At this time we are not currently accepting new clients as we work hard to care for our current ones! We expect to open up registration again shortly after Labor Day.
If you're interested in using our services prior to then, please consider using our East Charlotte facility.
Below are the steps involved in our registration process. While there is no "registration form below", it does outline the process that is involved once we do make the registration form available again.
1. Fill out our registration form.
Your completed registration form will magically end up in our inbox.
You'll then receive an email requesting proof of vaccination (as well as proof of spay/neuter for dogs older than seven months).
2. Come by for a Meet & Greet.
Once your registration form has been reviewed and your dog's vaccinations and health have been verified, you'll be contacted to schedule a date and time for a Meet & Greet. "Meet & Greet" is our fancy way of saying "free day of daycare." Depending on how quickly we are able to retrieve your pet's health records, you can usually expect this return call from us within 48 hours after submitting your registration form.
All of our guests must successfully complete their “Meet & Greet.” This is a very carefully designed process to ensure that our guests are compatible with this type of environment. It allows us to identify dogs with any sort of aggression, or dogs who struggle to manage the ordinary stresses associated with a group-play environment. During the M/G, your doggy will be very slowly and carefully introduced to a variety of selected doggies at a pace that he/she is comfortable with. Your dog will remain with that small group of dogs over the course of the entire day. That’s right…this evaluation lasts the entire day! Remember that this day is absolutely FREE. It costs nothing to have your dog play with us all day long to see if this type of environment is right for him/her!
YES. A "YES!" means that your dog is now part of The Barker Lounge® crew!
NO. A "NO" means that this environment just might not be agreeable with your dog. Some dogs are too shy, some are too macho, some are too young, some are too old, some are too "inappropriate," some just don't want to be here. Whatever the case may be, we are simply doing what's best for the health and safety of your dog and all of the others in our care.
THAT'S IT!!! YOU'RE REGISTERED!
You are now free to make daycare and boarding reservations! Please keep in mind that we cannot accept any reservations prior to the successful completion of the Meet & Greet.
Seeing as though safety is our number one priority, all dogs are always very carefully supervised by our certified staff of animal lovers...all who have been thoroughly trained in canine communication, group dynamics, canine health & safety, and everything else necessary to safely manage your dog with the greatest amount of care possible. In addition, we use our very thorough screening process to allow only non-aggressive dogs into our facility. Despite these screening procedures and the dogs being handled with the greatest amount of care and foresight, dogs are not always predictable and do not always get along. If a dog who has passed the screening process begins to display any form of unacceptable behavior, we do our best to work with that dog through the behavior. If the behavior cannot be resolved, we reserve the right to kindly ask the dog not to return.