Starting in April, dog owners in Lake Highlands and Lakewood can book mobile grooming services through Barkbus.

Barkbus, a luxury mobile dog grooming company based in Southern California, announced Dallas as its first non-Californian expansion March 13. In addition to Lake Highlands and Lakewood, Dallas service areas will include Lower Greenville, Oak Lawn, Preston Hollow and Vickery Meadow.

The company said in a press release that it chose to expand to Dallas because of the high volume of dog owners in the city. In 2021, about 41% of Dallas households owned at least one dog, and more than 57,000 households owned four or more dogs, according to U.S. Census data.

The company’s goal is to “end traumatic trips to the salon and provide a superior mobile grooming experience,” according to its website. Expert pet stylists travel directly to customers’ homes, and they offer baths, brushing and blowouts, teeth and ear cleanings, nail filings and trimmings, and breed-specific grooming.

Barkbus is currently accepting advance reservations for the Dallas area. 800-742-9255