I have known Barkley ever since I wanted a dog but grew up with a Shetland Sheep Dog then had a Pomeranian here at the store for 5 years
I have Known Kristina for years and sh e runs the best shop I could wish you go to.
I have taken my two senior dogs to the spa since I moved to Falls Church 2 years ago. Brian, Melissa, Richard and the rest of the staff always treats my two with patience, kindness, and professional care. My "big guy" hates the dryer but Melissa has found a way to deal with him so that he no longer tries to bite it. I am grateful for their consistently excellent work and can recommend them without hesitation.
The people at the pet spa are great. They are always so gentle with my pup and she looks great, exactly as I’ve requested her cut. I wish their prices were lower but in all reality they are in line with other groomers. Also love supporting a business in The Little City!
I've seen this business many times when I come here. My little dog sniffed their door so we finally stopped in to find out about the spa services. They get a five for taking Nefertiti after finding an open spot. Nefertiti enjoyed her spa day . I asked for attention to her face, feet, and nails. Brian was patient and kind with her. I explained her age and my nervousness. She looked very pretty when she emerged. They are very sweet to the dogs. I was very comfortable entrusting my
little poodle baby to then. I'll return for sure. Thank you so much for the hospitality.
I adopted my 4 month year old Yoshi, and she needed her little nail clipped and the staff was so very nice to her and she loved them. Great Place and we are coming to the Holloween costume party. My Yoshi is going as a Jedi Knight.
Been taking our pup there since he was 4 months old. They do a wonderful job. Even our breeder remarked how good his retriever cut was. Pup is not a fan of grooming and has a lot of hair. Every time we go the staff is so nice and wonderful despite the fact he is one of the least cooperative dogs. We did have a breakthrough at 9 months old where he finally is getting used to the routine. All the groomers are professional and do a consult w you before and after. I’ve used all of them. Our pup prefers Melissa she definitely seems to have found the magic way with him.
I’ve been taking my Jack Russell mix to Pet Spa at Barkley Square for 3 years since I moved to Falls Church. They are wonderful with my dog! Simon isn’t exceptionally dog friendly, but everyone at Pet Spa handles him so kindly and lovingly that I can’t imagine ever going to any other groomer. Their services are competitively priced, they do a great job grooming Simon, and he’s not caged while he’s there. He’s a rather anxious dog so not being in a cage works for us! Melissa is the best groomer ever!! We love Pet Spa at Barkley Square
The groomers did an amazing job helping our 21 year old cat Cliff feel better. They removed his matted fur, brushed, and conditioned him. He hated every second but they were kind and patient. Weeks later he is still feeling and looking good! I highly recommend Barkley Square.
I love this place! No matter who grooms my Lady Bella Luna, she looks clean, beautiful and amazing every time. I know they spoil her rotten and she is always so happy when she sees me next!
Kristina pointed out to me recently how fast my sweet puppies nails grow. I had no idea! I love that they know my Bella. I also love that they ask me every time how I want the grooming done. I change a bit of my opinion every visit, and they accommodate me each time with cheerfulness and professionalism.
It’s also fun to watch their front store window change every month, and see how they change the story of their dogs to match the theme of the month.
Just moved to the area and decided to try this place. It was great and the staff is so kind! My dog came out happy, which is the most important part! Kay was the one that groomed him, and she did a great job. I will be back.
So glad I found this place! My Rosie was in desperate need of a groom! She’s a senior cocker spaniel and the stylists/groomers did an excellent job. They even gave her the Mohawk I requested lol . When I picked her up, she was calmly waiting in the office - stress free. I love that she wasn’t crammed in a crate somewhere. Also, she didn’t smell AT ALL. When I would pick her up from her previous groomer, she had what I called that “grooming/wet dog” odor. When I picked her up from The Pet Spa, she smelled great, looked great, and was happy. We will definitely be returning!!!
We decided to take our 12 year old lab here for a bath instead of her normal groomers. She was super anxious and pooped 3 times while she was there, HOWEVER they could not have been nicer about it. And when I went to pick her up you would have had no idea that she had an accident. She was clean, smelled great, and by that time was as calm as could be. They didn't tell me we weren't invited back, so they definitely get 5 stars for that. Thanks Barkely Square!
Absolutely amazing! We got our dog cooper cut here and he looks fantastic. The people are very friendly and they give your dog 100% attention. The area where they get groomed is kind of open as well which is great because I can literally see they are taking care of him. Here’s a pic after his cut!
I found Barkley Square through a Pet Photos with Santa event (which melted my heart!) and after seeing how kind the staff is and how well they work with dogs, I reached out to them when I lost my dog's quick and didn't want to hurt her when clipping her nails. I called mostly asking if it was possible to "fix" this, and I was blown away when I was told it was possible and they could see us the same day. Their recommendation would be to clip what was possible, then go behind and use a dremel on her nails. I was nervous and my dog was nervous because it was her first experience going to a pet salon, but the staff allowed me to go back with her to keep her calm while they groomed her. I was so happy with their service, I brought my other dog (a 100lb lab mix) the next day!
They are located in Falls Church, and while there is parking surrounding the building, it is sometimes easier to park in front of Cherry Hill Park and walk across the street.
It's completely apparent that the staff cares about the pets that come in and what they do. I plan to continue taking my dogs to The Pet Spa at Barkley Square, next time for more than just nail clipping!
