The Golden Paw
The Golden Paw
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About The Golden Paw
Welcome to Central Coast Poms of California! John Salmeron has always loved animals. Breeding Pomeranians has been a passion of his for some time, with his first litter entering the world in 1992 through his first Pom, Cinder. Still, it wasn’t until 1999 that John began breeding seriously. It was because of Cinder, that he decided to become a breeder. The two had a fulfilling relationship and John still talks of what an incredible dog Cinder was. Since he was a child, John has felt the quality and friendship you get from animals. He grew up with animals and so naturally studied them in college. He graduated from the University of Cal Poly with a degree in Animal Science. Between the time of his graduation and his decision to breed poms, John learned a lot of life lessons from the animals that were a part of his life. Before breeding John worked as a veterinary technician at a local San Luis Obispo vet office. John has had experience with animals x rays, providing treatments, helping doctors and clients, and more. He started at the vets office in 1988 and was just three months shy of being their for 20 years before he moved on to other things. In 1993 John began grooming dogs at the popular San Luis Obispo grooming saloon, The Golden Paw. He worked as a dog bather for the owner and now owns the business. John has been grooming dogs for 16 years, from Standard Poodles to Bichons and Pomeranians, and from Burmese Mountain dogs to all sorts of cats. John has seen a lifetime of beautiful dogs. He takes great pride in the dogs leaving the Golden Paw looking their best. The Golden Paw is a San Luis Obispo staple, even recently opening a second location in nearby Atascadero. John has been living in San Luis Obispo for many years, staying put after graduating and helping to expand the community with his dog grooming shop and services. San Luis Obispo is located directly between San Francisco and Los Angeles. John is a firm believer that Poms make an excellent addition to any home, and you can take his word for it, he has had many over the years. A Pom has the personality to make life better. “You’ll know right away if you are a good fit with a Pom,” John says, “everybody needs a boss.” From their long hair that doesn’t shed like other breeds to their short and clean muzzles, a Pomeranian is perfect. At Central Coast Poms John offers a wide variety of exotic Pomeranians, including murals, black and tans, tan trims, and more.
What differentiates us
A Grooming Salon and Boutique that caters to the needs of you and your pet
MyTime Reviews (4)
This was my first time using your services. Everyone was very friendly, professional, and Tinker was completely comfortable with being left in your... read more
This was my first time using your services. Everyone was very friendly, professional, and Tinker was completely comfortable with being left in your care. I'll definitely be using your services in the future!
Wonderful! Jake was clean and shiny when we picked him up! A very friendly and efficient salon for our beloved pets!
First rate. My dog looked really great.
Very good....on time...efficient....friendly
Yelp Reviews (45)
These hot summer days got to be a little too much for Jordan with his long hair.Now, with his summer cut he is happier then ever! Thank you golden ... read more
5 hours later Rufus is back from The Golden Paw and looking good. The girls there could not stop talking about sweet he is and how well he listens.... read more
The staff is so friendly and they go out of their way to make you feel welcome. They are great with my shy Pomeranian and do a great job with his f... read more