Bark Avenue Pet Resort

★★★★☆
  • 1400 S Federal Hwy

    Hollywood, FL 33020

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  • 954-925-2275

About Bark Avenue Pet Resort

Hours
Sun 10am-5pm, Mon-Fri 7:30am-6:30pm, Sat 8am-5pm

Pets & Animals

Pets & Animals
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I have been taking my dogs here for years, big dogs, little dogs, young dogs, old dogs, from one day (for socialization when one is lonely) to a few days, to a month at a time. The shy dogs loved it, the outgoing dogs loved. I had two dogs that had always boarded together. When I lost one to old age and the other was boarded alone, she became depressed. Tthey kept her at the front desk to comfort her. When I returned that is where I found her, getting the extra attention she needed. All of my dogs were happy to go there. When I pack up their "travel gear" they run to the door eagerly, because they know where they are going. When I park the car, they can't waint to get inside. When I leave them, they are happy, when I pick them up they are happy and healthy. I find the owner to be loving and caring to all of the dogs, and efficient in keeping things operating properly so they stay happy and healthy, no easy task. I am a dog person from way back; this isn't a business for hand holding, it is a business for kind and gentle pet care. And that is where it excells.

5
★★★★★

I have been taking my dogs here for years, big dogs, little dogs, young dogs, old dogs, from one day (for socialization when one is lonely) to a few days, to a month at a time. The shy dogs loved it, the outgoing dogs loved. I had two dogs that had always boarded together. When I lost one to old age and the other was boarded alone, she became depressed. Tthey kept her at the front desk to comfort her. When I returned that is where I found her, getting the extra attention she needed. All of my dogs were happy to go there. When I pack up their "travel gear" they run to the door eagerly, because they know where they are going. When I park the car, they can't waint to get inside. When I leave them, they are happy, when I pick them up they are happy and healthy. I find the owner to be loving and caring to all of the dogs, and efficient in keeping things operating properly so they stay happy and healthy, no easy task. I am a dog person from way back; this isn't a business for hand holding, it is a business for kind and gentle pet care. And that is where it excells.

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I have 5 dogs of varying sizes. We board them at Bark Avenue on a regular basis. The real sign of how happy they are is when we return for boarding and they can't wait to get in the door. At other kennels they would shake and shiver and nudge up against my legs. Not at Bark Avenue, they are excited and happy to return. They always return healthy and very clean.
I have seen in other reviews, comments about the owner. She is nice enough, but business like. She has a business to run and does make it clear from the beginning that you need to leave a local contact number in case of an emergency. She also always does check the dogs for illness or parasites before they are allowed with the other animals.
All in all, I wouldn't leave my 5 dogs anywhere else. Very nice, clean facility where the dogs come home happy.

5
★★★★★

I have 5 dogs of varying sizes. We board them at Bark Avenue on a regular basis. The real sign of how happy they are is when we return for boarding and they can't wait to get in the door. At other kennels they would shake and shiver and nudge up against my legs. Not at Bark Avenue, they are excited and happy to return. They always return healthy and very clean.
I have seen in other reviews, comments about the owner. She is nice enough, but business like. She has a business to run and does make it clear from the beginning that you need to leave a local contact number in case of an emergency. She also always does check the dogs for illness or parasites before they are allowed with the other animals.
All in all, I wouldn't leave my 5 dogs anywhere else. Very nice, clean facility where the dogs come home happy.

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I LEFT MY TWO YOUNG LABRADORS there. THEY ARE SISTERS AND GET ALONG EXTREMELY WELL. THE OLDEST ONE ALWAYS TAKE CARE OF THE PUPPY.
THEY CALLED MY HUSBAND WHO WAS IN TOWN TO GO PICK THE PUPPY UP AS SHE HAD BEEN BITTEN BY HER SISTER. HE FOUND THE PUPPY WITH A LARGE AND DEEP CUT ON HER LEG WHICH HER SISTER WOULD NEVER DO THAT. OF COURSE ANOTHER DOG ATTACKED THE PUPPY WHEN THEY WERE LEFT UNATTENDED.
THEY DON'T HAVE A VET AND DON'T TAKE YOUR DOG TO ONE EVEN IF IT IS AN EMERGENCY.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU TRAVEL AND THERE IS NO ONE AVAILABLE TO GET YOUR DOG?
THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY IRRESPONSIBLE! BEWARE!!

