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Misty Gieczys

Misty Gieczys

Designer Paws Salon

Misty Gieczys competes on a national level for Creative Grooming and Breed profile. She has been featured on American and French news broadcasts. She has also been on Inside Edition, The List and front page of the Wall Street Journal online. Misty and her colored dogs have been in a few local commercials for the Pet EXPO and Pet Palace. She also teaches at the Columbus Pet Expo. She is also the face of the Sav-Ur-Fur ad campaign in Groomer To Groomer. She is featured in an ad for Double K in Groomer to Groomer and Grooming Business for winning 2nd in their Rags to Riches contest in 2013.

Misty started at Petsmart as a dog trainer and after 2 years started grooming in 2005. She then went to run the grooming program at Pet Palace where she worked at all 3 locations and established their grooming business.

She has attended Nash Academy for specialized dog grooming training and continues to take continuing education classes throughout the year. She also teaches other groomers in both group and one on one settings. Please contact her if interested in these services.

With her dog training background she is better equipped to work with very shy and aggressive dogs. She does not sedate any pets in her care and will not work on a pet that has been sedated. She will work with your pet and go at the pace they are most comfortable with. If your pet has any special needs please don’t hesitate to let her know as this will change her approach in how she will handling your pets grooming visit to ensure a happy visit for your beloved pet.

To ensure that pets in her care are well looked after even in a case of emergency Misty is always up to date on her Pet CPR and First Aid. Her last PetTech certification was in Feb 2013.

She owns two standard show poodles, Zeus and Jezebel, one show toy poodle, Cooper, and two cats, Arthur and Sabrina


  • #1 Groomer in Columbus 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2014
  • Best Groomer Award Columbus Pet Expo 2014
  • 1st in All Other Purebreds (Kerry Blue Terrier) Pet Quest 2014
  • 3rd in Poodles Columbus Pet Expo 2014
  • 1st Creative Grooming Columbus Pet Expo 2014
  • Best in Show Creative Grooming Columbus Pet Expo 2013
  • Mandi Award “Outstanding Handling & Safety” for Rescue Me Columbus Pet Expo 2013
  • 2nd in Poodles Pet Quest 2013
  • 2nd in Rags to Riches 2013 (163 contestants)
  • 3rd in Creative Atlanta Pet Fair 2013
  • 3rd in Poodles Atlanta Pet Fair 2013
  • 1st in De-shed contest Sav-Ur-Fur 2012
  • 2nd in Halloween creative online CGA 2012
  • 1st in Creative grooming at Spooky Pooch 2012
  • 2nd in Creative grooming at All American Grooming Show 2012
  • 3rd in Creative grooming at Super Stylist 2012
  • 1st in Rescue Rodeo at Super Stylist 2012
  • 2nd place at Pet Quest 2009 Creative Yarn Dog

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