IthaPaws Full Service Grooming

Dog Tested, Dog Approved!

About Us

Karina Bagdonavicius - Owner/Groomer

I was taught to groom by a very special person, Nikki Ormsby. I have been grooming for 6 years and have been working with dogs since I was 8. I was active in the 4H program and enjoyed obedience, agility, and grooming and handling. I also fostered many dogs over the years. In my spare time, I love to go to the dog park with my 4 year old Yorkshire Terrier, Gary. We also enjoy hiking, walking around the commons in Ithaca, cuddling on the couch, and dog sitting for our fur friends. My favorite breeds to groom are border collies, yorkies, and a variety of other breeds. Feel free to stop in any time and visit Gary and I!


Cierra Jensen - 

Owner/Groomer

I have been grooming for 5 years and have worked with dogs my whole life. I have trained many dogs in obedience, agility, grooming and handling, and tracking. I have fostered a few dogs as well, and I always enjoy pet sitting. Grooming is my passion! I love every breed, but a few of my favorites are American Staffordshire Terriers, Golden Doodles, and Poodles. I have one dog of my own, Maddy - a 6 year old American Staffordshire Terrier mix. In our spare time, we enjoy going to training sessions, hiking the Ithaca trails, fishing, and camping. Come visit Maddy and I at the salon. We hope to see you soon!

Matthew Zappala - 

Owner/Finance Manager

Dogs have always been a part of my life although I do not have much experience working with them. My role here is to make sure all the accounting is getting done correctly so that Cierra and Karina can focus on their grooming. I currently have one dog of my own,  Bolt - a 3 year old German Shepherd.