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About Paw-Radise Estero

Proudly serving the Estero area, including Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Naples, and more!

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Paw-radise Estero is a Mother and Son operated Grooming Salon & Boutique. Our focus is to make your pets "our pets" for the few hours they are with us. We go above and beyond to cater to your pets individual needs & demands.

Ranging from Grooming Services, Daycare options, Natural & Holistic Pet Food, and a Full Blown Home-Style Dog Bakery, it truly is a One-Stop-Shop to pamper and spoil your pet!

Explore what we have to offer, and we look foward to seeing you soon.

Meet Our Team

Karine Belisle

Co-Owner of Paw-radise Estero Bakery Department Director, CFO

Studied at Hodges University in Business Management - Merrifield certified Dog Groomer (Fort Lauderdale, FL) CFMG – Certified Feline Master Groomer (First in the state of Florida). Karine is originally from Montreal Canada and moved to Florida with her husband and son. A few years later with the help of her family, Karine was able to accomplish her dream job of opening a Pet Spaw and Boutique in August 2009. Karine started as the only employee (with some occasional help from family in the baking department). Her most notable memory is when her mother, Claudette, helped her create the first batch of cookies at the boutique. All the excess baking had left a fresh confectionary smell within a half mile of the building, something that neither of them can forget. Karine’s first hire was Kenya, the Bullmastiff. Kenya was the number one cookie tester and was her personal bodyguard at the store. She quickly had to hire more staff to keep up with Kenya’s demand of cookies! It’s always been a passion for Karine to pamper her pet clients with a high-level quality of pet grooming to rival the dogs you see on TV. Karine’s presence in the store has diminished slightly as she is handing day to day operations to her son, Benjamin, to continue her passion for serving the great people of Estero and surrounding towns. Today she takes care of her local pet farm (or zoo as we like to call it!) where she has an assortment of the following pets: 2 Alpacas, 2 emus, 2 donkeys, 10 goats, and an unknown amount of ducks and chickens. Our in-store bakery uses the farm fresh eggs when available! Also included in her family is a Standard Poodle (Adele), a Biewer Terrier (Cuba), and a West Highland Terrier ‘Terror’ (Yuki).

Benjamin Major

Co-Owner of Paw-radise Estero Salon Manager, Day-to-day Retail Director

Nash Academy of Animal Arts (Lexington Kentucky), Sepia Animal Expert School (Kichijoji, Japan), Baby House Grooming School (Chungdu, China) * More training to come in summer 2020 NDGAA Certified Pet groomer in Sporting Group and Poodle Group (working on NDGAA Master Groomer certification as of 2020). Benjamin graduated from Nash Academy in 2014 and has slowly taken over the boutique with his mom’s strict protocol in the grooming salon to maintain safety and quality for all pets. Benjamin continues to expand his knowledge with extensive training around the globe to learn different styles. This allows him to always be on top of current trending styles. Benjamin started to compete in 2018 to further enhance his skill and network with other highly talented groomers around the United States. Benjamin has 2 dogs of his own: Riyria, a giant schnauzer that he hand strips, and Lancelot a Standard Poodle that he hand scissors. Both dogs are used for competition grooming and to enhance his education. Benjamin took over 75 hours of private lessons for West Highland Terriers and over 150 hours of Standard Poodle lessons. Favorite breeds to groom: Poodles and Doodles that involve hand scissoring, and mix breeds that want some flare to their hair (Asian influence).

Carolyn Pazanski

Dog Stylist

Carolyn is originally from Indianapolis, Indiana where she started her pet grooming career in 1995. She moved down to Florida in March 2010 and joined the Paw-radise team in 2014. She currently works part time to help take care of her two children at home. Carolyn also has 2 furry friends at home: a Boston Terrier named Penelope and a Johnson American Bulldog named Bubbles. Favorite breeds to groom: Toy/Miniature Poodles, most Terrier breeds, and you can count on her to not trim eyelashes (unless requested!).

Jennifer Nall

Dog Stylist

Jennifer started her pet grooming career in 2009 in Colorado. In 2014, she moved to Florida and became a PetSmart Regional Academy trainer teaching over a hundred groomers that wanted to peruse their passion in pet grooming. In 2018, she joined the Paw-radise team and transitioned into the private salon setting. Jennifer has a wide variation of dogs that she lives with that include Irish Wolfhounds, a Standard Poodle, two Golden Retrievers, and a Miniature Schnauzer that she hopes to compete with in the upcoming years. Favorite breeds to groom: Golden Retrievers, Shih Tzus, and you can count on her to not “Poodle your Doodle”.

