Unleashing the Potential
Originally purchased from a NCMG, as a turnkey salon in Napa, CA in 2004, Tails of the City quickly grew into a small chain of 3 salons and 2 mobile trucks by 2008 throughout Solano County!
However, by 2016 it was the Vacaville salon that not only stood the test of time but became the birthplace where the Tails of the City brand grew to new levels. Tails of the City stopped being just another dog salon and morphed into the community of self-employed groomers that it is today. It was here our high standards were cultivated and our standard of care became a constant. Our clients can always count on us despite being served by a variety of self-employed technicians.
Now with purpose in its heart, Tails of the City Dog Salon has a new vision to bring an elite choice to both pet parents and groomers near and far, where both are honored and cared for simultaneously.
Meet Your Groomers!
TINAMARIE THE OG (ORIGINAL GROOMER)
TINAMARIE IS THE MATRIARCH WHERE IT ALL BEGAN. SHE LOVES GROOMING PUPS AND HAS BEEN HONING HER CRAFT SINCE 2003. HER PASSION HAS MORPHED FROM CREATING BEAUTIFUL PUPS TO CREATING AND HELPING GROOMERS BECOME SELF EMPOWERED AND SELF EMPLOYED. WHEN SHE GROOMS, SHE HAS A WONDERFUL AND VERY CAPABLE STAFF OF RECEPTIONISTS AND BATHERS TO GREET HER CLIENTS AND BATHE HER DOGS SO SHE CAN GROOM THEM COMFORTABLY AND FIT AS MANY OF HER PERSONAL REQUESTS AS POSSIBLE INTO HER VERY LIMITED SCHEDULE. SHE AND HER TEAM WORK WITH 10-16 DOGS A DAY SO PLEASE BE PATIENT WITH TURNAROUND TIMES AS THEY CAN GO AS LONG AS THE FULL 4 HOURS WE ASK FOR AT DROP OFF. FOR FASTER TURNAROUND, WE HIGHLY SUGGEST BOOKING A ZOOM, ZEN, OR MEDISPA APPOINTMENT FOR YOUR PET OR SELECTING ANOTHER GROOMER WHO WORKS ON THEIR DOGS INDIVIDUALLY AND STRAIGHT THROUGH. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK WITH TINAMARIE WHEN YOU DROP OFF, SHE MAY HAVE TO CALL YOU AFTERWARDS AS SHE HAS HER STAFF PREPARE HER FIRST WAVE OF DOGS BEFORE SHE ARRIVES.
DEANNA OF GROOMING BY D
DEANNA AKA DEE, IS AN EXPERIENCED GROOMER OF MANY YEARS. SHE LOVES GROOMING SO MUCH SHE DOES IT IN HER SPARE TIME WHEN SHE IS NOT A SPECIAL NEEDS PARAPROFESSIONAL AT OUR LOCAL WCW HIGH SCHOOL. THIS ALLOWS HER TO OFFER LATE AFTERNOON APPOINTMENTS AND SELECT SUNDAYS, BUT PREBOOK IF YOU WANT TO STAY WITH HER AS HER CALENDAR BOOKS QUICKLY. DEE ALSO DOES PERMANENT AND SEMI PERMANENT DYEING FOR THAT EXTRA FLARE OF FUN ON YOUR PET.
JASON OF COACH J GROOMING
SO OUR JASON REALLY IS A COACH! HE COACHES JV AND VARSITY VOLLEYBALL AS WELL AS RUNS HIS OWN BEACH PROGRAM DURING THE SUMMER. BUT DOGS ARE ALSO WHERE HIS HEART IS, SO HE GROOMS DURING THE DAYS, AND COACHES IN THE AFTERNOONS. COACH J HAS BEEN WITH TAILS SINCE 2019, WHERE HE JOINED OUR TEAM WITH YEARS OF GROOMING ALREADY UNDER HIS BELT. HE HAS FAST BECOME NOT ONLY A VERY POPULAR GROOMER, BUT A MENTOR TO MANY OF THE STUDENT GROOMERS WE HAVE TRAINED HERE AT TAILS. JASON GROOMS ALL BREEDS, HAS A PRETTY QUICK TURNAROUND TIME, AND OFFERS SATURDAY APPOINTMENTS WHENEVER HE'S NOT IN A TOURNAMENT.
