COVID Updates

COVID Updates

Before learning about our recently implemented Covid-19 procedures at The Barkshire, please read the brief from our consulting veterinarian below:

Until further notice we ask to adhere to the following guidelines and help us operate along strict safety measures while COVID 19 remains a threat.

Membership applications:

Please click here to register online. Once that process is complete we will give you a few dates for a free day of daycare during which we will conduct a temperament test. Just drop your dog off in the morning. That will give us time to introduce your dog to new friends and monitor its behavior and progress. Due to COVID we cannot take you for a personal tour of our facility but rather send you the link for a virtual tour upon receipt of your application.

Vaccination records:

Please fax them to 248-792-9445 or scan and email them to info@thebarkshire.com

Payment by credit card:

We would like to avoid cash/check payments and keep your credit card on file to simplify payment. With your credit card on file we will be able to offer curbside service which means you do not have to enter the building at all. Payments will be processed automatically after pick up. Please call us with your credit card info. If we cannot pick up the phone immediately please leave a message so we can call you back.

Curbside Checkin For Daycare

  • Make a reservation ahead of time with approx time of drop off; please include instructions if any
  • Once you arrive in our parking lot please send a text to 248-457-5446 “NAME is here”
  • Please stay in your car with a face mask on and make sure your dog is on a leash
  • Our staff will come to the car and retrieve your dog from the back of your car, back seat or passenger seat
  • Please bring lunch in plastic bags; we recycle

Curbside Pickup For Daycare

  • When you are in the parking lot please send a text to 248-457-5446 “here for NAME”
  • Please give us a few minutes to fetch your dog
  • Please stay in your car with a face mask on
  • Our staff will help your dog into the car

Curbside Check-In For Boarding

  • Make a reservation ahead of time with an approximate drop off time; please send us instructions on feeding and medications along with your reservation; if we have any questions we will get in touch
  • Do not bring any bedding, only favorite toys; every dog has its own Kuranda trampoline bed and a blanket from The Barkshire; please bring food prepackaged in plastic bags; we recycle
  • When you are in the parking lot please send a text to 248-457-5446 “NAME is here”
  • Please stay in the car with your face mask on and make sure your dog is on a leash
  • Our staff will come to the car and retrieve your dog from the back of your car, the back seat or passenger seat

Curbside Pickup For Boarding

  • Please send us an email or text ahead of time with the approximate time of arrival
  • When you are in the parking lot please send a text to 248-457-5446 “here for NAME”
  • Please give us a few minutes to fetch your dog
  • Please stay in your car with your face mask on
  • Our staff will help your dog into the car

We will miss talking to you but must think safety first right now. Procedures may change over time and become more efficient.

To promote a clean and healthy environment The Barkshire is committed to additional cleaning and sanitizing. Our staff was asked not to come to work if feeling sick; body temperature will be checked every morning before entering the building; our staff will wear face masks, avoid kissing the dogs and wash hands often. We will show our love for your pets in different ways.

We look forward to seeing our friends again.

Sincerely, The Barkshire Team