Happy Paws Pet Grooming St. Augustine, Florida

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Reviews: Happy Paws Pet Grooming (St. Augustine)

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Sherri Durr

2 years ago

We couldn’t be happier with Rita and Happy Paws! She is so caring and patient with our goldendoodle. We love his cuts and attention she gives him. He comes home looking and smelling great

Melody Ann Carey

3 years ago

Rita is the absolute best. She is very intuitive with dogs and works wonders with dogs that are shy and timid about being groomed. Rita is always on time, does great grooming and most importantly, my dog loves her. That is all that matters, right? Highly recommend.

Serena's Life

3 years ago

They are very busy place

Maurice Kophamer

3 years ago

Rita gave our Schnauzer Naya the best grooming in five years. She knows how to groom to present your dog at its best. She is very compassionate to the dog.

Donna Coale

3 years ago

Rita does a great job grooming my cockapoo, Rosie. She really listened to me and groomed her exactly the way I like. Plus, Rosie is in and out in under 2 hours!

Deborah Berlingeri

3 years ago

Love Rita and how well she takes care of our little maltipoo! Best service and quality grooming:)

Brandy Rowe

4 years ago

I emailed to get a quote. Didn't hear anything. Called and the voicemail states they are not accepting new clients. This would have been great info for the website so I wouldn't have wasted my time sending an email and waiting for a never received reply. Not good business practice. I am also not interested in being on the VM mentioned waiting list. Don't advertise if you cannot handle the business. Moving right along.

Victor Ng, Realtor

4 years ago

Best place in St Augustine Fred loves Rita

Dottie Kettman

4 years ago

I love going to Happy Paws. My dog doesn't mind either. :-) He loves Rita and her staff. The place is spotless, and well kept. Rita is truly an animal lover. We've been going to her for 4 years.

Fran Riley

4 years ago

This is the best Pet Grooming shop in St. Augustine. It is always clean and spotless. Rita loves Dogs as they were her own. I have 3 pets and they all love her and get excited when they know that's where they're headed. If I have to change the date, I call Rite and she always gets back to me at the end of the day. Rita cares about her clients and there pets. She is always willing to help reschedule your appointment if needed and also Im very thankful she checks and keeps health records on all pets she grooms. The public has no fear of your pet catching illness from other pets. I have been going to Rita with my pets for 11 years and would never change aslong as she has her shop .

Jim Harshman

4 years ago

Best Groomer Ever. Great with dogs. Love her!

lindak cox

4 years ago

Rita's shop is impeccably clean and the most well-organized grooming salon I have had the pleasure of visiting. Everything has it's place and is promptly returned to it when not in use. Rita is an expert at her profession and only hires the best in staff to assist her in her passion. I feel comfortable recommending her to anyone in search of a caring, perfectionist to take excellent care of their furry family member or in search of a top-notch facility in which to work and grow in the grooming industry.

S & S Hurley

4 years ago

We found Rita by checking with the National Dog Groomers Association. Rita Magalhaes, National Certified Groomer, is one of the few dog groomers with these advanced qualifications in Central or Northern Florida. Our 5 month old poodle, Mimi was a perfect example of a classic before and after photo. Rita took our unruly, scruffy mop of a pup, that had never been groomed, and turned her into a stunning French poodle. The shop is meticulous, the care genuine and our Mimi loves going to Rita. Prices for grooming are reasonable and competitive to supermarket pet salons.

Kathy Schroeder

5 years ago

Rita is the best. I wouldn’t go anywhere else for pet grooming.


6 years ago

Rita is the only groomer that i will bring my dog to. She is such a talented and wonderful person who truly loves each and every animal that comes through her shop.

stephen Paul Garsh

6 years ago

You can't get better than Rita! She grooms all three of our Rescue Dogs! We have a Goldendoodle, a Labradoodle, and a Basset/Terrier Mix. Rita does the absolute BEST Job!

Suzanne Dubos

6 years ago

Always the best grooming and very caring too!

Toni Snowden

6 years ago

Rita did my dogs nails that had gotten really to long today and did a great job with him! She is also such a nice lady! Thanx Rita!????

Mary Lando

8 years ago

Sparky, my Jack Russell, loves the special attention that he receives when he visits Happy Paws. Rita, the owner, always does a superb job of grooming Sparky. Her facility is …

Obie Sullivan

8 years ago

Rita is awesome! Her husband is awesome too. You can't go wrong with them. They offer a great service, and they take as much time as needed to give our Aussies a thorough brushing! Thank you Rita!

Andrea Rainer

8 years ago

"Highly recommended!!!! Rita keeps her Pet Grooming business very clean. She keeps my pup clean and well groomed every time. I will use no one else to groom my precious pup".

Marty Henneka

8 years ago

I've been taking Parker and Dubbz to Rita for years. Rita takes such good care of them and her grooming skills are excellent. Parker is always happy to go in and take his seat as he awaits his treatment. Dubbz is happy to be there too! …

Marina Bruno

8 years ago

Rita has been Penny Lane's groomer since she was a pup and loves going to see her. We travel over 45 minutes each way, while there are many grooms within 5 minutes but we are so happy with the service we get it's worth the travel.

Lou Powell

8 years ago

I live in New Hampshire and spend 4 months at my condo in St. Augustine. I discovered Rita last year and what a find! My Schnauzer, Maddy, loves Rita. Rita is one of those "feel-good" people who clearly enjoys her work, loves animals and …

Lori Donnelly

8 years ago

You and your pet will be thrilled with Happy Paws. I've owned dogs requiring grooming for 30 years and Rita is the only person I use since meeting her several years ago. My dogs look great even though they have special needs (extreme …

Kim Carini

8 years ago

I have been bringing my dog Kip who is a shih Tzu to Rita for about 8 years. She is the only person I would trust my dog with because most people can not handle him, but he LOVES her very much and will let her wash and cut his hair without …

Jeanne Hugg

8 years ago

Best ever! I have followed Rita from her previous employer because she is top notch. My Bichon and Airdale have never looked better. Both are comfortable in her hands. I am so glad she opened her own business. None better.

Denise LaForgia

8 years ago

I moved to St Augustine 3.5 years ago with my 2 standard poodles with the hope that I would find a great groomer. Well, I can truly say I found a one in a million professional. Rita has been a blessing to both my husband and I and our beautiful dogs. Rita listened to what was important to me as far as grooming my girls while building a loving relationship with them. She understands the differences between them and the closeness they share. The girls love Rita and are always happy to see her. She is 100% reliable and accommodating! We highly recommend Rita and wish her the best of luck and prosperity!

Dee Esser

8 years ago

Rita absolutely rocks! She grooms my dog and my cat and they come home smelling heavenly. She is reasonably priced and easy to find. Highly recommend.

D Farley

8 years ago

Rita's pet grooming business, Happy Paws, was a great find while visiting St. Augustine. We are snowbirds from Ohio, and were delighted to find Ms. Rita! She is our new "seasonal" groomer while we winter in St. Augustine! The facility is …

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Happy Paws Pet Grooming, Florida, St. Augustine

2779 US 1 S

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8 AM - 5 PM


8 AM - 5 PM


8 AM - 5 PM


8 AM - 5 PM





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