Grooming Staff

Nicole Charleston

Nicole Charleston


I would like to reach out to you all and introduce myself. My name is Nicole and I am the new lead groomer here at Pawsh! I initially learned the trade so I could groom my family’s poodle when I was a teen. However I later became certified and have been professionally grooming for almost fifteen years now. I really enjoy helping pets to be as comfortable as they are beautiful, and I am glad I can share the love with dogs in my community. I consider my specialty to be poodle grooming whether it be a contemporary creative groom, mid-century or even renaissance style. However I enjoy working with all breeds, especially seniors. I have a soft spot for elderly pets as I am now on my second poodle whom is turning ten this year. We only have so little precious time with these special members of our family’s and it is my goal to make sure that they are as happy about their groom as you are.
Kayla Martinez

Kayla Martinez


My name is Kayla and I am a Dog Bather here at Pawsh and I am currently training to become a groomer! I have always had a passion for animals and I am so grateful to have the opportunity to work here. Ever since I can remember, I have always wanted to work with animals and I absolutely love what I do!

My boyfriend and I have a 2-year-old Yellow lab and his name is Whiskey. He is the greatest fur baby, snuggle bug and sidekick. We like to go to the park and play fetch, go on evening walks and enjoy the outdoors as much as we can. Whiskey is my best friend and we couldn’t imagine life without him. He has brought us so much happiness and love.

I am proud to be a Pawshie and cannot wait to meet new fur babies along my journey as a part of this Pawsome team!

Ellie Hunter

Ellie Hunter


Hey everyone! I’m Ellie and I started at Pawsh this past April as a Play Care Coach, and recently I am also in the grooming department as an Assistant and Bather. I am an energetic and positive person who loves all sorts of animals. Working at Pawsh has been a goal of mine since 2016, and with hard work, determination and some animal experience up my sleeve; I am proud to say I am part of the Pawsh family. I recently graduated from Vacaville High School, where I was a part of the FFA program; I have raised pigs, rabbits and poultry, and each year I gained valuable skills that pushed me into the animal industry. I was able to take classes that taught me a little bit of everything there is to know about the animal industry.

Being a Play Care Coach is such an exciting job, you can make bonds with clients and their pets like no others. Seeing the dogs interact with each other teaches you a lot about how they socialize. It is something fun for the pups, and if you’re interested I highly recommend it.

Recently I have moved into the grooming department, where there is constantly something to be done. Whether I am getting splashed by a dog in a tub, or covered in hair from the dryer; it has been so much fun learning different aspects of the animal field.

Soon I hope to be attending Cosumnes River College, where I will be studying to become a Registered Vet Tech. I have always wanted to be a veterinarian, so I am thrilled for these next steps in my life. I am proud to be part of Pawsh at a young age, I can’t wait to see where it takes me.

How may we help you?
Located in the heart of Downtown Vacaville, we offer hospital, grooming, training and playcare pet services. You’ll also be sure to find a unique gift in our fabulous boutique and enjoy a tasty treat from our gourmet barkery as well!


218 Dobbins St
Vacaville, CA 95688
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Our Hours

Mon – Fri: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sun: Closed

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