FARGO - Barks & Recreation, which positions itself as a state-of-the-art pet resort, will hold its grand opening Bark-B-Q celebration from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at 5126 51st Ave. S.

The Bark-B-Q is a kid- and dog-friendly event featuring the Fargo Fillies food truck, door prizes that include a staycation, Kids Corner Crafts, Puppy Picasso Crafts, and a Bark Crawl.


There will also be tours of the facility, including the eight themed luxury suites, including Barkaritaville, Italian Racer and Superhero; the indoor-outdoor cabins, and a special cares guest room for the hearing- and/or vision-impaired dogs, or dogs that are experiencing mobility issues.

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The main event takes place in the facility's indoor dog park and daycare enrichment space.

Barks & Recreation requests that all dogs attending the event are up to date on their vaccinations, including bordatella, rabies, and parvo/distemper.

Barks & Recreation provides dog boarding, dog daycare enrichment, dog training, and in-home pet sitting services. Founders Ashley Hahn and Deborah Hemstad met through dog rescue work and launched Barks & Recreation's pet sitting in 2016. After three years of planning and designing, they opened their new 9,000-square-foot facility in mid-April of this year. For more information, go online to barksandrecfargo.com.