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Paw-Rific Pet Grooming

We are now back open after the COVID close. We are asking that you wear a mask when you are in the building and have hand sanitizer provided inside the door. We are now offering contact-less payments with our square terminal.

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.

Tina Carroll – Pet Groomer, Animal Lover

        Tina’s career with dogs goes back to childhood as well. Over the years she has helped breed and raise Saint Bernards with her parents and has had many other breeds as pets. In 2011, she started breeding Labrador Retrievers and since then has moved on to American Cocker Spaniels. She is currently the owner of 1 Canadian Kennel Club Champion. She has been grooming her own dogs for many years and has recently come to work at Paw-rific.

Becky – Pet Groomer, Animal Lover

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!

We are located at 658 Palms Ave, Ishpeming, MI 49849. Can’t find us? Refer to the map below!