5
★★★★★

I LEFT MY TWO YOUNG LABRADORS there. THEY ARE SISTERS AND GET ALONG EXTREMELY WELL. THE OLDEST ONE ALWAYS TAKE CARE OF THE PUPPY.
THEY CALLED MY HUSBAND WHO WAS IN TOWN TO GO PICK THE PUPPY UP AS SHE HAD BEEN BITTEN BY HER SISTER. HE FOUND THE PUPPY WITH A LARGE AND DEEP CUT ON HER LEG WHICH HER SISTER WOULD NEVER DO THAT. OF COURSE ANOTHER DOG ATTACKED THE PUPPY WHEN THEY WERE LEFT UNATTENDED.
THEY DON'T HAVE A VET AND DON'T TAKE YOUR DOG TO ONE EVEN IF IT IS AN EMERGENCY.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU TRAVEL AND THERE IS NO ONE AVAILABLE TO GET YOUR DOG?
THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY IRRESPONSIBLE! BEWARE!!

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This place is GREAT. If you need to board your pet or need daycare take your animal here. It's the best. The facility is very clean and the staff is extraordinarily attentive to the pets even if they have special needs. I was sorry to read all of the negative feedback. That has not at all been my experience. I will admit that the female owner my lack some social skills but she's actually very nice once you get to know her and she really cares about the pets. I know for a fact that she goes out of her way to make dogs with special need comfortable and has cared for dogs that were abandoned there.

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★★★★☆

This place is GREAT. If you need to board your pet or need daycare take your animal here. It's the best. The facility is very clean and the staff is extraordinarily attentive to the pets even if they have special needs. I was sorry to read all of the negative feedback. That has not at all been my experience. I will admit that the female owner my lack some social skills but she's actually very nice once you get to know her and she really cares about the pets. I know for a fact that she goes out of her way to make dogs with special need comfortable and has cared for dogs that were abandoned there.

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OK, when you provide a service to someone, you should do so happily so that the customer will return. When I dropped my "children" off at Bark Avenue the lady at the desk never made eye contact with me, wouldn't let me finish asking my questions before she interrupted and was rather rude. Upon returning to pick them up a few days later there was a very nice lady working the desk. We politely asked who checked us in and she proceeded to tell us that it was the owner. I made the comment to her that she was not nice and I was thankful she wasn't the one taking care of my dogs. Well, seems this message got relayed to the owner who promptly called us the next morning early and very rudely informed us that we were no longer allowed to "use her services." What???? My experience in the service industry tells me that when your customer isn't happy, you ask why and then you make it right. But, apparently she doesn't have those people skills. She informed us that she didn't need our business as she had many more happy clients. My thought is, her clients have never met her. The staff taking care of the dogs are great, the owner is a poor representative of them. I hope she treats the staff and dogs better than her human clients. There are many more wonderful places in South Florida, I would suggest searching elsewhere, don't let this be your only stop.

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★★☆☆☆

OK, when you provide a service to someone, you should do so happily so that the customer will return. When I dropped my "children" off at Bark Avenue the lady at the desk never made eye contact with me, wouldn't let me finish asking my questions before she interrupted and was rather rude. Upon returning to pick them up a few days later there was a very nice lady working the desk. We politely asked who checked us in and she proceeded to tell us that it was the owner. I made the comment to her that she was not nice and I was thankful she wasn't the one taking care of my dogs. Well, seems this message got relayed to the owner who promptly called us the next morning early and very rudely informed us that we were no longer allowed to "use her services." What???? My experience in the service industry tells me that when your customer isn't happy, you ask why and then you make it right. But, apparently she doesn't have those people skills. She informed us that she didn't need our business as she had many more happy clients. My thought is, her clients have never met her. The staff taking care of the dogs are great, the owner is a poor representative of them. I hope she treats the staff and dogs better than her human clients. There are many more wonderful places in South Florida, I would suggest searching elsewhere, don't let this be your only stop.

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Well,to make a long story short.I brought my dog there many times while i traveled.Every time i would pick him up he had some kind of sickness~kennel cough~rash.Also,found a few ticks on him.He recently passed away from Lyme disease(ticks)and has never gotten them from anywhere else.Go figure!All they care about are the shots.A dog could have fleas,ticks,kennel cough,mange and they would still take them.Oh,and by the way i have heard several people complain about Bark ave!They need to close it down already!

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★☆☆☆☆

Well,to make a long story short.I brought my dog there many times while i traveled.Every time i would pick him up he had some kind of sickness~kennel cough~rash.Also,found a few ticks on him.He recently passed away from Lyme disease(ticks)and has never gotten them from anywhere else.Go figure!All they care about are the shots.A dog could have fleas,ticks,kennel cough,mange and they would still take them.Oh,and by the way i have heard several people complain about Bark ave!They need to close it down already!

