Hotel Bark Ave New York, New Jersey

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Miguel Alvarez

2 years ago

I keep thinking about it, last night i heard loud crying and saw a worker breaking up what i assume was a dog fight. The dogs were handled in a way that made me, as a pet owner, uncomfortable. I feel theres a proper way to handle these animals outside of bodying them into the building, i understand that fights can rough and you have to do what you can to keep everyone safe but theres a limit with force. It was really unprofessional if youre going to manage other peoples animals at least try to be careful about it, i really hope this is just a slip up.

Edwin DeLeon

2 years ago

Dog got denied because of his weight, 50-60lb. SMH!

William Cassius Divney

2 years ago

Totally trust my dog Theo with the best daycare for dogs in Manhattan in my opinion

DJ Oberlin

2 years ago

Our dog loves going here. She gets to play with other dogs inside and outside all day, and she comes home tired out. They post videos throughout the day on Instagram, so you can always see what the pups are up to.

Meryl Feiner

2 years ago

I highly recommend Hotel Bark Avenue for daycare and for boarding. We just picked up our puppy Floyd after a two week stay at HBA. We were able to keep tabs on his activity every day by watching the multiple IG videos that are posted all day long. Kevin and Chris are fantastic, very responsive and are very knowledgeable about doggie behavior. The backyard is a huge plus and on hot days they setup kiddie pools for the dogs to cool off in. So nice to be able to have peace of mind when leaving your furbaby for the day or overnight.

Benjamin Spall

2 years ago

Our dog loves coming to Hotel Bark Ave! Jane is only seven months old, but it's been a great experience socializing her there, and Kevin and Chris are a wealth of knowledge and always happy to take a few minutes on pick-up to let us know how she did that day. Couldn't be happier to have this place at our disposal.

Steve Dzuro

2 years ago

My boy Rocky absolutely love HBA and all of the crew. He plays all day in a safe and well managed environment and sleeps (okay, maybe snores) on our subway ride home. Their rates are great, and the videos/photos on instagram are simply amazing! I'm still baffled how they get all the pups to pose together on the stairs. If you're looking for the best daycare/boarding facility in Manhattan look no further than Hotel Bark Ave!

Dana Majewski

2 years ago

I was so excited to take my puppy F. to this daycare. The five star reviews and backyard completely won me over. Unfortunately, during F’s trial, he broke his leg. I was told it was because he jumped off of something and landed wrong. Since this happened within the first ten minutes of his trial, I firmly believe he should have been watched closer as the daycare learned F’s temperament and abilities (F has been to daycare before and had no issues!). With that being said, they did work with their insurance and are covering 2500 dollars of the surgery. However, that is less than 50% of his total care, not to mention the time it takes to care for a puppy on restricted activity for over a month. I completely understand that accidents happen, but I do think it’s important to know that this can happen to your pup if you take them here. I’d recommend taking your dog to a slightly more boring (but much safer) daycare instead. 6000 dollars and a two month recovery is quite the serious accident.

Mick Bonde

3 years ago

Easily the best doggy daycare in the city. Crate-less “Disneyland” for your dogs. Indoor and outdoors- Kevin and Chris are incredible with the pups- with videos posted to IG everyday and incredible photos (see attached) taken each stay, we couldn’t be happier! HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE BULK PACKAGE!

Dalton Freed

3 years ago

We've tried other places in the area and none of them compare to Hotel Bark Ave. The customer service is beyond amazing, and THEY HAVE A BACKYARD! My dog Walter always has the best time and loves running around and playing around with all of his friends. Covid has made things difficult with Walter's socialization, but Hotel Bark Ave has been a blessing beyond measure. Give them a try, you won't regret it! (And they take the best photos!)

Victoria Regan

3 years ago

This is the best doggie day care in town! My dog is beyond excited to go in and play everytime. He is always nice and tired from all the fun when I come to pick him up. The staff is also extremely helpful, caring, and knowledgeable. I cannot recommend this place highly enough!

Thomas Inzerillo

3 years ago

HIDDEN GEM IN THE CITY! I am so so happy to stumble across this place! Every time I pick my dogs up from here, I feel like I’m ruining my dogs day by taking them away from all their furry friends. I can’t emphasize enough how great the staff is here, my dogs always get so excited when I drop them off, they have so much fun playing with the staff in the huge private yard they have in the back. I don’t know what their secret is here but my dogs always come back to me smelling like they’ve bathed in flowers and just being honest...that is no easy task. Truly so fortunate to have this place in my life, I always can leave my dogs behind knowing their safe and in good hands. As any dog parent wants, you just want your dogs to be happy when you’re not together and I can confidently say that is totally achieved here. I love this place, you guys really are the best!

Ryan Bilson

3 years ago

This place is legit. My dog is more excited to go to the hotel than home. Good people.

Norhan Bassiouny

3 years ago

We’ve been taking our dog Skye here for over a year and she’s also stayed there when we travel. They’re absolutely amazing and we wouldn’t trust anyone else with Skye. She also absolutely loves going there and gets so excited when she knows we’re on the way to drop her off. Highly recommend to anyone for dog daycare or sitting!