J'NEAN OF GLAMMED UP PUPS
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J'NEAN IS ANOTHER ONE OF OUR HOMEGROWN GROOMERS, GRADUATING LAST SUMMER (CLASS OF 2021). A STAR PUPIL AND HARD WORKER, J'NEAN IS QUICKLY BUILDING UP HER CLIENTELE. SHE IS FAST, FRIENDLY AND THERE ISN'T A BREED OF DOG SHE WON'T GROOM!
AUBRIANA OF HOWL LUSH
AUBRIANA IS ONE OF OUR JUNIOR GROOMERS (CLASS OF 2020) TRAINED HERE AT TAILS, NOW ENTERING HER SECOND YEAR OF GROOMING. SHE LIKES TO WORK ON 1-2 PETS AT A TIME AND HAS A TURNAROUND TIME, USUALLY IN THE 90 MIN TO 2.5 HR RANGE. SHE LOVES WHAT SHE DOES, AND IS ACTIVELY BUILDING HER CLIENTELE, SO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR GREAT DEALS WITH AUBRIANA.
JASMINE OF KYRA'S K9S
JASMINE, OR JAZZY AS WE LIKE TO CALL HER, HAS AN AFFINITY FOR GERMAN SHEPHERDS LIKE HER HEART DOG, KYRA. JAZZY STARTED OUT AS A DOG TRAINER ORIGINATING OUT OF WINTERS, AND STARTED HER GROOMING CAREER HERE AT TAILS AS DOG BATHER IN EARLY 2020. SINCE THEN SHE HAS BEEN TRAINED TO GROOM (CLASS OF 2020) AND IS ENTERING HER SECOND YEAR OF GROOMING. SHE HAS BEEN BLESSED WITH THE EXPECTANCY OF MOTHERHOOD IN THE FALL, SO SHE IS ONLY TAKING SMALL TO MEDIUM DOGS FOR NOW.
KIM OF BUBBLES AND BEAUTY
KIM IS ANOTHER OF OUR DISTINGUISHED GROOMING GRADUATES (CLASS OF 2021). WORKING HER WAY UP FROM BATHER SINCE EARLY 2021, KIM HAS WORKED HARD TO PROVE HERSELF AND BREAK OUT ON HER OWN. SHE WORKS WITH HER OTHER LOVE, HORSES EVERY WEEKEND. BUT YOU CAN GET AN APPOINTMENT WITH HER DURING THE WEEK AND SEE FOR YOURSELF, HER HARD WORK AND DEDICATION AS SHE BUILDS HER CLIENTELE.
SHELBY OF SHELBY'S GROOMING IS ONE OF OUR ORIGINAL GROOMERS FOLLOWING US OVER FROM OUR ORIGINAL LOCATION NEXT DOOR. TRAINED TO GROOM BY TAILS IN 2015 SHE WAS ONCE OUR MOBILE GROOMER AND HAS QUICKLY BECOME OUR TOP REQUESTED GROOMER. KNOWN FOR HER SMOOTH CATS AND GREAT PERSONALITY, SHELBY CAN ALSO WRESTLE THE HONERIEST OF PUPS BETTER THAN CAESAR MILAN HIMSELF. HOWEVER, SHELBY SUFFERED A SERIOUS ACCIDENT LAST WINTER(2021) THAT LED TO RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY ON HER HAND. SHE IS SLOWLY GETTING BACK TO NORMAL, SO PLEASE BE PATIENT AS SHE GRADUALLY OPENS UP HER SCHEDULE TO MORE AND MORE OF HER FAVORITE CLIENTS. PREBOOKING IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO STAY ON SHELBY'S SCHEDULE.
AMANDA Devine K9
Amanda is one of our original and most experienced groomers, known around the shop as The Rescuer and The Wrangler. Grooming with us since 2016, she is known for dealing with anxious/aggressive pets and getting them done when no other shop can. She also grooms cats, and has a heart of gold for all rescues and strays. Amanda's schedule can get tight because she is very popular so prebook when you can. She is also a mother of 4 under 4 so flexibility in her calendar is much appreciated.