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About Us
Owner Nancy Caldwell began her grooming career at 16, working for a boarding and grooming kennel under Master Groomer and show dog handler, Bill Richards.

Under Bill’s tutelage, Nancy worked toward show dog grooming mastery of most breeds, including Poodles, Shelties, Keeshonds, Elkhounds, Afghan Hounds, Old English Sheep Dogs, Irish Terriers, and many others. This experience helped Nancy become comfortable with "Hand Stripping," a technique rarely used by in Pet Grooming.

Nancy then spent the next 20 years on the west coast learning her craft in San Diego, CA and the quaint mountain town of Prescott, AZ.

In 1990 Nancy moved to Fort Lauderdale, FL where she was the lead groomer at one of the busiest grooming shops in south Florida.  

While in Ft. Lauderdale Nancy started competing in National Dog Grooming Competitions, placing at the top more than a few times. Attending Annual National Dog Grooming Conventions, Nancy has kept up with the latest grooming techniques and equipment as well as completing National Dog Grooming Association certification in Sporting Grooming, Non-Sporting Grooming, and Terriers Grooming.

After many years of practice as well as written and hands-on testing, Nancy received the coveted Certified Master Groomer title in 1995. This is the highest level of national certification in the field.

In 2008 Nancy opened "Coats and Tails Grooming" in Charleston, SC. She hopes to share her knowledge and skills with the friendly people of Charleston.

"I invite you to call or stop by with any dog related questions. My goal is to make your dog "the talk of the town."