Best Boarding & Kennel - Baystate Parent Magazine, 2016-2017-2018

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Best Boarding & Kennel - Worcester Magazine, 2017-2018-2019

The Barkwood Inn Pet Resort

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Why We're Different


Why We're Different:

  • Locally owned and operated
  • The  Resort Owner is a Massachusetts Certified Veterinary Technician
  • International Boarding and Pet Services Association Certified (IBPSA)
  • Our team consists of compassionate Pet lovers certified in Pet CPR/First Aid and most are certified Pet Care Specialists
  • We have a mobile Veterinarian on call
  • A Resident team member lives on the premises for peace of mind
  • All Overnight Suites have walls, floor to ceiling (no cubicles)
  • All Overnight Suites have full view glass doors
  • 90% of our Overnight Suites have a window for natural sunlight
  • 60 Suites have private outdoor patios accessible through a customized dog door
  • All Suites have Webcam capability
  • There is no additional charge for Overnight Guests to participate in our Interactive Daycamp Program
  • The entire Resort has non-porous epoxy flooring with no floor drains or washdowns
  • We use a state-of-the-art hospital grade air filtration system
  • Our water is run through a reverse osmosis filter for the freshest, cleanest water possible
  • Our Group Play is always supervised with the proper ratio of team members to Guests
  • Our Interactive Daycamp Program has separate Groups based on size and temperament
  • We have over 4,000 square feet of Outdoor Play Areas (most of which is artificial turf, professionally installed)
  • We have over 2,500 square feet of Indoor Play Areas
  • We have an indoor artificial turf potty area for those extra cold New England days
  • We do not increase our rates during peak periods
  • We do not require you to reserve more than 1 night during any stay, including peak periods
  • We charge per night, not per day (less expensive)
  • No appointment needed for tours
  • Drop off and pick up times available from open to close 7 days a week*
    *Some restrictions apply. See "Boarding" for more information

"My dogs love going to Barkwood, something I can't say about any other kennel I've used."

-Blair C