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TESTIMONIALS

At Bark Avenue Daycamp, we make dogs feel right at home!  We don’t believe in a “one-size fits all” approach to dog care!

What Our Customers Are Saying

We want to be your dog’s home away from home and our staff to become part of their extended family.  Rest assured…we love every pup that walks in our doors and we want to see them come back again and again with tails-a-waggin!
From 539 reviews
Amahle Akhona
Amahle Akhona
This confidence and trust has been what I have craved for in an expert trader for years now and I am so happy to finally get all this from you Mrs. Meghan Haffey for you have proven all what I have heard about you is the true, by investing… read more
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edfed
edfed
They are great. We trained our dog there 10 years ago and are getting ready to train new dog next week. Great place and staff
Response from business owner
Thank you so much!!! We love having having long term clients and getting to share in the joys of new dogs joining the family! Your loyalty means everything to us!
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Dawn Relaz
Dawn Relaz
My Lucky Dog seems to be luving his time at daycamp. I definitely wears him out. The staff is very helpful and friendly.
Response from business owner
Dawn, we are so happy we can provide a safe place for Lucky to not only spend time with his fur'ends, but gives him the opportunity to socialize and exercise. There's nothing better than having your four-legged family member come home worn out from good day of play! Thank you for the 5-star review.
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Marta Zoltowski
Marta Zoltowski
We were absolutely excited to find out Bark Avenue offered free puppy playtime. I can not praise them enough already for that, but not only that, there was also a trainer who was happy to discuss any concerns you had and offered suggestions… read more
Response from business owner
Marta,We are thrilled you found us and gave us a chance to meet your newest furry family member. It goes without being said, but we are all here for you and be of any assistance, especially with a new puppy full of energy. All of us at Bark Avenue are looking forward to getting to know Stubbykins and becoming fur'ends. Thank you for such a wonderful review, Marta!
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Kathy
Kathy
Always have a great experience at Bark Avenue. Trust staff completely to care for my guy.
Response from business owner
Kathy,Thank you for the 5-star review! We treat each and every one of our furry clients as if they were one of our own, thank you for your trust and for allowing us to take care of such a special pup.
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Natalia Colella
Natalia Colella
I have been boarding at bark avenue for a bit with my dogs. The staff is always friendly and courteous when you enter the facility. It is very clean and well organized. My dogs are always well taken care of and I have never had any … read more
Response from business owner
Natalia,Thank you for such a glowing 5-star review! It means the world to us to know you've had such a positive and pleasant experience with our services and staff. It's always a delight to have Luna and Brandy with us. We're looking forward to see you all soon!
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Lindsey Churchill
Lindsey Churchill
Super nice staff, very clean. My puppy had a blast at puppy playtime! We will be back for sure.
Response from business owner
Lindsey, thank you for the 5-star review! We can't wait to see you and Remi soon. Happy Holidays!!
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m modelski
m modelski
My girls love this place. I know dropping them off they will have a great time and will be exhausted when it is time to come home.
Response from business owner
M, thank you for the 5-star review! Annabelle is such a delight to have for daycamp and she's such a big sweetheart. Knowing that she comes exhausted is a great thing...she's had a lot of fun and exercise! Thank you for taking the time to share your positive feedback. We'll see you both soon.
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Samantha DiCostanzo
Samantha DiCostanzo
Taking my dog Kedzie to Bark Avenue was hands down the best decision I made for her. They do it all and they do it well. From training, day camp, boarding, and grooming you can’t go wrong! I have tried other day camps and Bark Avenue is by … read more
Response from business owner
Samantha, on behalf of all our staff at Bark Avenue…THANK YOU for such a wonderful review!! It’s moments like this when we hear such great feedback that brings smiles to all our faces, and gives us such joy to be honored to service our clients. We are so thankful that you have given us the opportunity to meet your expectations and be there for the needs of Kedzie. We look forward to each and every visit, and having the pleasure of you and Kedzie apart of our Bark Avenue family. Once again, thank you for an amazing 5-star review.
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Derek Self
Derek Self
Friendly, knowledgeable staff that our dog loves.
Response from business owner
Derek, thank you, and Earl 🐾, for the 5-star review. We can't believe it's already been three years since Earl's began coming to Bark Avenue. Wow! We couldn't agree with you more – we love Earl and all our clients!!
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Peter Palermo
Peter Palermo
A Very educational experience.I have a 3 mth old IW, that we took for his first training session.We all loved it.Highly recommend.
Response from business owner
Peter, we're so excited to be working with you and Gus! Thank you kindly for the 4-star review. We look forward to seeing you both soon.
