Just for Barks was established by Odette Monroy, who was born in Mexico City.
Her passion was defined at a very young age, when she spent her childhood rescuing and helping stray animals.

Further in life, this love for animals was reflected in her career choice and all those years of commitment and dedication were rewarded when she received her Large Animal Veterinarian Degree from the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana in Mexico.

When she returned to the city, she met her husband who was a dog trainer in French Ring Sport, after they married they owned a dog training school. Odette also hosted a radio program with workshops for children and pet interaction for dog loving families alike. When they moved to Canada, Odette was a stay-at-home mom to raise their two kids.

Once her children grew up, she had the opportunity to get her Dog Show Grooming Certificate from the Federacion Coanofila Mexicana in Mexico City, and completed her practices in Scottsdale, Arizona, United States. When she returned to Canada, she worked at a dog grooming salon in North Vancouver, she also continued to provide private dog training classes. She furthered her education by taking the BOSS 4 Business Course at Capilano University.

Odette’s husband and children were very supportive and encouraged her towards achieving her dream of starting a Doggy Daycare. Odette is very excited to start this new adventure in a world that is second nature to her. Odette’s love for her animals has beat the test of time, as she returns with the same ambition to make the life of every dog loving family easier.