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About Barks & Blooms

The Nationally Award Winning Baltimore dog walking service, Barks & Blooms™ now brings you its new doggie daycare service. Located in colorful Hampden in Baltimore City, Barks & Blooms™ Doggie Daycare offers your dog positive socialization in a friendly environment with a trained and professional staff.Barks & Blooms™ was established in July of 2008, starting as a dog walking/pet sitting company. It has since grown to over 50 dog walkers/pet sitters covering Harford County, Baltimore County, and Baltimore City. Whether you are looking to have your dog walked, cat cared for, plants watered, or interested in socialization at our doggie daycare, Barks & Blooms™ has what you are looking for. When your pet is in our care, you can rest assured they are being treated as if they are one of our own. Our Fantastically Fabulous Team of Pet Professionals are dedicated to earn your trust through our integrity and professionalism.

Click here to view our photo gallery of friends
playing at the doggie daycare, going for dog walks, and other fun activities.

Articles and Awards

PAW Award
Awarded to pet sitting business that exude the utmost professionalism in the market in their appearance, service and work in the
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Top 5 Dog walker of the year 2010, 2012, and 2014
Awarded by Pet Sitters International. This is the largest educational organization for pet sitters in the world.
With over 8,000 members around the world Barks & Blooms™ have finished top of the class for 2 years.
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Harford Style Magazine
Colleen McDonough is living proof that you can accomplish anything if you put your mind to it, and it’s never to late in life to do so.
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Some of Our Awards

  • 2013: Joined Hampden Merchants Association
  • 2013: Hungry Bowl Fundraiser
  • 2012: Top 5 in the country for Pet Sitter of the Year
  • 2012: BARCS: Baltimore BRONZE SPONSOR and fundraiser: BARCTOBERFEST
  • 2012: Hurricane Sandy Collection: AMAZING
  • 2012: Bel Air Alliance First Friday Volunteer
  • 2012: Dogfest Again: Wag-a-Thon Again
  • 2011: Dogfest: Baltimore County
  • 2011: Homeruns for the Homeless Committee and Event
  • 2011: Bel Air Alliance-First Fridays Volunteer
  • 2010: Homeruns for the Homeless Committee and Event
  • 2010: 2nd place Fundraiser for Harford County Bowl-a-Rama
  • 2010: Dogfest-Baltimore County
  • 2010: Dogfest-Baltimore County
  • 2010: Harford County Wag-a-thon
  • 2010: Bel Air Alliance First Fridays Volunteers
  • 2010: Fallston Animal Rescue Fundraiser at El Rodeo
  • 2009: 1st Place Fundraiser for Harford County Bowl-a-Rama
  • 2009: Harford County Wag-a-Thon
  • 2009: Dogfest: Baltimore County
  • 2009: Participant for Sarc Benefit: Model
  • 2008: 3rd Place Fundraiser for Harford County Bowl-a-Rama
  • 2008: Bronze Sponsor for Chesapeake Womens Benefit for Sarc
  • 2008: DogFest: Baltimore County
  • 2008: Harford County Wag-a-Thon
  • 2008: Harford County Wag-a-Thon
  • 2008: Pets on Wheels

In the Community

Barks & Blooms™ has a passion for working within our community. Each year we work with a local shelter in one
of our service areas to provide a better life for pets and their families. We are also proud that we have donated silent auction items to
over 50 different causes from the arts to schools, causes for anyone who needs us. When hurricane Sandy hit — we collected over two
truck loads of supplies to head up to the pets in New York and New Jersey. Barks & Blooms™ has been a top fundraiser for the Humane Society: Bronze Sponsor for BARCS.
We also volunteer for the Homeruns for the Homeless & The Downtown Alliance. Our most recent Hungry Bowl Funds
collected over 60 bags of dog food that we distributed to the SPCA and BARCS.

A sample of our silent auction donations:

  • Irvine Nature Center Taste on the Town Heather Ricci Golf Outing
  • Bel Air Alliance Bull Roast Paws for Life Yappy Hour CPWN Sarc Benefit
  • Anna’s House American Heart Assoc. MD Historical Society
  • Harford Family House Home Partnership Fnd Humane Society Harford
  • Humane Society Baltimore, MD: Transplant Fund St. John’s Church
  • Harford County Library Center of the Arts The Pitbull Project
  • Pugs for Life Donate for Life Family Fun Run
  • The Arc of Baltimore

Barks and Blooms also volunteers for the Belair Alliance, Homeruns for the Homeless, and Habitat for Humanity.