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Phil D
Phil D
Taking my 4 year old female Labrador Ava to build her confidence around other dogs. It is going well. The girls at Bark Avenue are great with the dogs and Ava is improving. Love the facility which is clean and very organized.
Response from business owner
Phil, we are thrilled to have Ava join us at Bark Avenue! Thank you for the wonderful review and our staff will be delighted to hear your positive feedback. Ava's confidence is bound to grow and improve with more socialization – we're excited to see her make a lot of fur'ends.
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Sean Dunne
Sean Dunne
Bark Ave is great. We have used them for boarding for years.
Response from business owner
Sean, we can't believe it's been five years since Cheeto began first coming to us for boarding. It's always a pleasure to have her stay with us. Thank you for the 5-star review!
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Tyler Grunden
Tyler Grunden
The trainers are helpful and caring. It's clear that they are willing to work with dogs to make sure they're set up to succeed.
Response from business owner
Tyler, thank you for such a great review about our trainers. It's always important to us and each of the families we work with to help set up a foundation of success so that the entire family is happy, including Finley. We look forward to seeing Finley continue to make progress and become the best dog he can be.
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JoyC
JoyC
Everyone’s been friendly and provides great customer service! The trainers really seem knowledgeable and do well in training the humans! I was disappointed that my girl couldn’t participate in the daycare program without some additional … read more
Response from business owner
Thanks for the awesome review, JoyC! Ashley's a wonderful trainer and we're fortunate to have her apart of our team. We're confident that with training and consistency, your little girl will be making some new fur'ends in no time. We're always here to help.
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Lisa Mcdevitt
Lisa Mcdevitt
We have gone to Bark Avenue from Puppy class, training, day camp and grooming as well. We have been very satisfied with all of their services. Guinness gets excited to go to day camp! Highly recommended!
Response from business owner
Lisa, thank you for the great 5-star review! We’re so happy you're satisfied with all our services and can’t wait to see Guinness again soon. Until then, we’re here if you need anything.
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Andy Babitsch
Andy Babitsch
Great team. Always there when you need them. Great overall care of our dog. Thankful to have such a great place for our dog.
Response from business owner
Andy, thank you kindly for the 5-star review. It's always great to see our clients share their positive feedback and experience with the community. Thank you for trusting us!
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Thomas Gries
Thomas Gries
We’ve been taking our black lab to Bark Avenue since he was a pup, He’s now 3 and its his absolute favorite place to go. The staff is super friendly and helpful, its a great value for an all-day play time, and he gets socialized with other … read more
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Tom, what a wonderful review, thank you! Winston always brings us smiles each time he visits with us. It brings us great joy to know how happy and pleased you are not only with our services, but our staff. Thank you for taking the time to share your positive feedback. We look forward to seeing our fur’end very soon!
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Alicia Murphy
Alicia Murphy
First I want to preface with how little interaction I really had with these folks but wow was it next level. I had done the evaluation day with my dog and then did daycare with him one time. The staff called me mid day as my dog had gotten … read more
Response from business owner
Alicia, I am the owner of Bark Avenue Daycamp and I wanted to personally thank you for taking time out of your day to write this review. While Finnegan was only with us very short time he had already worked his way into our hearts. The dogs that come into our facility are not just treated as family they ARE family. We are all sending you all hugs and prayers through this difficult time and hope you find peace knowing Finnegan is running healthy and happy over the rainbow bridge. xoxo
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Joshua Heiger
Joshua Heiger
Bark Avenue has been great for our daycare and boarding needs! Friendly staff that has gotten to know our dogs (Morty and Zuko) and easy to work with for scheduling. Be aware of lobby hours that differ day to day so you don’t miss drop off … read more
Response from business owner
Joshua, thank you for the 5-star review. We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your positive feed. We look forward to seeing Morty and Zuko very soon 🙂
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Mary Ann Neubecker
Mary Ann Neubecker
You are the Best. Stella love being there and I know she is well taken care of I never worry about my spoiled brat when she is in you care
Response from business owner
Mary, thank you for the glowing 5-star review! It's always a delight to have Stella with us.
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Caren Baker
Caren Baker
Ashley is a knowledgeable trainer
Response from business owner
Caren, Ashley will be delighted to hear such a great review. Thank you! We're excited to see the progress Thor makes – he's gonna do great.
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Vicki Boyle
Vicki Boyle
Professional, friendly, personal boarding updates on request, personal training report cards, recognizize dogs’ personalities 💗
Response from business owner
Vickie, we are so grateful for such a glowing 5-star review, thank you! All of us at Bark Avenue were delighted to have had the opportunity to take care of Miss Olivia Rose and we look forward to seeing her again soon. 🐾💗
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Michael Pecoraro
Michael Pecoraro
Amazing trainers and facility.
