Kelly is the owner of Knotty Paws. She's usually the first person you see at the front desk when you walk in. She's your go to lady when it comes to any and all questions regarding the food and treats we carry.
Kelly is a hair stylist by trade, but wanted a change. In the spring of 2013 she opened Knotty Paws and worked hard to grow it into what it is today.
Oftentimes you'll catch Kelly doing computer work one handed while snuggling a puppy with the other hand! Stop in and say hi!
Larissa has been with Knotty Paws since May of 2014. She is the Manager here at Knotty Paws.
Larissa got her start in grooming with the Petco in Maple Grove in Spring of 2000. She managed that salon and became a mentor to the assistants learning to groom.
If you've seen Larissa in the salon you've probably seen her little shadow Marcie. The Maltese with the purple legs, or pink, or blue depending on the day. At home she stays busy with her Exotic Shorthair cat Nacho, Sphynx cat Squints, and 4 other rescue dogs. It's no doubt Larissa has a lot of passion for working with animals!
Sarah started as a bather at a Petsmart in CA in 2011. She quickly knew that becoming a groomer would fulfill her passion for working with pets so she became a professional groomer in 2012. After working there for 3 years. Sarah and her husband decided to make the big move to MN to be closer to family. We are so grateful she did! Sarah started with us Feb 2016. Sarah is a quiet girl, but don't let that fool you! She is confident, and strongly skilled in all breeds and styles of grooming. When she's not at work beautifying pets she enjoys sewing and crafting Pinterest projects, and spending time with her husband and new kitten Porsche.
Bridget Joined us August 2017.
She became a groomer through the Petco training program in the beginning of 2015. Bridget is looking forward to getting married to her fiance in the fall of 2019. She spends her free time learning new tricks and techniques to use every day at Knotty Paws. Bridget enjoys her free time with Gizmo the Border Collie Mix, Benny the Papillon/Pomeranian and her three cats Princess Leia, Smokey and Fergus.
Kaylie started with us this past July.
You will rarely see her without her little shadow Wicket the Brussels Griffon.
Kaylie started working with animals in High School when she got an after school job at a local Vet. In 2010 she decided to take it one step further and went to school to become a groomer.
In her free time she enjoys traveling, architecture, and spending time with family and friends. And of course spoiling little Wicket.
Welcome to the Knotty Paws family Kaylie! We are so happy you chose to come on board with us!
Alex has worked with us as a grooming assistant/bather since 2018.
I have 3 dogs, Tini, Daisy, and Mocha, and two cats, Earl and Sagwa. In my free time I like playing tennis, getting coffee with friends, or doing anything art related. I love the wide variety of dogs I’ve been able to meet all because of knotty paws!