The Barkmore House:
The Best Dog Boarding in Durham, NC

About Us

The Barkmore House


The Barkmore House offers best dog boarding, and dog sitter services in Durham, NC. We are your dog's home away from home.

Meet the Owners


After early retirement from being a UNC professor, Hollie is now at home, dogsitting 24/7. Joe isn't as lucky, and he has to leave each day to run a department at a large university in Raleigh. Poor Joe. Hollie has a lot more fun! Together, we use our 30 years of experience caring for dogs to provide quality care for both overnight and occasional doggy daycare in our home.

Play. Relax. Indulge


Your Dog is part of your family — and when it comes to caring for your family, you need people you trust! Founded by a true animal-lover, The Barkmore House’s mission is to create the ultimate accommodations for your dog. The Barkmore House, Durham, NC dog daycare and boarding services give each dog a high level of care and attention in a healthy, fun environment that makes them feel safe and loved.

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Sol T.

Hollie, Joe and their kids are my life saver. I cannot thank them enough for taking care of my two boys. Although they had problems with one of my dogs, they stick with them . I am extremely happy and I highly recommend them. 

Katie R.

Hollie was amazing! We met before my vacation to make sure it was a good fit. I was so nervous to leave him, but she was so kind. She sent me pictures and updates throughout the day, every day. She took great care of my boy, and I will definitely board with her again!

Joshua M.

Hollie watched our dog Joplin while we were away for a week and based on all of the awesome photos she sent us daily, Joplin had an amazing time. :) Hollie and her family love dogs and I’m happy to have found such a great local sitter.

Matthew L.

Nora and Sage had a wonderful stay with Hollie. Hollie made them feel right at home and took great care of both of our dogs. During my next travel, i will most definitely look to bring the dogs back for another visit. 

Liz M.

Hollie and her family took excellent care of Rusty. He was actually sad to leave. We received daily updates and I had complete peace of mind while we were away. Thanks Hollie for your excellent care of our Rusty! 

Gloria F.

Our stay with Hollie was fantastic ! We loved the daily updates on our girl , and Abbey seemed to be so happy there. Hollie was so competent with our dog, and we shall definitely use her again. 

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The Barkmore House

3706 Kilgo Drive, Durham, NC 27705, US

(919) 259-0335


Monday - Saturday: 9am - 6pm
Sunday: 10am - 5pm