The Barkshire's Policies

Guest Requirements

All dogs visiting The Barkshire are required to (1) complete The Barkshire member application ( visit our Club Barkshire page to begin the enrollment process), (2) be spayed or neutered if over the age of 6 months, (3) be current on Rabies, Distemper, Parvovirus, and Bordetella vaccinations (YOU MUST HAVE YOUR VET FAX US PROOF OF VACCINATIONS), provide proof of a recent (within the last 6 months) fecal test, heartworm, flea, and tick preventative, and (4) go through an interview process with one of The Barkshire’s certified trainers.


Although walk-ins are always welcome, we ask that reservations be made prior to visiting The Barkshire (for Play or Stay), so that we may better serve you. Club Barkshire card holders will be honored first.

Play Policies

A full play day is any period between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Any dog leaving after 7 p.m. will be checked into the hotel as a Stay guest (see below), at their owner’s expense.

Stay Policies

One night of an overnight stay at The Barkshire spans 24 hours from the time of arrival till departure. Any late check-out will be subject to a fee.