It’s time to bring your dog to Barkside Lodge
for a day of running, jumping, and playing with friends! We have indoor and outdoor play areas,
special rubber matting on the floor to protect knees and joints,
playground equipment designed especially for dogs, lots of toys to play
with, and experienced staff who love to keep the dogs entertained. When the weather permits, we have
shallow doggie pools for the dogs to cool off and splash in. Our daycamp allows dogs to burn off
energy in a fun and safe environment.
You can focus on work, while your dog meets and greets new and old
friends and enjoys simply being a dog.
Some features that make our daycamp right for your dog are:
¨ SMALL PLAY GROUPS. We limit our playgroups to 10 - 12 dogs
per group, with one staff member per group.
¨ LOTS OF PLAY TIME. Our dogs get 4 - 5 hours of playtime
per day, with a noon-time break that gives them time to reenergize for
the afternoon play session and reduces crankiness that often comes with
¨ QUALIFIED STAFF. Only well-trained staff work in our daycamp
program. Jason Goins, our
Manager/Facility Director oversees daily operations. He has over 6 years experience in
kennel and daycamp operations. He
has completed Pet Care Services Association’s Advanced Pet Care Training
Program and has attended seminars on pack behavior, dog socialization,
and operating a safe dog daycamp.
Andrea Rizzi, our daycamp counselor, is on-site Monday through
Friday . In addition to extensive training
experience with her own dogs, Andrea has over 18 years of animal husbandry
experience, including 13 years as a zoo keeper at Miami Metro Zoo. She also enjoys participating in
confirmation and agility shows with her dogs, Maley and Smokey. Employees who assist Jason and Andrea
in daycamp have completed Level 1 of Pet Care Services Association’s Pet
Care Technician Program and have gone through in-house training to ensure
a safe and a fun daycamp experience for your dog.
¨ PROPER PARTICIPANT SCREENING. All
dogs must pass a temperament screening before being admitted into our
program. Participants must also be
current on all vaccinations (call for requirements). To ensure that all dogs have a fun and
safe experience, we reserve the right to deny participation in our
program to any dog we do not feel is appropriate for group play.
¨ EARLY DROP-OFF. We know that many parents of our
daycamp guests have to be at work early.
We allow guests to arrive as early as 6:00 a.m., provided the
early drop off is arranged in advance.
¨ DISCOUNTS FOR FREQUENT GUESTS. We love our frequent daycampers and to
prove it we are introducing new multi-visit packages that can reduce your
per-visit cost to as little as $15 per day. Our new pricing is:
Single visit $25 (boarding guests pay $10 for 1/2 day and $15 for a full day)
5 visit package $90
10 visit package $175
20 visit package $300
If you have more than
one dog, each additional dog will be charged 50% of the stated
¨ We have limited pick up and drop off in
certain areas (a fee applies).
Call or e-mail us for details.
1300 Simpson Road West, Lenoir City, Tennessee 37771
Phone: 865.986.9500 • Fax: 865.986.9551• Email: