Bark-A-Bout

★★★★☆
  • 14660 23 Mile Rd

    Shelby Twp, MI 48315

    Cross street: On 23 Mile Near Hayes

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  • 586-566-8900

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Mon-Fri, 6:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m. - 5 p.m

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Owners BEWARE!!! Rated customer relations: less than poor.
They do not want dogs to have fun and run because they are lazy and want dogs to smell each other and maybe chase a ball a couple of times.
If another dog owner finds your dog too friendly or does not want your dog playing with their dog for any reason, they will engineer a problem so to ban your dog. They prefer lethargic canines and owners to stand and talk to one another, like a social club. Once they complain, true or not, they give the poor desk help the job of telling you. They never ask you for your side of the story. Predudice? The OWNER does not have the professionalism to call you and talk to you.......if you want an easy insurance claim, go to this place. They are overall incompetent .

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Owners BEWARE!!! Rated customer relations: less than poor.
They do not want dogs to have fun and run because they are lazy and want dogs to smell each other and maybe chase a ball a couple of times.
If another dog owner finds your dog too friendly or does not want your dog playing with their dog for any reason, they will engineer a problem so to ban your dog. They prefer lethargic canines and owners to stand and talk to one another, like a social club. Once they complain, true or not, they give the poor desk help the job of telling you. They never ask you for your side of the story. Predudice? The OWNER does not have the professionalism to call you and talk to you.......if you want an easy insurance claim, go to this place. They are overall incompetent .

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GREAT, GREAT,GREAT!!! We can't say enough GREAT things about Bark-A-Bout!! They treat our dog like he is one their own. He can't wait to get there in the morning and doesn't want to leave at the end of the day. Wonderful friendly staff and amazing clean facility. I would never leave my dog in the hands of anyone else.

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★★★★★

GREAT, GREAT,GREAT!!! We can't say enough GREAT things about Bark-A-Bout!! They treat our dog like he is one their own. He can't wait to get there in the morning and doesn't want to leave at the end of the day. Wonderful friendly staff and amazing clean facility. I would never leave my dog in the hands of anyone else.

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Bark a Bout is amazing! My dog loves going there. I feel at peace/ease while on vacation knowing she's not just sitting in a cage, she actually gets to play for hours with the other dogs. It is the ONLY place I will ever board my Cloe. She went swimming every day!! The staff are great, more than willing to work with you to make sure your pet is as spoiled with them as they are at home. My Cloe came back just as happy as she when she came. Bark-A-Bout is the best pet facility.

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★★★★★

Bark a Bout is amazing! My dog loves going there. I feel at peace/ease while on vacation knowing she's not just sitting in a cage, she actually gets to play for hours with the other dogs. It is the ONLY place I will ever board my Cloe. She went swimming every day!! The staff are great, more than willing to work with you to make sure your pet is as spoiled with them as they are at home. My Cloe came back just as happy as she when she came. Bark-A-Bout is the best pet facility.

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I've been taking my dog to "school" at the daycare for a few months. My husband & I wanted him to be able to socialize with other dogs a couple of times a week. He always gets so excited when we pull up into the parking lot and he realizes we are there. I can't get him into the door quick enough. When we pick him up to come home from daycare, he's excited to see us, but once we get in the car he's nice and relaxed. He always goes to bed without needing anything to help him relax. He's still a puppy, only 14 months old, with a lot of energy!

We recently utilized the hotel a couple of weeks ago. We watched playtime on the doggie cams & called during the week to see how he was. The staff was great with him and calmed my fears as a new doggie mom that was over a 1000 miles away!

I think by him going to school/daycare during the summer months, he got used to the BAB, before staying for the week. He loves it there and we love that he does !! The staff is wonderful and they love him as much as he loves them!! I'll never take my baby anywhere else.

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★★★★★

I've been taking my dog to "school" at the daycare for a few months. My husband & I wanted him to be able to socialize with other dogs a couple of times a week. He always gets so excited when we pull up into the parking lot and he realizes we are there. I can't get him into the door quick enough. When we pick him up to come home from daycare, he's excited to see us, but once we get in the car he's nice and relaxed. He always goes to bed without needing anything to help him relax. He's still a puppy, only 14 months old, with a lot of energy!

We recently utilized the hotel a couple of weeks ago. We watched playtime on the doggie cams & called during the week to see how he was. The staff was great with him and calmed my fears as a new doggie mom that was over a 1000 miles away!

I think by him going to school/daycare during the summer months, he got used to the BAB, before staying for the week. He loves it there and we love that he does !! The staff is wonderful and they love him as much as he loves them!! I'll never take my baby anywhere else.

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My doggy is a rescue who was not at all what the rescue told me she would be. I enrolled her in BAB's obedience class with Gwen, but Kima could not handle the stimulation being with the other dogs. She also was almost impossible to walk on a leash. Gwen worked individually with me a few times and then Kima began working with Gwen and Randy during full day daycare. She participates in pack walks and has become far less sensitive to other dogs. Also, walking her is now a pleasure. Randy and Gwen have done a wonderful job. I know we have more work to do, but we have had to take a break from the all day day care for a while, but we will be back.

It is a little expensive, but the results I have gotten with the training have been worth it.

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★★★★☆

My doggy is a rescue who was not at all what the rescue told me she would be. I enrolled her in BAB's obedience class with Gwen, but Kima could not handle the stimulation being with the other dogs. She also was almost impossible to walk on a leash. Gwen worked individually with me a few times and then Kima began working with Gwen and Randy during full day daycare. She participates in pack walks and has become far less sensitive to other dogs. Also, walking her is now a pleasure. Randy and Gwen have done a wonderful job. I know we have more work to do, but we have had to take a break from the all day day care for a while, but we will be back.

It is a little expensive, but the results I have gotten with the training have been worth it.

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At Bark-A-Bout we strive for excellence and to make every customer completely satisfied. Bark-A-Bout would like to first state that we appreciate all comments and feedback that are provided so we can understand where to improve our business. We at Bark-A-Bout want everyone to know that we care for the well-being of each and every pet that enters our facility. Bark-A-Bout would like to address a few comments that have been left in recent reviews, we take every comment to heart.

First, we do not have authority on these review sites to delete any comments, they are run in domains that we do not have access to.

Secondly, Bark-A-Bout is a clean and safe facility, and operates within very strict protocols. The facility is continually cleaned throughout the day as well as employs a special dedicated cleaning crew each afternoon and evening. Our protocol includes cleaning & disinfecting all play yards, toys, bowls, kennels, suites, rooms, floors, etc. We also use medical grade UV and air filtration in all dedicated pet areas to help eliminate the transfer of germs and viruses. We require that each dog be vaccinated for Rabies, DHLPP, Bordetella(every 6 mths), Heartworm, and Fecal (every 6 mths) which most facilities do not require. Additionally, Bark-a-Bout is the only boarding facility that has on-site licensed Veterinary Technicians to monitor your pet??s health upon check in and check out for each and every visit. Therefore, we have been able to proactively help owners identify new or existing illness, bumps, rashes, bruises and parasites that other facility would not likely catch. We want our customers to be aware of these findings, immediately, so we can monitor playgroups and continue to maintain a healthy atmosphere. If an illness is spotted, Bark-A-Bout addresses it immediately with the owner and requires that the dog receive treatment, providing a release from their vet stating a clean bill of health, before being allowed to return to the playgroup. It??s against our policy to accommodate hotel requests from new customers prior to meet-n-greet and health evaluations. We require a meet-n-greet, first, in order to introduce each pet to the new environment helping alleviate any severe anxiety, that otherwise may lead to illness. We encourage our customers to bring their pets as often as they??d like prior to any Hotel stay. It is our goal to make Bark-A-Bout to feel like an extension of your home, providing pets with a relaxing, safe and healthy environment.

We apologize if you have not had a positive experience with us. Bark-A-Bout??s staff treats each and every pet as one of their own. We would like to stress that Bark-A-Bout believes in transparency: we have web-cams in the facility, Wi-Fi lounge that overlooks the play yards, as well as encourage our customers to stop in at any moment during business hours for a complete facility tour

Thank you for all of your comments, concerns and suggestions. Everyday Bark-A-Bout strives to be the best for you and your pet.

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★★★★★

At Bark-A-Bout we strive for excellence and to make every customer completely satisfied. Bark-A-Bout would like to first state that we appreciate all comments and feedback that are provided so we can understand where to improve our business. We at Bark-A-Bout want everyone to know that we care for the well-being of each and every pet that enters our facility. Bark-A-Bout would like to address a few comments that have been left in recent reviews, we take every comment to heart.

First, we do not have authority on these review sites to delete any comments, they are run in domains that we do not have access to.

