDER DISCOUNTS
For our senior and low income families we have special discounts to help you navigate limited income without having to settle for less when it comes to your precious pet's grooming needs. To find out more simply get in touch and we'll talk you through our discount offers.
GROOMING PAYMENT PLAN
If you find lump sum payments leave you short or deter you from keeping up with regular grooming appointments, fear not...this is the plan for you. We are happy to offer a weekly payment plan that will help spread the cost of grooming services over time. Have a chat with one of our stylists to figure out a plan that will best suit you and your pet's needs and then all that's left to do is set up a simple AP online and we'll flick you an account summary each month so you always know how much you have in grooming credit, then just book as and when you need to. easy peasy.
We now offer gift certificates for those hard to buy for pet owners in your life, for your friends and family just because or for yourself incase you need to save them for a rainy day. Whatever your reason, we have you covered. We can even mail them directly to a chosen recipient of your choice for no extra charge...but here's the best part..for every $50 you spend on gift certificates, we will credit you with a bonus $5 grooming cash to use as you please, so you can keep it for yourself or chuck it on the gift certificate.
Not only that, but all gift certificates sales we donate $5 to our paw-it-forward scheme which enables us to offer free grooming services to service/therapy dogs and shelter/rescue dogs also, so it's all for a great cause.
GROOMING PRICE MATCH PROMISE
You read that right, Paradise Pet Salon & Spa Ltd. is offering a PRICE MATCH PROMISE to all new clients. This means that instead of seeking out grooming services based on price, you can now have access to the quality, professional grooming services you and your pet deserve for the same low prices you already budget for without the worry of added cost. We don't believe that cost should limit the quality of grooming services you entrust your precious pets to. Show us the advertised price of an equal or similar service at your current groomer, that we offer, and we'll match it on the spot. It's as easy as that!
WITH PARADISE PET SALON & SPA
We are teaming up with all of you to put our best paw forward and give back to the companion animals of New Zealand, one wet nose and slobbery kiss at a time. We are taking the first step..will you take the next with us?
PROJECT PAW-IT-FORWARD NZ
Do you love companion animals as much as we do? Are you ready to take the next step with us to start contributing to change and towards a brighter future for New Zealand's companion animal residents? Well we are too and it is our hope that together we can battle some of the issues these animals are facing on a daily basis. Our goal is to not only offer our services to rescue and service animals, but to also contribute to the sterilization of companion animals to prevent the continued flow of unwanted or unplanned litters that fill our rescue centres each year and many of which end up euthanized through no fault of their own. In addition to that effort we hope to raise the banner of awareness, to give these animals a platform to be seen and heard all around NZ through events throughout the year including a huge adoption and showcasing event like nothing ever seen before here in NZ...but for us to get there, it starts with people just like you, one paw in front of the other, one step at a time.
We are not yet registered as a charity, as we have a lot more work to get us to that point, but we are ready for the challenge ahead.
If you would like to contribute or become a regular supporter of this amazing cause, please do not hesitate to express your interest and we will be in touch with an information packet and a more detailed breakdown of how we plan to utilise all donations.
If you can't wait for the packet and would like to donate now, please do so to the account below but make sure you reference "paw-it-forward" when doing so to ensure your donation is allocated accordingly.
Paradise pet salon & spa limited
alternatively, you can make a donation directly through our givealittle page below.
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