About Us

About The Barrie Inn

All Paws lead to The Barrie Inn in Woodmere, NY, the most acceptable dog grooming on Long Island. We specialize in all dog breeds. Let us know if you want a show cut or a puppy cut, and our professional groomers will pamper your pet and give him the grooming of your choice. Do you have a CAT? Cats need grooming too.

Going away or doing work at your home, leave your precious family pet member with us in our safe, comfortable, loving, cageless boarding environment. We offer social interaction and healthy exercise in a safe cageless boarding environment for all-size dogs on daily, weekly, or monthly packages available. Check out Long Island’s largest Doggie Daycare facility at Fido Fitness Club®

Ellen and Evelyn

Owner / Operators And Friends For Life

Our Staff

Manager and Certified Dog Trainer

David is our Master Trainer who runs our Dog Training program and has trained dozens of our clients’ dogs ranging from puppies to adults, private one on one training, daycare-n-train and board-n-train. He is the proud human for Buddy, Izzy, Shea and Sammy. David’s passion for dogs began at a young age and has only grown since then. While attending grooming school, he found his true calling in dog training. He has been perfecting his craft ever since, and we are lucky to have him on our team.

Manager & Trainer

Desiree joined us in 2018 coming from her own dog-sitting business. She is a trained nurse and has become one of our key employees. Desiree supervises our staff, assists in training our dogs, and is an excellent dog handler. In her spare time, she paints and draws. Desiree also has a lovely dog named Apples who tags along most days. We are grateful to have Desiree on our team. Her experience and skills are an asset to us. We know that she will continue to be a valuable employee in the years to come.

Assistant Manager

Chase joined us in July 2021 as a dog park attendant. He finished college and got his own German Shorthaired Pointer. As Milo grew and his need for daily exercise was clear, Chase approached us for our Daycare services. After seeing our facility as a client, Chase decided he was more interested in caring for animals than focusing on a corporate career. He worked really hard, and quickly progressed to Assistant Manager after demonstrating his great dog handling, leadership, organization, and customer service skills. All the dogs and owners love Chase.

Lead Groomer

Maria has been an integral part of our grooming team since 2004. She is extremely talented and has a great way with the dogs. Her passion for animals is evident in the care she takes in each and every grooming session. The dogs always look and feel their best after a visit with Maria. In addition to her grooming skills, Maria is also a great team player. She is always willing to lend a helping hand, and her positive attitude is contagious. We are very lucky to have her on our team!

Dog Walker & Photographer

Claire joined us in 2018. She was looking for a part time job and started walking dogs, particularly the dogs boarding with us. She helps mornings and evenings, not only walking them before and after meals, but also helps feeding and bedding down the pups after a long day playing in the dog park. Claire can be seen many mornings at 6 am walking them, rain or shine. Claire has received recognition for her stunning wildlife photos. As Claire further developed her photography hobby, she started taking photos of our client dogs. And of course, our clients love to see her action and still photos of their dogs on our social media.

Other Staff

We are happy to say we have a strong team of full-time and part-time dog handlers. Supporting the local community by employing high school and college students seeking employment during their school breaks is a priority of ours. We also partner with schools and vocational organizations that provide employment and work skills to individuals with special needs and abilities. It’s really important that are able to give back and we are proud to serve that community.


There are a number of reasons why your pet may have dry skin. Seeking advice from your Vet is always your first step. Our Groomers use the highest quality dog shampoo and can offer special treatment for specific concerns.

Dental health is important for your pet. We highly recommend annual dental checkups.  A daily good brushing will help reduce dental decay and sweeter breath, but may not eliminate the decay that necessitates a professional cleaning.  Reach out to our staff for product recommendations. 

If your dog is coming for grooming we will keep him separated from other dogs. Our staff is trained to deal with all types of behavior. If we are informed ahead of time we will make every effort to have his experience at The Barrie Inn a good one.

If you are looking for Boarding, we have limited options to separate your dog from other dogs during over night visits and daycare.

To allow your dog to fully develop many vets are recommending to wait one year or more to  alter your dog. The safety and comfort of all dogs is our priority. If we experience a problem with your dog we reserve the right to remove the dog from general population or contact you to pick up your dog. 

Our first aid trained staff check the dogs in our care for obvious signs of illness, scratches and abrasions. If we see an issue we will contact you first, unless it’s an emergency, and take your dog to a local vet for treatment. The Vet bill is the responsibility of our guest.

Depending on how long your dog is with us, your dog may sleep more than usual. Your pup gets a full day of activity while in our care. Imagine going on an active vacation and being tired when you get home. His voice may be raspy from barking with his friends. Your dog may also get a nervous tummy. 

If we know in advance, we can transport your dog home for a moderate additional fee. Other wise you can opt to board your dog overnight and we will feed your dog our house food at our prevailing rates.

Yes, when your dog is groomed we will express your dogs anal glands for a moderate fee. Although many dogs require expressing of the anal glands we do not express internally as your vet will do. We always recommend that if your dog has issues with his anal glands you see your Vet.

We Support Our Military

We offer discounted Boarding in appreciation to honor and support our military service members and first responders.

Are you interested in booking an appointment for your dog?

We appreciate your interest in The Barrie Inn.

Fill Out the Form & Email it to us

Please Complete The Client Agreement (Fillable PDF Form). Click The Download Button. Email The Completed Form  To info@thebarrieinn.com  along With Update Vaccination Records.  We Require A Copy Of Your Latest Vaccination Records Before Your Dog’s Assessment Can Be Scheduled.

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