Secondly, Bark-A-Bout is a clean and safe facility, and operates within very strict protocols. The facility is continually cleaned throughout the day as well as employs a special dedicated cleaning crew each afternoon and evening. Our protocol includes cleaning & disinfecting all play yards, toys, bowls, kennels, suites, rooms, floors, etc. We also use medical grade UV and air filtration in all dedicated pet areas to help eliminate the transfer of germs and viruses. We require that each dog be vaccinated for Rabies, DHLPP, Bordetella(every 6 mths), Heartworm, and Fecal (every 6 mths) which most facilities do not require. Additionally, Bark-a-Bout is the only boarding facility that has on-site licensed Veterinary Technicians to monitor your pet??s health upon check in and check out for each and every visit. Therefore, we have been able to proactively help owners identify new or existing illness, bumps, rashes, bruises and parasites that other facility would not likely catch. We want our customers to be aware of these findings, immediately, so we can monitor playgroups and continue to maintain a healthy atmosphere. If an illness is spotted, Bark-A-Bout addresses it immediately with the owner and requires that the dog receive treatment, providing a release from their vet stating a clean bill of health, before being allowed to return to the playgroup. It??s against our policy to accommodate hotel requests from new customers prior to meet-n-greet and health evaluations. We require a meet-n-greet, first, in order to introduce each pet to the new environment helping alleviate any severe anxiety, that otherwise may lead to illness. We encourage our customers to bring their pets as often as they??d like prior to any Hotel stay. It is our goal to make Bark-A-Bout to feel like an extension of your home, providing pets with a relaxing, safe and healthy environment.

We apologize if you have not had a positive experience with us. Bark-A-Bout??s staff treats each and every pet as one of their own. We would like to stress that Bark-A-Bout believes in transparency: we have web-cams in the facility, Wi-Fi lounge that overlooks the play yards, as well as encourage our customers to stop in at any moment during business hours for a complete facility tour

Thank you for all of your comments, concerns and suggestions. Everyday Bark-A-Bout strives to be the best for you and your pet.

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I find it very strange that my review was previously removed. I am not sure why as it was not slanderous in any way. in order to avoid having this one removed I will simply beg those considering this place to trust me when I say to not take your dogs here! I had a bad experience here which was not one I wish on my worst enemy. Please be aware before using this place for anything.

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I find it very strange that my review was previously removed. I am not sure why as it was not slanderous in any way. in order to avoid having this one removed I will simply beg those considering this place to trust me when I say to not take your dogs here! I had a bad experience here which was not one I wish on my worst enemy. Please be aware before using this place for anything.

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My husband and I bought the puppy day care package and puppy training from Bark About. We did several puppy day cares (and loved it) but when we went in for the $200 puppy training we were told we needed to wait because we were the only people and it was better to have more dogs ?? the training would start the weekend after Easter (3 weeks from the date we had originally thought it would start) and we would get a phone call with details. The weekend after Easter came and went, and we got no call. When I called them, it took several days to even get a call back from the trainer, even though I was told she would be in that night. When I finally did get a call back, it was on a Saturday and I had a 2 hour time frame to call her back. In the message she said she would call me back Monday. Monday came and went with no call. It is now the middle of May and my puppy training was supposed to start the first of April. Every time I call and ask for a refund, I am told the trainer will call me. If the trainer ever does call me back I will amend this review, as I think it is a great place for puppy day care and the staff is very friendly. I would not recommend it for Puppy Training.

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My husband and I bought the puppy day care package and puppy training from Bark About. We did several puppy day cares (and loved it) but when we went in for the $200 puppy training we were told we needed to wait because we were the only people and it was better to have more dogs ?? the training would start the weekend after Easter (3 weeks from the date we had originally thought it would start) and we would get a phone call with details. The weekend after Easter came and went, and we got no call. When I called them, it took several days to even get a call back from the trainer, even though I was told she would be in that night. When I finally did get a call back, it was on a Saturday and I had a 2 hour time frame to call her back. In the message she said she would call me back Monday. Monday came and went with no call. It is now the middle of May and my puppy training was supposed to start the first of April. Every time I call and ask for a refund, I am told the trainer will call me. If the trainer ever does call me back I will amend this review, as I think it is a great place for puppy day care and the staff is very friendly. I would not recommend it for Puppy Training.

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I cannot say enough of Bark-A-Bout. My dog Major has spent quite a bit of time there over the last year on several occasions for daycare, boarding & grooming and has had a blast. He comes home healthy, happy and relaxed. I would recommend Bark-A-Bout to anyone. The place looks impressive, clean, and the staff are very personable.

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★★★★★

I cannot say enough of Bark-A-Bout. My dog Major has spent quite a bit of time there over the last year on several occasions for daycare, boarding & grooming and has had a blast. He comes home healthy, happy and relaxed. I would recommend Bark-A-Bout to anyone. The place looks impressive, clean, and the staff are very personable.

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I can not say enough good things about Bark-A-Bout. I take two dogs there several days a week. They are so well treated and absolutely love going there. They both howl and bark with excitement the entire car ride. The staff is so friendly and loves them as much as we do. They are a part of our family. I can not think of another place that I would trust to take care of my "furry children". I highly recommmend Bark-A-Bout.

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★★★★★

I can not say enough good things about Bark-A-Bout. I take two dogs there several days a week. They are so well treated and absolutely love going there. They both howl and bark with excitement the entire car ride. The staff is so friendly and loves them as much as we do. They are a part of our family. I can not think of another place that I would trust to take care of my "furry children". I highly recommmend Bark-A-Bout.

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