The Mutt Hutt Team

Mutt Hutt Grooming opened in April 2010 and we are proud to offer a clean, safe, and positive environment for your pet. At The Mutt Hutt, our team of highly experienced, certified, and friendly groomers, strive to provide consistent work, great customer service, and a personal relationship with both our human and pet clients. We want you to feel completely comfortable leaving your pet with us knowing that they are part of our family.

Nikki Pavelich

Nikki is the proud owner of Mutt Hutt Grooming in Saskatoon. She has always had a passion for animals, dogs in particular, and knew that one day she would work with them.

Shortly after getting her first dog, Ramsey, she knew she wanted to surround herself with dogs. It was then that she decided to complete her grooming course, and after working in the field for a few years, realized that she wanted to start her own grooming shop.

She enjoys dogs of all sizes but her passion lies in transforming the large, double coated breeds into looking and feeling their best.

She currently has two dogs, Ramsey and Boomer, who are often at The Mutt Hutt having their toe nails trimmed, coats brushed, and greeting new and old clients!

Liz Mabbs

Liz has been grooming for over 13 years and has a passion for the show ring, competitive and creative grooming. She has been a CKC Standard Poodle breeder since 2009 and very active in dog sports.

Her spare time is spent riding and training horse and trying to keep up with her son.

Liz is also our resident cat groomer and enjoys helping scared, nervous, and aggressive dogs have a safe, enjoyable grooming experience.

Nancy Hildebrand

Nancy has been grooming for 10 years and has worked in both Alberta and Saskatchewan. She has attended many grooming seminars and competitions and continues to further her education.

She has competed in both Flyball and Agility, winning many titles and awards with her poodles.

Nancy, her new husband, and 2 Standard Poodles enjoying camping and fishing in the summer and NHL Hockey in the winter.

Frequently Asked Questions

All dogs benefit from regular grooming. While some pets require a monthly grooming others can have grooming as little as 4 times a year (usually at the season change). Most breeds should be professionally groomed every 6 - 8 weeks, even short haired breeds. Grooming is necessary for the healthy development of hair follicles, the release of dead skin cells and hair, to remove excess oils, and or irritants. Frequent nail trimmings are perhaps the most important as nails that are touching the floor can cause severe join pain and permanent injury. Last but not least, so they can receive “Oooo’s and Ahh’s” from friends and family. Every dog needs a good ego boost every now and then.

When your puppy has reached the age of 12 weeks and has received the second set of shots from the Vet, the puppy has developed enough immunities to be in an area with other dogs. It is also important not to leave puppy’s first haircut until they have had their coat change (between 5 - 8 months) and are very long and matted. This leads to a long traumatic first haircut not a pleasant first impression. You can always just bring your pup in for a visit and a treat to make them more comfortable with the surroundings.

A normal grooming day for your pet is from 3 to 5 hours depending on the complexity of your pet’s service that they are needing.

There are many reasons why it is important to regularly trim and care for your dog nails. Not only does improper care cause health problems for the dog, it also causes problems for you and your belongings. Proper dog nail care helps to prevent a number of potential problems, which include:

  • Ingrown toenails – causing redness, swelling, and discharge having a potent odor
  • Sore feet and legs
  • Joint pain
  • Discomfort when walking
  • Scratches to you, your furniture, and floors
  • Punctures to soft floor coverings such as linoleum and vinyl
  • Picking and tearing of furniture fabric, carpet, and rugs

If you have a prescribed shampoo that was sold to you by your Veterinarian we encourage you to bring it with your pet, if not we have a large assortment of specialty shampoos that are designed for all of the complex issues that our clients may present.

These are Veterinary services and are only performed properly, effectively and without injury by a trained technician with the supervision of the Veterinarian. If any of these conditions appear to need medical attention we will advise you of this when you return, so that they may be addressed by you pet’s vet.

We do not require your pet to be vaccinated. Although, we do highly recommend it since they are in an environment where there are a lot of dogs present. Not all pets are able to be safely vaccinated and we do not want to force vaccinations or turn away any pet. All pets deserve to be pampered!

We wrote a great article talking about why we don't recommend shaving double coated dogs - follow the link to read.

Happy Customers

“I’ve never met two people so passionate about their job! It really comes through with the finished result, thank you for being so patient with my not so patient Wheeler!”
“Love this place! We are so happy every time we take Balu there. Liz is amazing, she puts up with my picky requests with a big smile and makes sure we are happy with the results.”
“I’ve never found a groomer my now 16 year old dog liked going to. Until we found the Mutt Hutt. She’s always happy to walk in the door and comes out looking beautiful. :) "