About the owner

Nelson Quintero was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1980. The inspiration for Pampered Tails started in 1998 when he adopted his dog, Trinity, in Caracas, Venezuela. Thanks to her, he found the love that people can feel for their pets. Trinity went with him everywhere – walking, hiking, and running.

When Nelson moved to the US in 2002, he had to leave Trinity behind with family. Although he was heartbroken, he was able to put his love for Trinity into the new doggie relationships that he started when he began his dog grooming career. He dedicates his company and his success to Trinity, may she rest in peace.

After years of adaptation and learning techniques from different grooming salons, he bought his first mobile grooming van and started Pampered Tails in 2005. 

Nelson began hiring and training his groomers from scratch, and Pampered Tails grew to be one of the biggest mobile pet grooming companies in Los Angeles. In 2015 he opened a state-of-the-art grooming salon to train more new groomers in a comfortable learning environment. Nelson’s dream is to raise the standard of training of groomers in Los Angeles.

In his free time, Nelson enjoys grooming his Old English Sheepdog, Ansel, who is the Pampered Tails official mascot. You’ll often find he and his wife camping, snowboarding, mountain bike riding and traveling. He lives in West LA with his wife, daughter, dog and cat.