BATH TOWNSHIP — Walking into the new Paw Prints pet salon feels like walking into a beauty parlor.
And why wouldn’t it? What dog doesn’t want to feel beautiful?
“I like that it’s more of a salon, like a hair salon kind of feel,” said Julian Sibenik, owner of three Paw Prints locations. “I think it’s more inviting. It’s more comfortable.”
Paw Prints Lima East reflects the “one-on-one, express grooming services” Paw Prints aims to offer at 3233 Harding Highway across from 309 at Daryl & Daryl’s Pizza and Wings on Lima’s east side. He celebrated the ribbon-cutting Wednesday afternoon with a three-hour open house with the Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce.
“A lot of other grooming places, you just leave the dog there all day,” Sebank said. “Here, it’s one-on-one. You come in, your pets are groomed for as long as it takes to groom them, and you’re here with us.”
The third location is the evolution of Pawprints, which began in 2004 with a mobile grooming truck. In 2005, opened a storefront in Leipsic. In 2018, Siebeneck expanded to Lima Market with a Slabtown Road location, which will remain open.
The wooden floor at the entrance leads you to the spacious rooms for petting the dogs. Rooms include their own wash stations. They are also offering a self-service pet wash for those who want to do it themselves, which is available without an appointment.
Siebeneck is renowned for its dog grooming services, winning many competitions. Trophies line the walls at the new location, near posters recognizing various pet stylists and helpers.
“We pride ourselves on our grooming skills,” Sibenik said. “A lot of groomers come to us because we travel all over the country and compete. This is next level compared to everyday pet grooming.
According to its website, the new location is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. pawprintsspa.com. People can book an appointment online or by calling. 419-943-4772 To help spoil your pet.
“They’re their kids,” Sibenik said. “They treat them like their own children. That’s why with our service, I want to provide a service that’s more personal. It’s really about serving the pets like their babies or children.