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Barksville Inn Dog Boarding Pet Sitting Ithaca Caroline

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 dads themselves - Innkeepers David & Kevin  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 – our 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, raised dog cots with a blanket and teddy bear or in bed with our overnight Innkeeper.  

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. 



Ensuring our guests are safe, healthy and having fun during their stay is our promise to you.

Coming in July, 2023


Coming in July, 2023

Magical Deserts




Exotic Urbanism




Misty Mountains






As parents ourselves – we understand you want to feel comfortable with who is caring for your four-legged family member.  What better way then to come for a visit.

Meet-n-Greets are informal visits - often taking less than :30 minutes - where you and your dog(s) come by and say "Hi."

To schedule your Meet-n-Greet, click here

For safety - we can even meet via Zoom!   For a virtual Meet-n-Greet, contact Kevin at:


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 

Round-the-clock / 
24-hour supervision

Dogs never left alone  

Fenced-in & lighted backyard playground 

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

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