Healthy Pet Policies

At Bark Avenue one of our goals is to promote health and happiness in our furry clientele. We have therefore implemented our Healthy Pet Policies to achieve this goal. Our Healthy Pet Policies include:

  • Dedication to using only natural shampoos and conditioners
  • A pesticide free environment
  • A smoke free environment
  • Special attention to coat and skin conditions
  • Frequent cleaning of equipment and service areas with hospital grade cleaning agents that are safe for your pet
  • Continuing education activities for our staff
  • Vaccine requirements to create a disease free environment

Vaccine Requirements

Bark Avenue and it’s staff does everything in our power to provide a safe and clean environment for your pets, and we ask that you do your part by following your veterinarian’s recommended vaccine protocol. We highly recommend the Bordetella vaccination!


Bark Avenue Requires all dogs less than 2 years of age to be current on all vaccines, this includes Rabies, Dhlpp/c, and Bordetella.

Bark Avenue looks for your dogs  Bordetella  to be  updated every  (6) Six months.  For Puppies we will be looking for a series of 3-4 Dhlpp/c , a series of 2 Bordetella’s, and Rabies at four (4) month of age. We recommend that you keep your pets vaccinated. After the age of 2, we will only require Rabies to be current under North Carolina law. We must see a Rabies Certificate or documentation from your vet. Bark Avenue also accepts Titer testing. Please contact your veterinarian if you have any questions about these vaccinations that Bark Avenue requires.  If you do your own vaccines, we will need to see the lables from the vials, along with dates given in the series.  Rabies must be done by your veterinarian!

We reserve the right to refuse service to any pet that we feel needs veterinarian care or is not up to date on Vaccines.