About Us

Our passion for opening Bark Shop came straight from the heart. Our owner and self-proclaimed “crazy dog lady” had taken her dogs to the same groomer for over 10 years when her groomer moved away. After trying out several different groomers in the Des Moines area, she realized how lucky she was to have had a groomer that she could not only trust, but also listened to her concerns and treated her dogs with compassion. We decided to open Bark Shop with these key attributes in mind. We saw that Des Moines needed a new grooming concept where the staff is compassionate to each animal’s situation and treats your pets like family.

Bark Shop is an upscale, modern pet salon aiming to offer the best service with an open-door concept. You can drop your pet off in our stress-free environment and let us pamper them for the day, or you are more than welcome to grab a coffee and wait in our inviting lobby where you can actually watch your pet being groomed. Nothing is done behind closed doors here, we have nothing to hide! We use only state of the art equipment, and organic shampoos. Ask about our all-inclusive packages, senior discounts, and multiple pet discounts.

Meet the team



Linda

Linda has been professionally grooming for over 30 years and has previously owned Groomingdales and Urban Dogz. Her personal pets include a Kerry Blue Terrier named Glenvista’s Lady Madeline, a Lakeland Terrier named Amelia, a long haired Chihuahua named Fannie, and a barn cat appropriately named Barney. She brings not only her entrepreneur experience but also her extensive grooming experience.

Tayler

Tayler has 8 years of grooming experience and came to us from Three Waggin' Tails. She is passionate about working with dogs who need a little extra care during the grooming process. Tayler is always working to stay on top of trends in the grooming industry and breed standards, and furthers her knowledge by taking continuing education classes through the NDGAA. Her personal four-legged friends include Ernie, Abu, and Meeko.

Mallory

Mallory has over 11 years of grooming experience. For 8 years, she excelled in creative grooming styles, new grooming trends, and management in a salon in Austin, TX. Her zoo of animals includes a yorkie-poo named Guppy, a toy poodle named Crouton, a dachshund named Prawn, a sphynx cat named Venus, and a Maine coon cat named Menxi. Animals and grooming are her greatest passions in life.

Jordy

Jordy started her grooming career on the East coast her sophomore year of high school. She is continuously looking for new ways to improve her grooming skills and is passionate about staying up to date with the latest grooming trends. Her pets include an orange tabby named Sheckles, a bully-mix named Ayluh, a golden retriever named Clancy, and a chameleon named Teriyaki-Gizmo. She not only strives to build a relationship with her furry friends, but with their parents as well.

Laura

Laura is the founder of Bark Shop. Her “kids”, a Shi-Poo named Cal and two Mal-Shis named Cameron and Ricky, are her whole world and her primary reason for opening Bark Shop. She truly cares about every pet and customer that comes in and wants them to leave feeling pampered.

Mike

Mike is the co-owner of Bark Shop. His love for animals began with two cats, Ding Dong and Licorice, when he was just a little tike. Nowadays, his pride and joy is a boxer named Henrik. Mike’s passion for building this business stems from his belief of how customers and clientele should be treated.

Sarah

Sarah is the newest member of our team, she has been groom 3 years and has a house full of fur babies of her very own! She has 6 cats and 2 dogs but there’s always room for more! As well as her experience in grooming she also has experience in dog training and dog first aid! She is very well versed in most classic patterns and she also has experience in cat grooming! She is very passionate about animals and grooming has been described as her dream job! Her fur babies are the loves of her life and she can’t wait to take great care of all of yours!

Amanda

Hello! I’m Amanda and here’s a little about me; I’ve always had a great passion for animals that grows more and more everyday. I’ve worked alongside groomers starting in 2008 and began grooming in 2010. I’ve previously groomed in West Des Moines and Urbandale, as well as Newton, where I reside. I’ve taken classes at DMACC in their veterinary technician program and worked at a veterinary clinic as a vet assistant! Your pet's health is just as important to me as the way they look when they leave the salon! I have a Puggle named Brody, an unknown mutt named Cece, and a three legged cat named Thanos. I am also a busy mommy of three girls, Jolene, Olivia and Hadley.

What people are saying

I can't say enough amazing things about the Bark Shop. They are truly the best groomers. Taylor is amazing and will take the time to really get to know your dogs. We would not trust anyone else with our dogs Bentley and Bailey. They are extremely detailed and make sure they groom them exactly the way you want. Their customer service is great and our dogs love going there. You can tell that they truly care about our dogs and they really listen to what you want. They are the best!!!!!

- Tracey R

The Bark Shop is exactly what we needed for Brewski! It was such a relief finding groomers who you could tell genuinely cared about our dog and about us. Brewski was an old dog when we started going to Bark Shop. He moved slow and unsteady and all of the staff was so patient and good with him. They knew him by name right away and knew how to make him feel comfortable from the moment he arrived until the time he left. Such a positive experience that we've not had prior to Bark Shop. Thanks for loving Brewski like he was your own, he loved you guys!

- Matt R

This was Sasha's, my 3 month old Samoyed's, first grooming experience. The staff was amazing and took great care of her. They made sure she was comfortable and not stressed over the experience. They also gave me a lot of great tips for keeping her well groomed and adjusted. I would highly recommend them for pet grooming.

- Greg B

Really can't say enough great things about the Bark Shop! They're so kind and remember Barrington when he comes in (and we've only been a handful of times!). Very reasonable prices and very timely. My pup is always so happy and looks amazing when I pick him up. Highly recommend.

- Greg B

Jordan did an amazing job on my dog Kevin!! He looks so cute, feels so soft, and smells so good! So thrilled to find a place near our house with people who really love dogs. Highly recommend! :)

- Ashly B

Mallory at The Bark Shop is the best! Oliver always looks perfect! I love how they aren’t in a crate and can mingle with other fur babies and I can always get him in quickly! Very happy this place was recommended to me by a couple friends! I won’t take my baby anywhere else!

- Dorit A

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