Response from business owner
Thank you for the 5-star review, Michael!
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Arlene Torres
Arlene Torres
Our puppy goes to day camp.1 day a week and he appears to love it. He comes home exhausted which is great. We have also boarded him for 8 days this summer and we missed him but I don't think he gave us a second thought.
Response from business owner
Thank you, Arlene, for the 5-star review! We can certainly agree with you that Dexter loves daycamp – he loves playing with all his friends and isn't afriad to seek attention and love from staff. We always look forward to his visit whether it be daycamp, boarding or training. We'll see you soon!
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Hayley Stevenson
Hayley Stevenson
Great experience with Bark Avenue. I got updates on my boy and he came home happy and tired!
Response from business owner
Hayley, thank you for the wonderful 5-star review! We were delighted to have Robin stay with us and he was such a good boy. We look forward to his next paw'cation with us!
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susan garcia
susan garcia
Day one of training in the books and learning a lot. It’s fun to see how quick my little guy is picking everything up!
Response from business owner
Yay! Susan, we're so happy to have you and Tequila training with us. Thank you for the 5-star review!
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Jane Casty
Jane Casty
Wonderful place! More than Wonderful staff!
Response from business owner
Jane, thank you! That means the world to us 🙂
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Jennifer A
Jennifer A
We love bringing our dog Marley to Bark Avenue. He’s always excited to go and we trust them to take care of him. He loves socializing but also has anxiety. We know he’s in good hands while he’s there!
Response from business owner
Jennifer, thank you so very much for the 5-star review! We love to hear how excited Marley is to come play with us and all his fur'ends. We look forward to each and every visit.
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Paula Bibbiano
Paula Bibbiano
Coming back for Boot camp training, can't wait.
Response from business owner
Paula, that is wonderful news to hear. We can't wait to continue working with Miss Gigi! Thank you for the 4-star review.
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Yvonne Baranowski
Yvonne Baranowski
My name is Ricky and I attend Day camp and sometimes spend the night. I love it here! I have tons of fun with my friend's here. A few months ago we had a bad situation. My stay at home dad got sick and went to the hospital. My mom … read more
Response from business owner
Ricky! We ❤️LOVE❤️ to have you apart of our Bark Avenue family!! It's wonderful to know how happy you are coming to play with us and have sleepovers. Also, please be sure to tell mom and dad how grateful we are for their trust in us to take such great care of you. 🤗Looking forward to seeing you soon! 🐾
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Sheryl Kneidek
Sheryl Kneidek
Bark Ave has great groomers and trainers. We’ve taken our last husky as well as our current husky to them and never been disappointed. All the staff is kind and caring!
Response from business owner
Sheryl, thank you for taking the time to share your positive feedback. Knowing that you're pleased with our grooming and training services is wonderful to know. We are grateful to all our clients and thank you for trusting your furry four-legged family member with us.
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Diane Nicholson
Diane Nicholson
Friendly and professional.
Response from business owner
Thank you for the 5-star review, Diane! We greatly appreciate your feedback.
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Jill Bastian
Jill Bastian
I’ve taken Rosie (my golden doodle) to various groomers. Bark Avenue ALWAYS does an amazing job! I’m never disappointed after taking Rosie there.I highly recommend Dakota and all the groomers there.
Response from business owner
Jill, what a wonderful review, thank you! We sincerely appreciate your feedback and always love when Rosie comes to visit us.
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Debbie O'Connor
Debbie O'Connor
Always knowmy dog is safe and happy
Response from business owner
Thank you for the great review, Debbie!
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christine plier
christine plier
Faith did a great job Grooming my Golden Retriever!
Response from business owner
Christine, we're delighted to hear you were pleased with Ruby's grooming. Thank you for the 5-star review! We're looking forward to seeing you and Ruby next time.
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Liliana Restrepo
Liliana Restrepo
Love to bring my dog here. Always comes back tired and with a smile
Response from business owner
Liliana, thank you for taking the time to share your positive feedback! We're so happy to be a place for Saga to come play and go home a happy pup. A tired dog is a happy dog!
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Sandra Zambrano
Sandra Zambrano
They’re fantastic ! my dog always feels home when we bring him there
Response from business owner
We've been delighted to have Rocco with us for boarding and training. Thank you for the kind review, Sandra. We love that we can be Rocco's "home away from home"!
