Located just minutes from downtown government buildings, Armory Square, hotels, and University area, Bark Avenue is Syracuse's original Doggy Day Care, having proudly served the city since 2003. Call us today to schedule a relaxing spa grooming or to learn more about our doggy day care 315.295.2275.
Meet Cindy Myrdek, Style Director & CEO
I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in ceramic art from Alfred University. I earned my Master of Fine Arts degree in ceramics from Southern Illinois University. I received a teaching certificate for grades K-12 from Daemen College in Buffalo, NY. With all this education under my belt, I ended up in sales for a number of years, selling everything ranging from life insurance to new home construction to phone systems to Hallmark cards.
The events of 9/11/2001 changed my life in ways I never could have imagined, as my employer had a forced reduction of management staff that included me. I was lucky because it made me re-evaluate what I wanted to be when I grew up. I decided to become a dog groomer. I trained with an area groomer and within 3 months I had taken the practical and written exams to be certified by The National Dog Groomers Association of America (NDGAA). I set up a grooming studio in my basement and groomed dogs evenings and on weekends, while working as a real estate appraiser during the day. Eleven years ago, I opened my first shop on Erie Boulevard in Syracuse, NY and within two years moved to my present location.
Meet Victoria Taylor, Groomer Stylist
Victoria Taylor, has been grooming and styling dogs since 2007. She began her career in canine health care taking various college courses devoted to becoming a veterinary technician. Her attention to detail and dog styling lead to her career in dog grooming. Victoria studied and apprenticed under David Owen-Williams, a Master Groomer and Certified Judge recognized by the National Dog Groomers Association of America (NDGAA). In 2017, Victoria received her certification in temporary color and accessories (CGA) from the NDGAA .She is excited to exhibit her color and styling skills for her clients at Bark Avenue.