About Us

Come in and meet Lisa Furlonger, The owner/operator and her team from Topknotch Dogs Salon and you will understand why they are regarded as the ‘go to’ pet groomers on the Gold Coast. With over 30 years’ experience in the industry, Lisa worked for a few Gold Coast Vets and Salons, While running her own mobile service for 25years before opening her Nerang based salon in 2008.

Lisa aquired her Certified Master Groomer (CMG) qualifications in 2006. Lisa then went on to be an International CMG in 2010. Lisa considers herself a pet stylist not just a groomer.

Lisa continued to fuel her passion for dogs by competing in dog grooming competitions throughout Australia and the USA which secured her a very repectful second place in many of the competitions. This was a steep learning curve for Lisa, and her styling skilled were honed.

Lisa has owned a variety of dog breeds and mixes from a young age, Labradors, Staffy’s, Schnauzers, Blue Heeler, Ridgebacks, 3 cocker spanials and a standard Poodle.

Introducing Melanie, Joining Lisa this year in January 2020. Melanie, comes to us with 8 years grooming experience in Australia, as well as over 10 years salon experience from Canada. Her grooming skills include all breed standard clips as well as many designer dog and pet style trims. Training in different coat types has resulted in her exibiting confidence, trust and knownlodge required to groom each dogs unique coat type. Her favourite breed is the Great Dane of which she has owned as well as Pommeranian X, German Shepard and a Border Collie. Her loves outside of grooming are the beach, camping and dancing. Melanie also has her own holistic health business in body, mind communication called ‘Shine Your Light’.

Introducing Kelly, who joined Lisa in 2018 has 5 years previous salon experience and is barking mad about dogs. She is patient and caring and not only will you lover her results your furry friend will love the experience. Kelly loves grooming Cavaliers and Shihtzus and is enjoying learning about grooming other other breeds to Lisa’s high standards.

Don’t trust your best friend to just anyone – come on down to Topknotch Dogs and let your dog grooming appointment be one that both you and your dog enjoys!

Lisa’s Topknotch Salon prefers her doggy clients to have an individually personalised grooming service sutied to each pet. With over 30 years in the Gold Coast dog grooming industry you can be assured that her training and qualifications are unequalled, and her clients know they can expect reliable, quality dog grooming and good, old fashioned service.