We are passionate about dogs
and we love what we do.
We know how important it is to know
you are getting the best care possible
and the people you choose to groom
your canine companions are patient,
knowledgeable and skilled at what
they do. We make an extra effort to
get to know every dog, and we aim to form a positive working relationship with them based on trust and respect. We believe that no dog should ever be forced to do something. It is amazing what can be accomplished with praise, patience, love and confidence. Treats can also be a big motivator.
We like to provide an open floor environment as experience has taught us that most dogs are more relaxed when they are allowed to mill about, choose where to lay down or, often, they make friends and play. Also it gives us a chance to see their personalities and make friends ourselves. We are set up with barriers in case someone forgets their manners or needs some space. Our goal is that they enjoy their experience with us.
We use a specialized bathing system designed to optimize the benefits of our products, and enable us to give a quicker and more comfortable bath. Our tub accommodates all sizes and breeds comfortably. We customize the best product combinations based on the individual needs of your pet to get the maximum benefit from their visit.
We know that if you have a puppy or a senior pet that your furry friend requires extra attention and has special needs. We offer Puppy services to teach your new puppy all about this important part of dog life and set them up for a life of positive experiences. We use tried and true methods that uses the puppy's curious nature and energy to help them learn how to be groomed in a fun and engaging way. We get low with them on the floor to play and develop a deeper level of trust with all of our dogs. That trust key.
Our senior dogs have a special place in our hearts and our Senior services provide extra support and plenty of patience. We keep in mind that an older dog is more likely to get cold in the tub and may need an extra layer of bedding to cushion their kennel, and we are practiced in alternative grooming techniques that can be employed in the case of limited mobility.
We love working with and make it a point to be knowledgeable on a wide variety of breeds.
We use our experience and continued education as tools to provide the best grooming has to offer.
Barks n Bubbles is owned by Billie, who started her grooming career in 1990 and by '99 was working at the West Seattle Vet Clinic. She opened her own shop in Battle Ground in 2005 and by 2010 had opened the Woodland location. She soon passed the Battle Ground shop over to a trusted colleague as she wanted to be more hands on in her shop than having two shops allowed her to be. Now she operates the longest established grooming business in Woodland WA. Kendra began grooming in 2014, under apprenticeship at Barks n Bubbles. She graduated to full groomer and is now shop manager.
Thank you for choosing Barks n Bubbles
We are now relocated to our original, newly renovated space. You can find us in downtown Woodland WA on the corner next to the Post Office!