I have been going to the Bark-O-Lounge since I was six months old. My humans got my from my breeder when I was four months old. For the first two months, I has a wonderful dog walker who came by to walk me two times a day. She used to come by our apartment, take me out of my crate, take me out of the crate, walk me around the block, play with me and then put me back in the crate. This is when I was not completely potty trained
not that I am now and so my humans wanted to make sure that I was always in the crate. I know some of you might think this is sad and depressing but really it was for my own good. I learned to love my crate and understand that it’s always a good thing when the humans say, “Bunk, go to your crate!” because that means I’m getting a treat.
Well, since I am more hyper than a regular pug, it was hard for my parents to deal with the fact that I’ll be in a crate all day. This is when they started to look into doggie daycares. We went to EVERY SINGLE daycare in Nashville and were very frustrated by the kinds of facilities we saw. One
unnamed facility had only indoor places for doggies to play at and no outdoor spots. Another place has a lady who kept talking to us while a pug had pooped in it’s little kennel and was stepping all over the poop. While we hate being judgemental, my humans found this concerning and refused to take me there. Some of the other daycares we went to smelled like dog diarrhea. No lie!
All that being said, we were VERY tired and extremely broken hearted by the time we went to the Bark-O-Lounge! The Bark-O-Lounge was like an oasis in the middle of a desert. It smelled like flowers, and the ladies who work there are amazing. We play outside all the time except for our nap time for two hours. There’s ALWAYS someone supervising us during our time there, whether it is indoors or outdoors. My mama also LOVES the decor.
You will be amazed at home much dog swagg the owner, Stacey, has accumulated. Of course, my parents EXTRA loved them because Stacey has a pug of her own, Beetle Juice, who is also the queen of BOL.
I have always had a grande time at the Bark-O-Lounge but this week, it was extra special. My mama and papa bought a Living Social deal from an
unnamed company for $24. Keep in mind, that is the actual amount paid and the real cost was actually like $50. The deal stated that is was for a two night boarding stay. When my humans called these guys up, they said that the deal was only for “three business walks a day and the dog spends the rest of the time alone in his room so it would be better to buy an extra package for $50 where the dog will get one extra business walk and two hours of play time”. My mama was really saddened to hear this because I have been boarded multiple times and all the boarding facilities have daycare included in their deal (since that makes sense and is easier). Basically, the lady on the phone stated that we need to pay extra for interactions with living things and for the dog to not stay in the kennel (which they call “apartments”) by themselves all day.
I will be the first to admit that my humans were at fault for “assuming something was included” and it not really being included. I will also be the first to admit that it really is up to a company to include or not include something. All that being said, we will not be going to this place at all. If you live in the Nashville area and want two nights of free boarding, feel free to contact us and we’ll gladly give it away to you. I am too hyper of a dog to stay in a place like this where I’ll be enclosed in a small space. This could work for perhaps an older dog who does not like to socialize much.
All this is to say that Stacey from the Bark-O-Lounge saved the day for us ONE MORE TIME!:) She offered to board me this weekend so that my humans can go on a fun vacation to the Smoky Mountains. I’m really excited because Stacey’s boarding includes things that you’d never find anywhere else. Of course, we get to play for twelve hours at the boarding. Cuddles, licks, hugs, kisses and a ridiculous amount of LOVE come with the deal for FREE! Pool time is also FREE for the dogs. If it’s a sunny day, the pool is out and they can be in there for however long their heart pleases, no questions asked and no credit card needed. Finally, there’s one AMAZING thing that also happens. If you’re a small ball of cuddles like me, she might even let you sleep with her! I slept with her, on her bed, right by her neck! YES, friends. That’s how awesome the Bark-O-Lounge is. Sometimes, I wonder why my parents must pick me up. Stacey’s actually my godmother, she just does not know about it. 😉
In conclusion, we learned a few lessons this week. First off, everyone in this area MUST go to the Bark-O-Lounge. There’s no way around it. They’re simply the best. Second of all, be very careful about deals that you get on social media sites.Some of these might seem like a sweet, cheap option, but if it is not what is best for your dog, it might not be worth getting. My humans will always give the company a call beforehand if it is a deal they are interested in.
Thank you, Stacey and the Bark-O-Lounge for saving the day ONCE AGAIN!