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.

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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