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
Over the past several years, Seth Casteel has found his niche as a photographer who captures adorably energetic images of dogs swimming underwater. Building on his cute animal portrait empire, he’s just released Pounce, an equally-as-endearing book that showcases rescue cats and kittens jumping and playing with the greatest of easeRead More
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 email@example.comRead 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