Created as an alternative to traditional

boarding kennels – The Barksville Inn is a

home-away-from-home for dogs in CNY.

Instead of confined kennels or lonely suites –

our pack-friendly open living space means happier and healthier guests enjoying their own vacation.  You love them like family - give them the boarding experience they deserve.

  small, affordable, in-home, cage-free

A home not a kennel


As dog parents themselves Innkeepers Kevin & David understand how important your four-legged family member(s) are to you and the incredible responsibility they accept when you entrust your dog’s care to them.  

You can take comfort knowing your dog will be supervised around-the-clock in a pack-friendly, cage-free home.  During the day – guests burn off energy in our over-sized fenced in yard & regular field trips to area parks, local hiking trails or for a swim in the lake.  At night – guests can choose where they would like to sleep..... one of our many dog beds, comfy chairs or raised dog cots with a blanket and teddy bear.

As a home – we limit the number of guests to a maximum of five (5) at any given time.  By remaining small, we can provide direct personal attention to each guest; thus, ensuring the best possible boarding experience with the least amount of anxiety. 


Our all-inclusive boarding services means never paying extra for anything, ever.  No late pick-up fees if running late, no reservation changes or cancelation fees & 5-Star rated grain-free dog food and treats. 



A home, not a kennel
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Levi and Tucker playing in the sun till
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Innkeepers David & Kevin
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Queen Trixie
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Ensuring our guests are safe, healthy and having fun during their stay is our promise to you.


The Barksville Inn I Dog Boarding Kennel Sitting Near Me Ithaca Brooktondale NY

Dogs with Dog Walker

10 Flat Iron Rd

Brooktondale, NY 14817

Contact Us Barksville Inn

Phone     607.252.4949

Mobile     607.227.1636


Dogs with Dog Walker

Mon - Fri:      6:00am - 11:00pm
Sat & Sun:     9:00am - 11:00pm 
Holidays:       By appointment

Dog Walker

Under 50 pounds

Basic house training

Stay within 4 foot fence height

Rabies vaccination ​

Located 15 minutes from Downtown Ithaca off Rt 79 in Tompkins County, NY

Why choose Us

LGBT owned & operated locally by dog parents trained in
Pet CPR & First Aid

In-home, cage-free open living space 
No cold kennels or crates 

Flexible drop-off & pick-up times

Round-the-clock / 
24-hour supervision

Dogs never left alone  

Regular text updates with photos

5-Star rated grain-free meals & treats along with fresh clean drinking water 24/7

No late pick-up, holiday, puppy, meal, medication, walks or cancellation fees ever