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Paws Appeal grows into a new, bigger location

Groomer Ellen Olson, owner Heidi Solos and groomer Patty Freuler stand in the new Paws Appeal Pet Salon location.

When Heidi Solos decided to start looking for a different location for her dog grooming business, Paws Appeal Pet Salon, she never considered looking anywhere but Rosemount.

"We love Rosemount. It's been good to us. I never looked anywhere else," said Solos.

The pet salon has grown steadily over the years, though, and Solos said they needed a bigger space. So she moved her business down South Robert Trail a few blocks.

Paws Appeal is now located at 14760 S. Robert Tr. The salon is located between Rosemount Saw and Tool and Kwik Trip. The shop opened in its new location Dec. 4. Solos said the new location is bigger, has more parking and better suits their needs.

The salon has three groomers, who provide full-service grooming for cats and dogs. Services include brushing, nail trims, nail painting, tooth brushing, scissor cuts and more. Solos said they serve dogs of all sizes from chihuahuas to Burmese mountain dogs.

Solos became a dog groomer after landing her first job out of college. Solos said she took a desk job and hated it so she wanted to try something else. As a dog owner, she had done some grooming so she decided to see what it would take to do it as a job. She attended grooming school and has been in the field ever since. Solos opened Paws Appeal in Rosemount in 2005.

"I love it. It's different every day and I like to see the end product," said Solos.

Paws Appeal is open for appointments Monday through Saturday. Evening appointments are available on Wednesday.

To make an appointment call 651-423-2500. Check them out online at

Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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