Posh Paws Grooming    
60 North Harrison Road, Tucson Arizona - 520.546.5706
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Meet Our Groomers
 Samantha Asselanis – Groomer/Owner

I grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota.  It was there that I first worked in grooming salons and developed my love for grooming.  After high school I attended the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point and received a degree in Biology.

Shortly thereafter I moved to Texas and worked at several salons.  This furthered my skills and exposed me to different ways of managing grooming salons.  In 2006 I moved to Tucson and continued grooming at a Petco. Within a few months a new Petco opened on the east side of town and I was quickly selected to become the grooming shop manager.  

Although I am grateful for that experience I became dissatisfied with the philosophy and restrictions a corporation places on a grooming salon.  I decided to open my own salon that combined all the best techniques, equipment, and products in the industry.  From premium, cruelty free shampoos and hydro-massage bathing systems, to employing only the best pet-loving staff.  I pride myself on the quality of my staffs’ work and the gentle care we give to each and every pet.  My goal is for every visit to be a positive and relaxed one for both you and your pet. 

My canine kids include
Squirt (Chow/Lab mix), Halo (standard poodle), and Gus (Kuvasz, photo on the right).  Two felines also share our home; Captain Blackbeard and Cricket.  

Michaela (Michi) Snyder - Manager/Groomer

Back by popular demand after moving away to New York, we are thrilled to have Michi back!  Michi was trained by Samantha shortly after moving to Tucson from her home town of Berlin, Germany.  She excelled in every step of her training with an innate gift for grooming.  Once Posh Paws was opened we were privileged to quickly add her to our staff.  Her dedication, compassion, patience and skill make her the ideal groomer and manager of our grooming salon. 


Michi's 4 legged kids include Ramone (standard poodle and brother to Samantha's poodle Halo), Corey (Chihuahua mix) and Toby (boxer).  If you are lucky you might also get to meet Genevieve, Michi's adorable 2 legged kid while visiting our salon!

Michi is a member of the National Dog Groomers Association of America (NDGAA) and National Association of Professional Creative Groomers (NAPCG); keeping her up to date and energized about the grooming industry and the care of your pet.   

Tre' Sandefur - Groomer

In addition to joining our staff in June 2012, Tre’ also attends the U of A in the pre vet program.  Her genuine passion for animals and grooming was evident to Samantha and Michaela as they mentored her throughout the completion of her training. 

Tre’s calm unflappable demeanor sets even the most nervous dogs at ease; making her an invaluable asset to our team.  Chili is posing with Tre' but a bit of a blur since this wiggly pup was more focused on Tre' than the camera.

Tre' has no canine kids at the moment but an adorable bunny named twitch and a pair of parakeets.


Cherish Rendon - Groomer

Cherish’s grooming expertise is seen through her gentle pet handling and expert grooming skills.  She has been grooming in the Tucson area for many years, including Sissy’s Pet Grooming and co-owned A Diamond in the Ruff.  Cherish originally joined our staff in 2011 but return full time to her previous career as a paralegal.  However her love of animals drew her back to working with furry clients.  We are delighted to have her rejoined our staff in August 2014. 

Cherish's canine kids include Britta (Boxer/Bulldog mix, above left photo) and Benson (Boston Terrier).


 Teri DeWees - Groomer

Teri first began pet grooming at a Petsmart in Prescott, AZ due of her love of animals.  However after moving to Tucson, she decided to expand her horizons and leave the corporate grooming world.  In October 2014 she joined our team.  Teri has a perpetual passion to learn about new grooming techniques and products.  She also possesses a soft spot for dogs who are elderly or apprehensive about the grooming experience making her an over all exceptional groomer.

She is a mom to Truffles (17 year old Pomeranian), Paki (Alaskan Klee Kai), Bee (French Bulldog), 2 feisty cats, and 3 two-legged children.


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