Yovana Martin

Dog Stylist

Academy of Animal Arts (Tampa, FL). Yovana is one of our newest additions to the team, joining us at the end of 2019. She began her career in 2018 in Tampa and then relocated back to her hometown in Naples, Florida to earnestly kickstart her career. Yovana currently owns three fur babies: a Cane Corso, a kitty, and a rabbit. Favorite breed to groom: favoritism to the larger one, you know the ones that take up 90% of the bed!

Megan Barrett

Dog Stylist

Megan has been in the pet business since she was in her early 20’s, working at several boarding and daycare facilities. She began her grooming career as a bather in 2007 and then became a groomer in 2008 after learning from her mentor in Ohio. This launched her new career and passion! In 2018, she moved to the sunshine state, found us, and joined our team. In 2019, Megan made a challenging decision to move back to her hometown to be with family during a difficult time. She didn’t want to give up her Florida dream, so now she is our ‘Seasonal’ groomer. Megan comes down for the winter months to escape the cold and be with her southern Paw-radise family. Favorite breed to groom: Airedale Terriers, not something you see often, but just loves the style of haircut.

Mainelys Canyon

Pet Bather/Grooming Assistant Senior Bather at Paw-radise

Mainelys came to the United States from Cuba at the end of 2010 and started bathing pets shortly thereafter. She joined Paw-radise a few months later in 2011 and has been on our bathing team ever since. She specializes in full coated dogs and cats. Favorite breed: Standard Poodle because of their regal standing (probably because she has a special bond bathing the owner’s pets - Adele and Lancelot).

Kari Hutchison

Pet Bather

Kari has been a pet bather since 2016 and joined the Paw-radise bathing team since 2019. Favorite breed: Shih Tzus because she just loves their ‘smushy’ little faces.

Bryna Cheatham

Pet Bather

Bryna has been working with pets since 2006, starting at a dog hotel and different pet related careers over the years. In 2015, Bryna worked at a Havanese kennel and in 2017, she joined the Paw-radise bathing team. Favorite breed: Bryna can’t help but choose her own personal dog, a Lab Mix, otherwise she likes all other breeds equally.

Annie Kobus

Holistic Pet Food Guide

Annie has been working in the pet food industry since 1991 after moving down from New York. She has seen many major changes in the past 30 years. In 2017, she joined the Paw-radise team helping our customers find the correct nutritional diet and supplements. She is constantly researching to see what’s new on the market that can benefit pets in her spare time. She has a fur baby at home named Elder Berry, a small Yorkie. She has always named her pets after types of berries. Favorite breed: New York Yorkies

Cayla Helfrich

Front Receptionist/Bakery

Cayla has been with the Paw-radise team since 2018. She is one of the many faces that will greet you when walking into our boutique. She also helps produce many of our freshly baked cookies that are famous around Estero.

Jessica Hall

Front Receptionist/Dog Bather/Bakery
Jessica has been with the Paw-radise team since 2019 and is another friendly face you will be greeted by to assist you. She is also a member of our baking team and helps with decorating and creating the holiday cookies and cakes.

Debra Badolati

Front Receptionist/Nutritional Helper

Debra joined our team in 2019. She will help you find a catered diet for your pet and is happy to answer any questions. She also assists with checking in your pet into our salon. Favorite breed: Chinese Crested because they are so Dr. Seuss-like.

Raz Rossignol

Front Receptionist

Raz joined our team in 2019 and always has a huge smile and a positive attitude every day at the salon.

Lizzie Cunningham

Front Receptionist
Lizzie joined us in 2019 and is currently going to the university. She usually works in the evening for closing shifts.

Eleanor Paddick

Front Receptionist/Bakery
Eleanor joined our team in 2019 and is currently studying at the university. She helps decorate the bakery items including cakes and cupcakes.

Jeanne

Professional Handler

Jeanne started mentoring under professional handlers in 1989 after responding to an ad in the newspaper for kennel help. She joined the Paw-radise team at the end of 2018. She has worked for top terrier handlers and breeders during her training and has acquired extensive knowledge that can’t be found anywhere else. Jeanne has a range of experience from big corporations to owning her own salon in NYC. She has always had a passion for working dogs such as a Standard Schnauzer that was ranked top 10 in the USA. She then learned about terriers and absolutely fell in love with them. She has since owned and showed Westies, Scotties, Norfolk, and other terrier breeds. She was the vice president to the West Highland White Terrier Club of Northern New Jersey. Currently, she has a Brussels Griffon named Corky, and is currently top ranked for Owner handled in the Country, and a beautiful Westie named Buttercup. Jeanne constantly attends dog shows, grooming shows, and seminars to keep up with the latest grooming trends, newest equipment, and products. She’s a wonderful asset to the Paw-radise family and brings years of knowledge to us. Favorite breed to groom: all terriers, and she’s a professional hand stripper for your terrier, too.

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