The Joan of Bark

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Ila Leger

I am

As the lead stylist, owner, interior designer, dog walker, cabin cleaner, puppy snuggler, poop picker-upper, and dog comfort expert, I am thrilled to welcome you to our Bark Family. I’m Ila Leger. 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. He’s our behind the scenes guru as owner, bookkeeper, handyman, architect of impossible ideas, plumber, and puppy toiletry restocker. Bark is forever benefiting from the value he brings, with the Leger family having 50+ years in small business.

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. Overall skin and coat care is paramount at Bark Avenue. Working with pet parents to cultivate an ongoing and healthy routine is essential to our process. High quality products and equipment help myself and our staff assist you on this journey. We are excited to share this highly curated experience for you and your pet, the modern dog.

Our Paw-some team

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Tiffany

manager / sr groomer
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Cindy

Receptionist
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Heidi

Receptionist

Brittany

Receptionist

Gabi

Receptionist
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Mikel

Groomer
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Erika

Groomer
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Brooke

Groomer
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Anne

Groomer
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Ashley

Groomer
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Meredith

Groomer
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Rachel

Groomer
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Kenady

Groomer
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Lora

Bathing Manager
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Lilly

Bather
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Alyssa

Bather
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Haley

Bather

Jenna

Bather

Maggie

Bather

Kyla

Groomer in Training
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Alison

Groomer in training

our mission

Complete Skin & Coat Wellness

Grooming should be an essential part of your pet’s overall health. In addition to a perfectly manicured hair cut, our top of the line products and equipment are designed to maintain your pets healthy skin and coat, or improve and repair dermatological issues.

Client Education

We’re here to help all of our pet parents navigate and tailor each pup’s special needs. Regular maintenance visits allow our professional pet estheticians to guide and help our pet parents.  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.

Community

As UL alumni and Cajun country residents, we are always striving to not only improve our neighborhood, but to encourage others to be active participants in the overall betterment of the canine community.  We vow to partake in local charity, fundraisers, and philanthropic events, as it directly benefits our mission.  Bark Avenue is always open to support a worthy cause!