Our grooming is open.
Our COVID-19 hours of operation:
WEDNESDAY: 10AM - 5PM
SATURDAY: 10AM - 5PM
We ask that if you enter barking babies:
- You’re not sick
- You haven’t been anywhere near anyone who’s sick (with or without COVID-19)
- You haven’t returned to Canada from another country (including the US) within the last month
- You use hand sanitizer/antiseptic wipes before you enter, apply a mask if you have one
- You follow physical distancing floor signs we've implemented in shop
- You remove all your dogs' belongings prior to drop off for grooming so to prevent cross contamination
- You pick up your dog immediately after we call for grooming to prevent cross contamination
IF DOOR IS LOCKED CALL 604-647-2275 & WE WILL MEET YOU
We use top VETERINARIAN sanitation for the grooming area. We also use rubbing alcohol on our POS and credit card machine after each transaction.
Our top priority is not just to keep ourselves safe, but also YOU and your dogs. We want everyone to feel confident coming in to purchase or for grooming appointments. We don’t want anybody to feel uncomfortable or unsafe and the only way to do this is if we all respect the directives and follow the same protocols. Be kind to one another.
We will continue to monitor and adapt as necessary to ensure everyone’s safety. Thank you for your cooperation!
barking babies 🐾🧡
Welcome to the barking babies™ spaw, the chicest one-stop shop for the hautest hounds in town! Our spaw menu covers several grooming options 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 doggie lounge complete with beds, and three additional gates for safety. Your pet's well-being, safety and comfort is our #1 priority 🐾
waiting play area
triple gate system
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!
*Currently during COVID-19, please pick up your dog immediately after we call for pick up to avoid cross contamination. Thank you for your cooperation.
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 grooming facilities accommodate dogs up to 20 pounds.
grooming menu + pricing
The cost for grooming your dog depends on size, breed, style of haircut, condition of the coat, and behaviour. We will discuss this with you before your groom to provide a more accurate price and recommend the best grooming service! 🐾
Grooming services include (except Bath & Blow): bath, light brushing, blow dry, nail trim, foot fur trim, sanitary trim & ear cleaning.
This is a full haircut. We offer a basic service using clippers to trim the coat/fur OR a full scissor cut service using clippers, scissors to shape the coat. De-matting not included and charged separate.
scissor cut groom
BATH & TIDY GROOM
This is not a haircut. The bath & tidy service is a full bath, blow dry with brush out, ear cleaning, nail/foot trim, sanitary and face trim. The bath & blow service is a full bath with blow dry brush out & ear cleaning only. No face, no nail trimming. De-matting not included and charged separate.
bath & tidy
bath & blow
PUPPY'S FIRST TIME
It can be a really scary experience for Puppy's first groom and this is why we do not offer full service haircut for the first visit. The puppy's first groom is a bath, blow dry, very light brush out, ear cleaning & simple face, foot, nail, sanitary trim as needed. For puppies under 14 weeks of age.
puppy's first time
- tiny service: $35 and up
- small service: $45 and up
You can order add on services to your groom, or book just a la carte services.
a la carte
what are matts and de-matting?
We charge $1/minute for de-matting. We will only de-matt if your dog's tolerates it. This is added to you bill.
Dogs groomed on a regular basis adjust and cooperate to the routine of brushing and bathing. Dogs that are not groomed every 4 to 6 weeks may become matted. We remove matts by splitting, thinning and then brushing them out.
Double coated dogs like Poms have an undercoat that is short, soft fur that can get packed with dead fur blocking airflow. We comb out these dead hairs which we also call de-matting.
Matting occurs from:
- lack of grooming
- coat overgrowth
- not routinely being brushed
- not being combed through prior to getting wet
- stresses like moving, sickness and travel
When matting is severe and/or close to the skin the only humane way to remove the matts is to clip the coat off to the skin line. We do not shave double coated breeds like Poms. We will only do so if it is absolutely necessary for medical reasons, as shaving can destroy the coat.
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. Health conditions may be revealed by removing a matted coat - you can't see what's under there untill you remove the fur. We are not responsible for sores, hotspots, redness etc. that get uncovered. You are required to sign a form if matts are severe.
- Cancellations: please call at least 24 hours prior to your appointment to cancel or reschedule.
- If an appointment is missed 2 times without a 24 hour notification, we will take a $50 deposit towards the groom. If again a no show, then we will no longer schedule appointments.
- If you arrive more than 15 minutes late to your scheduled appointment, we may not be able to perform your scheduled grooming services (we don't want to keep our other clients waiting!)
- 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. *Currently during COVID-19, please pick up your dog immediately after we call for pick up to avoid cross contamination. Thank you for your cooperation.
- 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's well-being is our #1 priority 🐾
We offer grooming services every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Saturday and Sunday.
to book grooming
During COVID-19, to book for grooming please email us with your name, your dog's name & breed and if you have groomed with us before. We will get back to you within 48 hours with the next availability.