Bark. Play. Love. has been a blessing for my husband and I. My dog is my baby, so it took me a while to come around to the idea of letting someone else walk her. My dog has some behaviors (reactivity) and I was really worried about how someone else could handle her. Shannon is so professional and sweet and we instantly felt comfortable with her. Our dog likes her too! BPL is easy to work with and let you schedule as many or as few walks as you need. They have also been very accommodating of changes in our schedule which tends to fluctuate due to the nature of our job. I was particularly touched that for the holidays, Shannon gifted our dog with some homemade dog biscuits. You can really tell that Shannon cares about the dogs! We get a note every day to let us know how our dog did, and what she was up to during their visit. Plus, BPL has an adorable instagram! I would highly recommend to anyone considering a dog walker in the Manayunk area.


Shannon and Bark.Play.Love are the best. Easy to deal with and dependable. She is open to working out what you need rather than making the client adhere to a set of “rules” like some other pet sitting services. I have also been very impressed by community involvement, I have seen representation at both Roxborough Dog Park meetings and at concerts in Gorgas Park. A great option for my pets and I am getting to support my neighborhood at the same time. Insured, pet-sitter certified and pet CPR certified also adds to my peace of mind.


My husband and I have lived in Philadelphia for five years. Two years ago we brought home a boxer puppy. We adore our dog so much and are very “picky” when it comes to dog sitters and walkers since our dog is more like a child to us. We went through several dog walkers and sitters that we were not happy with (didn’t stay over to watch our dog when they claimed to, didn’t show to walk our dog, we’re not flexible, etc). One day when I was googling dog sitters/ walkers I came across a new business called “Bark.Play.Love”. The prices seemed very reasonable so my husband and I decided to hire Shannon as our dog walker for Norman. We were beyond pleased with their business- so when we had to go out of town for a wedding I had Shannon babysit Norman for the weekend (and I do not board my dog!) I usually take Norman everywhere with me and we travel a lot. However, Norman couldn’t come with us across the country. Shannon knew I was nervous about leaving Norman so she even let my husband and I along with Norman come over to get used to his surroundings. In addition, she knew I was nervous leaving Norman so she sent me pictures and updated me frequently. She always responded to my emails immediately. In addition, Shannon is so flexible. I often had to change days or times and she always understood and adjusted her schedule accordingly. She even brings Norman holiday treats. We are now moving out of state and I am so sad we won’t have “Bark.Play.Love’s” services. I highly recommend them – you won’t be disappointed and I have tried several dog walkers in the area!


Bark. Play. Love. is simply the best! I cannot say enough good things about the service they offer and how nice and accommodating they are! Shannon and all her employees are simply the best. I can vouch for Bark.Play.Love. 100% and all the awesome people they pick to walk my dog. they treated just as I see him as a son and best friend. You can’t go wrong with their services. There is no better walker in the Manayunk area. I’m a reference anytime. Shannon and her helpers went above and beyond all the time, even helping on special occasions. Thanks so much Bark.Play.Love.


I have been a client of Bark.Play.Love since November of 2013 and could not be happier! They are friendly, easy to work with FLEXIBLE, priced right and most importantly genuinely love your pets and put your mind at ease while you are off at work. It has that local business feel to it, while maintaining professionalism and great service and doesn’t make you and your pet feel like a number. Kim has been taking care of my pup for the past few months and has been phenomenal! She is trustworthy, punctual, and incredibly attentive to my pups needs. She always annotates any possible issue that arises whether it is a physical or behavioral. I highly recommend Kim and Shannon to anyone who wants TLC for their pet and peace of mind for you when at work.


Shannon is super friendly and professional. We had a consultation before Max’s first visit with her and instantly loved her and felt very easy leaving our little Maxamillion with her. We have used her for dog walks and overnight visits. She keeps Max on his normal routine, which is very important to us. I have a difficult schedule and she is able to work with it. We love her and Max love’s her! (Almost more than us!) We highly recommend Shannon and Bark.Play.Love.