Bark Fitness

Bark Fitness

5.0 (1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
1 employee
12 years in business

About this pro

Bark Fitness Pet Care is a FULL service pet care provider. We aren't your average dog walker or kennel. When your babies are in our care, they become our babies. Each dog comes with a spoil warning, so be warned. Don't spend your vacation worrying about your pets. When they are with us, they are enjoying their own PLAYCATION! We provide your pets with exercise, love and socialization. They make new friends and learn to be little ladies and gentlemen in public. We aren't a training service, but instead, we prefer to entertain. So, treat your babies to the time of their lives, while you enjoy your special time with the rest of your family.

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Middletown, OH 45044
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1 Review


  • Tonja Sturgill

    Excellent care to my babies,and supplied updates with pictures, so I wouldn't worry.price very reasonable.


What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

I always recommend a free consultation with every new client.  This gives them a chance to meet me and see how I interact with their babies.  I think it is comforting to the clients to see that their babies are comfortable with me and usually, they want to stay longer to play.  It is very stressful to leave your fur babies with a stranger.  I find this helps with that stress.  

I also have a packet of paper work that I all each client to fill out.  This gives me a good idea of any restrictions the pets might have, as well as contact information, for emergencies.  I also include a reference page.

Anything I can do to make this process easier for my client, I will try to do.  :)

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I'm certified in pet CPR and I grew up around dogs.  I've been doing this for over 10 years and I have found that I can anticipate any issues that might come up.  I've also administer medications and fluid drips to many cats and dogs.  My greatest education has been experience.  

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

I try to cater my care to each customer individually.  I do have a guide I use, though.  Overnight care ranges from $50-65 a night and day care rates/pet sitting is generally $16-25 depending on the care requested and time.  

I service cats and other domesticated animals and that is generally a flat rate of $16 or visit.

Any other requests will be negotiated with the client.

How did you get started in this business?

I wanted to work with dogs and cats.  I was sick of the corporate environment and decided to take a chance at my dream.  I've never looked back.  I've been doing this since 2007!

What types of customers have you worked with?

Most of my clients are young professionals or retirees, with no children.  But I have and will work with anyone that is a pet lover.  It is strange, but I'd say the majority of my clients are either teachers or in the medical field, if they work.  Not by design, just coincidence.

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a company in your area of expertise?

Meet the care giver first and come prepared with a lot of questions.  You want a care giver that does this for their love of animals.  It isn't easy work, well it is if you love them, but you will find out quick if someone is doing it just for money.  The care I provide is personal.  They are my family once I care for them.  I find that I generate great relations with the families I service.  

What questions should customers think through before talking to companies about their needs?

What is your experience?  How long have you done this?  Are you insured?