Owner Kerri Wagner has a passion for animals, essential oils, the food we eat and the sensibility of holistic medicine. She has a Business degree from Indiana Wesleyan and was a Computer Network Engineer up until 2005. Then she decided to follow her heart and change careers so that she could work with animals. Having worked in large corporations and as co-owner of NetLink technologies here in Lafayette, she never felt she was in the “right” place.
In her own words,
“I’ve always had a passion for animals so when it was time to change careers I knew it was something with animals. I graduated Animals Arts Academy in Carmel, IN as a certified Pet groomer/stylist in 2008. I opened bark avenue in 2008 to help take grooming to the level I felt it needed to be in Lafayette! I wanted to be able to pamper the animals just like we pamper ourselves. They have no voice and it’s necessary to keep them cleaned and free of parasites, infections, dry skin, bad coat, etc.”
All of the animals who enter the shop are pampered with loving hands from the humane bath to fluff dry to styling and finishing touches. Patience, love and care is provided to every pooch. We only use all-natural grooming products and specialize in spa products to truly pamper your pet.
Bark Avenue prides itself on providing outstanding care to all dogs and styling each one to look his or her best while maintaining a safe, low-stress, professional environment. We use aromatherapy products in my shop to help the animals with the grooming experience.
Alyson Lindsay started out working in computers and received Master’s degree in Communication.
She had been working with rescue animals for years and realized that she wanted to work with animals full-time and she has never been happier! Alyson grooms both cats and dogs and enjoys hand-stripping Terriers.