Professional Dog Walking and Pet Sitting

We know you want the best for your pets.  Thats why during these unprecedented times we offer the safest professional pet care, so your fur family can have the care they need, while keeping everyone safe.

Take Back Your Lunch Hour

Do you have days that are keeping you away from your dog longer than you like? We’ve got you covered.  We stop by and walk, play, and provide endless ear scratches so you don’t have to ask yourself, are they bored or lonely?  Customize the time to match your dog’s needs!

FINALLY, Time to Travel!

Are you feeling a little stir crazy? Same! Now is the time to book your next trip and a professional pet sitter, before everyone else sees the light at the end of the tunnel!  With our visit guarantee and emailed updates with every visit you’ll be able to relax fully

Zoom Calls For Days

Somehow they know exactly when you are on an important call and then BARKBARKBARK.  Its a power exclusive to dogs and children.  You’ll love having bark free calls (sorry, I can’t help with the kids) when a tired, exercised dog is returned, all without you doing a thing.  

Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Professionals

Caring for everything from hamsters to horses while serving southeastern Connecticut

Long Day?

Whether you have a long work day or a long day at the beach, free yourself of the guilt of leaving your pup behind and let us ensure they get the physical exercise, mental stimulation, and ear scratches they want and need. Customize the time to match your dog’s needs!


Don’t hesitate on booking that trip!  Hiring a professional means you never have to worry about the care your fur family is receiving while you are away.  We will love on your pets like they are our own, even spending the night with them if that is what they are used to.

Working from home or recovering from an injury?

Let us take something off your plate.  Maybe your dog needs a walk, a ride to the groomers or doggy daycare, or the litter box needs to be scooped.  You can enjoy the snuggle time guilt free when you hire pet care professionals to help out, even when you are home.

Pet Sitting

One night or multiple weeks, we’ve got you covered

Dog Walking

Learn about our dog walking, stay and play, and pack hikes

Total Pet Care

Nail trims, baths, rides to the groomers or doggy daycare. Easy peasy

Professionals at your service

We are as obsessed with our pets as you are about yours, that’s why we care for them like our own. Whether your pets love everyone they meet or need lots of time to warm up, we have the experience, skill, and love of all creatures to ensure they are as stress free as you will be with our services.

So, now what?

Schedule a Virtual or In Person Consultation

Schedule a Virtual Consultation

Ready to get started? Reach out and we can schedule your free consultation
Have Questions?

Have Questions?

I’d love to answer them. Give us a call or shoot us an email to get all your questions answered.

Create an account

Create an account

Create an account and check it off the to-do list. We will reach out to you to schedule a time to come by and meet your fur family.

Trusted Professionals

Only the Best

You want the best for your pets, and so do we. That is why all employees receive detailed training and participate in continuing education. We cover everything during training, from harness safety and how to handle a leash to giving medication and how to handle a medical emergency. Our Pet Care Specialists focus on your pets safety and happiness will be apparent from the very first visit, treating them with the love and attention we give our own pets.

Peace of Mind

You already know we have the experience, the training, the passion and the love for your pets, but don’t you want to know what happened while we were there? Of course you do! That is why you receive a visit report every time we hang out with your pets. You not only know we were there but you know if your fur kids ate, played, got their medicine, went potty and much more. Plus you’ll have a few new pictures of your furry loves to show off.

Six Reasons Barks and Recreation is the Right Choice

We treat your pets as our own

Safety and security

Your pets safety and your home’s security are our highest priority. That is why all human pack members are background checked, pet CPR and First Aid certified, all participate in continuing education around pet care and animal behavior, and we are insured and bonded so you never have to worry.

Fast &Easy Scheduling

Booking your trip at midnight? Book your pet sitting at the same time. You’re busy, so schedule visits when it’s convenient for you. Or opt to be on a regular weekly or monthly schedule. Either way it’s fast and easy through the client portal.


Visit Reports

With our visit guarantee you don’t need to worry all day if someone showed up, just check your email or the app for the visit report you receive with each visit! Then you can show off the pictures of your adorable pets to whoever is around, we understand.

Backup Plan

Having a plan is important, having a Plan B is even more important. With at least 2 people familiar with your pets and home we always meet our commitment, even when your regular person is sick or taking their own vacation. Phew, that’s a relief!

Exceptional Service

We are committed to providing care that stands out. That means that we are constantly looking for and educating ourselves on ways to improve your animals experience with us. New games, enrichment toys, and new paths to walk on are just a few things we consider with every visit.

Award Winning

In our very first year of providing dog walking and pet sitting to southeastern CT we placed in the Best of Reader Choice award. You can read all about the client experience in our testimonials and you’ll understand why they voted for us!

The proof is in the pudding…

Barks and Rec is a reliable, passionate business and has given me peace of mind while I’m at work for the day. The cute pictures and updat... Read More

Kristen W.
Kristen W.

Elizabeth and her team at Barks and Recreation are an absolute and total dog care solution and huge relief for my wife and I. We tried them ... Read More

David C.
David C.

Our Boxer Max has always liked when Becca has come to walk him or even spend a night. They even drove him to daycare the next morning!
Highl... Read More

Glenn B.
Glenn B.

I highly recommend Elizabeth and her team for their skills and love with my pup, Sperry. They are trusting and very responsible. They have s... Read More

Melanie D.
Melanie D.