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!
I don’t know who loves Bark Ave day camp more, my puppy or me because he comes home tired and doesn’t eat my shoes anymore! Seriously though, my shelter pup went through a lot in his young life and he has a lot of fear but not when I take him to Bark Avenue. He races inside and is super excited when he is dropped off so I can tell they treat the dogs well. The place is always immaculate too which I love.
Also, the owner and her daughter are great people and you can tell they love the animals and what they do and it shows in a happy environment!Shannon P.
Best experience ever! Kelly is an amazing trainer. She has helped my Rottweiler so much. Rocky absolutely loves her and enjoys Bark Avenue. I can tell how comfortable and happy he is every time that we go. I would highly recommend Bark Avenue.Martha H.
Everyone is so friendly and you can tell how they care for all the pups. Rocky was so happy to have his training there and learned so much.Martha P.
Benny is a rescue and we have been in training with Kelly to help him with his fear issues and build his confidence. We started with obedience 1 and have worked our way up the ladder. We have done agility and tricks. We look forward to new classes. I’m very happy with the training we have received with Kelly. Kelly is very honest and straightforward with her training techniques. And it is fun! Kelly listens and will come up with a training plan just right for you and your dog. The bond between Benny and I has deepened thanks to the help of Kelly. I also want to commend the staff at BA. Always friendly and professional. Thank you for all you do!Lauren M.
This is a fantastic place to take your dog on rainy days or just to get out and exercise! My year and a half-year-old lab has been going there for almost a year. He starts to cry and go nuts as soon as we turn into the complex. We’ve boarded him there on several occasions and feel very confident that he is safe and having the time of his life! We love seeing all the pictures that they post almost everyday of all the dogs interacting. I’m very grateful for finding such a great place for our baby to go!!!!I was given a look around before I left my chocolate lab for an over night stay. Everything was very clean. Outside they had 3 baby pools. That was a big hit for my baby. They let my boy stay in a large area with his dog bed overnight. I felt good about leaving him. I know that he had the time of his life with his new friends because I had to Pull him out when it was time to go home. I highly recommend this place.Evette M.
Bark Ave DayCamp is absolutely the best place I could ever found to bring my puppy to playtime, Cassidy is such a sweetheart with every puppy and remembers every single puppy by their name and their character. She was always so nice to us. My puppy always had a wonderful time in here and actually met his buddy Romeo that we will absolutely miss. Thank you so much for allowing us to bring our puppy so he can socialize with other puppies and hope to bring my puppy there for some lessons soon 🙂Lisa L.
Bark Avenue is amazing! The staff is so friendly and they all absolutely love what they do. I bring my 2 year old pit mix rescue here a couple times a week while I’m at work so he can get some exercise and socialization skills. He was a little rough around the edges the first month, but the staff assures me that he is making great strides and is a fantastic listener. I have also boarded him here twice for a couple nights each. Before they “accepted” him, however, they did a quick assessment and gave me a tour of the facilities to make sure all parties would be satisfied, and I can wholeheartedly say that we are! They have some of the best rates for doggie day care in the area, and they not only accept, but love working with bully breeds. Bark Ave are lifesavers!Shefali S.
Our pup Fiona ABSOLUTELY LOVES going to Bark Avenue day camp!!! She also does Play & Train with Kelly. Wow what a difference in our puppy since she started there!!! She has learned so much, calmed down so much!!! She is the best thing we have done for her!!! Our girl get SOOOO EXCITED when I say let’s go to school!!! She absolutely LOVES to go and LOVES everyone that works at Bark Avenue!!! She has so much fun that she comes home and is pooped out from all the fun with her furry friends!!! We also board her every time we go on vacation!!!!! They are amazing with her!!!!! Thank You everyone at Bark Avenue !!!!! YOU ARE THE BEST!!! I HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BARK AVENUE FOR YOUR FUR BABY!!!Lisa M.
Seeing my dog run towards the door to go into doggie day care is one of the best feelings. I use to take her to a different day care and she would be pulling the opposite direction when we got there. What a HUGE difference it is at Bark Avenue. The staff there is always so willing to update me on Maya’s day. THANK YOU for making me feel so safe and happy about leaving my baby there. I know she is in the best hands and she loves you guys! P.S. The daily pictures/videos are what I look forward to every time she is there!Nikki I.
Absolutely love Bark Avenue! Our dog has done daycamp AND obedience training there. They are extremely professional, clean and take such great care of the dogs. The staff even knows all the dogs by name. They do great playtime with kiddie pools on hot days, Baxter has a blast whenever he gets to go. HIGHLY recommend!Dawna W.
My name is Moose and I give trainer Kelly and Bark Avenue 5 paws. I don’t always listen to my parents and I’m usually “slightly” distracted by other dogs, and smells, and just about anything, but now I sit, I stay, I lay down, I place, and sometimes I even walk nice without tugging (I’m working on it, but squirrels are really exciting). I’m going to be a big bad bird dog and Kelly gives mom and dad helpful tips with my field training, along with help for just making me listen better.Kim B.
We love Bark Ave! Our 1 yr old french bulldog, Bellame, has utilized nearly all the services – day camp, weekend play dates, grooming, dog portraits and most recently dog school. She just completed the Basic Obedience with Kelly. What a great experience! Kelly is extremely knowledgable, warm, welcoming & engaged in your dog’s progress. We had a great time & saw a lot of improvement (both in Bellame & in our techniques!). Highly recommend the classes & Bark Ave in general!Liz O.
My husband and I rescued a beagle boston terrier mix named Mandy a while back who has separation anxiety and leash reactiveness issues. We have worked with many trainers but nothing worked. She would bark and lunge at other dogs while on a walk and even jump up and try to rip the leash out of our hands. She could also be very aggressive with toys which would make finding a day care for her extremely difficult. We then found Bark Avenue. They focus on your animal and have enough trainers to focus on behavior. They also focus on socializing your dog with other dogs so they are not allowed toys. We instantly booked her for full day daycare twice a week and saw improvement in her behavior soon after. Once we were comfortable with the facility we researched the trainers they had available as we wanted to find out the root of Mandy’s fear and anxiety. We were offered a play and train with Kelly. We were able to voice all of our concerns and goals to Kelly prior to the training session. She worked with Mandy while she was at daycare which was very convenient! We then got a full report from Kelly on how the training went when we picked Mandy up. Kelly has also done home visits with Mandy. It is so great to have her observe Mandy in her everyday routine and environment. We learned important skills to help us while walking Mandy. It is a work in progress as with anything but every day we have a little breakthrough. Kelly is invested in your dogs well being and treats every dog as if it is her own. What you provided has been invaluable. Thank you!Carianne G.
I have been taking my highly energetic 10 month old rescue dog, Jensen, here for day camp for about the last month. I am very particular with my animals and I never worry when I leave him here with these professionals. From the moment you walk in the door your are greeted by Casey who just exudes friendliness with her smile and voice. The staff is top notch and the facility is extremely clean and clean smelling. My dog is so happy to get into the door and extremely tired after he gets home from a day of playing. I am so happy to have a place like this close to home. Give them a try! Your dog will love you for it!!!!Debbie W.
Bark Avenue DayCamp is a Dog’s Paradise!!! Our dog CJ started attending Bark Avenue at 4 months old! He is now 16 months old and attends at least 2 times per week. I truly believe that he learned “manners” from the “pack” he played with. He came home happy and tired but more importantly, he was even more trainable.
The staff is INCREDIBLE! They LOVE each and every dog and share the day not only on facebook and other social media, but with you personally as to what and how your dog did for the day. I honestly can’t say enough about the wonderful, knowledgeable staff!! Trainer Kelly always answers questions and gives great advice! Grooming is available as well. We often have CJ’s nail’s trimmed while he is at DayCamp. We have boarded our dog there as well and they listen and make accommodations for special needs! We can go on vacation with the peace that our dog is safe and happy. Sent messages to check on CJ while we were away and received quick responses. Cannot say enough about this wonderful Dog Haven!!!Charlene T.
LOVE this place! We have a beautiful 6yr old female Australian cattle dog. This breed as Tim the co-owner refers to as “evil geniuses” are high energy working dogs& a tired cattle dog is a happy cattle dog. My fiancé& I both work long hours and we’re grateful to have this facility 5 min from our home. Riley practically does backflips in the backseat of my car as soon as I pull up to the building! The staff ( especially Marcus& Dave) love dogs & it shows, they will do a personality assessment& require up to date vaccinations before daycare/ boarding. We’ve boarded Riley here from as little as a weekend to ten days& the results are always the same… bright eyes, wiggly butt& happy face, even a little healthy weight loss from all the exercise! Yes dogs can sometimes play rough but the few rare times she’s had a cut or scratch the staff informed me immediately& applied an antibiotic ointment before I picked her up. They do offer grooming& will have your pup manicured& smelling daisy fresh when u pick them up from boarding.Jennifer S.
Michelle and the Bark Avenue team are fantastic. The team is professional and attentive and care for each dog as if he/she were their own. Bark Avenue is the only place I would trust to board my four month old puppy because I knew that he would be well cared for, loved, handled in an age-appropriate manner, and safe – I trust Michelle and the Bark Avenue team so much that I drove an hour an half one way to get him there.Maria C.
Bark Ave Daycamp goes above and beyond with the care of your dog and eases the mind of the owner when on vacation. I was constantly reassured with how happy he was with photos and videos being sent. I also take my dog 1-2 times a week to keep him active and social and happy! I adore my dog and so do they. This is what every owner wants❤️Tami M.
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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.
1540 Hecht Drive
Bartlett, IL 60103
Phone: (630) 289-8470
Fax: (630) 524-9078