Our business

PONDEROSA PAWS is a mobile dog grooming service.   It is owned and operated by Certified Groomers Kathleen and David Gissing, who care deeply about the health and well being of the dogs they groom. 

They take great pride in doing the "little extra's".  They treat each and every dog like their own, and always believe in animal safety first.


 Our mission:  To provide high quality, healthy, individualized attention and competitive priced mobile dog grooming services at a the client's location, thus reducing stress on the pet, saving valuable time and providing an overall good, convenient experience for owner and dog. 

David and Kathleen Gissing are the husband and wife team that are Ponderosa Paws.

They are certified groomers who have been operating since 2003, in Kauai, HI, Bailey, CO and now Grand Junction, CO.  

They have been voted The Rookie Business of 2013, by the Conifer Chamber of Commerce!

They were voted "People's Choice" award in 2012 by Kauai Midweek & Honolulu Star Advertising.

They are both certified in pet C.P.R. and 1st Aid.

They have provided transportation services for Intermountain Humane Society

They have taught animal husbandry classes and have done various services to benefit various humane societies.

They strongly believe in giving back to their community.

Kathie proudly served on the Board of Directors for The Kauai Humane Society for 3 years.

They own 3 dogs and 3 cats, all from the local shelter.


Who we are




 Our van is a self-contained pet grooming salon on wheels.  It contains the following:

*full sized bathtub with hot water

*hand-held, forced air dryers (no cage dryers used!)

*air conditioning and heating for climate controlled environment​

*adjustable grooming table with safety restraints

*clippers with a clipper-vac system eliminating dropped hair for easier breathing and continued comfort

We provide a clean, bright, safe, sanitary environment for the best grooming experience possible.