MEET THE TEAM!
Hi I'm Nicky, half owner of The Dog Spa and Wagging Tails Day Care. I have been grooming for 10 years. My husband Tom and I have two daughters, Brooke and Holly who are also dog crazy! We have two Bichon x Jack Russel dogs (Jack Frosts) 'Jorgie' and 'Roxy' – who are just so cute! We also have a moggie named 'Maggie' who is 13 years old and 3 goldfish. As you can see, I am an animal lover. I have so much passion for my job at The Dog Spa. I love getting up each morning and going in to work with our great little team – we have so much laughter! The dogs all seem to enjoy coming to us for grooming. We treat each one like family, with kindness, understanding and care.
Hi I'm Barb, along with Nicky I am also a half owner of The Dog Spa and Wagging Tails Day Care. I have two beautiful Border Colllies. 'Jazzy' my lovely girl who is 6 years old, and 'Gypsy' a wee white and red girl who is 4 years old. I also have a smokey grey cat named 'Puss' who runs the household!
I have been grooming for over 35 years in New Zealand, London, Queensland and New South Wales. During my career as a professional groomer, I have owned two dog grooming businesses and was trained as a dog groomer by Cherry Shaw, a top UK grooming tutor.
Hello, I'm Kylee. I have worked at The Dog Spa with these fantastic ladies for just over 4 years. The two of them have taught me everything I know about dog grooming. I have adopted a retired Greyhound 'Jake' (a couch potato) who is 7 years old. He is the loveliest dog ever! I adopted him from 'Greyhounds as Pets' in Christchurch and I also now have Zeiko 3 years old, lovely big black greyhound who can be a bit shy but loves people he knows! they are often at work with me on Mon & Fri. I also have a Parrot named 'Lilly' who is 8 years old, she does heaps of tricks – she can even wave and play dead! I have had experience working in a boarding kennels and cattery in Rotorua where I found my love of working with dogs. I have a soft spot for big dogs, I love to groom them and find it very rewarding. My past studies were in Animal Care and I am qualified in Dog Behaviour. My dream is to open a luxury kennel in Nelson for all kinds of dogs to come and stay!
Hi, I'm Michelle. I have been with the dog spa since 2010. Over the last 7 years my love for dogs has grown immensely. Being a animal fanatic I feel right at home working with the lovely ladies at the dog spa! I have a beautiful Samoyed named 'Nixon' who I compete in dog shows with to a very high level. I've been showing dogs for the last 12 years. Over that time I have learnt an extensive knowledge of dog breeds, temperaments, structure and training. My ultimate aim is to give our clients dogs a professional groom in an enjoyable and stress free environment.
Hello, My name is Zoe and this is my boy Baxter, he is a very freckly lab x staffy that is very playful and is really obsessed with tennis balls and food! He loves going for walks, rides in the car, talking, and playing hind-and-seek. I absolutely love working with the amazing girls and dogs at The Dog Spa! I'm usually the Daycare Mummy Tues-Thur and help out with grooming as well. Never feel worried leaving your fur baby's at The Dog Spa as they will be looked after as if they were one of our own.