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Isa McCauley
Isa McCauley
Gracie loves all the activity and playing
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WYNNONE DUDEK
WYNNONE DUDEK
Trust. I trust that my dog will be treated well. Trust that she’ll have fun. Trust that she’ll be kept safe. It’s a relationship that is nurtured by the staff at Bark Avenue.
Response from business owner
Wynnone, thank you so much for trusting us with your beloved Honey Bear. She was a delight to have with us over the holiday and it was great to see her enjoy her play'cation. Our staff takes pride in treating every four-legged client as their very own – giving them love, attention, and making sure they are all safe. All our staff will be happy to hear your positive feedback, thank you.
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Erika Nelson
Erika Nelson
Bark Avenue has been our go-to place for our dog since he was 6 months old. Now almost 9 years old, he still gets as excited to go to Bark Avenue as he did when he was a puppy! It’s obvious from the fantastic care given that the staff … read more
Response from business owner
Erika, WOW! We can't believe it's been 9 years since Cody has been apart of our Bark Avenue family. It's been a treat to watch him grow over the years and see his tail wags when we have the pleasure to greet him. We're always thrilled to see him and your family every time you walk through our doors. 'Thank you' will never be enough for your loyalty, trust and referrals, but THANK YOU!
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rebecca barrington
rebecca barrington
I love this Daycamp. I have used a few different ones and I can honestly say this is the best one so far. They really love your dogs here. They care about their safety and their general well being. And my dog (Daisy) looooves coming here. I… read more
Response from business owner
Rebecca, you have all our staff smiling and grateful for your wonderful review. We look forward to Daisy's visit and she is a wonderful addition to our Bark Avenue family. There's no greater feeling than knowing you feel comfortable, and gaining your trust to leave Daisy in our care. Thank you!
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ROSE RIGGIO-FRIEDEWALD
ROSE RIGGIO-FRIEDEWALD
Tim amd the staff at Bark Avenue have always been kind amd accommodating. My boy enjoys his time playing and making friends at Bark Ave!
Response from business owner
Rose, thank you for taking the time to share your positive feedback and the 5-star review! Knox is such a pleasure to have and we enjoy watching him play and interact with fellow fur'ends at camp. Our staff will be so grateful to know that you are pleased with them, again, many thanks to you!
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Brenda Alicea
Brenda Alicea
Very reliable and nice staff.
Response from business owner
Brenda, thank you for 5-star review! We're so happy to hear your pleased with our services and staff. We look forward to seeing you again, soon.
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Heather Datisman
Heather Datisman
Our 8 year old dog had never been boarded before. Bark Ave. took such good care of her and we think she liked “camp” with the other doggies! We are grateful for their services.
Response from business owner
Heather, we loved having Comet stay with us. She was such a joy to spend time with and watch her interact with new fur'ends. We're looking forward to the next time she comes to visit us.
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Austin S.
Austin S.
Love this place. They follow specific directions on diet and medications very well and are very kind to the dogs. Sometimes my dogs seem disappointed when leaving.I have tried many dog boarding places in the NW suburbs and this one is by … read more
Response from business owner
Austin, we can't thank you enough for the wonderful review and trusting us with Noelle. Thank you so very much!
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Jan F
Jan F
Great people- always kind and helpful. Highly recommend 👍
Kim “Calderons6” Calderon
Kim “Calderons6” Calderon
Great place to board and play!
Response from business owner
Kim, thank you for the feedback and your 5-star review.
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Nikolette Bugielski
Nikolette Bugielski
I got recommended to Bark Avenue from a family member and I only have great things to say.We brought our pitbull here for the board and train program for 3 weeks and Ashley was amazing! She helped our girl Rainbow work on some things and … read more
Response from business owner
Nikolette, WOW! We are thrilled to hear how happy you and Rainbow are, thank you so very much for the wonderful review. Yes, Rainbow and Ashley have certainly become BFFs 🐾💗 Thank you so much for your trust and for giving us the pleasure to spend time with Rainbow.
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David Buss
David Buss
Friendly and professional staff. My pup loves it there❤
Response from business owner
David, thank you for the wonderful review. We always look forward to Zoey's visits with us!
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Balogun Nurudeen
Balogun Nurudeen
I promised that I'm going to testify if my trading was successful'It takes so much time and effort to know the right Trade expert to win trade, After all my research I came in contact with her and I've learned a lot with her in this few … read more
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Marge Kirwan
Marge Kirwan
Our dog Buddy love going and is well taken care of. We have just started using the grooming services and they did a wonderful job! 😀
Response from business owner
Marge, we are delighted to hear such a kind and wonderful review, thank you! Our groomer will also be pleased to know how happy you were with Buddy's grooming. We look forward to seeing you both very soon.
