It’s one thing for us to talk about what we do for Atlanta dogs and their parents, but it’s another for you to hear it directly from our parents and their dogs. Many of our customers started with us as puppies and come to us today as seniors. Their loyalty and our ability to meet their needs shows in their words, as well as their actions; their referrals and the awards we’ve been given over the years mean so much to us.
Here you’ll find a smattering of feedback. Looking to give us some feedback? We’d love to hear it, so please contact us .
I always highly recommend Barking Hound Village to all of my friends, especially those with new dogs. It helps to socialize them with various breeds and sizes of dogs.
Hattie most enjoys socializing with the other dogs; but also loves the one-on-one attention she gets from her BHV people friends. In the hot months she LOVES swimming in the pool.
Hattie is a puppy mill rescue, so she's needed a lot of time and patience as she's learned to trust people. The staff at BHV has been great in assisting Hattie on her journey. In the last few months, she's become much more social and will even greet strangers now – in her own way. She's still considered standoff-ish by some, but a little sniff from Hattie is a BIG hello. When I first rescued her, she would just run and hide from people.
I tell my neighbors and friends about BHV. You just can't beat the care. The staff is always friendly and they truly care for the furkids!
When Sam started going to BHV for daycare, he was incapable of trusting human beings. He was a 4-year-old rescue from a puppy mill and had not bonded with me or anyone else. After about three months he allowed the folks at BHV to pet him; then he started jumping up next to them on the outside bench to sun himself; and finally inched his way onto a lap. Well the rest is history. He is now a huge fan of people and is the “little mayor” of my condo building!
I would recommend BHV to everyone who wanted his/her dog well cared for and loved, whether for the day or for a month. These folks are wonderful!
The BHV crew always took wonderful care of Bailey, even when she was really old and crotchety (and deaf)! Shortly after sweet Bailey passed away in late 2010, we adopted Olive the Shihpoo. The transition from a laidback, 15 year-old dog to an energetic, 5 month-old puppy was quite a shock—especially since Olive showed signs of severe separation anxiety.
Doggie daycare at the Inn has been the perfect solution, not just for separation issues, but also socialization (with both people and pups) and expending some of that seemingly limitless puppy energy. The entire Ziebell pack just loves BHV!
“The dogs love Athletic Club. They come home completely exhausted. We really like the extra effort that Brooks and the other employees make to assure us that our dogs are safe and happy while at BHV.”
Mr. Mitchell goes on to explain that their female pup, Roo “when not at BHV, is especially skittish around other dogs. Over the years, Brooks is sure to give me updates on how she is doing. It is very nice to have someone like him who has been with us since the beginning and knows Ollie and Roo's personalities as well as his own dogs!”
Mr. Mitchell endorses Barking Hound Village by saying, “Absolutely give it a try! We haven't, and wouldn't, take our dogs anywhere else!”
We couldn't manage without the team at Barking Hound, the staff there is amazing; all so friendly -- it's so clear how much they love the dogs and their jobs. For me it's peace of mind; I know he's safe and in great hands. Tango loves Barbara the groomer too; he hates being groomed (or even brushed), so it’s really fun to see how he acts when she comes out to greet him; he sits down and behaves immediately as if to try to get out of being taken to the tub!
Tango has become a better dog through socializing each day. He still has his anxiety, but is such a happy dog. I have and will continue to recommend Barking Hound. Scott and his team are the best!
They quickly realized that Cassie was deaf and learned the hand signals that she knew while going out of their way to make sure she was comfortable. I became friends with many people on the team and they were a part of our extended family. Cassie spent a LOT of time at BHV – every single week day and LOTS of boarding while I traveled for business – and although I always missed her, I never worried about her because I knew she was in good hands. I knew she was with people who had taken the time to get to know her, her personality and her quirks; and had grown to love her. THAT, to me, is what I look for when I have to entrust my dog to someone else.
Sadly, Cassie passed away a few months ago after a bout with cancer and I miss seeing them every day. From the first time we visited and I got Cassie’s “report card” to the beautiful sympathy card I received, signed by everyone, BHV employees were a huge part of my life with Cassie. If and when I get another dog, BHV will be my second stop after the veterinarian!