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About knotty paws


Kelly Thompson - Owner

Kelly being a licensed Cosmologist/Cosmetology Manager for the last 18 years, she needed a new challenge. Thinking about Grooming School and the love of pets, she chose to open a Grooming Salon with Doggie Day Care and Natural Pet Food with no fillers which are Made in the USA. Wanting to give the homey cabin feel to my store. Kelly and Sandy chose to call it KNOTTY Paws.


Sandy “Reberg” Skaja

Sandy always wanted to be a veterinarian. 13 years ago Sandy adopted her first two Cocker Spaniels “Snuggles” and “Emily” As they got bigger and needed to groomed, she decided she could do it herself. So off to Anoka Hennepin for education on Grooming Pets. Graduating 1999. After she graduated in 1999 she opened Lil-Rascals Dog Grooming on Little Rock Lake. After selling her home she need to relocate her grooming business. KNOTTY Paws is her new home.


Catherine “Cate” Knudsen

Cate grew up in Plymouth, MN always wanting to work with animals choose to be a groomer at Petco in Minnetonka, MN. Going through Petco grooming training, was then certified to groom all types of dogs, even trained in show pets. Cate meeting her honey Joe she has relocated to Sartell, MN to go back to School at SCSU for Environmental Science. Doing what she loves is now grooming at KNOTTY Paws. She has a Chocolate Lab named Grizzly a Cat named Bert and a Bearded Dragon named Pierre.

Our Goal

Knotty Paws is a homey environment for everyone’s pets. Our number one goal is to make every dog feel like this is a home away from home. Making sure every mom and dad of their pet understands we are here to love them as our own. We are also going to have a healthy and clean home. We strive for 100% customer and owner satisfaction.

Our Mission

The mission of KNOTTY Paws Grooming is to exceed the expectations of our clients who love and adore their furriest family member and promise to care for your dog as an honored member of our family while in our care. We're also flexible with scheduling so you can fit your appointment in at your most convenient time. Your pet deserves to feel as fresh and clean as he/she looks, bring them in to KNOTTY Paws!


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