Since 2010, Aqua Dog Grooming Etc. has been serving local dog owners in the Chattanooga area. Our superior quality and service was honored with the 2014 Angie’s List Super Service Award for Pet Grooming. Though we have changed our name (formerly Pampered Paws and Yard Dawgs) and location, the ownership and employees have remained the same. The new location allows Aqua Dog to expand and upgrade our products and services.
Aqua Dog is staffed with talented and professionally-trained stylists and bathers. Our staff boasts experience with all pet breeds specializing in standard and show cuts. The grooming salon offers a wide variety of services including pet trims, deshedding treatments, pawdicures, and much more. All services are available by appointment.
Owner and animal lover Lana Sauceman started Aqua Dog because she saw certain trends in the business that were counter to the actual needs of pets. She was determined to create a place where the animals come first and took a different approach to pet care. Since the humble beginnings, Aqua Dog has grown and required a new location to accommodate all of our clients’ needs.
Each and every one of our clients has become part of our family. Since opening, we have found many friends. Some have gone through medical issues and some have gone on to the great dog park in the sky. Other friends we’ve watched grow from puppy to adolescent, adolescent to adult. The most rewarding part of our job has always been and continues to be the animals and their families! Thanks to all who have become part of Aqua Dog family!
Lana Sauceman, Owner
Raised on a farm, she was always the happiest when working with animals. In addition to having the coolest job in town, Lana enjoys spending time with her family and can often be found on the beaches of Florida relaxing on the beach with a stack of canine nutrition books by her side. Growing up, she had 8 dogs and 2 cats so she’s well-accustomed to playing with large groups of animals.
She completed her Bachelor’s at the University of Alabama in 1988. She went on to work in interior design for the Manufactured Housing Industry for over 20 years. After a particularly crazy year, she decided to do something that that she knew she would love. She completed her Master Grooming Certificate in 2009 and opened Pampered Paws and Yard Dawgs in 2010. She was grooming dogs out of her basement and loving every minute. She decided to relocate her business to a retail location when she realized there was a need to educate her clients on the importance of better nutrition for their dogs.