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Sue Hamilton
Sue Hamilton
My dog Blitz always comes home totally tired from a daycare day! The staff is friendly and I’ve also boarded my dog and he never complains.
Response from business owner
Sue, we fell in love with Lil' Blitz the moment he came for Puppy Pre-School. It's always a joy to have him with us whether it's a day of play or boarding...thank you!
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Diana Romero Bockelmann
Diana Romero Bockelmann
Both of my dogs love the staff and enjoy playtime with other pups. Keeps them socialized. Get to play but also learn manners. Great staff
Response from business owner
Diana, thank you so much for the positive review! We love having Axe and Maserati spend their time with us.
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Rose Carr
Rose Carr
Bark Ave is a caring and fun place for Jules. She is always happy to go and gets very excited every time we pull in
Response from business owner
Thank you, Rose, for your positive feedback and 5-star review! We're always so delighted to see Jules and it makes us smile to know how excited she gets to visit us.
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Jennifer Walker
Jennifer Walker
Snickers always enjoys his time at Bark Avenue. We love the staff there and the videos they take of the dogs playing. We appreciate the time they take to work with him and suggestions previously given when he was displaying behavioral … read more
Response from business owner
Jennifer, we LOVE having Snickers with us! We're delighted to hear you've had a positive experience and value you as a client. Thank you for taking the time to share and you're 5-star review.
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Michelle E
Michelle E
Such a fun well run event, we will be back!
Response from business owner
Michelle, thank you for the 5-star review! We look forward to seeing you again very soon.
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Graham Johnson
Graham Johnson
Friendly staff and a great facility for our puppy to burn off some energy. I know our Levi is in good hands when I drop him off for his play days.
Response from business owner
Graham, we're so please you have given us the opportunity to take care of Levi and he's an absolute delight to have. Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful review – it puts smiles on all of our faces. Looking forward to seeing Levi soon!
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David Lewis
David Lewis
Great place. Wonderful staff.
Response from business owner
David, thank you for the kind words and sharing your positive feedback! We look forward to seeing you soon 🙂
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Shefali Agrawal
Shefali Agrawal
Amazing staff . You will leave with satisfaction that your baby is in right hand . I like their facility too . Spacious, neat and caring staff .Though I am also looking forward for live cameras so that if I wanna see my Furry I can😊 and … read more
Response from business owner
Shefali, thank you so much for the wonderful review and taking the time to share your feedback. You made our day! It means the world to us and our entire team. We sincerely appreciate your trust and we're here for you anytime. We continue looking forward to seeing more of you and Mr. Mozo!
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Oville Owls
Oville Owls
My pup enjoys going to the day camp.
Response from business owner
Oville, we are delighted to hear that your pup loves coming to daycamp. Thank you for sharing your positive feedback!
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Lisa Steinberg
Lisa Steinberg
When I leave my dogs at Bark Avenue I leave them with family. I say that because they care and love my pets as though they were their own. I have been going to Bark Avenue for 13 years and have had 2 of my own dogs there and several grand… read more
Response from business owner
Lisa, thank you for a wonderful review! You have definitely become family to us and we have loved every minute of the last 13 years. Thank you for trusting us with your family!
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Mardel Doty
Mardel Doty
I have used Bark Avenue for grooming for quite a few years and they are very attentive to my directions for grooming my dog, Liam. I am quite pleased.I also feel comfortable leaving Liam at Bark Avenuewhen we go on a trip when he cannot … read more
Response from business owner
Mardel, your review brings all of us at Bark Ave a great big smile! Thank you for your positive feedback. We are so happy to have your trust with Liam and to know you are pleased with his grooming and boarding experiences. We always look forward to having Liam visit us.
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Stephen Cozzolino
Stephen Cozzolino
We love Bark Avenue but more importantly our dog loves Bark Avenue! We’ve used all their services- daycamp, boarding, grooming, and training. Great staff, great facility, zero complaints. Your pup will be in good hands here.
Response from business owner
Stephen, wow! What a wonderful compliment, thank you so much. We are thrilled to know you've used all our services and are pleased with our staff and facility. Again, thank you for the 5-star review!
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Natalie Orozco
Natalie Orozco
My friend who unfortunately passed was the one who watched my dog Kona and i had difficulty trusting and finding somewhere else to take her, but Bark Avenue really changed my perspective. They are super attentive and answer any and all … read more
Response from business owner
Natalie, Thank you so much for your glowing review. As the owner, it makes me so happy to hear that you are not only happy with our service but most importantly that you trust us!
