You could hear the excited barks and yelps of fur babies all across Grand Valley on May 2nd, 2021 when Paws on Main opened its doors!!
This pet grooming salon and pet essential retail store is truly a family-run affair and fills a big gap in the Grand Valley and surrounding area.
I first met Cecilia her husband Jeremy and their son when they moved to Grand Valley a year ago. They loved the abundant nature, small town feel and sense of community that Grand Valley offered and shortly after they settled in town Cecilia’s parents and sister followed in moving to the Valley and calling it home!
It wasn’t until I brought my Husky/Shepard/Lab mix Gideon (the goofball) in for a grooming appointment that I got to meet Cecilia’s sister and Paws on Main Lead Groomer Melanie. I expected Gideon to be anxious when I dropped him off for his appointment but with Melanie’s calm demeanor and experienced hand Gideon just walked right back to the grooming area without a backward glance! If that wasn’t testament enough to the top level service you can expect for your fur baby at Paws on Main when I came back to pick Gideon up he was cuddling on the floor with Melanie and I am not sure he wanted to go home.
Not only do you have the dynamic sister team of Cecilia and Melanie running the store but you will also see Jeremy’s handy work when you walk through the front doors. Jeremy is the talent and skill behind bringing Cecilia and Melanie’s vision for Paws on Main to life. The store is not only stylish and functional but finding the right products for your pet is easy with the bright and well laid out retail space.
At the back of the store you will find the Self-Service Tub which saves you the mess and chaos when trying to bath your dog at home. Shampoo, Aprons, Towels as well as access to the dryer are included and it is very reasonably priced at $10/50 mins. Walk ins are welcome but if you don’t want to wait it is best to call in or book online to reserve your spot.
I had the chance to sit down and chat with Cecilia and Melanie recently at the store. We talked about their welcome to Grand Valley and the enthusiastic support they have received from the community. While we were talking a customer stopped by and we were all involved in a lovely conversation while the ladies helped the customer with their purchase. As you know I already love Grand Valley but this interaction made me appreciate our quaint downtown core which is not only a place to support local vendors and pick up items you may need it is also a meeting spot where you get to know your neighbours. In a few short months of being open Paws on Main has this authentic hometown atmosphere established and I am so grateful for it.
In addtition to the grooming salon services and workshops, Paws on Main has a large selection of specially curated products/treats/food and more for your pet. Paws on Main has made it a focus to support local Ontario made and produced products like Grey Highlands based Highland Hounds and specifically businesses in the immediate area when possible like Paige & Co Dogdana’s. They have also initiated a Loyalty Rewards Program on their Retail products…..pop by the store for more information and details.
You can find out more about Paws on Main by checking out their website here (you will find the contact form, shop location and numbers there). Also, give them a follow on Facebook here and Instagram here. Store Hours Tuesday-Saturday closed on Sundays and Mondays. Online Store open 24/7 for your convenience!!