Why choose Bark Avenue?
Expertise and comprehensive knowledge
Our owner has over 8 years of veterinary experience with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. By participating in continuing education quarterly, our staff is able to bring home extensive expertise and the most current and comprehensive knowledge to share with Acadiana.
All inclusive elevated service
Your pets are treated as one of our own from the moment they arrive. We only offer complete services that are tailored to help your pet feel better. This benefits the pet by relieving skin and coat conditions, the pet parent by decreasing veterinary visits, and our groomers by giving them a happy, healthy pet to work on!
Focus on skin and coat wellness
Your pet's skin is their largest organ. Therefore we use top of the line products and equipment designed to maintain your pets healthy skin and coat, or improve and repair dermatological issues.
State of the art custom facility
Our facility is expertly designed for ultimate comfort, quality, and safety. Our open concept facility features state of the art cabins and housing complete with TVs, aromatherapy, and fleece blankets. Our separate bathing and drying rooms allow for a smoother, less stress, efficient prep for the dogs, with dryers pumped in from a neighboring room to reduce noise. Your pet will love our fenced in green space for potty breaks and sunshine.
Our 3100 square foot state of the art facility is expertly designed for ultimate comfort, quality, and safety. The open concept features state of the art cabins and housing complete with TVs, aromatherapy, and fleece blankets. Our separate bathing and drying rooms allow for a smoother and efficient prep for the dogs, with dryers pumped in from a neighboring room to reduce noise. Your pet will love our fenced in green space for potty breaks and sunshine.
Products we use
The Joan of Bark
Ila LegerOwner & Lead Stylist
I’ve called Acadiana home since 2007 when I signed up to be a Ragin’ Cajun. With my Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, I continued on my animal lovin’ journey. After 8 years of working at a local veterinarian practice as a lead tech, I made the jump with my wonderful husband, Shadd, to begin the adventure of Bark Avenue.
Continuing education and sharing my knowledge is the drive behind our growth and excellent standard of care. As a dedicated #dogmom, I am passionate about going beyond simple pet maintenance to ensure all pets are thriving.
While all of our services, ranging from bath packages to master styling, are all inclusive, we should note that this is based off of a coat presented in good or “bath ready” condition.
If the coat is tangled or excessively matted, these things add prep time before the pet can be bathed. Dematting or clipper strip fees are for this extra time that it takes to ensure that each pet will receive a thorough wash and proper coat prep for the betterment of skin and coat health.
Ultimately, skin and coat health is why we price our packages as ‘all inclusive’. Each pet is evaluated to determine which of our 12 shampoos will be the most beneficial. After that, each pet is remoisturized with one of three deep conditioners. Every package also includes teeth brushing, ear cleaning, anal glands checked, and nail trim and file. There’s no extra charge for these procedures because it’s our belief that each pet needs these services during their nose to tail detailed visit!
We like to allow 3-6 hours per pet based on size, coat condition, and service. This allows us to give pets breaks as needed as we do not believe in rushing through a very detailed process. We allow clients to give us a specific pick up time on their drop off forms or we will call when ready!
We work by pick up times because, based on what each pet needs, is how we assign them to specific bathers and groomers. It’s a little different system but it really allows us to to put our “doodle” groomers with doodles, groomers who love shihtzus with shihtzus, etc.
*Special accommodations are always available for special needs pets and should be discussed prior to scheduling.
**“ASAP” pickups will incur an express fee of $15 ONLY IF the pet is left over 1 hour after pick up call is made.
We like to introduce our puppies with something simple for them, like a bath or mini groom package. This allows them to experience all the sights, sounds, and sensations of a salon without requiring them to sit through a full groom. We ask that our clients allow us to evaluate each puppy at their first visit to determine if they are comfortable enough for a full groom.
Pricing for puppies is structured based on size. For example, a 4 month old Labrador may start as a small but as they increase in size, their price will increase accordingly.
- Melanie S
When scheduling our most recent appointment, the Bark Avenue team allowed us to meet prior to the appointment to discuss the needs of our youngest pup as well as having her spend some time in the back area of Bark Avenue prior to drop off day. Upon pick up arrival, I was beyond relieved to hear that our entire pack did great. They all look, smell, and fell phenomenal. For anyone with a northern breed (or any breed really), Bark Avenue is the best of the best in the Acadiana area.
- Rachel B
Highly recommend and satisfied! The staff is amazing and has went above and beyond to make Daisy Belle first appointment the absolute best experience. Very Professional and Knowledgeable! Couldn’t thank them enough for making this the easiest and best experience ever!
- Robert G
Love the amazing staff who always treats my dog as if she were one of their own (regardless of how crazy and hard to handle she can be)! I have a husky and they do a phenomenal job with her deshedding (which from first hand experience is very hard to do)!! An amazing place and would highly recommend to anyone!!
I’ve been bringing my two girls to Bark Avenue for a year or more. We are never disappointed with the quality of grooming, as they always look and smell great afterwards, and you can tell much effort and time was taken on them. It must also say something when they are always excited when it’s time to go inside. If I can just talk about the exceptional professionalism of the staff for a moment..there was one time when an accident occurred with one of my pups where during a regular grooming, and her eye ended up scratched. The staff immediately contacted me, as well as set us up with the soonest vet appointment, which they had paid for. If you’re searching for a place to bring your pets where you have piece of mind that they’ll be taken care of, this is it.