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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 with WiFi and cable TV if you wish to relax and wait for your pet. We are also happy to recommend local eateries, shops, hair salons and aesthetic providers so you may pamper yourself while we pamper your pup!

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, my Great Pyrenees, is the
inspiration behind my salon name.

I love dogs. A lot! Ask those who know me well and they will confirm this. I almost prefer
dogs over people. I’m betting many of you feel the same. 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 dog grooming and bossing myself around. I attended the Paragon School of Pet Grooming in Jenison, MI, and began grooming with the ladies at Professional Pet Services. Itching to change up grooming services in the local area, I created a mobile business – Happy Tails Mobile Dog Grooming, and while a huge success, it was a bit of a wild ride. Literally. Winter in Northern, MI. Need I say more?

It is my absolute pleasure to launch Le Patou Canine Salon and Boutique in Harbor Springs, MI. 

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!

Grooming Resume


  • 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

Certificate Coursework:

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

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930 State Street Suite 1

Harbor Springs, Michigan

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(231) 242-4555