Paw-Rific Pet Grooming
We have some fresh designs in Lupine collars and leashes in. Come get them while they are here. USA, Halloween, and Glow in the Dark themed. We also have a basket of discontinued styles available for 25% OFF.
We are now offering contact-less payments with our square terminal!
We accept cash, credit, and checks.
Committed to providing the best services possible to our customers and four-legged friends.
Meet Our Staff
Jill – Owner, Pet Groomer, Breeder, Trainer, and Handler
Jill’s career with dogs goes back to childhood and the family’s Shelties. Grooming, obedience training, and showing were in her daily life. Since adulthood, Jill has had over 40 Canadian Champions of various breeds and groups. She has had over 20 AKC Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Champions, 10 Chinese Cresteds (she was top breeder 3 years in a row!) , and handled other breeds (Newfoundlands, Dobermans, Great Danes, German Pinschers). Not only has Jill handled and bred most of these breeds; she has groomed numerous other breeds for over 36 years. Not only dogs have been groomed under Jill’s skillful scissors and clippers; but numerous cats have too! Since her farm is off the main road and some of her customers have found it too hard to get to her place in the winter, Paw-rific has come into existence to make life easier for all her customers.
For nearly 40 years, owner Jill Rankinen, had provided grooming services from her home. In 2011, help from family members allowed her the opportunity to acquire a life long dream. Together they purchased a centrally located property on Palms Avenue (US Hwy 41, Ishpeming, Michigan). Having improved access with room for expansion, Jill’s home based business extended into a full service pet salon with retail store.
Paw-rific offers obedience training. Each addition continues to provide Paw-rific a unique perspective, and still accomplish the main goal of being a family orientated business for employees and clients alike.
Darryl Larson – Groomer, Animal Lover
Darryl has been with us since the very beginning of 2021. He shows up to work every day with a positive attitude and a smile on his face. Nearly every animal that comes into Paw-rific is drawn to Darryl’s soft nature and kindness. He has been nicknamed, “The Dog Whisperer” by MANY of our customers. He is a very talented groomer and an extremely quick learner. Darryl is a hard worker and will take on any task at hand regardless of the size. There is no telling how far he will go.
Becky Lillie – Groomer, Hard Worker, Lover of Pets
Becky has been with Paw-rific for almost half a decade! During her time with Paw-rific she has built incredibly strong bonds with both animal and human customers. Becky’s bubbly and laid-back personality makes her such a joy to work with. She is always making us laugh and teaching those who joined Paw-rific after her, something new! Becky has an amazing work ethic. She is both determined and hard working. Always in good spirits, as well. She is beyond genuine and all of the animals find comfort in her. We are so glad to have her as a part of our team.
Faith Plankey – Groomer, Decorator, & Creative Mind
Faith has been with Paw-rific for over a year. Working at Paw-rific brings her more joy than ever! She loves all aspects of her job. Especially, getting to work with and help animals every day. But one thing that stands out is her passion for getting creative with grooming. She loves to decorate the animals. Faith has a very creative mind and takes on the artful task of applying jewels, adding bows, placing feathers, and even dying hair every chance she gets! In her free time, she loves making unique bows for all of the pets, taking photos of them, and working on special projects for the grooming shop. She is a jack of many trades. She is the head of our social media, in charge of extra projects, and supervises all of our sales. All while staying busy decorating, grooming, bathing, managing, and helping to keep us on track.
Andrea Faull – Bather, Friend to All
Andy is new to Paw-rific! She joined us in June of 2022. We are extremely impressed with how well she fits in our team. She is an animal lover, through and through. She is very dedicated to her job and shares with us how much she enjoys it on a daily basis. She is blossoming and learning so much. We are proud of her and can’t wait to see where this journey will lead her!
Get in Touch
If you have any questions, please free to contact us via phone number at (906) 486-PAWS or stop into our store!
You may also reach us via text message at (906) 323-4628 or message us on our Facebook page!
We are located at 658 Palms Ave, Ishpeming, MI 49849. Can’t find us? Refer to the map below!