About Us

Deb and Dogs

 A letter to our guests, 

Dear Visitor, 

When life brought me back to Sterling 20 years ago, I came with a young dog and a dream to create a boarding facility enjoyed by dogs and their owners alike; a place where dogs felt safe, loved and happy and their owners found a supportive community. Three years ago I began working to make that dream a reality and now we see it ready to open. 

Welcome. Again, Welcome. It’s my hope that you’ll find the Barkery a place where you will enjoy working with your dog whether in playing, training, swimming *, or grooming. I hope, too, that it will a place where you will gather with friends to enjoy your dogs and share ideas. 

Secondly, the Barkery was designed to be a place where your dog feels safe and loved if you have to be gone. I want them to have play and exercise time daily and to enjoy all the things my own dogs do: play, exercise, one on one time, puzzles, training, and good food, including special treats and holiday meals. 

Lastly, I want to support you. I am working to provide the treats, equipment, training tools, and clothing you may need to strength-en your Pet Parent Life. 

The Barkery is 20 years in the dreaming and 3 years in the making…. May it become a source of joy for you, your dog, and your Pet Parent friends.

Deb Proctor

Although she has experience in teaching, ministry, administration and real estate,  first love has always been in working with her dog and sharing with her Dog Friends. The skills, the love, and a strong sense of hospitality come together in The Barkery

*swimming is coming in the future