Delicate Paws LLC

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Where It’s About the Dog

About Delicate Paws LLC

Delicate Paws LLC offers wholistic grooming.  It is about the dog in the sense that I tend to the dog's body, mind and spirit with my massage and grooming services.  Massage and organic products in the Delicate Paws 'spaw' as well as a Jog-a-Dog for energy release are part of tending to a dog's needs when being groomed.  Dogs come for grooming singly or doubly if there are 2 in the family.  They are continuously handled, hand dried and groomed by myself, Mary Jo.  Dogs are rarely crated except for their comfort if unable to settle when coming in pairs or threes.  Most grooming is completed in 2 hours or less, larger dogs slightly longer.  Delicate Paws has been an LLC for 7 and a half years and is an environmentally sustainable property.  Delicate Paws LLC serves Livonia and surrounding Metro-Detroit.

About Mary Jo Nieson

My unique life experiences have brought me into a business focused on service to dogs and their owners.  I left a career in Stationary Engineering to start my dog massage and grooming business 8 years ago because I love dogs and desired to serve their needs  in order to be with them.  I attended a 500 hour grooming school to achieve a Michigan State Department of Agriculture certificate.  I have Foundation and Water Works massage training from the Pet Massage Institute in Toledo, Ohio with Jonathon Rudinger.  I have taken various workshops in T-Touch and energy work to enhance my massage techniques for the dogs.  I am also Red Cross Certified in pet first aid, home pool safety and Water Safety Instruction (WSI). 


I have over 20 years of life experience handling dogs as a kennel worker in vet clinics, disaster setting, shelters, on the streets, fostering and of course my own personal dogs.  I am confident that I can make your dog comfortable and work to alleviate any stress s/he may feel during grooming. 

I do not believe in cutting corners while caring for your dog.  My pricing for grooming is all inclusive,  the price you are quoted is the price you pay for a complete grooming.  I live an organic lifestlye as much as possible,  so I insist on organic products in my StudioI I also use touch with intent, music, flower essences and communication to enhance your dog's experience at Delicate Paws LLC.


"Thank you, we are so happy to have found you."

"Thank you for being there for us.”

"Thank you, especially for the wonderful work yesterday! He looks great, and he definitely knows it. He was so proud on our walk this morning. :) Even the vet commented on how beautiful he looked."

Dry and Wet Massage

Your dog enjoys the relaxation and health benefits offered by massage. It feels good, helps a dog to balance their body, spirit and mind. A new dog client benefits from the introduction to my touch before starting the work of grooming.  We love massages and so do our dogs!

Full Massage: $35

Mini Massage: $15 (special offer $10 with full grooming)

Personalized flower essences and chakra balancing with crystal information are also available at an extra charge.

Wet or Water Massages are provided seasonally only.   (Dog's first swim lessons are also available) Pricing varies, travel fees apply.


My affordable and sustainable private grooming services include double bath,  conditioner, nail clipping, sanitary trim, ear cleaning and ear hair removal as needed.

I proudly use Pop’s Pet Organics products.  See the link below for more information on Pop's 4 shampoo blends.

Grooming Types:                                                   SHAKE IT OFF AT DELICATE PAWS LLC! 

  • Bath and Brush Out
  • Breed-Type clip
  • Face, Fanny and Foot

  • Small dogs   $25-35
  • Medium        $40-55
  • Large           $60 and up

All prices are subject to change due to coat conditions and the specific needs of the dog.  Please call to inquire about special pricing for puppies under six months of age.

Give the gift of massage to any full grooming service for $10.

Book 3 consecutive full grooms and receive 10% off total at 3rd visit. 


Ala Carte

Ear Wash: $5

Nails with Foot Neatening: $10 ( pads and top of foot)

Toe Nail Clip: $5

Vinegar 'leave-on' final rinse for allergic skin: $2.50


Book your appointment today!

Conveniently located near I-275 and Ann Arbor Rd 

Delicate Paws LLC

9917 Marie Street

Livonia, MI 48150

Phone: 734-469-4714


Hours of Operation

All services are offered by appointment only.  Dog grooming is booked on WEDNESDAY through SATURDAY.  Pet massage appointments are a flexible schedule and home visits are available.   Travel fees apply.