To help ensure the comfort, health, and safety of our precious canine guests, Barkshire members must follow the rules presented below. Please note that The Barkshire reserves the right to alter or supplement these rules at any time without prior notice.



The Barkshire requires that you bring your dog’s regular food to avoid changes in the dog’s diet which can cause gastrointestinal upset.  Please include enough meals for the entire length of the stay.  You can also bring their favorite treats.  Do not bring rawhides as these can be a choking hazard.


Please bring all regularly administered medications with labels and dosage instructions included. We charge $1.00 per medication dosage.


If your dog becomes ill or injured during their stay, we will contact you and your veterinarian immediately.  In the case of an emergency, we will transport your dog to the nearest available veterinary clinic for diagnosis and treatment.  The clinic will require your authorization for treatment so please make sure that we have a phone number to reach you while you are away.


A visit to The Barkshire requires a veterinarian certificate showing proof of vaccinations for DHPP (distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus, and parainfluenza), Rabies, Bordetella and a negative fecal exam.  Titer protection may be substituted for the distemper and parvovirus vaccinations.

Dogs must be spayed or neutered after six months of age.  We do welcome puppies as long as they have the first two rounds of puppy shots (Distemper, Parvo and Bordetella) as well as a negative fecal.


Every dog is required to pass a temperament test for their comfort and safety as well as the safety of our staff and other dogs. Every dog is unique so not all dogs will be a good fit at The Barkshire or possibly even in a group setting at any facility.  If not, we will do our best to make a recommendation for what may be a good fit for you and your dog.

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