The Pet Spa at Barkley Square

(703) 237-3650

Barkley Square Professional Pet Services

(703) 329-1043

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At The Pet Spa at Barkley Square, pet owners can provide their beloved pets with a variety of vital primping, pampering and care services, including facials, teeth whitening,  massages, paw-di-cures, and glitzing. In addition, the company’s pet groomers  offer their own unique styles, as well as experiences and an artistic eye toward breed specialty cuts, puppy cuts and trendy cuts.


Dogs are not the only ones that will enjoy this pampering, VIP experience. Barkley Square specializes in caring for all types of pets, including cats and smaller caged animals like guinea pigs and rabbits. All  pets will enjoy designer water and gourmet treats during their service, and all products are “green” in accordance with the company’s drive to help sustain and protect the environment.

Benefits of Regular Pet Grooming

Good reasons for frequent  dog grooming  include:

  • Decreased chance of various health problems, such as thrush, scratches, and other skin problems

  • General cleanliness of the dog

  • Monitoring of the dog’s health by checking for cuts, heat, swelling, lameness, or changes in temperament, all of which could be indicative of illness

  • Reducing infestation load of external parasites on skin.

Dog grooming  is an important part of the care of your canine friend.  Depending on the  breed, age, and health of the dog, grooming may be a daily activity.  Many breeds require significantly less grooming than this, but regular  dog grooming  helps to ensure the dog is healthy and comfortable.  It is important to note that while many dogs  shed, others (such as the Poodle), do not shed as profusely and require  dog grooming  by a professional every 6–8 weeks maximum.

When you have a cat, life doesn’t have to be gross. Cats don’t have to be dirty and smelly and matted and pelted and covered in icky things. There is a better way! It’s so easy. And for some reason, many cats owners have no idea how easy it is to have a clean, fluffy kitty, or that it’s even possible. Maybe this is because people think that cats groom themselves.

Cats grooming themselves? That is a total myth. Cats do not groom themselves. They lick. Grooming and licking are two entirely different things. One is the act of using products and tools to clean, neaten, clip, trim and set right. The other involves using the tongue to spread saliva around. Whether or not your cat is a short hair, medium hair or has lengthy locks doesn’t matter at all. Licking is licking. Gross is gross.


When a cat "grooms" she covers herself in saliva, ingests large amounts of shedding hair and then regurgitates it up on the kitchen floor in the form of a hairball. And on top of the cat spit all over your feline’s body, there are lots of germs and bacteria added from visits to the litter box or running about behind the toilet. Who wants to snuggle with Fluffy now? After all, she’s been "grooming" herself for years. Right?

It’s so easy to change that. Bath, blow dry, nail trim on a regular basis and done by someone who knows what they’re doing (i.e., a professional groomer who is trained to specifically work with felines and groom them to perfection).