Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is a New Dog Consultation?

A New Dog Consultation gives us the opportunity to sit down with you and your family to look at and talk about your home, lifestyle and daily routines, as well as discuss what your goals and visions are for your new puppy/dog. This consultation helps us direct you towards a specific breed (mixed &/or pure), if you should get your dog from a breeder or shelter, and what the ideal age should be that would suit your lifestyle the best. We are here to answer any questions you may have and take on as little or as much as you need!

I don’t have a dog yet. Will you help me find the right breed for my lifestyle?

Absolutely! We match you to a breed or mixed breed based on your lifestyle, exercise requirements, grooming needs and personality traits. This ensures you and your dog will be the perfect match!

How long/how much are consultations?

Consultations are charged by the hour at $120/hr. This can be done in person, over the phone or over Skype/FaceTime. If you wish to hire us to evaluate a specific dog or litter of puppies the fee is $120/per evaluation/per dog.

What exactly am I hiring you for?

We consider ourselves “The Puppy Experts”, so we are here to help you find a reputable breeder, or reputable rescue. Whether you need us to speak directly with the breeder or rescue, visit a breeder’s facility, or provide you with the knowledge and tools needed to select the right dog or breeder, we can help. Making an informed decision when purchasing or adopting a dog makes the world of a difference! We can also help with purchasing the appropriate supplies, food and toys, setting up your household for success, and training throughout your dog’s life. This ensures and your family are entirely prepared for your newest addition!

What areas do you service?

We are able to service any area in the USA.

Do I need to have anything prepared for the appointment?

It’s nice to have a general idea of what kind of dog you are looking for and for what reasons, but we won’t need anything else. Even if you have no idea what you want, we are here to help you get to that point, so technically, you do not need anything for the appointment! We suggest before the initial consult that you write down any questions, but this is not required.

I’m ready to get started. What are the first steps?

The first step is to give us a call at 215.486.2200 or email info@barku.net. We will schedule a time to get together, whether in person or phone/Skype, and get you on your way to finding the perfect dog for you!