about us

The Barkside was formed from a desire for a better life for our pets. We use science based techniques to give your family members the best care possible. When pet sitting, this includes one on one attention with learning games and exceptional attention to every detail and adapted for all types of pets. For daily sniff walks, we follow your dogs’ desires. The information they learn through taking their time to sniff has been shown to increase confidence and decrease stress related behaviors. In training, we follow a lifestyle based approach. We train for the situations your pets will face most in life. Using positive training methods, we ensure your life with pets is fun and rewarding with lessons that stick.

When your pets are in our care, The Barkside creates a fun and loving environment for them to flourish. Every pet is special and appreciated for who they are.

Special needs are not a problem and we are not “just for dogs.” We love seeing all animals. Among our current star clientele we have kitties, rabbits, guinea pigs, exotic fish, snails, beautiful frogs, stunning birds and more! We can help with feeding, medication, leash reactivity and anything else that is needed.

To make every pet parent feel at ease while away, we use a high tech scheduling and messaging system. Our online systems make scheduling changes easy, provide you with confirmation at your fingertips, and have all your pets information at ours. No matter where you are in the world, its easy to see the pictures we’ve taken of your pets and the visit updates to let you know how they are doing. Even if you’re just at work for the day.