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

6 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

Exceptional 5.0

15 reviews


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Andrea H.

Dog Walking

We found Chris, after being frustrated with chain dog walking services. Chris and his team have been a breathe of fresh air. Our dog Summer has lots of energy and they really went above and beyond to make sure she was able to run and play everyday. We also have used barkstown for boarding and we were so happy and at peace with that decision. They sent photos and updates and summer was always so happy when she had to drive away with Chris. I am so sad we are moving and we can't take the whole barks town team with us. We will truly miss the Barkstown team!
Feb 23, 2017
Ekta P.

Dog Walking

After spending days searching for the right walker for our new puppy, Toby, we found Chris on Thumbtack and were instantly blown away by his super fast communication and professionalism. Chris and the Barkstown crew have been punctual, flexible, and responsive to each of our micro-requests, which is rare to see. We can tell that the team truly cares for Toby, and really appreciate their patience and understanding in trying to handle a fast-growing Akita puppy! Toby gets 2 walks a day with Barkstown, and we love all of the daily notes, regular email/text updates, and the awesome photos that let us know just how great he's doing! On top of that, Chris is super easy to get along with and we felt comfortable and confident with him handling Toby from the get-go. Overall, we'd highly recommend Barkstown for their great service, positive attitude, and all of the extra attention that help put an absent dog owner's mind at ease. We couldn't have picked a better walker than Chris, and we're really happy with everything that Barkstown has been able to do to help train and entertain our growing boy!
Sep 14, 2016
Frank G.

Dog Walking

Great experiences so far with BarskTown -- love having a consistent daily walker; love their flexibility; fair pricing -- highly recommended!
Sep 25, 2018
Gayla R.

Barkstown made my lifelong dream of visiting NYC come true. I was able to relax and take my time touring knowing that my dog had a reliable dog walker. Chris was able to accommodate changes in our schedule important on a trip this big. We needed walks 2xday since our dog is only used to a dog door. I asked if Chris would call after each walk since this was the first time our Coton had a dog walker. turns out we not only got those phone calls but text pictures too !! Barkstown is everything you could ever need in a pet service. Be assured, choosing Barkstown is exactly what your pet needs.
Jul 31, 2017
William S.

Dog Walking

We have an extremely shy and slightly territorial 1 year old rescue. Chris and Brooke have been extremely patient with her as she adjusted to new people coming into the apartment. We are already noticing a huge difference in her socializing with new people and other dogs.
Feb 21, 2017
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Christopher Rivera


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    We do. Our prices vary on the service you select and factors in how many dogs are in the same household, length of walk as well as time or day of the week, which are shown on our website.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    We always insist on a "Meet & Greet" with new clients and their pet(s). This not only gives the owners a better sense of who they're hiring, but also gives your pet a chance to get familiar with us. It also provides them with a sense of security with them seeing their owner(s) interacting with someone new in their home and understanding that it's okay when they see us once we begin providing our services. We will go over the do's and don'ts, expectations, goals and overall care for their pets.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    With over 7+ years of experience handling, walking and caring for animals, we not only depend on our life experiences as business owners, but also as pet owners ourselves. We also take the time in learning new methods of pet care whether by webinars, experts and of course learning through our clients as they sometimes come up with the most ingenious methods in taking care of their animals.

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