Tari Nestrud took over Paws and Claws in September 2005, expanding the facility to over 5000 square feet and adding pet daycare, overnights, and training with an expansion in 2014.
Paws and Claws Pet Resort moved to its new, premier facility located in St. Croix Business Park East (off of Old Hwy. 35) opening on October 19, 2015 and is expending another 4000 sf in 2020.
Tari started grooming in 1988 and is a Certified Master Groomer. She has taught at two grooming schools and participated in and placed at grooming competitions. Her background also includes former owner of a full-line pet shop, three grooming salons, has previously taught obedience classes and done in-home training for obedience and behavior modification for over 25 years.
She has shown dogs in breed conformation and obedience, has helped train hunting dogs and competed in AKC Field Trials and Hunt tests for pointing breeds and owned German Wirehaired Pointers for 20 years. Tari enjoys trail riding her Tennessee Walking Horses, accompanied by her dogs; Po, a Blue Heeler cross & Grit, a Red Heeler, as well as spending time around her hobby farm. She is also the proud parent of two grown children, son Ben, daughter Meg and her husband Jarett and their two boys Beau and Wyatt (PROUD Granny, too!).
Paws and Claws has grown into a much larger reality than originally anticipated, thanks to the wonderful reception it has received from pets and their owners in Hudson and the surrounding communities.
Paws and Claws expanded with a second location in Stillwater, MN which opened in 2007. That location was sold to a long time employee in April 2014, wishing her continued success.