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Daisy Piña
Daisy Piña
I'm beyond grateful bark avenue exists.
Response from business owner
Daisy, thank you for the 5-star review!
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James Sobota
James Sobota
Always great service and our dogs love the daycare. Staff is terrific!!
Response from business owner
Thank you so much for the positive feedback, James! We're so pleased to hear you've had a positive experience and your furry family members enjoy daycare.
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Pat Reynolds
Pat Reynolds
I just started taking Buddy to Bark Avenue Daycamp. The people here are so kind and caring with the dogs and owners alike. Buddy was attacked by a neighbor's dog a month ago and I want him to socialize with other dogs to build his … read more
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windsong703
windsong703
I was looking for a daycare for my dog for socialization- he was attacked and bit by a neighbor’s dog a month ago and I wanted him to spend time with other dogs to ensure no lasting issues from the attack. I had my dog evaluated at Pals for… read more
Response from business owner
We are absolutely thrilled to have Buddy with us at Bark Avenue. Thank YOU for giving us your trust and not giving up. We’re confident that allowing Buddy to continue socialization around other dogs will increase his confidence as we’ve already seen him display by interacting and playing with other fur’ends. We look forward to seeing more of Buddy!
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Deborah Dunat O'Keefe
Deborah Dunat O'Keefe
All Personnel are wonderful, caring people! My dogs love coming to Bark Avenue which tells me it’s the best place for them!
Response from business owner
Deborah, we love having your fur'babies with us, thank you for your kind words! 🥰
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Tina Amore
Tina Amore
I have been being my two dogs there for day care and times when I vacation. For over a year now. They love it. I have no worries. And they come home so tired. I can text them to get updates and j never feel brushed off. Every dog is always … read more
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Kathy Reich
Kathy Reich
Bark avenue is an amazing place to take your little critters. They are so super nice, wonderful with your pets, and treat each and every pup as their own. I have used them for dog boarding, and play dates and they have a complete blast … read more
Response from business owner
Kathy, what a wonderful review and positive feedback, thank you! We absolutely are delighted to have your sweet girls visit Bark Ave. It's always a pleasure!
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Nancy Dvorak
Nancy Dvorak
We have a new puppy and heard about Bark Avenue from a friend. Was so surprised to hear they have a free Puppy Playtime every Sunday. So, we went and it was great. The staff was attentive and professional. The facility was clean from … read more
Response from business owner
Hi Nancy, we are thrilled to hear you joined us for Puppy Playtime and had a positive experience, yay! We look forward to seeing you and Max very soon. We have no doubt he's going to make a lot of new fur'ends and learn some great new training skills in his obedience class. Thank you for the glowing review and we hope to continue to exceed your expectations.
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Laurie Geschrey
Laurie Geschrey
We love everyone at Bark Ave. The groomers do a great job at a reasonable price, and we love the trainers there too. The only reason that I didn’t give it 5 stars because I think they need more groomers. If you call for an appointment it … read more
Response from business owner
Laurie, thank you for your review. I'm glad you are happy with our services and I understand your frustration with making a grooming appointment. We are frustrated too lol. Since Covid we just can't seem to handle everyone quickly enough. We have gone from grooming 3 days a week to grooming 5-6 days a week. We are limited by space as to how many groomers we can have grooming at once. Additionally, good and experienced groomers are hard to find (they are all working like crazy) and I am very particular with the quality of groomer I would bring into the facility to take care of our clients. I'm glad you were able to get in and know that I am exploring all avenues to help us handle as many dogs as possible each week. Thanks again for your feedback! I really do appreciate hearing from our clients.Michelle
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Alicia Shumway
Alicia Shumway
Bark Avenue did a wonderful job grooming our lab/husky. It was her first time and she has never felt softer! Thank you!!!
Response from business owner
Alicia, thank you for the 5-star review! We're happy to hear you and your dog had a great experience. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Jay Langfelder
Jay Langfelder
Kelly is an excellent trainer for our dog, Bailey. She explained the different behaviors and how we need to apply them to training Bailey.
Response from business owner
Jay, thank you for trusting us with Bailey and the wonderful review! Kelly always does her best to make training a positive experience for all her 4-legged and 2-legged clients. We hope Bailey keeps up the good work.
