For several years, we have been dreaming of opening a dog grooming salon in Rochester, NY. Anxious to leave the stressful corporate world where clients were treated as just a number, we were determined to make dog grooming a calm experience for the dogs, their owners, and our employees. It was our goal to create an atmosphere where we could personalize each experience with our furry friends and their owners. Our dreams culminated with the opening of Bark Avenue Dog in June 2010 and through the love and support of our amazing clients, friends and family, we have been growing ever since!
Jeanette is the co-founder of Bark Avenue Dog and has been grooming since 2007. After receiving her bachelor's degree in biology from Suny Brockport, she decided to pursue her passion for animals by studying dog grooming at an academy in Rochester. Now, she enjoys taking what she has learned from her degree and applying it to grooming. She has perfected the round features of the shitzus and the athleticism of the golden retriever. When not attending to her business, Jeanette spends her time with her two children, four fur babies and husband.
Kelly is the co-founder of Bark Avenue Dog. She has been honing her skills since 2007. She began by studying at an academy in the Rochester area and attends as many trade shows as possible for continuing education. Since founding Bark Ave in June of 2010, Kelly has perfected her ability to make each dogs' grooming experience as quick and painless as possible. She specializes in grooming older dogs who require a gentle hand. She herself has adopted a number of senior citizens and has an intimate understanding of their needs. As a mother of a toddler, she spends most of her time chasing him around, but in the little free time she does have, Kelly enjoys doing craft projects.
Jackie has been with Bark Ave Dog since 2014. She began as a bather and receptionist while training under Jeanette and Kelly. She now takes on clients of all shapes and sizes. She is studying to be a veterinary technician and applies this education to ensure her clients get the safest and most comfortable experience possible. When Jackie has time off from school and work, she knits dog fashions for her beagle and chihuahua.
Kelly has been grooming dogs since 2012. She trained at the NY grooming academy. Kelly excels in her ability to interpret her clients wants and needs, then translates them into works of art. When not taking care of her client's beloved pets, she devotes her time to her 2 dogs, 3 cats, bearded dragon, tortoise, ball python and freshwater fish.