Precious Paws Pet Grooming © 2019 Formerly known as Precious Paws Dog Grooming.

8 Halcyon Court, St Margarets Way,Stukeley Meadows Industrial Estate,

Huntingdon,Cambridgeshire  PE29 6DG

About Me
Stephanie Burford

Owner / Manager of Precious Paws

Ever since I was young I have loved animals. I wanted to be a vet as a little girl, and often thought that I would like to cut hair. (I never thought it would be dog hair rather than humans!) I had many breeds of dog growing up, and it was my Cocker Spaniel Willow that inspired me to become a Dog Groomer.

I studied for two years at Shuttleworth College in Bedfordshire and gained a City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced in Dog Grooming. I passed my writing exam with distinctions and also passed three practical exams.

Prior to studying to be a dog groomer I worked for Wood Green Animal Shelter for nearly ten years learning the important skills linked to dog handling and understanding body language.

Whilst at Wood Green I attended many courses and I found these to be a great asset during my day to day work with the dogs. I have had experience of dog grooming since 2005 and experience of working with dogs as a career since 2001.

My dogs are part of my family; they are like my own children. Your pet would be treated kindly, lovingly and as an individual.

Qualifications:

Level 2 Dog Grooming from Shuttleworth College

Level 3 advanced Dog Grooming from Shuttleworth College

Pets:

2 pugs called Pluto and Archie

A Springer Spaniel called Pip

The Team

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Lucy Gaskin

Dog Grooming Assistant
Level 2 City and Guilds Qualified

Monika Westwood

Dog Grooming Assistant
Working towards Level 2 City and Guilds

About Me
Lucy Gaskin

Dog Grooming Assistant

When I was in school my passion was dance and it was the one subject that I ever really looked forward to. After completing my A-Levels and gaining an A* in it I ended up going straight into work as a waitress. After quickly discovering that I didn’t enjoy that I tried finding another career that perhaps I was more suited to. So in September 2017 I started work at a children’s nursery training as an apprentice to get my Level 3 in Childcare. However, once again I found that I wasn’t as suited to it as I thought I would be and so I decided to go to an open day at the College of Animal Welfare in Godmanchester and found the Dog Grooming Course.

I applied in April 2018, began my training in May, and became a fully qualified Level 2 Dog Groomer in June. I fully believe that this was the best decision I have ever made. I started working for Steph and Precious Paws in October 2018 and have enjoyed every minute of it. I’ve always been such a dog person and I love that I get to work around them every day. Anyone who knows me, knows that my dog Ralph is my best friend. I am aiming to work towards my Level 3 in September 2019.


Qualifications:

Completed my Level 2 Dog Grooming from The College of Animal Welfare

I am working towards starting my Level 3 in September

Pets:

A Fox Terrier called Ralph

A cat called Albert

About Me
Monika Westwood

Dog Grooming Asssstant

I have worked with dogs since 2006, where I started out at a boarding kennels. It was here where I was first introduced to grooming by bathing a few. I have always loved animals since I was a little girl and couldn’t have imagined a career in anything else.

In 2008 I started working full time at Wood Green Animal Shelter in Godmanchester as a dog rehomer, where I improved my skills on dog handling further whilst also continuing to groom by bathing dogs that came in, helping them to find a forever home sooner. 

My career with Precious Paws began in 2017 where I now work part time and I have just completed my study in Level 2 Dog Grooming. Alongside this I am also continuing my work at Wood Green at the weekends. I am looking to working towards my Level 3 City and Guilds Dog Grooming qualification.


Qualifications:

Training for Level 2 Dog Grooming at the College of Animal Welfare

I plan to start my Level 3 in April

Pets:

A Rottweiler called Roxy