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Hollie was a great pet care giver. She has a great support system where your pets are never alone. I’m retired & at home with Mellie and Joey who have all of my attention. Having someone who will be with my pets continuously was imperative to choosing a caregiver. Mellie & Joey returned home after a short stay with Hollie and her staff, seemingly happy and unfazed by the change. I will definitely request Hollie’s services again.

– Rita C.

Our two dogs had a wonderful week! Lots of pic and video updates. They always have fun with Hollie. We will keep coming back.

– Claire C.

Hollie and her husband were so amazing! Hollie sent the best videos and updates but most importantly my pup visibly had the best time at the barkmore house. I didn’t feel worried leaving here at all (for an entire week) and felt she was very safe in Hollie’s care. Can’t wait to bring her back for daycare/playtime because I know she had the best time.

– Krystin W.

Hollie was very dedicated to Max and the other dogs. She was attentive to Max’s individual needs. Communication was great and we received great updates, pictures, and videos. Max enjoyed his stay and I am confident that he was well taken care of.

– Andy L.

Hollie provided the best dog boarding experience for my fur baby. She was communicative, professional, and thoughtful. I would highly recommend to any pet owner needing a dog boarding service.

– Lauren Y.

Hollie has taken exceptional care of Millie – she always comes home happy, exhausted, and loving all her new doggie friends! Hollie is extremely reliable and sends us multiple photos and videos throughout the day. We can’t recommend her enough!

– Jessica H.

Our dogs had the best time at the Barkmore house! We received daily updates, photos and videos of our dogs. They came home happy and exhausted from their stay. Hollie is the best pet sitter that we’ve had the privilege to work with. We can not recommend her enough!

– Marian B.

Hollie is a fantastic dog sitter. I’ve never felt my corgi was in better hands than when she stayed there!

– Meredith M.

This is the spot for your dog to feel both at home and on a play date. We were very pleased with the time Hollie took in advance of the stay to meet our dog, but also gather a number of details.
We received updates/pictures each day, which was much appreciated. Highly recommend.
– Pat & Lynn J.

Hollie is awesome and very thorough! I felt very comfortable leaving my babies with her for the weekend. We’ll definitely be using her again for future trips or daycare dates!

– Sierra M.

Huey had the best time at the Barkmore House! We got lots of pics and videos of our pup playing with all of his new friends, which was great for us as new puppy parents to know that he was having a good time and not too nervous. He came home tuckered out and happy. Will definitely be bringing him back for more fun play days!

– Kaila P.

Toby had the absolute best time staying with Hollie and her husband. Hollie was amazing at sending updates and pictures of Toby. I felt very completely comfortable leaving Toby in their care. Hollie was flexible with pick up and drop off times. She also was very responsive throughout Toby’s stay. He looked like he was having a wonderful time. Toby came home very happy.I will definitely be boarding Toby with Hollie for his future stays.
– Marta C.

Max had such a great time with Hollie. She was very flexible about timing, and helped us deal with a tense family situation by keeping Max at her home. Two thumbs up for sure!
– Julie G.

This was our first time leaving our puppy, Grover, in a boarding facility. We have had dogs for 15+ years and have actually always only had in home pet sitting. We shared this with Hollie, and she was fantastic at alleviating our concerns. She took excellent care of Grover and sent us frequent photo and video updates which showed how happy he was. We have already booked her again for future care.
– Jenna B.

Can’t say enough about Hollie–she and her home are completely oriented around the excellent care and enjoyment of your pup! I left my 2.5yr old Golden in her care for a week and felt great knowing he had plenty of pals to play with and that she was there to attend and supervise. It’s like going to Grandma’s house, except he gets to sleep on the bed!
– Robin M.

Hollie was wonderful to work with. In all of my years, I’ve never had a sitter be so thorough with us about our dog prior to her stay. She asked all sorts of questions and really put us at ease when using a new sitter. Lola looked to be having a good time and being well taken care of from the photos. Hollie was great at updates and we will surely be back.
– Bill L.

Our dogs Nala & Zoe had a great time with Hollie! I loved getting the daily updates and seeing them having fun. It kept my mind at ease knowing they were in good hands while we were away. Thanks again Hollie – will be booking again in the future!
– Kim K.

Hollie & her husband were amazing at taking care of my 6 month old puppy, and he wasn’t the easiest! They adhered to his schedules and needs, and I got daily videos/pictures which helped a lot as it was our first time having him stay somewhere without us! He came home EXHAUSTED from all the fun he had. Would recommend highly!
– Mia P.

Our dog had a wonderful stay with Hollie at the Barkmore House! We got daily updates/pictures/videos and Feta came home happy and tired. I was a great experience, we will be using Hollie’s services in the future!
– Elyse O.

Hollie and her family did an amazing job! I got daily pictures and videos along with cute little updates about how our dog was doing with the other dogs. I was sent a video of him cuddling with them in bed and him playing with his new friends. He came home healthy, very happy and very tired after his 6 day stay. She truly treats your dog like they are her own pets.
– Aileen N.

Hollie was wonderful with my little girl. She truly enjoyed her stay and is almost sad to be home again ?
– Jodi D.

Hollie was amazing with our golden doodle. It was our first time leaving him with non-family. She did a call prior to explain the process and provided daily updates and photos or videos. Denver loved being there and we joke he loves her more than us now. I would highly recommend to anyone!
– Megan G.

Great boarding experience! Both our dogs loved their time here. Would highly recommend and would board again for sure. Thanks Hollie!
– Jason M.

Hollie took such great care of our two dogs while we were away! She sent daily (sometimes multiple times per day) updates on how they were doing, and they both seemed to love playing with the other dogs at Barkmore House. We will absolutely have Hollie watch our dogs again!
– Molly L.

Hollie did an amazing job of taking care of our dog, She gave us frequent (multiple time per day) updates on our sweet lab and sent us great videos. Our dog enjoyed hanging out with Hollie and the other dogs at the Barkmore house, and we will certainly be returning to Hollie in the future.
– Blakely M.

Great communication and wonderful facilities! Ellie came back exhausted from playing and I got pics every day.
– Lovey C.

Hollie was fantastic! She was great at keeping us updated and Chance came home tired from playing with new friends and happy.
– Jeanne C.

We feel incredibly lucky to have found Hollie to care for our 9 month old pup. Henry came home happy and calm. This was our pup’s first time away from us. Hollie kept us informed of his progress as a first time boarder. She handled his reluctance to join in with the other dogs very well by first forming a trusting relationship with him herself and allowing him space to retreat from other dogs if he wanted to. She sent lots of pictures/videos of his progress. He progressed to initiating play with other dogs. The video and his demeanor when we picked him up showed a more confident puppy than prior to his stay. We will definitely use Hollie for future boarding. It is such a relief to leave my dog with Hollie who demonstrates her affection for Henry in a genuine way.
– Shirley W.

Twymon loved his stay at The Barkmore House. Hollie was amazing and Twymon enjoyed making and playing with a lot of new friends. Hollie sent pictures and/or videos with updates every day. This was our first time using Hollie and we will definitely use the Barkmore House again.
– Patricia H.

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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.

Matthew L.


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!

Liz M.


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.

Gloria F.

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