Dogs have a presence in South Walton, for sure, and one new dog salon owner wants to make sure your pooch looks just as good as you do.

Barks Fifth Avenue Luxury Dog Salon & Pet Boutique is now open in Miramar Beach.

"We are a chic business, a luxury dog salon, spa, boutique, and doggy day care," said owner Trevor Marvel. "In a coastal environment, you want to be able to take your dog out, and it look good and behave well."

In addition to making your dog look stylish and elegant, Marvel also offers socialization help and IPO training.

Need a wedding dress for your dog, Barks 5th Avenue can accommodate that special occasion as well, and all others.

There are doggie clothes by celebrity designer B.B. Simon, and an array of additional brands and local designs.

An indoor socializing area features pet play equipment that is designed to accommodate the unique needs of furry friends.

Indulge your pet with a trip to the spa to get shampooed, hair cuts, facials, pedicures, and special prepping for events.

"It's opulent dog care for your pooch," said Marvel. "People think of their dogs as their babies. It's our mission to make your baby stylish, elegant and adorable."

Take advantage of doggy day care where poochie can learn socialization skills and make friends.

Marvel and his wife moved to the area last year from Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

"I spent many years of childhood here," said Marvel.

Barks Fifth Avenue is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

Barks Fifth Avenue is located at 9745 Emerald Coast Parkway.

For more information, visit www.barksfifthavenue.com or call 424-6277.