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Brooke Mathis Rzeppa
Brooke Mathis Rzeppa
We have been to Bark Ave a few times and all the employees are very respectful and I appreciate the professionalism. They did an evaluation and were very honest about how my puppy behaved. I knew he was nervous but he did really well. We … read more
Response from business owner
Brooke, thank you so much for your positive feedback and praise. It means a lot to us and we always do our best to make everyone feel welcome and comfortable. We're looking forward to seeing you and Rolo very soon. There's no doubt Rolo is going to make a lot of new fur'ends! 💙🐾💙
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Toni Stills
Toni Stills
We love Bark Avenue they are very reliable and professional here. My dog Deuce just loves coming here, and when home he's out for the evening... And the price fits right in my budget.
Response from business owner
Toni, we absolutely LOVE having Deuce with us! Thank you so very much for your 5-star review – we sincerely appreciate all your feedback. It's great to know when he's had a full day of being around all his fur'ends he comes home tired and ready to rest for the evening. Yaaayyy!!
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Bobby Elkes
Bobby Elkes
The folks at Bark Ave always make us feel welcome and appreciated. Our puppy has the time of his life playing with all his friends in day camp. They do a great job!
Response from business owner
Bobby, we can't thank you enough for the kind words and praise! It's always important to us that we make you feel welcome and have a positive experience. We love having Matzo Ball with us – he's such a sweet little boy, full of energy and brings a smile to our faces when he's here. And yes, he does have a LOT of fur'ends at daycamp...he's quite popular. As always, thank you!
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Sandy Schultz
Sandy Schultz
I've taken my fur baby there, for over a year, and he's had several stays there, also. As a young pup of 10 months, he needed to burn off energy, and he always comes home happy and tired. He's always happy to get there, so that tells me … read more
Response from business owner
Sandy, we can't believe it's already been a year! Wow!! We are thrilled to have Rusty with us and he's such a good boy. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive feedback with the community – we are grateful for clients like yourself.
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Jean Alt
Jean Alt
When our dog visited for the first time, they were wonderful with her.
Response from business owner
Jean, we are so glad you came to check us out and we look forward to seeing more of you and Lucky! Thank you for the 5-star review 🙂
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Lauren Hulsman
Lauren Hulsman
I took my dog, Grace, here a few years ago for puppy obedience and had a great experience. I’ve recently adopted another puppy recently and want to socialize him properly since he didn’t have a great start to life and they’ve been open to … read more
Response from business owner
Lauren,It is wonderful to have you back! We certainly look forward to seeing more of you, Calvin and Grace. We are always here for the needs of your furry family members. Thank you for the wonderful review.
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Vini Irani
Vini Irani
Great experience with grooming always. It’s just very hard to get appointments.
Response from business owner
Vini, we're pleased to hear that you were happy with our grooming services! Thank you. It's always best to schedule future grooming appointments in advance because our groomers always book pretty far out in advance. We look forward to seeing you next time 🐶🐾
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Denice Maiz
Denice Maiz
This was the first time I boarded my fur-babies. I was a little apprehensive because I didn’t know how they were going to react with all the other dogs and being in a strange place for so long. The Bark Avenue Crew was quick to respond to … read more
Response from business owner
Denice,Leaving our furry family members behind can be a little worrysome and that's why it's so important for us to help ease those feelings. We love that we can keep you updated and share videos to ensure that Riggs and Gerald were in good hands. Thank you for trusting us to take care of your four-legged family members and we look forward to seeing them again!
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Diane Denson
Diane Denson
Tim was so helpful in getting us on boarded and evaluated when we were in a bind, so Jax could board with Bark Ave while we were on vacation. I would text and ask every other day how my dog was doing and they were really responsive and … read more
Response from business owner
Diane,Thank you for such a wonderful review! We understand things come up and try our best to accommodate various situations. Jax was a pleasure to have here and we hope to see him soon again! We'll be sure to share your positive feedback with Tim.
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Kathy Delaney-Shields
Kathy Delaney-Shields
Seamus and Finn always have a great time at Bark Avenue. They’re excited every time we pull up and can’t wait to get through the door!
Response from business owner
There's nothing better seeing those two come through the lobby and ready to play! They are such a joy to have. Thank you, Kathy. 😊💙💙
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Kellie Little
Kellie Little
The staff at Bark Avenue make me and my dog feel like elite stars each time we walk through the doors! Like the show Cheers, "everyone knows your name" here at Bark & they make you feel special & important by getting to know you & your dog … read more
Response from business owner
Kellie, we are the ones to be thanking you! It's been over four years since we've had the pleasure of you and April coming to Bark Avenue. We are truly grateful to you and thank you for such a glowing review!
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dodie barnish
dodie barnish
We've been taking our dog scooter there for almost 3 years now. We love the place. And most of all scooter loves the place. When they see us coming in they say scooters name. All of the workers are awesome and friendly. We've donated our … read more
Response from business owner
Dodie, we can't believe it's already been 3 years...wow! We can't thank you enough for trusting us with Scooter and your positive review. Thank you for all your kind words!
