Family Owned Dog Grooming and Daycare
Lifelong pet lovers, Scot and Sherry Dickerson knew the Des Moines area needed a daycare service where doggy parents could trust their pets would be safe while having fun. By adding full-service grooming to their services, Stylin’ Paws truly feels like a spa for our doggy guests. You can be sure that each pet and their owner will be treated with the utmost respect. In fact, don’t be surprised when we greet your dog before you. We can’t help it. We’re dog people!
Reducing Stress During Grooming
Extensive research in environmental stressors for dogs has helped us create a calming, friendly space. Through the use of advanced sound reducing techniques, stressors like hearing other dogs playing or people having a conversation elsewhere in the building are greatly reduced. Additionally, we use tranquil audio throughout, proven to help create a relaxing experience. We also made sure to pay special attention to creating a place that’s visually appealing to dogs’ senses by designing with colors proven to help calm dogs.
Dog Daycare Tours
We understand how stressful a new setting can be for dogs and that’s why we offer tours or our facility for both you and your pup, so we can all get an idea of whether our daycare will be the right fit. To make sure your dog and our daycare pups are kept safe and aren’t overstimulated, these tours take place after hours.
When you enter Stylin’ Paws, you’ll notice an equally serene experience for you, the dog parent. In our generous seating area, you can enjoy beverages, our free wi-fi, and massage chairs. Yes. We have massage chairs in our waiting area.
Born and raised in Des Moines, Sherry’s love of animals keeps growing stronger. Sherry and her husband Scot are surrounded by the love from their three dogs, a whippet named Circuit, Brandi, a terrier mix and Dieck, a senior rescue Maltese poodle mix. Sherry is also active in animal support groups, including Iowa Friends of Companion Animals.
General Manager & Senior Petcare Specialist
Born and raised in Camanche, Iowa, Morgan developed a passion for animals at a young age. She attended Western Illinois University, where she obtained her degree in zoology. She was an animal care specialist for three years at Rock Creek Alpacas and has worked with dogs, cats, alpacas, camels, ostriches, giraffes, zebras, and more! At home, she dotes on her cockapoo named Jaxon. You and your pup will love her!
Director of Grooming Operations & Client Experience
Lacey began her career as a Hairstylist, when she had the opportunity to apprentice with a veteran groomer she knew she'd found her calling and became a Pet Stylist. Lacey is passionate about making pets look and feel their best and the joy it brings to their owners. Over a decade later, she's never looked back and we're lucky to have her!
Client Experience Specialist
Paige grew up with animals in her house. Dogs, cats, birds, hermit crabs, pigs, guinea pigs. She has always loved animals and being able to help them. Her and her family fostered dogs for a couple of years for AHeinz and it was always an amazing feeling when the scared dog that didn’t know love found a forever family. While working at Stylin Paws she also attends college. She has learned that all types of dogs need some sort of grooming and that family doesn’t need to be just blood related!
Client Experience Specialist
Brandy grew up with all kinds of animals, but from the start, dogs were her favorite! She enjoys learning about every dog’s story to better understand how to create a good experience for the dog and their parents! She is excited to be a new member of the Stylin Paws team and to make all sorts of four legged (and two legged) friends!
Day Stay Activities Specialist
Halley has always had a soft spot for animals, especially dogs. She is currently a student at DMACC. She is excited to get to know all types and personalities of dogs. Her top priority is to make sure the client’s little family members are comfortable, having fun and are as happy as can be. She has enjoyed seeing her own dog, Sammy, interact and playing with new friends. When Halley is not working she likes to travel, binge watch show and movies, and read her favorite authors.
Animals have always been an important part of Wynter’s life and she’d always dreamed of a career working with them. As a pet stylist, she gets to combine her passion for art with her love of pets. She appreciates the emphasis on providing a calming environment for dogs and the opportunity to connect with pets and their parents to give them the haircut they’d envisioned.
Alysea grew up around cats and dogs, and her love of animals has been around as long as she can remember. To help pay for vet tech school, she took a position at a grooming salon and as luck would have it, she fell in love with pet grooming! After graduating from vet tech school, she decided to stick with grooming and is happy to work with our pup clients and their parents each day.
A few years ago Victoria decided to make a career change to follow her passion studying professional grooming books and training DVDs. Over a year ago she began a training program with Lacey Brown, Director of Grooming at Stylin Paws, for hands on experience. Victoria takes great pride to create a perfect customized groom while showing loving care, patience and compassion for your pups. "Nothing beats coming to work every day and being greeted with tail wags and kisses."
Payton was raised on a farm in South Central Iowa and has always had a passion for taking care of animals. Right after high school she went into the Pet Grooming program at Kirkwood Community College and received her Pet Grooming Diploma. She is so excited to be able to be a part of the Stylin Paws team. Payton cannot wait be able to have your pets looking their best!
Tabi has always had a deep love for animals and her personal pets. She treats every dog with the same love and utmost respect just as if it were her own. She can't imagine living life without dogs and the enjoys the opportunity for creativity that grooming provides so she couldn't be more excited about her career at Stylin Paws. She is delighted to show your pet the love and respect that she would show her own.
When Mallory was a young girl, she dreamed of working with animals. At the young age of 18 she began working in her first grooming salon and has been in love with the trade ever since! For more than a decade, she has spent most of her time in Austin, TX, mastering her skills by attending seminars, competitions, and finally teaching her own grooming classes. Now back in her home state of Iowa, she is very happy to be focusing solely on her clients and their pets.
Caitlin is originally from the Chicago suburbs and has been surrounded by animals her whole life. Apart from the many family cats and dogs, her passion for working with animals began with horseback riding at young age and did not stop there. She went on to obtain her Bachelor of Science from Drake University in Environmental Science with a concentration in Animal Behavior. With experience in behavioral grooming, she has a passion for applying her animal behavior knowledge to help pets who need a little extra TLC have the most relaxed grooming experience possible.
Tisa is originally from Alabama. She is a 13 year veteran of the United States Air Force and has a degree in Nursing. After working for many years as a Registered Nurse she decided to switch gears and join our fun team as a bather. She is a lifelong animal lover and has a passion for taking great care of our dogs here at Stylin Paws. She has two dogs, (Maggie and Peaches)and three cats at home.