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the spaw

Welcome to the barking babies™ spaw, the chicest one-stop shop for the hautest hounds in town! Our spaw menu covers grooming to anesthesia-free teeth cleaning, and the best doggie stylists on hand for muttastic grooming makeovers. Finish off your dog’s stay with shopping our carefully curated selection of doggie duds from around the world.

Our treatments rooms are located in the back of the boutique behind a secure glass door. It features a waiting "play" lounge and three additional gates for safety. Your pet's well-being and comfort is our #1 priority!

spaw entrance

waiting play area

triple gate system

 

We are certified in Pet First Aid by "Walks N'' Wags" Canada's longest standing first aid program.

 

grooming

From a bath and tidy to the full spa treatment, we'll tailor to your barking babies™ needs with the rrroyal treatment! We do not cage/kennel but rather book our grooming sessions one furbaby at a time and provide a fun waiting area for drop-off and pick-up. We want your dog's experience to be fun and as stress-free as possible!

Grooming includes shampoo, blow dry, nail trim, light brushing, sanitary trim, ear cleaning and bow/bandana. All of our shampoos, conditioners, and cleaning products are chemical free. Let us know in advance if you or your dog have any allergies or skin problems that require special treatment like our hypoallergenic or allergy skin shampoos and conditioners.

* Our facilities can accommodate grooming for small to medium dogs up to 20 pounds.

grooming menu

Full groom includes:

  • full haircut
  • warm bath
  • warm towels
  • full blow dry
  • brush out
  • gland check (upon request)
  • nail trim
  • ear cleaning
  • bows for the girls
  • bandanas for the boys

Bath + tidy trim includes:

  • no body haircut, only sanitary & face/foot trim
  • warm bath
  • warm towels
  • full blow dry
  • brush out
  • gland check (upon request)
  • nail trim
  • ear cleaning
  • bows for the girls
  • bandanas for the boys

Bath + blow-dry:

  • warm bath
  • warm towels
  • full blow dry
  • brush out
  • bows for the girls
  • bandanas for the boys

Each of our services provided depends on size,
breed, type of style, condition of the coat and behavior of your dog in our care.

Prices:

  • full groom: small dog $62 and up, medium dog $70 and up
  • bath + tidy trim: small dog $55 and up, medium dog $60 and up
  • bath + blow-dry: $45 and up
  • nail dremeling $25 - $35
  • nail trim $13 (complementary with groom)
  • puppy's 1st groom; small puppy $35, large puppy $40 (for puppies under 3 months)








Add on teeth/body/coat services:

  • anal glands expressed $15
  • teeth brushing $15 (you get to keep the toothbrush)
  • hand-stripping $80/hour (includes bath)
  • *dematting $1/minute (maximum 20 minutes)

* Dematting: Dogs groomed on a regular basis adjust and cooperate to the routine. Dogs that are not groomed every 4 to 6 weeks may become matted. Matting occurs from lack of grooming, coat overgrowth, not routinely being brushed or a coat not being combed through prior to getting wet. Additional fees apply for de-matting a pet.  When matting is severe and/or close to the skin the only humane way to remove the mats is to clip the coat off to the skin line. In some cases where the matting is not severe and only covers a small area, we can remove them by splitting, thinning and then brushing them out. We charge $1 a minute to de-mat your dog which is added to your bill. Matted coats are hard on our equipment and in most cases require two haircuts, the first to remove the matted coat prior to bathing and a second to even up the coat after bathing. We are not responsible for heath conditions that may be revealed by removing a matted coat such as sores, redness etc. You are required to sign a form if matts are severe.

Grooming days:

Grooming services every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am - 4pm.

Nail dremel service:

Nail dremel services every Monday from 11am - 6pm.

Pawlicies:

  • Cancellations: please call at least 24 hours prior to your appointment to cancel or reschedule.
  • If an appointment is missed without a 24 hour notification, a $35.00 “No Show”/ “Late Cancellation” Fee will be charged and a deposit of ½ the grooming cost may be required to reschedule a future appointment.
  • If you arrive more than 15 minutes late to your scheduled appointment, we may not be able to perform your scheduled grooming services and you may need to reschedule your appointment so that we can stay on schedule with our other clients.
  • We ask that you pick up your dog within an hour and a half of our call. After that, late pick up is considered daycare that is billed an additional $15 per hour.
  • Should your dog display aggressive behaviour towards our groomers, we will make all attempts to finish grooming your pet with a muzzle. Should your dog bite and break the skin of any of our staff, a $25 fee will be added to your bill. If your dog continues to displays aggressive behaviour and our groomer is unable to complete your appointment, you may be charged a partial fee for the amount of time spent attempting to groom them. The safety of our staff, other dogs and your dog is our top priority!


To book for grooming:

Call us at 604.647.bark (2275) or email.

 

non-anesthesia teeth cleaning

Good oral hygiene prevents plaque, calculus, and bacterial build-up that can be harmful to your dog's sensitive digestive system, heart and liver. Let our certified oral hygienists take your barking babies' teeth to sparkling clean heights for a longer, healthier life.

Did you know that periodontal disease is the most common disease that pets develop? 80 to 85% of dogs and cats have some degree of infection.

We get asked quite often - how does it work? First step there is an examination and consultation where the hygienist, Roz from Sparkle Bark, will perform a visual exam of the mouth, teeth and head. Any abnormalities will be charted on your dog's chart and discussed for appropriate treatment. Your dog will then be comfortably and safely positioned while being introduced to ultrasonic scaling procedure. Roz will proceed to thoroughly remove all tartar and plaque from all surfaces and then polishing to complete the cleaning. Polishing is to keep the teeth smooth and free from ridges where bacteria may surface again.

Roz, from Sparkle Bark, has years of experience working in the human dental field and for the past 11 years, has been focusing on our four-legged barking babies! Her full dental examination ensures there aren't any underlying issues to save your dog from further pain and discomfort. If there are, she'll be sure to suggest you send your doggie to the dentist, before coming back to us for a full cleaning!  

The cleaning is non-invasive and does not use anesthesthesia.

Pricing:

  • dental consultation without cleaning, $50 includes full dental chart
  • dental cleaning full treatment $150 - $250+ dependent on condition, behaviour, and how often teeth are cleaned
  • post-cleaning care information is provided at no charge
  • maintenance can be provided as well (after initial cleaning)

Check our events page for upcoming dates!


nail dremel

Did you know that you should not to hear a dog when they walk? If you hear your dog's nails click it means that their nails are too long. When this happens it causes irregular walking, damages the tendons, and can lead to long term skeletal problems.

When you cut your dog's nails with a clipper, only the tips can be removed so as to not injure the dog. Dremeling allows us to grind the nails down right to the quick the quick, without any pain or discomfort.  The only way to recede the quick is through dremeling; as it grinds the nail down to around the quick, exposing it, therefore causing it to naturally recede.

Not only is dremeling the best method to get nails the shortest, but it also lasts longer than getting them cut.

It is also a great option for dogs scared of nail clipping. The dremel is a nicer sound than a clipper, and Roz, our dremeling specialist, has a calm, friendly, energy that all dogs respond well to!

before (left) and after (right) dremeling

To book for dental cleaning or nail dremel:

Call us at 604.647.bark (2275) or email.


*Dental cleaning and nail dremel available every Monday.