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.

Dog Lodging

Lodging Paperwork

We try to be as paperless as possible at Barks & Recreation! Therefore, we do not have any hard copies, PDFs, etc. for you to fill out. Instead, EVERYTHING is contained within your online portal. Please click the below button to access or set up your Pet Parent Portal.

Lodging Checklist

  1. Contact your veterinarian to send your dog’s vaccination records to Vaccination records must be received by Barks & Recreation at least 24 hours prior to your dog’s lodging reservation.

    • Required vaccinations: bordetella, rabies, distemper/parvo (DHPP)

  2. First time lodgers must register for their online Pet Parent Portal prior to requesting a reservation.

  3. Review our Services Agreement (reader-friendly version). You will sign this digitally in your Pet Parent Portal. This is required prior to checking your dog in for their first daycare or lodging reservation.

What to Bring

  1. Food measured out in Ziploc bags (1 bag/meal, if possible)

  2. Medications (along with any dosing instructions & method of administration i.e., pill pockets)

  3. Pet bed (optional. raised pet beds are provided)

  4. Collar & leash (all dogs must be leashed upon arriving at our pet resort)

  5. Treats (we do not allow bully stick, jerky-type treats, or raw hides)

NOTE: Please label all of your pet’s belongings with their first & last name.

Lodging Pricing

Overnights, weekends, & holidays. Barks & Recreation isn't your typical dog boarding facility. We consider ourselves the forefront of the Pet Hospitality industry in North Dakota. Our highly qualified pet resort staff will pamper your pet with the same hospitality you would expect at a 5- star hotel. We provide numerous cabin and suite options to help cater to your fur kid's size & comfort desires. We do understand lodging away from home is not for every guest; therefore, please check out our in-home pet sitting services as a convenient alternative. Dog lodging at Barks & Recreation starts at $42/night per dog. There is a 10% discount after the first dog for multi-dog families staying in the same cabin/suite. Please see our checkout policy below.

Lodging Upgrades

If you’d like your fur kiddo to have some added enrichment, please check out our structured, small-group play known as Daycare Enrichment. As stated above, we do offer add-on Dog Training services as well.

* Checkout is at 3pm. Any checkouts after 3pm incur an additional charge equivalent to a half day of daycare.

** All prices on this website are subject to change without notice. Whilst we make every effort to provide you the most accurate, up-to-date information, occasionally, one or more items on our website may be mis-priced.