Pet lovers understand the unwavering dedication to four-legged buddies -- and so does the professional team at Lucie's Barkingham Palace in Malvern.
What better time to make your dog(s) or cat(s) your beloved Valentine than during February? One way to do that is to treat them to their very own spa or play date.
“We offer a pleasant environment and friendly atmosphere that your pet is sure to enjoy,” assures owner Lucie Greco.
Jillian Golda, Lucie’s manager, says Barkingham Palace dog guests have access to both indoor and outdoor daycare facilities and play or exercise equipment. Palace daycare club packages can be secured for five, 10 or 20 days.
They are happy to board cats, as well.
Here's what Barkingham Palace customers offer via online reviews of their pets' visits there:
"My former groomer, who retired, recommended Lucy’s. I was very nervous about changing groomers but the minute I walked in the door, I was put at ease by every employee there. The facility was clean and well staffed. I was greeted by my groomer who made me and my little dog feel special. She listened to my needs, and made my dog feel comfortable. She explained the timeline, and I left feeling good about leaving little B in her care. When I arrived to pick her up I was amazed at the professional job she did on B. Stunning."
"I love that I have finally found a reliable and friendly groomer to take my cat, Radish, to. He's a nervous wreck on the way but always leaves calm and happy, which goes to how well they treat him there. I definitely recommend taking your pet."
"We have a Jack Russel who is very fearful of people and other dogs in general. Knowing we would need to go away for a few days, we contacted Lucie's, and left Payton there for one night to get used to it. The staff was fantastic in observing what made it difficult for him (separation from us, for example) and how to address the situation. We left him there a second time and we couldn't believe how happy our dog was and how he loved the staff members. Lucie's is a place where people are truly worried about your pet and how to accommodate their needs."
"Lucie is the only one who knows how to correctly hand strip our terriers. She’s the best."
"Everyone is very friendly and my dogs love going there."
"We had a wonderful experience with Lucie’s Barkingham Palace. Our dog Sammy stayed there while we were on vacation. This was his first time being away from us for that long. They greeted him and us very warmly and friendly. They are very professional. We had an opportunity to stay one more night and they accommodated him for one more night. He did have some issues with the other dogs barking, so they made him more comfortable in an area by himself. We will definitely be back again to board him. Thank you so much!"
"I own an Irish Terrier and her coat requires hand stripping on a regular basis to maintain its wiry texture and red color. Not only was Lucie the only groomer out of five places I contacted with hand stripping experience, but she also had first hand knowledge of the breed, which gave me a lot of confidence. Lucie has truly done an amazing job keeping our Darby girl looking every bit of her breed standard and I would not trust her to anyone else in south east, PA. Darby’s coat looks as beautiful as it did when I adopted her as a retired show dog. I will definitely return in the future."
"Coco had a hair cut @thebarkingham_palace. Absolutely loved it! His groomer was good with him. Love going to a place that treats my dogs as if they were their own. Forever customers right here!"
2463 Yellow Springs Road, Malvern
Hours Of Operation:
Mondays through Fridays: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturdays: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sundays: Open for Pick-up/Drop-off ONLY between 9-10 a.m. or 5-6 p.m.