Who We Are

Opened by Melinda Wolff-Foster in July 2005 as a small facility geared at personalized boarding and holistic grooming, the superior care and attention provided for each pet established loyal clientele with a high referral rate.

The Pine Trees: Melinda's grandfather owned land in Joshua back in the late 60's/early 70's and the state of Texas' forestry program gave her grandfather hundreds of tiny pine tree switches to plant.  The little switches grew to over 100 ft tall and have become a landmark in Joshua.

In 2009 we outgrew our original location next door to Melinda's home and moved into our new location on Broadway, keeping the name "The Pines".

Melinda Wolff-Foster

Owner, Professional Pet Stylist, Holistic Pet Care Expert, Canine Behaviorist, Certified Aromatherapist, Speaker & Educator,
Owner of Melinda's Naturals

Melinda is featured on the television show Natural Companions.  Her segments (filmed at The Pines Pet Pampering) are called "Snips & Clips" and feature her expertise in holistic grooming and pet care.  

With over 20 years of working in the veterinary field and pet care industry, she is known for her expertise in holistic pet care and for having a special bond and connection with animals of all kinds. Her main focus is the health and complete well being of every pet, as well as the ethical and humane treatment of all creatures great and small. She donates her time to the Joshua Animal Shelter, grooming rescued pets to encourage their adoption and she enjoys speaking with and educating pet owners.  

Melinda is a practicing Certified Aromatherapist through the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy and she is working towards her Animal Aromatherapy Practitioner Certification.
She writes for publications and teaches at seminars and conferences around the country

Melinda owns Melinda's Naturals, a company providing aromatherapy services, as well as handmade, artisan, personal care products.  You can find her "human" retail section in the boutique at The Pines, boutiques and B&B's across the state of Texas, as well as through her website www.MelindasNaturals.net  

Her current pet family includes:
Little Bit - a rescued maine coon cat
Billy - a rescued chihuahua mix
Rosie - a rescued chihuahua mix
Murphy - a rescued french bulldog
Frankie - a rescued shih tzu

Chelsey Joiner

Salon Manager, Professional Pet Stylist

Chelsey is part of the heart and soul of our team! She has been with us for many years after having been mentored by Melinda and she now manages our grooming salon.  She is a very skilled and talented groomer who excels at styling hand scissored breeds such as Bichons!

Chelsey exemplifies the best kind of groomer because of her patience and tender-hearted care of our furry guests.  Not only does she manage our grooming salon and style dogs every day, she also helps in many other areas of our facility and we value her to the moon and back!

Her current pet family includes:
Aurora - a miniature poodle
Charlie - a rescued chihuahua
Rosie - a rescued cavalier king charles spaniel
Wendy - a rescued cavalier king charles spaniel

Roberta Bohlman

Professional Pet Stylist

Robbie has been a fantastic part of our team for several years.  She came to us with over 20 years of experience in grooming, with a unique desire to learn holistic methods and adapt to our standard of care!

She is also a very stylish and talented designer with an aesthetic eye!   Her favorite breeds to groom are Maltese and Yorkies.  

Her pet family includes:
Lizzy - a rescued boxer mix

Clifton Tippins


Clif has been an invaluable part of our team for several years.  He began as a pet care attendant but has evolved into our overall "go to" guy for everything around the facility.

Clif is usually the one to greet everyone as they come in to our lobby and he is the one who gives every dog a goodbye treat before they leave!  He is such a dedicated, reliable, and hard working team member, but the best part of Clif is the way dogs absolutely adore him!  

His pet family includes: 
Monster - a rescued rottweiler mix
Rockstar - a rescued tabby cat

Noah Wolff

Pet Care Attendant

Melinda and Lonnie's son, Noah, has been a huge part of The Pines Pet Pampering since the very beginning when he was 7 years old.  He has learned all about the animal world from Melinda and takes after her in his relationship with all pets. 

Noah's calm and caring nature make him a valuable part of our team!

Lonnie Foster


Lonnie is Melinda's husband.  He shares in her endeavor to provide the best of care to the pets staying at our facility.  He is not only partner in the business, but helps walk all boarders during their last walk of the day and on weekends.

Lonnie is also the mastermind behind all solutions to maintenance and repair issues and we would not be where we are today without him.  He is a full time teacher, but when he is not busy conducting the Joshua High School band, he can usually be found helping here!

Why Us?

We truly value attention to detail, personalization, cleanliness, ethics and professionalism.  

But most of all, we follow the holistic mantra "Do No Harm".  We value treating each pet as an individual with individual needs.  

We will not compromise our standards by cutting corners.  Each pet in our care deserves the best treatment and the utmost compassion.

We love what we do, and we love to do it well!