The Barking Lot Urbandale, Iowa

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James Dekezel

2 years ago

I have a very Hairy German Shepherd. Kayla did a great job of making sure she gets brushed before bathing and removing as much fur as safely as possible. She does a great job trimming up around her sanitary areas and under belly. Definitely not the cheapest place in town, but I like the way my pup is treated at the facility.

Carol Holland

2 years ago

Trisha is always welcoming. My dog lights up when he seed her and that shows me he is in great hands for a fantastic haircut@

Dennis DeBruin

2 years ago

Best of everything for caring for your dog. Good grooming, good boarding. If you have a herding dog with lots of fur, get a grooming with Helena, she knows how to handle herding dogs, she has a lot of them.

Taylor Lovstad

2 years ago

Our dogs love going here! The staff is great! They truly care about our dogs!

Dorothy Thompson

2 years ago

Horrible grooming job, hit the skin on the back of the ear. Thankfully no blood.. A nd did not shave his anise. Never go back

Nate Entertainment

2 years ago

My best friend works here

Arctic Fox

2 years ago

Laura takes the best care of my boy!


2 years ago

Our pups love this place!

Nicole Roth

3 years ago

We just got our dog back today from grooming and he looks awesome as always. We asked for his hair to be cut shorter this time, but not buzzed. They did a perfect job. We have tried to do this haircut on him at home, but it doesn’t look even after we do it and we can’t get his hair so incredibly soft like they do. Thanks so much for being the #1 dog grooming and boarding for our family!

Malea Jensen

3 years ago

We have gone to Melissa for 13 years and love her!

Kenny Clark

3 years ago

Our German Shepherd Embassy does very well here when we are traveling. He has made a couple of friends over the years. When we first started taking him there he couldn't be around other dogs. Now he has play time with several dogs. That means the world to us.

Ken Sellner

3 years ago

Helena does a great job grooming our two schnauzers. Would highly recommend to anyone.

Jennifer Johnson-Kernes

3 years ago

Nice staff and my cat was well taken care of.

B Morris

4 years ago

They always love to see our family dog and treat him like a king.

carlos salas

4 years ago

Its hard to walk around this place without steping un dog poop

Denny Ryan

4 years ago

Great place to take our dogs to for grooming!

Heather Wheeler

4 years ago

We have been taking our dog to Melissa and her amazing staff at the Barking Lot for 2 years now and LOVE it! From puppy training, weekly doggie daycare, grooming and boarding for vacations, they do it all and our dog is always excited and happy as well!

Jill Vandenberg

4 years ago

The Barking Lot is amazing!! They are so thoughtful and knowledgeable about all pets! Things I never even knew! Melissa runs her business in a very efficient manner. I have had many friends who have been recommended there and love it. I will continue to keep bringing my dog there for playtime and bathing!

Pam Doubek

4 years ago

My dog family’s home away from home. They love to board here and come home happy and worn out. Perfect! Groomers are also skilled and thorough. As a veterinarian I do travel a lot, I count on the barking lot team.

Shari Janssen

4 years ago

Sandy is awesome with my two Australian Shepherds! Love her!

Matthew R Eslick

5 years ago

First time visiting The Barking Lot. Staff was friendly and well-prepared. The grooming services are a bit steep, but they did a fantastic job with my dog, who gets nervous in almost any setting other than being at home.

Aspen Jennings

5 years ago

Great place for my dogs. My three dogs love coming to the Barking Lot to play with their friends. The staff is amazing and treat my dogs as part of their family.

Carrie Hardman

5 years ago

My little Haley loves going here. Gets so excited to see her groomer. They treat the animals like their own. They take great care in making sure fur babies are comfortable and happy.

Charles Nickerson

5 years ago

The did a great job pampering our pet

Jeff Rubino

5 years ago

This place is busy! We have been taking our Wheaten Terrier there for 3 years and I've always had a good experience. You must book your appointment 2 to 3 months in advance.

Nick OHara

5 years ago

Have been taking my dog here for grooming every 10 weeks since 2013 and have always had a positive experience. Helena is an excellent groomer and always asks questions to ensure our dog looks how we want. Have also used their boarding services once in summer 2018 with another positive experience. We don't board our dog often but we'll continue to use Barking Lot in the future.

Cindy Simons

6 years ago

My husband and I boarded our dogs here for a week while we were on our honeymoon. We loved how friendly everyone was when we dropped the dogs off and it was so great to have them text us photos of them playing while we were gone. We missed them but we felt so much better knowing they were somewhere that would give them quality attention. One of our dogs is old and blind and I was worried that he wouldn't be treated kindly at other places because he's very timid and stubborn in unfamiliar surroundings...he did wonderful though here and they were very patient with him. We will definitely bring them back here the next time we go out of town.

Claudia Smith

6 years ago

They are very good at what they do. Every groomer treats the dogs as if they were their own. Wouldn't go anywhere else.

Vicky Strand

6 years ago

Great staff and communication. Puppy looked great too!

Cristy Skram

6 years ago

Helena has been our groomer for tears now. I would recommend this place wholeheartedly.

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The Barking Lot, Iowa, Urbandale

3235 99th St

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