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I brought my dog here as I had in the past. Hurricane Wilma came and went and I was calling to check on my dog and I was told "You need to get your dog out of here now.!" I asked why and was told "we are closing and you need to get her out of here." I was out of the country at the time and told them since I could not even get in touch with my wife who was on her way back to Miami. (Most phone lines were down) And as soon as I could get in touch with her and she arrived to Miami she could come and get our dog. I was told that was unacceptable and I had to "get her out now."
This to say the least is highly unprofessional, bordering on criminal...What was she going to do if I couldn't come back? Put my dog on the street???? The reason we used them was that we were both away. I was out of the country and my wife was on business 3 hours away in Orlando.
This isn't the first time we have used them BUT I ASSURE YOU, IT WILL BE THE LAST!! A company who's only job they have is to take care of people's loved pets is telling all their customers to come "get them out of here" HORRIBLE! INEXCUSABLE!
They had a generator, as the owner had told me. They had the capability to take care of the animals the owners entrusted to them. But everyone had to get them out? Was she going to let all the pets run into the street? THEIR BUSINESS IS TO CARE FOR OUR PETS!
Luckily my wife got back the next day and went and picked up our dog. She was given an attitiude and the front desk by the owner. Like the owner is doing us a favor by watching our dog??!!!! DO NOT USE THESE PEOPLE. THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT YOUR PET!!
I went in the next week and asked the owner what was her problem and she told me she didn't want to hear about her being unprofessional and that "she has 4000 clients" and didn't need my business. WELL GUESS WHAT? SHE WILL HAVE ONE LESS FOREVER AND I HAVE HEARD FROM A FEW OWNERS THAT THE SAME THING HAPPENED TO THEM AND THEY WILL NEVER USE THEM AGAIN EITHER!

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★☆☆☆☆

I brought my dog here as I had in the past. Hurricane Wilma came and went and I was calling to check on my dog and I was told "You need to get your dog out of here now.!" I asked why and was told "we are closing and you need to get her out of here." I was out of the country at the time and told them since I could not even get in touch with my wife who was on her way back to Miami. (Most phone lines were down) And as soon as I could get in touch with her and she arrived to Miami she could come and get our dog. I was told that was unacceptable and I had to "get her out now."
This to say the least is highly unprofessional, bordering on criminal...What was she going to do if I couldn't come back? Put my dog on the street???? The reason we used them was that we were both away. I was out of the country and my wife was on business 3 hours away in Orlando.
This isn't the first time we have used them BUT I ASSURE YOU, IT WILL BE THE LAST!! A company who's only job they have is to take care of people's loved pets is telling all their customers to come "get them out of here" HORRIBLE! INEXCUSABLE!
They had a generator, as the owner had told me. They had the capability to take care of the animals the owners entrusted to them. But everyone had to get them out? Was she going to let all the pets run into the street? THEIR BUSINESS IS TO CARE FOR OUR PETS!
Luckily my wife got back the next day and went and picked up our dog. She was given an attitiude and the front desk by the owner. Like the owner is doing us a favor by watching our dog??!!!! DO NOT USE THESE PEOPLE. THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT YOUR PET!!
I went in the next week and asked the owner what was her problem and she told me she didn't want to hear about her being unprofessional and that "she has 4000 clients" and didn't need my business. WELL GUESS WHAT? SHE WILL HAVE ONE LESS FOREVER AND I HAVE HEARD FROM A FEW OWNERS THAT THE SAME THING HAPPENED TO THEM AND THEY WILL NEVER USE THEM AGAIN EITHER!

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Ron Funt runs a great place. I'd like to go there myself to relax! Although I have never left my cats there for recreation, I have had my Persian groomed there several times. What a great job they did! My poor kitty was so matted, and I thought for sure he would come back looking like Telly Savalas, but instead, was returned to me big and fluffy. (How'd they do that?) Although it was a little pricey, that was fine, because I know the groomer worked extremely hard. I had peeked into the room while she was working with another animal, and she was very gentle. The place was very clean as well.

PROS: Big areas for animals, family-run business.
CONS: Parking in front a little difficult as it is right off a main drag.

5
★★★★★

Ron Funt runs a great place. I'd like to go there myself to relax! Although I have never left my cats there for recreation, I have had my Persian groomed there several times. What a great job they did! My poor kitty was so matted, and I thought for sure he would come back looking like Telly Savalas, but instead, was returned to me big and fluffy. (How'd they do that?) Although it was a little pricey, that was fine, because I know the groomer worked extremely hard. I had peeked into the room while she was working with another animal, and she was very gentle. The place was very clean as well.

PROS: Big areas for animals, family-run business.
CONS: Parking in front a little difficult as it is right off a main drag.

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