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The Founder - Jozi Steindorff


Jozi is a highly experienced dog groomer with a profound love for canines, boasting a career in professional grooming that spans back to 1994. Originally hailing from Brazil, Jozi embarked on her New Zealand journey in 2012, and quickly fell in love with the beautiful community of Mount Maunganui. She shares her life with her twin daughters and her cherished dog, Laximi, and is grateful to have met her supportive husband, who has been instrumental in helping Jozi turn her dreams into reality.

Jozi's dog grooming journey in New Zealand began shortly after her arrival, and her dedication to her craft led her to establish The Wag Club in 2017. Starting in her own garage on Simpson Rd, she quickly outgrew her space and relocated to a larger facility, which is now the bustling Papamoa Branch. As her business continued to thrive, Jozi expanded her operations to include two more branches across the Tauranga area, including The Lakes and Mount Maunganui.

Notably, Jozi achieved the prestigious INTERNATIONAL MASTER GROOMER CERTIFICATION in New Zealand, a globally recognized accolade. Committed to delivering the best service to her clients, she ensures that her team is not only well-qualified but also compassionate towards every pet and their owners. Recognizing the unique needs of each dog, Jozi's team is dedicated to their mission of providing top-notch care.

Jozi's care extends beyond her clients to her staff. She firmly believes that a positive workplace environment is essential, and she prioritizes the happiness and well-being of each groomer on her team. At The Wag Club, Jozi fosters a nurturing atmosphere that benefits both her employees and, most importantly, the beloved pets they serve.

Meet Our Team



Meet Our Wonderful Manager, Lorena!

Lorena, our beloved manager, has been an integral part of our team since 2018. A true pet lover at heart, she has formed a special bond with all our canine companions, making her a cherished member of our furry family.

Aside from her passion for pets, Lorena is known for her friendly and welcoming demeanor. She delights in engaging in lively conversations, sharing jokes, and, most importantly, lending a compassionate ear to our clients' needs and concerns.

If you're ever in search of Lorena, you need look no further than our Papamoa Branch. She's always there to ensure that both our four-legged friends and their human counterparts receive the utmost care and attention.

Join us at our Papamoa Branch and experience Lorena's warmth and dedication firsthand. Your pets will not only be in safe hands but will also receive the love and affection they truly deserve!



 A Passionate Dog Grooming Professional!

Teisha's journey in the world of dog grooming began as a volunteer dog washer in 2013. Her love for dogs and her desire to work closely with them led her to take her first steps in this industry. Within a matter of months, her dedication and enthusiasm shone through as she embarked on a learning journey alongside seasoned groomers.

Encouraged by her fellow colleagues and mentors, Teisha's commitment to excellence propelled her to achieve her International Dog Grooming certification in 2017, marking a significant milestone in her career.

Since 2019, Teisha has been the driving force behind our renowned The Lakes Salon, located within Koru Vets. Her passion for her work is palpable, and she takes immense pride in coordinating and leading our grooming services.

Teisha's story is a testament to her unwavering dedication to her craft and her love for dogs. Join us at The Lakes Salon and experience the care, expertise, and genuine passion that Teisha brings to every grooming session. Your furry companions are in the best hands with Teisha!


Cheyenne & Helen

A Natural Talent in Pet Grooming!

Cheyenne is the embodiment of a "natural talent" in the world of pet grooming. In just a few short months, she quickly honed her skills as a dog groomer assistant and has become an indispensable part of our team.

Based in the vibrant town of Mount Maunganui, Cheyenne now leads our bustling shop and salon with the invaluable support of her dedicated assistant, Helen. Together, they form a dynamic duo that consistently delivers exceptional service to our cherished customers.

Cheyenne's journey from novice to expert in the art of pet grooming is a testament to her innate abilities and dedication to her craft. With her at the helm, you can trust that your furry companions are in the hands of a true professional.

Join us at Mount Maunganui and experience the magic of Cheyenne and Helen's teamwork – where passion and expertise come together to pamper your pets like never before!

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