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Barks & Recreation

Barks & Recreation was founded on a simple philosophy: Love each and every dog like they are part of OUR FAMILY! Because of this, we are a crate free facility which means we work with each and every dog to integrate with one another whenever possible. We dedicate a full time staff member to each group of dogs and rotate them inside and outside on a regimented schedule for tons of play, love and care. Whenever we have dogs boarding with us they have their own private condo that includes beds, blankets, toys and even their own T.V. (set to animal planet of course!). However, they only use their condo at night and we make sure that we have a staff member scheduled to stay with them at the facility overnight in case they need anything! Instead of feeling guilty about leaving your dog home alone, you can feel confident in knowing that they’re making new friends, learning new skills and burning off some pent up energy.

Barks & Recreation is a pet company founded on the love of animals. We have designed our facility and our mobile grooming vehicles to provide the best care for your dogs. We have spent extensive time in training all of our staff members in K9 CPR/First Aid and Basic Dog Handling skills. Your dog will be in good hands with our loving and well trained staff!

Located in Seminole Florida

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Our facility is located in the center of Seminole Florida conveniently near all of the beaches and the City of St Petersburg.

Address: 8486 Seminole Blvd, Seminole, Florida 33772

Hours: Monday – Friday: 7 AM – 7 PM | Saturday: 8 AM - 4PM | Sunday: Closed

Phone: (727) 619-7107

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Meet The Staff

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Slide Get To Know Us! Mindy Office Specialist & Daycare Attendant Continuing our series of staff introductions we wanted to sit down with Mindy, our amazing Front Office Specialist & Daycare Attendant! Mindy is such a breath of fresh air and just an overall positive and happy person. She truly loves the dogs and shows it everyday through her work. She loves country music, travelling and interacting with all of our amazing customers! So read more below and get to know our next super star staff member, Mindy! Slide Get To Know Us! Diane In-Home Care Specialist Continuing our series of staff introductions we wanted to sit down with Diane, our In-Home Care Specialist! Diane takes care of all of our pups that don't necessarily like being in boarding, so we take care of them in their home instead! Diane is trained in Pet CPR & First Aid and just loves animals of all shapes and sizes! Slide Get To Know Us! Tori Daycare Attendent / Receptionist Continuing our series of staff introductions we wanted to sit down with Tori, our newest Daycare Attendant! Tori works and plays with all the pups that come to us for daycare and boarding! Just like every one of our other employees, Tori has been trained in Pet CPR & First Aid and does a great job keeping your dogs safe and happy! We plan on introducing Tori to reception as well – so she’ll be familiar with the whole family! Slide Get To Know Us! Xavier Daycare Attendent / Receptionist Continuing our series of staff introductions we wanted to introduce you all to Xavier! Xavier watches over and plays with all the dogs that come to us for daycare and boarding, and she also helps out with reception as well! Just like all of our other staff, Xavier is certified in Pet First Aid & CPR. We are so glad to have such a sweet and silly person as part of our staff! Slide Get To Know Us! Alex Daycare Attendant Continuing our series of staff introductions we wanted to sit down with Alex, one of our Daycare Attendants! Alex does a great job keeping the pups that come to us happy and entertained!  Just like every one of our other employees, Alex has been trained in Pet CPR & First Aid and even brings her own fur-baby to play at our daycare as well! Slide Get To Know Us! Michelle Office Specialist & Daycare Attendant Continuing our series of staff introductions we wanted to introduce you all to Michelle! Michelle watches over and plays with all the dogs that come to us for daycare and boarding! She has been certified in Pet First Aid and CPR, and she's also working on her degree in Animal Behavior and Dog Training! We are so glad to have such a versatile (and funny) person as part of our staff!

Meet The Bark Squad

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Slide Get To Know Our Bark Squad Meet Oliver! Slide Get To Know Our Bark Squad Meet Kida! Slide Get To Know Our Bark Squad Meet Axel & Aja Slide Get To Know Our Bark Squad Meet Sam Slide Get To Know Our Bark Squad Meet Zach! Our next Bark Squad member is Zach!

Zach is a beagle that comes regularly to Barks and Rec for daycare! He is a rambunctious, funny boy who constantly wants to play with all his doggy friends. We love having Zach around because we know we're in for an amusing treat as soon as he comes thorugh the door! He is a great addition to the pack and keeps the fun going!
Slide Get To Know Our Bark Squad Meet Bella! Our next Bark Squad member is Bella!

Bella is an adorable Malshi (Maltese/Shih-Tzu mix) who loves, loves, loves to run and be chased by other dogs! She's been coming to Barks & Rec for daycare and grooming for quite some time now, we really love her like family! All the other dogs love when she comes in because she's care-free and will play with whoever, whenever!
Slide Get To Know Our Bark Squad Meet Sasha! Introducing our next Bark Squad member: Sasha!

Sasha is a mostly black German Shepherd that has been coming to our daycare since she was a tiny puppy! She's grown so big and so fast since then and absolutely loves playing with her doggy friends she's made here at Barks. We're so glad she's finally become a part of our Bark Squad, she's not only here often, she's part of the Family!
Slide Get To Know Our Bark Squad Meet Syra! Our next Bark Squad member is Syra!