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Kim Burk
Kim Burk
They were awesome with our brand new puppy. Staff is great!
Response from business owner
Kim, thank you the wonderful review! We're so excited to have you and Otis apart of our Bark Avenue family. We're looking forward to seeing you both soon.
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Dina Natale
Dina Natale
The staff was so sweet with my older dog for her first overnight stay. They gave us an update on how she was behaving & playing with other dogs. Thanks for making our vacation worry free.
Response from business owner
Dina, we're so happy to hear that you were pleased with Maddy's boarding and our communication. Thank you for sharing your positive feedback and we look forward to seeing Maddy again!
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Sharon LeCompte (SML4480)
Sharon LeCompte (SML4480)
My dog goes to daycare every Thursday and loves it! The staff is wonderful and are always happy to greet Levi. I am very comfortable having my dog at Bark Avenue.
Response from business owner
Sharon, we can't believe it's already been just over a year since we first met Levi! Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review. Our staff works hard to provide excellent customer service and give you the peace of mind that Levi is well taken care of when you drop him off. Thank you!
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Justine Garcia
Justine Garcia
We have been taking our pup here for 2 years, and I have never had anything but a pleasant experience! They take great care of my dog, and are always friendly and helpful. We did training as well and we loved it! I always recommend to … read more
Response from business owner
Justine, thank you for being such a wonderful client. We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your positive feedback It's always a pleasure to have Jyn stay with us!
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Peter Kaczmar
Peter Kaczmar
Bark Avenue treats our dogs like they are their own. Excellent service, friendly, reliable. Can’t say enough great things about the Bark Avenue team!!!
Response from business owner
Peter, thank you for such a glowing review! Our team works really hard to provide excellent customer service and provide every customer with a positive experience. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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Lauren M
Lauren M
Our Dog is a big love sponge but has severe anxiety and does not get along with dogs.We have done many training classes with Bark Avenue from basic obedience to agility for the past 3 years. He and I enjoys the classes very much with … read more
Response from business owner
Lauren, we are so grateful for clients like you. We're looking forward to working with you again, and confident that training is going to continue to be a positive experience for you and your four-legged family member. Not every dog and family are the same, each have different needs, and our trainers do their best to provide a variety of options to get the best results. Thank you for trusting Bark Avenue and we're looking forward to sharing your positive review with Kelly and Ashley! See you soon!!
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Janet Palumbo
Janet Palumbo
Karen did a fantastic job of grooming Izzy yesterday. I am sooo pleased!!!
Response from business owner
Janet, thank you! We're so happy to hear your pleased with Izzy's grooming. Thank you for sharing your positive feedback 🙂
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Pamela Chant
Pamela Chant
We go for puppy play! And it is amazing ! Perfect for socialization and the trainer kassidy is so nice and very helpful!
Response from business owner
Hi Pamela! Thank you for your 5-star review. We love that you found us for puppy playtime and are having a positive experience. If there's anything else we can help with your little one, we'd be delighted to be of assistance. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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Louise Cianciarulo
Louise Cianciarulo
Bark Avenue staff took great care of my dog, Mia. The staff is very responsive to my text messages when I wanted to check on her also. It was a great knowing she had such great care.
Response from business owner
Louise, thank you for trusting us with Mia! We are so happy to hear you've had a positive experience and we look forward to seeing Mia next time.
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Michael & Valda M
Michael & Valda M
Great haircut. Just what we requested.
Phil Costa
Phil Costa
Miley absolutely loves going. She knows when we get her bag our where she is headed
Response from business owner
Phil, thank you for the 5-star review!
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Jordyn Swanson
Jordyn Swanson
I couldn’t be happier that we sent our dog Brantley here for his board and train. Kelly and the rest of the staff were so amazing but I must give Kelly a special shout out! She was so patient and informative and I can’t wait to continue to … read more
Response from business owner
Jordyn, thank you for such a glowing review! It was such a pleasure to have Brantley apart of our training program and watch the tremendous amount of progress he's made. We look forward to seeing him soon!
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Monday-Friday:  6:30 am – 7 pm
Saturday:  9am – 5 pm
Sunday:  9 am – 2 pm

Please note:  our daycare is staffed 365 days a year from 6:30 am – 8:00 pm so your dog is sure to get plenty of playtime every day of the week.

LOCATION

1540 Hecht Drive
Bartlett, IL  60103
Phone:  (630) 289-8470
Fax:  (630) 524-9078

Bark Avenue Daycamp