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

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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. Complete and send the below Pet Profile PDF to prior to checking your dog in for their first lodging reservation.

  3. First time lodgers must register for their online Pet Parent Portal prior to requesting a reservation (feel free to call us for assistance at 701.532.0843 - we are here to help!).

  4. 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 lodging reservation.

Lodging Paperwork

Click here to download a dog profile. Save the file to your computer. Then complete, save, & send to This is a fillable PDF. Please fill one out for each dog that will be lodging at Barks & Recreation.

What to Bring

  1. Food measured out in Ziploc bags

  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 per dog for multi-dog families staying in the same cabin/suite.

Lodging Upgrades

* 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.