Syra is a Lab/Border Collie mix that always wants to play! She is very outgoing, energetic, and sometimes a little bit mischievous! Her favorite things to do are wrestle the other dogs and pull blankets out from underneath them. She has many friends here and we're happy to have her as a member of our Bark Squad!
Slide Get To Know Our Bark Squad Meet Finley! Our next Bark Squad member is Finley!

Finley is an adorable little puppy that is full of energy! He loves to play and chew on toys! He comes to daycare here at Barks and Recreation every week. Each time he shows up, the other dogs go nuts! He has so many friends and they all ware each other out!
Slide Get To Know Our Bark Squad Meet Sophie & Amelia! These lovable fur-balls come from the same home so we refer to them as Sisters! Sophie is a very friendly and sweet Hound-mix that is the eldest sister of the two. Her younger sister, Amelia, is a big, goofy Husky-Mix! Their personalities are the perfect combination and balance for the rest of the dogs to have so much fun! The staff and our daycare pups really enjoy having them here at Barks and Rec. Slide Get To Know Our Bark Squad Meet Sophie & Amelia! Jake is a Chocolate Lab that comes regularly to Barks and Rec for daycare! He is a lover boy who constantly wants to play with all his doggy friends, and get all of the belly rubs. We love having Jake around because we know we’re in for some good laughs as he plays, as well as some awesome snuggles as soon as he comes through the door! He is a great addition to the pack and keeps the fun going! Slide Get To Know Our Bark Squad Meet Mack! polaroidmainmack Our next Bark Squad member is Mack!

Mack is a Basset/Shar Pei Mix that comes regularly to Barks and Rec for daycare! He is a Silly, Sweet boy who constantly wants to play with all his doggy friends. We love having Mack around because we know we're in for a fun time, as well as some awesome snuggles as soon as he comes through the door! He is a great addition to the pack and keeps the fun going!
Slide Get To Know Our Bark Squad Meet Molly F.! Introducing our next Bark Squad member: Molly!

Molly is a Hound/ Pyrenees mix that has been coming to our daycare for about 6 months! She’s grown into such a big player and absolutely loves playing with her doggy friends she’s made here at Barks. We’re so glad she’s a part of our Bark Squad, she’s not only here often, she’s part of the Family!

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Barks & Recreation Services

Doggy Daycare - Barks and Recreation

Doggy Daycare

Tired of being cooped up in the house alone or even just need a break from your humans? Well at Barks & Recreation you can set free your inner hound and get the me time you deserve. Work on your tan at any one of our pools, get fit running around with friends at the playground, or just sit back and watch if you just need some time to relax. Don’t have a ride? Not to worry, check out our limo service that will pick you up and drop you off at home.

Mobile Dog Grooming Services

Salon Grooming

Do you have a hot date with Rex and need to shave your legs? Or have you been at the gym all day, are sweaty and smelly, but supposed to have a night in the park with Bella? Let our professionally trained stylist make you look, smell and feel your best. Whether you want a mani-pedi or a red carpet updo, we can satisfy any of your needs. If you don’t feel like sitting around by yourself afterwards, then for a little extra you can go hangout with your friends until it’s time to go home.

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Boarding

Are your humans going out of town again? Then blow off the sitter and treat yourself to a luxury staycation! Not only will you be wined and dined at our 5 star resort, but you can also enjoy the indoor/outdoor play areas, soak up some rays by the pool and enjoy a sleepover with all your friends. Also, don’t forget to pamper yourself at the spa before you go home.

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In-Home Care

Is it going to be a long day at home by yourself while your humans are at work? Are they going out of town and leaving you at home, but you don’t want to be alone without your walks and Scooby snacks? Then take advantage of our in-home services where we will come to you and take you on walks, play fetch, rub your belly, even have sleepovers if you request. Whatever the case may be, Barks & Recreation is there for you!

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Mobile Dog Grooming

Love being pampered but hate the hassle of going to the salon. The waiting in line, the noise and all the gossip going on just seems to never let yourself fully relax. Then take advantage of the Barks & Recreation Mobile Salon, where we come to you and give you the private pampering attention you deserve! We offer services any where from a mani-pedi or deep facial cleansing, all the way to the full deluxe pampering package. When our stylists are done, not only will you be looking and smelling good but you will be feeling good too!

First Aids & CPR

Pet CPR & First Aid

Do you play hard out at the park getting scratches and scrapes? Have you ever eaten something and then your mom and dad got really worried? Well send them to class! Barks & Recreation offers Pet CPR & First Aid Training! Your parents can learn how to fix your boo boo’s. How to help you cough up a toy if it gets caught in your throat. Even how to handle emergency situations requiring CPR & Rescue Breathing! Our 5 hour Pet CPR & First Aid class will help them confidently take care of you when you need them the most.

Morning Refreshments & Lunch Provided!

1st Sunday of Each Month | 9:00am – 3:00pm

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