Thank you for considering The Barksville Inn for your dog boarding needs.
At The Barksville Inn - we strive to provide top quality dog care at a price that is accessible to all. As dog parents ourselves – we understand how important your four-legged family member(s) are to you and the incredible responsibility we accept when you entrust their care to us.
Our story began in 2016 out of a simple act of kindness. I noticed a Craigslist post from an Ithaca senior citizen who needed help caring for his beloved dog. I soon learned our dog parent was delaying a much-needed surgery because he had no one to care for his only family member. Happily, after multiple calls to friends & family and cashing in a few IOUs – a foster home was found and an idea sprung.
A month later a rented garage in Newfield, NY was converted into to our first cage-free living space and The Barksville Inn was established. Outfitted with dog beds, comfy chairs and a fenced in yard – our goal was to provide a pack-friendly / cage-free communal living space – a true home for dogs. In early 2019 we moved into our larger permanent home with a fenced in and lighted back yard just 10 minutes from Ithaca/Cornell off Rt. 79 in Brooktondale, NY.
Providing a cage-free stress-free stay for both dog & parents means not worrying if running a few minutes late. We offer flexible Drop-Off and Pick-Up times – unlike traditional kennels who charge upwards of a Dollar a minute in running late. In addition, we never charge additional fees for cancellations, meals, walks, medication or holidays. Innkeepers are Pet First Aid & CPR trained and are on property 24-hours a day ensuring your dog is never left alone or crated. Quite simply – a place I could feel comfortable leaving my boys.
We welcome you to come take a tour and/or schedule a Meet-n-Greet where humans and canines can get better acquainted and see if we are right for you.
- Kevin Kirby
Founder & Proud Dog Dad
Innkeepers Kevin Kirby and Gary Lewis
Meet the Team
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Why choose Us
Flexible drop-off & pick-up times
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
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
your dog is never left alone
Fenced-in & lighted backyard playground
The Barksville Inn GREEN pledge to reduce our carbon footprint in half. To date we have:
- installed high efficiency LED lights bulbs
- replace outdoor lighting to solar lights
- replaced gas-powered lawn equipment with - rechargeable battery equipment
- increased insulation / weather-proofing
- maximize solar credits via Solarfarms NY
- committed to turning off/unplugging electronics
- utilized TCAT instead of driving
- planted a natural garden & live holiday tree
- switched to bamboo paper products
- utilize natural, non-toxic cleaning products.
- make homemade grain free dog treats
- cutting waste in half by recycling, reusing