About Us

Muddy Paws is a certified, professional dog and cat grooming salon nestled along Armstrong Creek in Northern Dauphin County conveniently between Halifax and Elizabethville. We provide a comfortable, low stress spa experience at an affordable price. Our pet stylists have over 30 years of combined experience and are dedicated to the happiness, safety, health and well being of your family pet.  Each of our pet stylists bring a unique set of skills for every dog personality. Each of our clients receive personalized care as if they are members of our own family. Each of our pet stylists have completed certifications from a hands on grooming school or Academy. Our salon has an A+ rating with the BBB, we are members of the National Dog Groomers Association of America and we belong to many International forums. We continue our education by attending grooming seminars taught by award winning groomers from around the world. We are an AKC Safe Salon. We are experts in skin and coat care as well as nutritional guides. We highly encourage 'Meet and Treat' visits if you are looking for a new groomer. Visit us during normal business hours to tour our facility, ask questions or to get to know your pet stylist. Interested in a spa day? Contact us at 717-329-5040 to reserve a time for your best friend. 

Staff Bios

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    Taryn's love for dogs began when her husband brought home a chocolate lab puppy in 1998. Kacie was her sidekick until her passing in 2012. After much research and visiting various facilities, she left a career in life and health insurance to pursue her dream of working with dogs. She achieved her professional grooming certification from an accredited grooming school in February 2009. Muddy Paws was opened shortly thereafter in April 2009. While in school, she learned hands on grooming techniques, pet CPR, salon and pet safety. Her primary focus was to provide affordable grooming services as well as pet sitting services. Muddy Paws experienced tremendous growth which left little room to provide the pet sitting services she desired. The pet sitting services were closed while the grooming services continued to grow. Today her salon has 5 experienced groomers who provide grooming services to many breeds, large or small, from Dauphin, Northumberland, Perry, Schuylkill and Juniata counties. When she is not grooming, she enjoys working with her Thanksgiving for All charity, kayaking, hiking, being outdoors and spending time with her family, friends and her pack of dogs.



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    Tracy has been grooming for over 8 years and joined our team in 2013. Prior to grooming, she has worked in several dog boarding/daycare facilities, a vet office as a vet assistant, certified in Pet CPR and has taken college courses in dog behavior/psychology and training. When she is not grooming, she loves to spend her time with her pack of Siberian Huskies, hiking, camping, bikejoring, and sledding.



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    Jessica, originally from Pittsburgh, began her grooming career as a bather. She earned her certification in both dog and cat grooming in December 2006. She has held various grooming positions in Pittsburgh at Petsmart, Petco and Whispering Winds. In 2015, Jessica and her fiancee Tod moved to our area. She has been grooming for Muddy Paws since June 2015. Jessica has also attended Vet Tech classes. When she is not grooming, she enjoys running, training for marathons, working out, watching sports especially the Pens and the Steelers, and  spending time with her son and Fiancee

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    Besides a ton of hair on Monday’s and Tuesday’s, there is always lots of laughs when Julie is in the shop!

    Julie started at Muddy Paws when the current bather was ill and she just never left!  That was 6+years ago. 24+hours of bathing classes and courses later and about 600+ baths a year, she provides the best bathing/shed-LESS process for your furbaby!

    When she isn’t covered in hair, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cycling with Michael, lunches with Missy and Ryder, baking and geocaching.


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They were absolutely fantastic and did an amazing job with my standard poodle Piper. The staff was so friendly and took excellent care of her. She feels and looks the best she ever has.
Hannah Hubler
Always friendly, accommodating, we love the staff and most importantly our Golden girl loves them
Carol Long Daniels
They were absolutely fantastic and did an outstanding job with my Crypta! Being a first time personal dog owner and not knowing how she would handle going to the groomers, the staff took the most excellent care of her and making sure she felt comfortable during the whole process! She felt, looked, and smelled so amazing! 10/10 would recommend to everyone who wants to get their fur child groomed!
Shyanne Fulkroad
Amazing group of ladies!! Friendly, fast and loving. Resonable pricing!! But most importantly... professional! I haven't seen my dogs so happy and playful in a very long time. It's amazing what a grooming will do for the mental and physical health of a pet!! Thank you all so very much! Definitely a 10 out of 10 from me!!!
Melissa Braun