As your Dapper Dogs team, we promise to love and care for your fur babies as if they were our own. We want your dogs to love coming to see us as much as we love having them! We are firm believers in comfort over vanity and always putting safety first in our grooms.
We are a team of professional groomers with many years of successful experience. We know how to groom many different breed standard cuts and we also know different modified cuts for pet parents wanting a more low-maintenance style. No matter what type of cut you are looking for, we are confident we can achieve that look. We are happy to review your specific requests with you, and do our best to exceed your expectations every time!
We look forward to meeting you and your pets!
Paula is a certified pet stylist of 12 years, with experience in veterinarian, private, and corporate grooming settings. Her love for grooming started from her mother's love for all things animals. At a young age she was lucky enough to tag along with her mom to work and help with bathing, cleaning, and of course playing with all the puppies! Today, her own kids are learning and loving the art of grooming on their pack at home. Paula's favorite breeds to groom include but are not limited to; Poodles, Schnauzers, and any kind of Doodle!
Courtney is a certified pet stylist with 16 years experience. She moved to Wilmington from Philidelphia with her husband and son and enjoys hanging out with them in her free time. She began grooming because of her unconditional love for dogs. Her favorite dog breed is a Bernese Mountain Dog and she regularly brings her own Bernie Pearl to work with her! Her favorite breed to groom is a Golden Retriever.
Elizabeth is a certified pet stylist who moved to Wilmington from Vermont in 2019. Growing up, she was always interested in dog grooming and knew she wanted to make it her career. She currently has almost 6 years experience in the grooming field. Her favorite dog breeds are Pitties and other Bully breeds, and her favorite groom styles are outline trims and fluffy haircuts with teddy bear heads.
Miranda graduated from Animal Behavior College in June of 2023 and started working at Dapper Dogs soon after as a certfified pet stylist. She moved from Colorado to Wilmington in 2019 with her husband and three dogs: Disney, Kavax, and Willow. Her favorite grooms are Poodles and Doodles, but she also loves breed standard cuts.
With more than 30 years experience in grooming, Tina has turned her love of animals into a career and feels as though she's never worked a day in her life. She has her own dogs, cats, birds, and even a pet squirrel. She has rescued both domestic and wild animals throughout her life and believes animals should always be treated with love and respect. Tina loves a challenge and enjoys gaining the trust of the not-so-trusting furbabies, striving to make grooming a pleasant experience for all dogs.
Halle grew up in Apex, NC with her twin sister and a love for dogs. She rescued her current dog off the highway and provided him with a safe and loving home. She enjoys spending her free time with her pup, reading, and relaxing at the beach. Her favorite dog breeds are Beagle mixes and Pitties.
With just over a year of grooming salon experience, Kellie knew this was the right career choice the first time she stepped into a salon. Growing up in the heart of the Appalachia helped to cultivate her love for animals, wild and domestic. She loves working with any and all dog breeds but holds a special place in her heart for "restricted" breeds such as Pit Bulls, Dobermans, and Cane Corsos. She believes that all dogs deserve a chance to be accepted in the world of grooming, no matter the background.