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Bark Slope Salon

a full service Park Slope grooming parlor that provides quality cuts and a refined selection of natural pet products at reasonable prices.

About the Business

Bark Slope Salon offers the highest quality pet care services to the Park Slope community. Originally a pet grooming salon, we have built a strong reputation over the past 6 years as the place to go for exceptional grooming and dog walking services.

About the Entrepreneurs

After graduating college with a degree in classical saxophone performance, Julia moved to New York City where she worked for a number of years as a dog groomer. After some time, Julia’s employer asked her if she would be interested in purchasing the business. Julia was able to re-brand the business, and turn it around. She pays her employees a living wage and provides them with flexible work schedules, enabling them to care for their families. Julia also volunteers at various dog shelters in Brooklyn. Julia has worked with Start Small Think Big on matters of financial counseling, lease negotiation, and intellectual property.