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At Barker & Bowes, we don’t just like dogs ... we love them

Imagine the finest award-winning salon with stylists who are highly trained in our own Training Academy.

Imagine a salon where our staff are simply mad about dogs, constantly trained, and where we only use the finest premium products in a salon that oozes quality, technology, standards, hygiene, care, style elegance and, of course, safety.

Imagine a superior salon that's easy to get to and easy to park.

Don't dream it, be here. And the name?

Well Barker is because we are all about your loyal friend and Bowes, is our little signature not just to say "Thank You" but to add a little style to a perfect visit (along with a little goodbye surprise treat too).

If high standards, professional academy-trained stylists, safety, a beautiful salon and perfect, passionate professional grooming matter to you then come on in and see why we love your dog just as much as you.

Barker & Bowes
Premium Award Winning Grooming Salon and Day Spa ... exclusively for dogs

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Gold (Spa Package)

Gold (Spa Package)

Bliss, pure bliss. This is a real treat. The ultimate Zen experience for...
Silver (Standard Groom)

Silver (Standard Groom)

Relax. This is a really relaxing bath with a premium shampoo and premium...
Bronze (Wash & Dry)

Bronze (Wash & Dry)

Standing Strong. Or maybe we should say ‘Outstanding’? This wonderful...
Individual (Single Treatment)

Individual (Single Treatment)

Be Me. Sometimes, we just want to be a little different and do something...

Customer Quotes

  • Barker and Bowes is a great place to get your dog groomed! They did exactly what we asked for and my puppy seemed to have a loved his first grooming experience! Would definitely recommend
  • So happy with Rocco's grooming, my puppy's hair had become quite matted and was delighted with the advice on how to care for his coat. And he was delighted with his treats! See you again in 6 weeks!!!
  • Brilliant Dog groomers, best around, the attention to detail is amazing and the girls are so friendly, my dogs love going there and are treated like royalty
  • I took my puppy, Lexi, here today they done a brilliant job grooming her. she is normally nervous in new places she came out so happy will definitely be going back again. would highly recommend.
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Latest News

All the latest news and information from the salon.

New Galway Salon Open

We are delighted to have opened our latest salon at Railway Vets, Station Road, Loughrea.

We have the finest award-winning salons in Galway & Limerick with stylists who are highly trained and fully accredited.

Imagine a salon

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Autumn Newsletter 2022

Evening Classes for Autumn 2022

  • Dog Walking and Pet Sitting for Professionals
  • Foundation course in Dog Grooming
  • Canine Card, Health & Behaviour


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The Great Limerick Dogathon

A walk at the Park at 11:00 am with a balloon carnival to walk in solidarity with Ukraine! 

'Parade Ring' with Photobooth for Doggie Competitions (Best Dressed, Most Cuddly, Most like their Owner and many

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Our team deserve a round of ‘Apaws’!

Barker and Bowes has won limerick retail store 2020 with Limerick Enterprise Board.

Thank you to all our customers for your support and we will be announcing details of a little party we are organising for you all to celebrate with us

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Happy Father's Day

Happy Fathers Day!

“A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won’t be too bad.” – Robert Wagner

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For details of all our courses, professional development programmes, please click here for The Barker & Bowes Training Academy

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