Hello! My name is Nina Syfrett and I am excited to open Powhatan Grooming Spa and Daycare along side Powhatan Animal Hospital. I have been grooming professionally since 1991. I am experienced in grooming all breeds standard/show clips, as well as cats. I am a mom to my daughter Ashleigh, and my son Barrett, my pugs named Beckett and Jezzabelle and my lab named Nalla. I grew up in a small Florida town just outside of Tampa called Brooksville, where my mom owned a boarding, grooming, and AKC obedience training kennel. I learned to groom along side my mom, who had over 40 years invested to successfully own, operate, groom, show and police train various breeds. I studied with German trainer Paul Tiessen for AKC schutzhund obedience and protection of German Shepherds, Rottweilers, Belgian Malinois, Bouvier de Flanders, Giant schnauzers, Standard schnauzers, and poodles.
What started as helping my mom out at the kennel has turned into an amazing career. I have devoted my time to the well-being of all animals. I believe the bond between pet, owner and groomer is vital. I strive to develop close relationships with all of my four legged clients and to understand what the owner is looking for in grooming or daycare. It is my top focus to provide a safe and stress free environment and experience for every pet in my care. Your pet will be treated with the same compassion and love my own receive. The key is using positive reinforcement rather than negative actions. I strive to be a gentle touch groomer to gain the trust needed for a pleasant grooming experience and a content pet. I focus my attention to go slow, spend more time and be gentle for not only every pet but especially for the disabled and senior pets as they need grooming regularly too. My aspiration is to keep my clients looking and feeling their best, while ensuring the happiness and satisfaction of their parents. Grooming is essential to the health of any pet; a well groomed pet is a happy pet.
I like to groom your pet the way I would want to have my own pets groomed, each pet has their own individual needs and treatment that works best for them so communication is extremely important! I like to have the grooming process as stress-free as possible so working along side Powhatan Animal Hospital, we can provide outstanding services for your pet to look forward to coming to see me. I pride myself in being able to deliver great customer service so you and your pet get the best possible experience.