Rachel, with just a few of the pets she's loved over the years, including two of her own dogs, Bear and Harold. 

The Woman Behind

Barking Mountain Pet Styles, LLC 


Barking Mountain Pet Styles, LLC is owned and operated by Rachel Mongno, an Asheville native.  Rachel got her start in the pet grooming industry in 2011, working as a groomer’s assistant in a local salon.  She spent a year training to groom under an IPG Certified Master Groomer, and she’d been styling dogs ever since!  Rachel took stock of the area’s available grooming services and decided that Asheville was missing something; it lacked a high-quality, experienced groomer providing house call appointments customized to each pet, and focusing on quality of the service, not the quantity served! 

Through Barking Mountain Pet Styles, Rachel strives to provide exceptional service to every pet she meets.  She aims to keep pet owners informed and educated in regards to their pet’s care, and she works to stay up to date with current pet styles, trends, and techniques.  Rachel always seeks to broaden her grooming knowledge and skill through regular networking with groomers from across the globe, and by attending trade shows and seminars each year.  Rachel is Pet CPR/First Aid certified through PetTech, so that she may be more prepared to serve your pet!

Rachel and her husband live in Asheville, and they share their home with three dogs, Harold, Delilah, and Fergus, and a cat, Kitty; they keep their late boys, Bear and Ozzy, in their hearts and can't wait to see them again at the Rainbow Bridge!  Volunteer work is important to her, so check out our "Barking Mountain Gives Back!" page to read about ways that Rachel works to help area animals in need.