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Boarding & Daycare With A Difference

Day Retreats

The Bark Inn offers small dogs that enjoy being with other dogs an environment where they can have fun outside together or relax in our guest lounge.

Our dog day care members get to socialize in small groups, play on our interactive playgrounds spread over 2.5 acres, participate in our enrichment programmes and have quiet time with relaxing music. Our environment is fun, safe and allows us to focus on your dog with individual care.

Why choose us?


Our guests have the choice to lounge around inside on one of our comfy beds or couch while watching a movie or listening to music. They can rest on the deck outside or have a game with others in the play area or play park throughout the day while fully supervised.

We have rooms available so each dog has a dedicated space to sleep with their own bedding or one of our comfy beds during rest times, a selection of crates are available if your dog is used to being crated at night.

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Membership Chauffeur Service

We make attending The Bark Inn convenient and handy with our membership chauffeur service. Our catchment zone covers Poihipi to Taupo CBD. Extra charges will apply outside of this zone. Please call us to discuss.

Saturday Social Club

Saturday Social Club is for our established clientele who’s dogs have attended and passed our assessment process, and gives the members an opportunity for their dogs to play with friends in a safe environment while out with their guardians, it also gives our patron’s the opportunity to talk to each other and myself, ask questions, learn tricks and more.