All dogs can trace their ancestry back to the wolf. But wolves howl and dogs bark. Scientists think the bark may have developed for human benefit but can dog owners tell what their dog’s barks mean? Dogs can communicate six different senses using their bark, could you tell the difference between these barks?Read More
Hilarious tweets if dogs could call 911.Read More
Many times we forget that our dogs are trying to communicate with us and learn how to live in our crazy human world.Read More
What are dogs really thinking? Dog things, of course!Read More
We are adding on some more sales until the end of December, including buy 12 for the price of ten daycare passes and 10% off our gift certificates. Come in and get these deals as well as 25% off all toys, treats, and accessories.Read More
The owners and staff want to once again thank every customer that has used our services and purchased products from Barks and Recreation over the past six years. Without you we would not still be open and capable of offering our passion for animals to you and your furry friends. Our sixth year has been one of our best and we hope that our customers also enjoyed an amazing year filled with great memories and positive events. With the Christmas season fast approaching our store staff will be taking time off to spend with our friends and family. The following hours apply:Read More
In addition to aiding the blind, something service dogs have done for decades, they can now be trained to assist people who have mobility and balance impairments, or difficulty using their hands and arms, by opening doors, closing cabinets, and serving as balance supports.Read More
Find out why cat owners just like you are making the change and switching to World’s Best Cat Litter.
Unlike clay cat litter, only World’s Best Cat Litter™ uses a patented process to compress naturally absorbent corn into concentrated granules that TRAP ODOR DEEP INSIDE and FORM TIGHT CLUMPS ON CONTACT—so you can do more with less litter.Read More
Why experts warn against adopting two puppies at the same time – and what you can do for your dogs if you did not heed the warning. By Pat Miller, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA [Updated September 1, 2016] There’s no denying it: a new puppy is one of the world’s most wonderful things. It’s a cold, hard heart that doesn’t get all mushy over puppy breath, soft pink puppy...Read More
The December 4th special includes:
-25% off Treats
-25% off Chews
-25% off Acessories
-*25% off almost everything in the store!
*excludes foods, litters, cat trees, and supplements.Read More
The study, “is a creative approach to trying to capture what’s on a dog’s mind,” says Alexandra Horowitz, a dog cognition scientist at Barnard College in New York City who was not involved in the research.
The idea that nonhuman animals can consciously remember things they’ve done or witnessed in the past, called episodic memory, is controversial—largely because…Read More
Trail Regional BCSPCA: Pet Photos with Santa at Barks and Recreation
Date: Sunday, December 4th, 2016
Time: 10a – 3p
Location: Barks and Recreation Pet Services @ 1208 Pine Ave. in downtown Trail, BC
Photographer: Larry Doell
Please call the SPCA to set up your appointment now: 250-368-5910