Welcome to The Barker Lounge of Cranford, NJ
...where we're quite certain you'll find our pet care program to be like no other! Our goal is to provide our guests with a healthy means for socialization, exercise, and stimulation. In doing so, we strive to ensure that we improve the lives of every single dog and owner with whom we come in contact!
My wife and I first discovered the world of doggy daycare in 2002 in our pursuit to provide Lilah, our dog, with as much happiness in her life as humanly possibly. In our search, it became apparent to us that there were a lot more dogs than just Lilah who spent their long days sitting at home with no outlets for their energy, waiting for their owners to return home from work. The world of doggy daycare was the perfect alternative to this all too common lifestyle! It was a way to truly better the lives of countless dogs…and a way to make “work” a thing that we truly love. So we began exploring the world of doggy daycare a bit deeper and were pleasantly surprised at the opportunity that existed within the industry. With an eager “okay” from Lilah, and the unconditional support of my wife, just one short year later I left the security of corporate America, and opened up the first doggy daycare center in central New Jersey with great success. It didn’t take long for us to realize the incredible impact that we had on the thousands of dogs (and their people) who used our services, and the incredible reward that came from doing so! So over the next few years, I dug deeper into the doggy world and began to refine The Barker Lounge processes, improve the system, challenge the “norms” of the industry, and continue to find ways to better the lives of every dog and owner with whom we came into contact. My ambition lead us to other seasoned professionals within the industry who assisted in my efforts to improve the doggy daycare concept. Unbeknownst to us at the time, we would become what is now The Barker Lounge Franchising Team!
After 13 years in our original facility in Roselle, in 2015 we relocated to our new home here in Cranford with great excitement! And while there is tremendous reward in our franchising efforts; in helping others build their very own doggy daycare centers; in sharing what we've built; and in helping spread The Barker Lounge gospel; what we love most is the very thing that drew us into this industry...being with the doggies, day in and day out.
We're grateful and humbled at the opportunity to care for your pooches!
Jason & Blythe