About Us

Linda Tew
Linda has a bachelor’s degree in business from Averett University and is a Sr. Financial Analyst for Dominion VA Power. She is also President of K9 Rescue of VA. Linda’s commitment to helping homeless dogs find forever homes led her to pursue other ways to serve her community and their pets. Through Bark and Sparkle Linda is able to ensure pet owners in Chesterfield County have access to professional grooming as well as a way to wash their own dog with ease and no clean up.

Linda envisions Bark and Sparkle becoming a major contributor to the community. She strives to provide personalized, widely available care and our Homebound Paws program is the first of many steps to giving back to our community. She believes that the faster we grow, the faster we can give back. The scripture that Linda tries to live by is Matthew 25: 37 - 40


Kelly Shelton
Kelly is the daughter of Linda Tew and acts as Bark and Sparkle's Store Manager. She is currently enrolled at John Tyler Community College pursuing a teaching degree. Once she has completed her schooling at John Tyler, she intends to continue towards a masters in administration.

Keith Shelton
Keith is the son of Linda Tew and acts as Bark and Sparkle's Head Bathing Attendant. He is currently attending Cosby High School. He has plans to further his education by attending the Chesterfield Technical Center for HVAC.



Denise Flora
Denise first became interested in training when she realized no-one was having fun in a class she was attending with her beagle/terrier mix. She believed then--and still believes now--that training should be fun and stress free for the pup and pet parent. She strives to provide pawsitively fun experiences for all her students. She took the Canine Logic & Advanced Canine Logic courses as the Richmond SPCA and studied dog training and behavior at Penn Foster Career School. She has read numerous books on training and behavior and has volunteered at shelters, namely RAL.

Denise is an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and lives with two wonderful CGC herself. She is excited to be part of the Bark & Sparkle team.

And lets not forget our GROOMERS. 
Our groomers take pride in their jobs and really enjoy working with you and your amazing pups.  Both of our current groomers came to us eager to work in an environment where they can really focus on working individually with you and your pup to obtain the look you want and the healthy coat your pup deserves.   Please let us know if you have any questions about how to take care of your dogs coat and what you should feed to get the best result and healthy diet possible.  

Is your dog suffering hot spots?  Dry flaky skin?  Shedding like crazy?  All these are concerns we are more than able to help you overcome. 

Please stop in and meet our groomers.  They are very passionate about their work.  And it shows! 

Pictures of these ladies will be posted as soon as I can get them over their fear of the camera.
  

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