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April 30, 2013

Gasoline Alley goes to the dogs

2013 Mutt Strut brings in record crowds to IMS

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“We get to see so many animals today. We’ve even seen a few fat bulldogs that we’ve encouraged their owners to get them on a diet. We’re just here to help people with their pets.”

They also partner with some organizations to help lost or injured animals.

“We scan them to see if they’re chipped and do our best to get them better and get home,” Dock said. “We also help rescue and adopt injured animals.”

The folks representing Barkefellers: The Place for Dogs were excited to talk about the company’s second location opening up on the westside of the city on Rockville Road. Operations Manager Jordan Coffey said the facility is almost ready to open and the staff is planning a grand opening event on June 2.

“We can board, train, and groom animals,” Coffey said. “We like to think of it as a one-stop shop.”

Pet owners can also put their animals in day care or extended boarding.

“We even have a suite that’s 500 square feet,” he said. “That’s a lot of room for a dog.”

He said some of the boarding rooms offer a web cam for pet owners.

The original Barkefellers is on the southside of Indianapolis on Madison Avenue near Greenwood.

“They can log on and see their animals,” Coffey said. “Last summer, we were full at 180 to 200 animals a day. We also had about 80 day care animals.”

This full capacity spurred the company to build a new facility in this area of the city.

Coffey said attending Mutt Strut has helped get the word out.

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