Matt M

3 years ago

It's a nerve racking experience to send your furry ball of sunshine into the unknown. Wondering if she's going to socialize with the other pups and if anxious tendencies will follow her to a daycare. Hotel Bark Ave has such a wonderful staff, from quick replies to emails and calls to pictures and videos on Instagram, I feel at ease to leave my Belle in the very competent and capable hands of Kevin. She's a different dog now, being more playful and social, and leaves the daycare tired, which is a relief, cause it brings me peace of mind that she's been playing all day. Such beautiful pictures, from group shots (how do they do it?) to playing in the backyard. Yes! They have a backyard! With bushes, cots, and toys! We're so happy to have found this gem of a place at such an affordable rate. My little and I have never been happier and will continue to come back. She has a home away from home! You guys are amazing!

Kerston Powers

3 years ago

So happy we found Bark Ave! I was nervous about leaving our pup for the first time and they put my mind completely at ease. The staff is so friendly and compassionate. I knew Shandy would be in good hands and saw proof of that when we picked her up...I don’t think she wanted to leave! Probably because they have a big backyard for the dogs to play in...and I actually get to see her play in it because they post adorable Instagram stories throughout the day! And their services don’t break the bank - very reasonably priced. Thank you so much for keeping our puppy safe and happy while we’re away!

Kelly Kowalski

3 years ago

Hotel Bark ave is the best! They take great care of my pooches. I know they are in good hands whenever I need someone to watch my fur children. Their backyard is big and spacious and there is always an abundance of insta stories so I can see my pups play with other dogs! I can’t recommend them enough :)

Katherine Jones

3 years ago

HOTEL BARK AVE is the best daycare in NYC hands down! Kevin is so wonderful, kind, and patient. It is a great group of friendly and playful dogs daily, and such an awesome outdoor/indoor space for them to play in. The frequent instagram stories during the day are so fun to watch while my dog is there at daycare and I always feel comfortable leaving her at HBA while I work for great socialization. The price is unbeatable for such a high quality of dog care! My dog and I are obsessed with HBA!

JMac058 Gaming

3 years ago

This has been my first experience using a day care for my pup, but I’ve been blown away by the helpful staff, and the great environment they provide to their dogs. My little guy, Carter, use to be very shy and timid around other dogs, and now it seems like you can’t tear him away from his friends. Normally I don’t write reviews, but highly recommend this place to all my friends as I’ve had a very pleasant experience. Also very competitively priced compared to some other day cares that I inquired about. Keep up the good work!

Jeff Casey

3 years ago

Dog tested, parent approved. Great place. Great people. Great service. Perfect addition to the neighborhood.

Deborah Morales

3 years ago

My little prince had a wonderful time with his new pals. First time for my puppy and he was super excited. Great place and everyone was super helpful.

Colby Thompson

3 years ago

Hotel Bark Ave is a great place to take care for your dog! My dog received the most professional And caring attention while my wife and I were away for an extended weekend. The staff is kind and friendly to their customers and you can tell them love being around dogs! I highly recommend this place for anyone that lives in NYC to take advantage of the service they provide if you ever want to get away.

Amanda Cox

3 years ago

Hotel Bark Avenue is heaven for dogs and Kevin is truly the dog whisperer. He cares so much for each and every dog. I am so happy I discovered the HBA!

Adam Weston

3 years ago

My dog absolutely loves Hotel Bark, so much so we have had to change our walks away from the entrance as she is always determined to go back inside. They care for your dogs like they are their own. They report back anything out of character for your dog or if they have seen anything that could indicate there is something wrong with them. The videos and pictures throughout the day on insta show just how happy the dogs are and are worth the cost of the day alone. Thank you hotel bark!


4 years ago

My coworker and I discovered this place yesterday, as we were doing business in the area. Although it was very dark inside, we decided to ring the bell, as we were looking for a new place to potentially board our 3 dogs. Afterwards, we …

Frostbite_ Dark

4 years ago

My dog loves it here and has a bunch of fun I really like this facility

Krista Sampson Sampson

4 years ago

Being that this is my first review I'm not really sure if this will get posted, but I guess I'll give it a shot anyways. …


4 years ago

Where do I start? My dog has always been a very social girl, she has a lot of energy and love which can be a handful sometimes. KEVIN really makes this place t h e best experience we’ve received with any pet hotel ever! Shes been to about 6 …

Kali W

5 years ago

I couldn't recommend Hotel Bark Ave more! My husband and I have been using them for our corgi, Walter, since he was a puppy. He goes there for overnight boarding when we are out of town, and they have always taken such good care of him! He even stayed with them for two weeks while we were gone for our wedding/honeymoon, and I couldn't have felt more comfortable and at ease knowing he was in such good care. The staff are all wonderful, attentive, and very quick at responding via e-mail, and their facilities (indoor/outdoor) for the dogs are very nice and clean. I love that they let the dogs "roam" around, and even sleep on their couch at night! They even keep you up to date on what's happening with the dogs via Instagram which is so cute and an added bonus. Walter loves his time at Hotel Bark Ave, and we feel very lucky to have found such a wonderful day care/boarding facility for him!

Jazmin Gonzalez

5 years ago

I think my puppy loves Hotel Bark Ave! Such a cute place, they post stories on Insta all day so you can see your baby in action. They are super nice and have a great backyard for the dogs to play in which is gold in NYC when you don't want your dog on the dirty streets. You can definitely be at ease and trust that they're in good hands.

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Hotel Bark Ave, New Jersey, New York

143 East 103rd St

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