Barks & Recreation

Bark. Stay. Play.

Barks & Recreation is Fargo-Moorhead's first luxury pet resort offering pet sitting, dog lodging, daycare enrichment, training, & pet photography.

Fargo-based Barks & Recreation's Pet Resort Hosts Bark-B-Q Grand Opening Event

Ryan Keel leads the celebration with Fargo Fillies food truck eats, door prizes, kids & puppy crafts, tours, & a Bark Crawl 

Fargo, ND, July 17, 2019 - Ashley Hahn & Deborah Hemstad of Barks & Recreation are ecstatic to show you how they have elevated the pet care standard in the Fargo-Moorhead community. They are celebrating the grand opening of their new luxury pet resort located at 5126 51st Ave S, Fargo, ND. 

 The Bark-B-Q is a kid- & dog-friendly event featuring the Fargo Fillies food truck, door prizes including a staycation, Kids Corner Crafts, Puppy Picasso Crafts, & a Bark Crawl - there's something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Tours of the state-of-the-art pet resort showcase 8 themed luxury suites such as Barkaritaville, Italian Racer, & Superhero; indoor-outdoor cabins, & a special cares guest room for hearing- &/or vision-impaired dogs or dogs experiencing some mobility issues. The main event takes place in their indoor dog park which also converts into their dog daycare enrichment space. See how they put technology, psychology, & chemistry to use to help keep their canine guests calm during their stay.

 Event attendees receive the exclusive offer of a 20% off their first daycare enrichment package when booked by 7/24 & a chance to win 3 Door Prize packages (including a staycation at the Clubhouse Hotel & Suites & puppy decor from McNeal & Friends). A portion of the raffle proceeds will benefit local animal rescue groups. 

 Ashley Hahn, Owner & Barkologist at Barks & Recreation, is enthusiastic about opening their new luxury pet resort, "The peace of mind our highly trained staff provides pet parents is highly desirable. We truly believe every pet & pet parent deserves a safe place where they can be uniquely cared for." Hahn is empathetic with those pangs of guilt some pet parents feel when leaving their fur kids, "We know what it's like to feel anxiety when leaving our pets in the care of another. Our goal is to diminish that feeling of guilt that no one can care for your pet like you do. Our resort amenities, daily report cards, & personalized care will help you rest easy when you’re away. It’s like a vacation for your pet while the rest of your family is away." 

 Sign up to attend now before all of the pupsicles are gone!

 *Barks & Recreation requests that all dogs attending the event are up to date on their vaccinations, including bordatella, rabies, & parvo/distemper.

 About Barks & Recreation

 Barks & Recreation is a Fargo-based luxury pet resort featuring dog boarding, dog daycare enrichment, dog training, & in-home pet sitting services. Founders Ashley Hahn & Deborah Hemstad met through dog rescue work & launched Barks & Recreation's pet sitting with a mutual vision in 2016. After 3 years of planning & designing, they opened their new 9,000 sq ft+ luxury pet resort in Fargo, ND as a way to raise the standard in local pet care. For more information, please visit: