About Us

The Barkside is a small, family run business working from Pineham Lock, Northampton. Having owned a variety of pets throughout our lives, we’re avid animal lovers with a wide range of experience with animals. We never out-board to other carers, meaning that we get to know both you and your pets very well, helping to eliminate stress they – and you – may feel each time they are placed with someone new. Your pets become much loved members of our family, ensuring that, when they are with us, they really do feel like they're at a ‘home from home’.

Visiting dogs will get to spend their day with our resident canine, Rocky – with ample play to be had. We are more than happy to give photo updates to further ensure your peace of mind and keep you updated on how your pet is doing.

Why People like us?

Fully Insured

Through Protectivity, The Bark Side has specialist insurance for pet services, including but not limited to pet sitting, home boarding and dog walking - meaning that we, you and your pets are fully covered.

Licenced Boarding Establishment

The Bark Side is a licenced home boarding establishment for dogs, under the Nothampton Borough Council since 2017.

Trained and Qualified

We've attended and completed qualifications at moulton college at both the college and university levels, giving us experiance and knowledge in a range of animal pet care fields.


Thank you so much for having our dog for 5 nights! He LOVED it, was such a relief knowing he was being looked after by someone with such amazing knowledge and experience with dogs and in a lovely home -will be recommending the bark side to all our friends and definitely using you in the future.

-Niki/ Ruben

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