Our Mission

Our mission at IthaPaws is to ensure that each dog and client receives personalized care for their specific needs. Our first priority is to make sure each dog is safe and happy. To ensure this, we take our time with any dog no matter what their personality may be. We encourage supervised group play at our salon while the dogs are waiting to be groomed. 

About Us

Karina Bagdonavicius - Owner/Groomer

I was taught to groom by a very special person, Nikki Ormsby. I have been grooming for 7 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 7 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 -


I have been grooming for 6 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 am an AKC Safety Certified Groomer. 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 8 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!