Barks and Recreation will be closed on Monday, October 10th, 2016 to celebrate Thanksgiving with our friends and family. We will reopen on Tuesday with our regular week day retail hours of 10a-6p and daycare hours of 8a-5:45p.
Thank you and enjoy Thanksgiving!Read More
These stickers are available at Barks and Recreation in downtown Trail and Co-op gas station in Fruitvale! The sticker proceeds will be split and given to the local SPCA and the Montreal SPCA for fighting the anti pitbull law in Montrèal.
If you would like to show your support please bring $5 cash into either location to pick up your choice of a white or black sticker that you can display to show your support. If you are from out of town and would like one sent to you for an extra $3 shipping and handling charge please contact Frankie via email at firstname.lastname@example.orgRead More
Here’s the thing–there are many people that will be happy to let your dog say hi. And when you ask, “can my dog say hi?”, those people will smile and brightly say, “sure!”
But not me. Please, please, please give us the opportunity to say “no.”Read More
When German photographer Julie Marie Werner was working as an assistant on a car commercial shoot in Spain five years ago, she never thought she’d end up adopting a friendly stray dog and taking him home. Apparently, he was looking for food scraps around the film set when she found him.Read More
You must head to our Facebook page and enter via original post that has been pinned to the top of the page.Read More
CONTEST!!! Win a free Rapid Bath System + 21 3pack replacement shampoos AND a FREE QUICK BATH via our groomer by REACTING for one (1) entry or SHARING for one (1) entry.
Contest ends August 12th @11:00pm PST
A $150 value!!!
Contest available for local pickup only.
This could be a great project for Kootenay farmers as well :).
You may have heard of the Faroe Islands once before when they tried to sequence the genes of all its citizens, but this small North Atlantic archipelago is again asking for its name to be heard. Or herd.
Using something they call Sheep View 360, the islands’ official tourist board is campaigning to get their roads included on Google Street View. A Faroese woman named Durita Dahl Andreassen, part of the tourist board called Visit Faroe Islands, has rigged harnesses onto sheep and attached 360-degree cameras, filming while the sheep roam the island.Read More
A wonderful image that we have to share to remind ourselves of the important things in life for us and our dogs.
Walk Your Dog
Even if you have a back yard,Read More
Let them see the rest of the world.
Even if they are 10 pounds and pad trained,
let them sniff the grass.
Even if they are older,
let them walk a little slower.
Whether you live in the country,
suburbs, or city, walk your dog.
If your dog pulls on the leash, or
is reactive, get help from a trainer.
Then walk your dog
better, longer, happier.
We hope that you and your furry friends are enjoying each others company over the British Columbia Day weekend. Barks and Recreation will be open the following days:Read More
Flea Quick FactsRead More
Fleas need to eat frequently, as often as once every 5 minutes.
Adult fleas feed, mate and begin laying eggs approximately 36 hours after hatching
Cycle from egg to adult usually takes about 3-6 weeks but can take longer
While adult fleas are the most noticeable part of an infestation, they are only about 5% of the total fleas present
It can take 6 weeks or longer to get all the fleas hatched out of their pupae
Fleas are triggered to hatch by warmth, vibration and carbon dioxide.
Often owners will see fleas reappear about 3-4 weeks after the application as this is when the largest number of flea pupae (from eggs laid by the fleas killed 3-4 weeks earlier) are ready to hatch
Sprays may kill eggs and/or larvae but are often not effective against fleas when they are inside the pupae.
Comic via The Oatmeal that describes the positives of having a cat vs. having a baby.Read More
Snuggling up to your furry companion can actually be good for you.Read More
It’s a common scenario.
You’ve just brought home your new puppy. Eight weeks old, all roly-poly fluff and cute as a button.
You’ve heard that puppies need to be “socialized,” and you definitely plan to work on that when you get a chance. Maybe sign up for a class with your local trainer, or start taking her for walks around the neighborhood. But not just yet.
You’ll start when the weather gets warmer. When your work schedule eases up a bit and you have more time. When the kids go back to school. And you want to make sure she’s had all her shots first, right? There will be plenty of time for socializing later.