Our Professional Dog Groomers

We groom:

  • small dogs
  • medium dogs
  • large dogs
  • cats

We like to provide a low-stress environment for your pet’s grooming by setting up minimal overlap from one groom to the next. Drop off your pet and pick them back up within 2-3 hours.

We now have three groomers that are available for your pet’s grooming needs. 


Mon – Fri – 8:30am – 4:30pm
Closed on weekends and stat holidays

Set up an account and/or book now using the New Clients Book Now or Existing Clients Book Now Buttons at the top of any page on our site.

Head Groomer – Brenda

Our Groomer, Brenda R.

Grooming Gallery

Grooming Updates 2024

Service Changes

We are pleased to announce that our Groomer Assistants Robyn Koch and Emily Bromley have completed a groomer training course and will be taking appointments on their calendars starting March 15, 2024.

Robyn and Emily will be available for the following services:

  • Shave & A Haircut for small, medium and large dogs 
  • Scrub a Dub for all sizes of dogs
  • Blow Out & Trim for all sizes
  • Nail trims
  • Puppy Practice Grooms

We are excited to offer increased availability to our clients with this change!

Brenda is moving into a Head Groomer position. She will still be taking clients and is overseeing the process and quality for all grooming. Brenda will be available for booking the following services:

  • Shave & A Haircut for all sizes (Head Groomer rate)
  • Blow Out & Trim for all sizes
  • Doods n’ Poods all sizes
  • Cat grooms
  • Nail trims


Vaccination Requirements

Due to changes in our processes, we will now be requiring proof of up-to-date bordetella (kennel cough) vaccinations for grooming clients. This change will take effect immediately for all new clients, and by August 15th for existing clients. 

We are implementing this change due to the fact that we now are usually servicing multiple dogs at one time, meaning they are together in the grooming and crate rooms increasing the risk of transmission of any disease. Please understand we do this with the health and safety of all our canine clients in mind. 

We also strongly recommend all grooming clients be kept up to date on a flea/lice preventative. 

Price Changes

In the pursuit of long-term sustainability for Barks and Recreation, we find ourselves in a position where we need to update our service prices. This adjustment is essential for several reasons:

  • To ensure that our dedicated team receives fair wages, keeping pace with the rising cost of living.
  • To continue infusing each groom with the time, care, and love that defines our craft.
  • Our cost of supplies has increased, and we do not want to compromise the quality of the shampoos and products we are using.

We will be implementing a price increase on most grooming services starting March 15, 2024.

Changes in pricing for a brand are never easy. However, this review is necessary to align with the economy while maintaining the integrity of our values and securing our sustainability for the long run.

This announcement is not made easily. I hope this early notice and clarity into my reasons help provide insight into the necessity of this decision. Your continued support truly means the world to us and our team.

Grooming Prices 2024 PDF Link


Please note: we require all clients to be up to date on rabies and distemper/parvo, and bordatella vaccinations.
– Proof of vaccination status must be supplied.
– Dogs must be up to date on vaccinations and in good health (not showing signs of illness) to attend grooming appointments. 

 – Cats must be up to date on their Core 3 way (FVRCP) and rabies.

After initial puppy or kitten series of vaccinations (3 visits) a yearly booster is done. Following that core vaccines and rabies are typically updated every 3 years. Bordatella (dogs) is updated annually. Please check your pet’s vaccination certificate or with your vet to see if they are currently up to date before booking. We cannot accept clients for grooming without proof of up to date vaccination status.

If you do not wish to vaccinate your pet we can accept titer test results as well. If your dog cannot be vaccinated due to health reasons, we require a written statement from your veterinarian explaining this.

Cancellation Policy We have a 48-hour cancellation policy. If you do not show up for your appointment or provide sufficient notice, we will ask that you pre-pay for future appointments and charge you in full for future missed appointments. New clients will be asked to pay a deposit which is non-refundable – if you miss your appointment or do not provide sufficient notice we reserve the right to keep the deposit. We sometimes have a waiting list and if given enough notice we can fill the appointment. If you have an emergency, please let us know so that we can treat your specific situation with personal attention. We do not consider conflicts to be emergencies. This cancellation policy is necessary for our small business to continue to serve our clients in need. Please call the store to cancel an appointment. E-mail cancellations will not be accepted. Thank you for understanding.