After discovering The Pet Spa At Barkley Square through Homeward Trails, I decided to give them a try. Maximus is a shih tzu mix, so he has hair not fur which is a very specialized type of grooming. Over the years I have struggled to find a really good and consistent groomer that listened to everything I needed for him. Maximus is also not always extremely tolerant when being overly handled and groomed.
Setting up an appointment online was super easy. When I walked into the spa, Brian and Kristina immediately greeted me, knew who I was and knew I was a first time customer. Brian and Kristina spent the next 30 minutes discussing how I wanted Maximus groomed, if he had any allergies, how his temperament is when being handled and if I knew his background since he’s a rescue. From the questions, I could tell they were 100% focused on making sure Maximus was relaxed and enjoyed his spa day. My other observation was that since they are appointment only, there are not a lot of dogs at the spa and the environment was quiet and calming.
Melissa did his grooming super quickly and he looks great. Melissa did everything I asked and even left his ears and tail length a little longer till I came to pick him up to make sure she did not trim them too short (but they were the perfect length ). When I came to pick up Maximus, he was walking around the office in a gated area (no crates) and he barely noticed I was back because he was getting so much attention from the groomers.
Overall, I was extremely impressed how they took care of Maximus. They treated him as though he was their own. Before I departed they had me double check Maximus to make sure everything was trimmed the way I wanted, so they could make the adjustment right there. Maximus didn’t just have one groomer but a team of groomers making him comfortable. I can not express how impressed I was with our experience. Maximus is getting older and is in need of a quieter and more relaxing experience when being groomed. The Pet Spa At Barkley Square hit every mark! We will definitely be back! Thank you Brian, Melissa and Kristina for the best grooming experience.
Today was CiCi’s first experience at The Pet Spa at Barkley Square. The staff was so gentle, kind, and friendly—putting myself and my dear pet at ease. The groomer, Brian, made sure her grooming needs were well met. And...she looks great!
We first used the Pet Spa when we had a smelly emergency with our rescued Shiba. As dogs love to do, he had rolled in something nasty and we needed help getting him clean. Lucky for us, the Pet Spa was open on Sunday and they had an available appointment. I was so impressed with the groomers and the facility that I had them give our guy the full spa treatment. Very glad I did! Our Shiba has never looked or smelled better and, with his nails neatly trimmed, ears and teeth shiny white, he even seems to be happier!
Our pup Kira (golden doodle) is currently about 11 months old, and has been going here since the start. Couldn't say enough good things about this place. Staff is always friendly, and the haircut is always great (plus they do the extra touch of putting either bows or bandanas on her upon departure). We have recommended them to friends, and they say this is one of the only places that their dog doesn't want to leave when they pick them up. Again, couldn't say enough good things about the place and the staff. Highly recommend!
Our experience at this place was good overall, with one major exception. The staff was friendly, seemed good with our pup, has a lot of good services and recommendations from people we know. The dogs have a space to themselves, and our pup seemed a little nervous going into it and even a little afterwards, but he was playful and clearly wasn’t traumatized in any way as we were scared he’d be (all the noises and newness of grooming). BUT with all that said, we got a hack job. Our wheaten terrier no longer looks like a wheaten. They removed nearly all of his signature facial hair, and he could easily be mistaken for any number of “designer” dogs (and this cut wasn’t even good at doing that). I wish I could show you how incredibly cute our puppy was before the cut, and how devastatingly different (read: not cute at all, and I’m sorry I’m saying that about a dog but the stark contrast due to this terrible cut deserves it) he is now after. I would recommend this to people who don’t care too much about how their dog looks, but simply want friendly people to get the pup through it. I will not be taking my dog back here again.
Easy on line booking and convenient hours. Good location in downtown Falls Church - with parking. Professional and caring staff that took time to understand my dog's needs, and patiently worked with her, at her place, to get a great groom. Overall great experience. They also gave us a treat bag with information on other services they provide like pet sitting and a pet taxi.
Brian and Melissa have been grooming my two large dogs for about a year. I travel from Silver Spring, MD to their location because I am picky about who I leave my children with and have been really happy and satisfied. For me, the peace of mind is worth the drive! I have a chow mix, and a shepherd mix, both senior dogs and they are so kind and gentile with them. Both being rescues, they have spent much of their lives in crates and get very anxious... so finding Pet Spa at Barkley Square has been a HUGE relief since they are never in crates and are able to roam around in the room together. They always call me before they are done so I can pick them up ASAP! THANK YOU!
The facility is clean, the staff is friendly and my Cavalier's love coming here! I like knowing my dogs are not placed in a crate and the staff has a system where they dogs are separated, giving them room to walk and play while they wait their turn or wait to be picked up. Service is quick and they have been able to fit me in at the last minute. I do pay more at this groomer than I have ever paid, so I'm not shy about mentioning any missed details, no matter how petty.
Absolutely love this place! Great atmosphere and amazing staff. I have a shitzu who tends to be very nervous with new strangers. Everyone there gave her special attention, held her and she left with a pep in her step. They styled her perfectly, which can be hard considering my dog only has one eye. She received non-stop compliments thanks to her cute hair cut and bows!
Benjamin loved his spa treatment with the mobile groomers. He received lots of attention and didn't have to spend valuable play time waiting around for the grooming to start. He looks great! A great solution for the dog that does not like to go to the grooming salon!