BarksTown Pet Services
BarksTown Pet Services

BarksTown Pet Services

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Introduction: BarksTown Pet Services is all about the quality that we provide and not quantity. We pride ourselves on giving you consistency and one way that is done is by providing you with the same walker for every walk. We feel it helps take away the stress of having a rotation of staff entering your home and it allows your dog to form a bond with your walker. Our motto is that a tired dog is a good dog and we strive to provide that on every walk we provide through stimulation and interaction. Our kennel-free boardings are just like home in making sure that your family member is comfortable, safe and loved like our own family and having them show you how much of a good time they've had every time with photo updates and videos. We enjoy proving amazing service but also being able to enjoy the great outdoors. Sure, being in an office during the hot summers or cold winters is great, but we get to explore our neighborhoods and see the sights. It is only made better that we have humanity's best friend along with us. We genuinely love giving our clients the peace of mind knowing that their furbabies are being taken cared of. Getting a text or email saying, "THANK YOU!", is something we can never get tired of seeing or hearing. It let's us know we are appreciated for what we do and how we do it. Our clients' pets are seen as our own and we consider them our "children" and care for them as so because it keeps us honest in our actions and prideful in having others see that what we are doing is something we love.

Hired 25 times

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6 employees

8 years in business

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This pro accepts payments via Cash, Credit card, PayPal, Square cash app, and Venmo.

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Melissa W.
Aug 8, 2017

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Dog Walking
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Colin L.
Mar 9, 2019

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Details: Cat • 1 pet • Changing litter or bedding • Providing companionship • Giving food and water • Standard visit (60 minutes) • Once a day • The pet sitter travels to me

BarksTown Pet Services's reply
Thank you Colin! It was awesome taking care of Moonpie. We look forward to doing it again soon.
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Julie L.
Jan 11, 2016
I hired Chris from BarksTown in September 2015 when I moved back to the NYC area from Boston. I have a 9 year-old German Shepherd with behavioral issues that manifest as aggression toward strangers. In the past it has taken weeks for Max to feel comfortable with a new walker. Even though Chris is a soft spoken man, he took control of Max very quickly and Max recognized him as the Alpha immediately. Chris is a very experienced dog handler which dogs sense and respect. Chris also loves his work and develops loving rapport with the dogs quickly. Max looks forward to his two walks a day with Chris and I have peace of mind knowing that my dog is very well taken care of. Chris is always on time and NEVER takes a day off. He leaves me notes about Max and even sends me pictures of their adventures. He has trained a back-up walker, Brooke, just in case he ever HAS to miss a walk. Brooke is almost as fearless as Chris in handling Max. I would very highly recommend Chris, Brooke and BarksTown!
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Mei K.
Jun 17, 2016
I can't say enough good things about Chris. I recently moved from Montclair to Jersey City and was worried about finding the right dog walker for my dog, Moo, as well as someone who would be accommodating to my erratic work schedule. I interviewed a few dog walkers but felt the most comfortable with Chris. You can tell that he genuinely cares for and has great love for animals. I work long hours but I know that Chris will take great care of Moo. Chris leaves daily reports so it is easy to see what time he stopped by and if Moo took care of her business that day. I have also boarded Moo with Chris. Chris was very accommodating with my last minute trip. I also appreciated how Chris went out of his way to help me, especially with the pick up and drop off during boarding. It gives me a peace of mind that she is not boarded in a kennel and gets to spend time with Chris and his pup. She is part of his crew. Chris is very responsive as well as organized. He send me weekly invoices, which is well laid out and easy to understand. If I need him to stop by more than once a day. A quick text and confirmation is all that is needed. I love the fact that he is very tech savvy so you can reach Chris through text, email, and by phone. Last but not least, I love the pictures Chris sends to me of my dog. You can see Moo beaming with joy as she hangs out with her "squad"!
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Lisa O.
Jan 8, 2016
Chris and his staff are super professional and knowledgeable about dogs and their behavior. They consistently go above and beyond for us. Even same day requests are almost never an issue which is great for our hectic schedule of working in NYC and living in JC. He even bakes for my fur babies! I would recommend to anyone who is as crazy about their dog's care as I am.
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