A Premier Pet Service in La Plata, Maryland

Bark Of The Town is a locally owned pet groomer in La Plata, Maryland since 2019. Born and raised in southern Maryland, the owners, Cathy Janschek, her daughter Brandie Janschek, and Brandie’s sister Candy Roddy, started the business to create a less stressful, positive and happy experience for pets. The trio works with other grooming staff as pet stylists, and they claim to be “hands-on owners”.

This local groomer works with a variety of pets, from dogs and cats to smaller animals like guinea pigs. All products used at Bark Of The Town are natural and organic to ensure the wellness of each pet. Finding the right products took years of research from the owners, leading them to share the products with the public.

Since opening, Bark Of The Town has been recognized with many community awards including:

  • 2019 Best Pet Groomer Charles County
  • 2020, 2021 Best Pet Groomer Southern Maryland
  • 2022 Best Of The Best Pet Groomer Southern Maryland


Services offered at Bark Of The Town are available in à la carte and packaged options. À la carte services include de-shedding treatments, nail clipping, nose and paw treatment, and more.

The Bath and Brush Package includes a shampoo, brush and blowout, nail clipping and filing, ear cleaning, and pad shaving. The Full Groom Package includes services from Bath and Brush, as well as a sanitary trim, full haircut and styling, and pet cologne.

Other Ventures

The owners of Bark Of The Town also own Welcome Acres Labradoodles, which is an Australian Labradoodle Breeder, also in La Plata. Click here to visit our business listing for Welcome Acres Labradoodles.

Additional Information

Bark Of The Town is open Monday through Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. To receive grooming services for your pet, an appointment is required. Appointments can be made by calling the store during hours of operation. To visit their website, click here. If you’re looking for a stress free, healthy environment to groom your pet, Bark Of The Town is the place for you!