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Hi, my Name is Kiersten and I'm a Complete animal Lover. I grew up in Great Falls,MT surrounded by cats, dogs and horses . I currently have my own small critters. Though I am hear in Missoula studying Music Education at the University, I have found a home and a love here at Paws and Pamper. Learning under Elizabeth how to groom has been so rewarding, and being with these animals has brought me so much joy.
I also ride horses, mostly Western though I'm enjoying this new mount I have been working with doing more English based.
I am a proud high school graduate, from the Forman School in Litchfield, CT. My boarding school sport was Equestrian Studies. I trained under a wonderfully talented and humble woman, Maureen Hawes. Though a family operation, I sometimes studied under James, her husband, whom both lived and studied at one of the riding colleges in England. I am proud to have known such amazing people whom taught me to be amazing, to strive, and to remember to have patience.
I spent three years at Rocky Mountain College with many trainers studying Equine Science classes that included: Hunters, Colts, riding classes via Western and English, as well as curriculum that included pre-vet courses under Dr. Ray Randall, whom has retired now. My world will be forever different. I double majored in Art this whole time, and at the end of three years, I left that dream for surgery.
Surgery came and went, and changed my life. I set out to do something different, a bit lighter than college for a bit and loved every moment of it. I left for Round Hill, VA to study under Mary Schreiber,at Equissage, who developed the first certificate program in equine sports massage therapy. I graduated in 2006, and I am a CESMT.
After my first amazing massage experience, I wanted to learn more. I just love how the animals change before you and are willing to open up. I went back for Canine Sports Massage at Rocky Mountain School of Acupuncture and Massage, right outside Denver. At the time, they were a tiny program that made it easier to absorb. The course then was for Canine Sports and Therapeutic Massage. In 2007, I graduated as a CCSMT. Or as most call us animal massage. I have taken two courses from them: a canine sports two and a canine massage for the canine seniors.I have also taken online seminars at "All about Massage " online in 2015
In 2007, I wanted to return to Montana, though I wanted a boutique, in the venture for knowledge and in my life venture as a Sm entrepreneur. I took a Professional All Breed Dog Grooming course from a Salon called Wizard of Paws, whom is still located there to this day in Rehoboth Beach, DE. Months later, I am a Certified Professional All Breed Dog Groomer.(CPG) Moving my shop behind my home has been the best for my grooming - my grooming has never been better!
Pet sitting and dog walking services were added in 2014.
Paws and Pamper has been in business since 2006, spending half that time in Billings, MT and the other half here in Missoula. I love the Missoula area and so do my critters. We all hope to grow old here with Paws and Pamper, and all of you as my customers!
Paws and Pamper is Certified, Insured, Background checked.
Hello! I'm Elizabeth McNeilly, and I am the Professional behind this wonderful operation. My right hand man is Fred, my Lab/Husky Mix from the Humane Society. Fred is six now and I've enjoyed every moment of it. As you can see, he's a big boy and loves company. I also own two ferrets, Alice and Tinkerbelle -"the Girls," as I call them. My little balls of fun and Fred are the loves of my life, as well as my Zen Center my Horse named Spice, a half Belgian Mare.
I began the Idea of Paw and Pamper,L.L.C years ago when I was still in collage for Equine Science for horse training and instructing. I just love the way both the person and the horse get the light bulb effect when they learn, the moment when it all comes together. I love seeing that happen, and have a strong sense of pride and accomplishment.
After a small accident and surgery that changed it all, I decided to go learn Equine Sports Massage as I so desperately still wanted to be around animals. I found my nitch, and wow! What a perfect calling, I hold a Equine Sports massage certification.(CESMT) I went back to school for canine massage and I'am Certified Canine Sports and therapeutic massage Practitioner. (CCSMT)
Horses and dogs change when given massage right away, though it may not show up immediately to the people around them. Watching them relax, close their eyes, lean in to me and breathe - I knew this was for me, knowing in that moment I made a difference. I knew then I wanted to be a holistic practitioner.
Over the years, I have become certified all-breed Dog Groomer.(CPG) In 2015, I moved my grooming shop to part of my home. making it a calm space for one-on-one appointments. Using all-natural products including aromatherapy. Having the business from home added Pet sitting and dog walking services to my venue. While I worked on Buying my current location at 3355 S Clark.
Paws and Pamper is certified & insured. I am a member of multiple accredited associations, such as the Association, and Pet Sitters International.BBB
Elizabeth (owner ) Spice