Naomi used to be an owner of local pub and decided to convert a room specifically for grooming in 2015. She then moved to Sutton Fields, and carried over the name 'Early Paws' to set up this business as one of the Directors. Naomi slowly built up the company and still does some grooming whilst taking care of everything else! Naomi's dog Erin can always be found in reception - affectionately known as 'Receptionist Erin'.
Meg has always had a passion for dogs, and after a quick diversion at university, she soon found herself completing a Level 3 dog grooming course. After starting in 2017 as a self employed groomer here, she then worked her way up and is now Early Paws kennel manager. Meg has a Greyhound called Eva who comes to work with her every day, so say hi if you see her!
Sophie has always admired animals and after completing her year 10 work experience, looking after dogs, she decided that was her goal for a future job. Sophie has a Level 3 animal management qualification so she is ready for anything! Sophie has a dog called Zeus but loves dogs of all shapes and sizes.
Leonie joined our team as an apprentice and has now completed her Animal Care and Welfare Assistant Level: 2 qualification - achieving top marks! . Leonie has her own German Shepherd who she loves taking to fun dog shows.
Jade has a love for all things dogs. She has been involved with them for most of her life having volunteered at a rescue centre for over 6 years. She has also attended college to gain her A-Level in dog grooming. Jade has a wonderful Greyhound of her own whom she loves to spend her free time with.
Kennel Hand and Groomer
Opal mainly works on-site as a self-employed dog groomer (Cheshire Canine Salon) but she is also on hand to help us in the kennels during busier periods. Opal has a wealth of experience with dogs having previously worked in a dog day care, and having worked as a grooming tutor. She has a City & Guilds Level 3 Work-based Animal Care qualification, and an Ofqual Level 3 dog grooming qualification. Opal has two lovely Olde English Bulldogs of her own.
Emilia has joined our team while she works to complete her apprenticeship course (Animal Care and Welfare Assistant, Level: 2). Emilia has lots of pets such as German Shepherds, cats, chickens, and horses! She already has a BHS Level 1 certificate in complete horsemanship and is looking forward to studying and working with dogs.