About Le Patou
Le Patou is a professional full-service canine salon featuring 1:1 appointments, top quality coat care products and eclectic boutique retail. We’re located in Harbor Springs, Michigan and service clients from Boyne City to Carp Lake and everywhere in between. We have a comfortable waiting room if you wish to relax and wait for your pet.
My Story – Rebecca Meighan
The word “patou” is derived from the French word “pastre.” In Old French it describes a
shepherd’s dog who is a faithful guardian and protector. Kuvar (from čuvar), my Great Pyrenees, is the
inspiration behind my salon name.
I love dogs. A lot! Dogs are honest about their intentions, where their loyalty lies and what they want. Having dogs in my life has been an honor and I feel blessed by their unique personalities and all that they teach me about myself.
In 2016, after a longish career in nursing, I chose to follow my heart and pursue a career in dog grooming. I attended the Paragon School of Pet Grooming in Jenison, MI, short program and immediately began working for myself serving clients from all over Emmet County. I consider education a life-long endeavor and strive to stay current on relevant industry topics which include grooming techniques, skin and coat care, safety, dog behavior and psychology, business operation etc.
Le Patou Canine Salon and Boutique in Harbor Springs, MI, was launched in May of 2021, with the vision of offering clients a more private, focused grooming experience. Appointments are 1:1 and proceed just like a human salon appointment. One dog (family) per groomer at a time, from start to finish. No extended kenneling or kennel drying. I have found that dogs respond quite favorably to grooming when they receive focused attention and can settle into a trusting, consistent relationship with their groomer.
We love our dogs and they are an integral part of our families. They deserve qualified care,
loving hands and continued respect.
Thank you for your interest in Le Patou!
10/2016 – Paragon School of Pet Grooming, Jenison, Michigan
9/2018 – Groom Expo, Hershey, PA
Pet First Aid and CPR – Jill Pipino
2018-2020 – Operated Happy Tails Mobile Dog Grooming
12/2020 – Hair & Skin – Dr. Cliff Faver – Barkleigh Productions
2/2021 – Canine First Aid – Paw and Pad Injuries – Rachel Bean,
3/2021 – Canine Health and First Aid Certificate Course – Dr. Sohpie Bell, DVM, UK
3/2021 – Puppy Handling 101 Certificate Course – Melissa Jepson
4/2022 – Brachycephalic Breeds Safety Certificate Course – Teri DiMarino
4/2022 – Advanced Hair & Skin Certificate Course – Dr.Cliff Faver, DVM
- Grooming Double Coated Breeds – Chris Pawlosky
- Quick & Trendy Poodle Pet Trim – Jonathan David
- Asian Fusion with Yuna – Yuna Liang
- A Groomer’s Guide to Working and Herding Group Dogs – Jennifer Bishop-Jenkins
- Sporting Dog Grooming Techniques – Michell Evans
- Hand Stripping for the Everyday Groomer – Victor Rosado
- Mobile Grooming Boot Camp – Gina Sutton & Patsy Tallant
- Animal Psychology for the Pet Groomer – Melissa Conti-Diemer, MHG
- Grooming the American Cocker Spaniel in a Pet Trim – Anne Francis
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930 State Street Suite 1
Harbor Springs, Michigan