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"To aid in the adoption process The Barking Spa donates our pet grooming services, free of charge, to local shelters. "


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Barking Spa Academy of Pet Grooming

Established in 2009 by Christine Panzica, the focus of the Barking Spa Academy of Pet Grooming is to ensure proper training to individuals wishing to fulfill their love for pet grooming. Anyone interested in starting a career in this field can achieve their goals by attending our pet grooming school. All students are taught by certified grooming instructors.

Christine Panzica, the owner of the Barking Spa and the Barking Spa Academy of Pet Grooming, has been a business owner for 11 years with 20+ years of management experience. She is a graduate of the College of Staten Island and received her diploma from Jersey Shore School of Dog N' Cat Grooming. She is a member of the National Dog Groomer Association of America, and is Red Cross certified in pet first aid and CPR.

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We are working towards approval by the NJ Department of Education and the Department of Labor and Workforce Development and we will be accepting State funding for the Academy when approved.