Tiffany boasts 14 years in the pet industry, 10 of those being a groomer. She brings love, dedication, and huge amounts of patience she’s learned over the years which has helped her excel in her craft. She began as a dog trainer, teaching group and one on one classes from puppy school to advanced obedience training. With immense knowledge on body language, temperaments, and positive reinforcement techniques, she can carefully work with pets of all sizes and behavior types.
I’ve been extra lucky in finding my spot at Bark Avenue. Our opportunities as groomers are endless. With top of the line equipment and products, continuing education events, and an amazing staff, we always have what we need to be the highest quality groomers around. Being able to provide high quality, nurturing love to each and every pet that walks through our doors is one of the greatest joys in my life. I hope to continue taking care of your fur babies for years to come!
Casey began her career with animals at 18, from boarding to bathing. With a huge passion for dogs, she moved onto grooming in 2010. Her favorite breed is poodles as she has two of her own, Hendrix (standard) & Zeppelin (toy).
As a groomer for Bark Avenue, I have grown and learned so much. With continued education and top of the line products, we aim for the highest quality haircut for each furbaby. At Bark Avenue we are a strong, close team of employees that is always willing to help each other. Everyone motivates each other to be their best. I love my Bark Family!
Blake became a pet groomer at 20 and quickly advanced to full time pet stylist. She actually has two careers, one being grooming and very important to her is her volunteer Christian ministry. She enjoys being able to do what she loves secularly while also pursuing her spiritual goals. She feels love and patience are utmost importance to pet styling and always considers love or the furbaby by herself and the pet parent while grooming.
Bark Avenue has aided me in accomplishing the things I set out to do such as my ministry and caring for people’s fur children. Bark has also opened up much more to the grooming world than I knew previously and I have had so much fun learning and perfecting different styles and trends. I can’t leave out the family-like friendship we all share as employees of Bark Avenue. Even as a part-time employee, my teammates treat me as equal and necessary to our staff which really makes my heart full! I am super grateful for Bark Avenue and I honestly think I am working at one of the best salons in the world!
Everett, in 2014, acquired a parti poodle named Salem. Salem inspired his grooming education. What started as a simple shave down, eventually sparked his artistry. Dog hair became another medium to express himself.
I started out at Petco, but Bark Avenue eventually gave me the environment to learn and grow as a groomer with the most encouraging and supportive team. I have now been grooming professionally for three and a half years. In the future I plan to groom competitively, and to possibly show poodles down the line. Learning to be an all-breed groomer is a long journey but one day, I will get there!
Anne, a lifelong pet lover, turned that love into a 10 year career of pampering pets. A native of Memphis, TN, she got her start in grooming in Miami and groomed all over the south before settling down with her husband and daughter in Lafayette.
I always strive to better my grooming skills and love to challenge myself with more complex requests. My personal grooming philosophy is trust. I find that trust is a major component to a great groom. Together with skill and confidence, your pet can trust that they are safe and will come back home looking great!
Rachel joined the Bark Crew in 2017 and is currently training to be a stylist. She specializes in bathing and dematting dogs. She also enjoys a game of tug-o-war after coming home from work to her furbabies.
I enjoy working for Bark Avenue because everyone is so loving and so ready to help teach me to do something I love. My goals are to be able to become the groomer that I feel I’m capable of.
Ashley grew up on a horse and cattle farm in Leesville, LA. This developed a deep love and connection to all animals. A year ago, she met her furry soulmate, a Standard Poodle named Vincent. He inspired her fascination with all of the things she could do with his hair! After studying endless hours of YouTube grooming videos as a hobby, she came to the conclusion that she wanted to express her creative and artistic nature daily. That epiphany landed her at Lafayette’s most sought after, first-class grooming salon, Bark Avenue.
I have only been in the industry for under a year, but being at Bark and receiving training from, in my opinion, the top, most qualified and renowned groomers in the city, I have full certainty of an exciting and constantly rewarding career as a pet styling specialist! Not only am I allowed to interact with the cutest fuzzy faces in town, I work alongside some beautifully gifted visionaries, who have all become fast friends and make “work” my funnest, and favorite place to be!
Cindy brings 20 years of experience to the salon. She joined the team in the very beginning. Cindy worked at a local vet for 17 years before making the move the first Bark Avenue location.
I take pride and joy in my job: taking in the dogs in the morning then watching them leave with beautiful haircuts, running to mom and dad waiting to see their hair-do's. I have two rescue animals -- Sara, a 7 year old beagle mix who loves coming to work with me and Boo Cat, who loves to bully Sara.
Olivia grew up next to her grandparents, where they always had a pack. Being raised around so many dogs really sparked a love for pups. In 2017, she landed a job at Camp Bow Wow. She began at Bark Avenue in August of 2019. Being with all different temperaments and all different breeds at Camp really put into perspective that having a dog is so much more than just having a cute pet.
I have a rescue Chihuahua named Henry, lab/german shepherd mix named Callie, and a german shepherd/australian shepherd mix named Rivers. My goal is to live my life rescuing the furbabies that deserve a better life and a loving home. I love seeing the transformations the dogs go through from the time they get here to the time they are done being groomed. I also love when the parents pick up and they see their babies new do. I love customer service and I love dogs so this job is awesome!
I found myself at Bark Avenue when looking for a place to bring my Siberian Husky, Elsa, to get THE BEST deshed bath and I felt most comfortable with leaving her in their hands with the environment and the way they handle animals. After seeing they had an opening I applied and got the opportunity to work at Bark Avenue!
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John, while new to the industry, has always had enthusiasm towards animals. He enjoys gardening, drinking coffee with friends, and cooking. He hopes to specialize in Asian fusion grooming. His furbaby, Maps, a chihuahua loves to play fetch and wear sweaters.
I feel extremely grateful to be part of such a passionate, dedicated, & talented crew of fellow dog lovers. It’s been a dream come true since my first day. I love the personal attention we are able to provide each client, and the freedom to get creative. Ila & Shadd have taught me so much and I’m forever grateful for the opportunity!
Alexis recently joined the team and jumped in feet first. She’s a hard worker that understands in depth how involved and personalized the bathing process is.
I have a one year old great dane and catahoula mix. He’s a crazy, huge, loveable teddy bear. I can’t wait to grow and learn as much as I can from Bark Avenue.
Meredith is a veteran to the industry following her mom who has been a groomer for over 20 years. Through this experience, she has learned to care for elderly pups who need extra care and attention, to younger pups who just want to have fun. Her goals are to eventually foller in her mom’s steps to become a pet stylist. She has two dogs Max (yorkie mix), Elsa (husky), and a three-legged cat, Lynn.
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Born into a pack of her own, Kaysen brings an expertise to puppy lovin'. Her parents, owners of Bark Avenue, have passed on a legacy of intuition and adoration for each pet that comes into the building.