Our son was the inspiration for all of this. He has been affectionately nicknamed “Peanut” ever since our very first glimpse of him at an ultrasound scan, hence the name Peanut Paws. Shortly after Peanut’s birth, we made plans to start our own small grooming salon to give us a better balance between home life and work. While Jenny used her grooming experience to source the best equipment, Pete set about doing what he knows best, building walls, wiring things up and converting our conservatory into a beautiful little professional salon. It’s taken a lot of hard work, especially while caring for a newborn, but here we are!
Our other two children are of the canine variety, Krynn the Border Collie and Storm the Samoyed, both four years old and absolutely nuts! They adore their new human brother and, more than anything, they love it when mum and dad are at home so everyone is happy! During our time in the industry, one thing we’ve noticed is that pets pick up on our emotions and react accordingly. With this in mind, we think the pets we groom here at Peanut Paws will be as happy, relaxed and content as we are.
I have always loved animals, ever since I can remember. They played a big part in our family and I’m proud to come from a long line of nature lovers who taught me to respect and care for all living things. After much indecision as a teenager I eventually found myself at college and later university studying all things animal related, volunteering with animal charities and finally settling into a career as a fully trained pet groomer.
Pete wouldn't know a Poodle from a Labrador but he does know how to build a salon, install equipment, create a website and lots of other clever tricks!
My world revolves around Dogs! In my teenage years I earnt pocket money walking local dogs, then I followed a career with animals, studying a Level 3 BTEC in Animal Management and BSc Degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare! My studies were supplemented by working in a popular pet store, and then I began my grooming career and haven't looked back! I have a Romanian Rescue called Loki, who is my shadow and who I adore beyond words and we love getting lost on long walks!
Here at Peanut Paws we have everything needed to pamper your pet, from tiny Chihuahuas to giant Newfoundlands we can happily welcome all breeds. We use only the highest quality, safety tested products and no expense is spared. Our stainless steel bath system features a pull out step for easy access to larger breeds and an adjustable floor which can be raised higher to accommodate smaller pets safely. Our electric grooming table makes things much easier and safer, with a non slip surface and the ability to be lowered right down to the floor, your pet will feel comfortable and secure no matter what size or age they are.