Frequently Asked Questions
Can I take a tour of the facility?
Yes, absolutely! We love to give tours as well as answer any questions that you might have about Barx Parx. We are very proud of our facility and can’t wait to show you around! Please just make sure you arrive during our indoor dog park/lobby hours and leave your pup(s) at home for the tour 🙂
What is the best way to send vaccination records?
After you have registered, the fastest, best way to send over your vaccination records is to email them to firstname.lastname@example.org before you come. Once we receive, we will review the records and send you a confirmation email to let you know if everything is good to go. We absolutely hate having to turn poor pups away that show up with out-of-date or incomplete vaccinations – but we need to be strict about this in order to ensure a safe environment for all.
Are vaccination records required?
Yes, so please come prepared! Current Rabies, DHPP and Bordetella vaccination records are required to be on file before your pup can play. The only exception may be for dogs in which medical records show the vet no longer recommends vaccinations. If your dog just got re-vaccinated for Bordetella, they must wait 24 hours before visiting. If it’s your dog’s first time getting Bordetella vaccination, they must wait 14 days before coming. Also, your dog must be flea and tick free.
The fastest, best way to send over your vaccination records is to email them to email@example.com before you come. Once we receive, we will review the records and send you a confirmation email to let you know if everything is good to go. We absolutely hate having to turn poor pups away that show up with out-of-date or incomplete vaccinations – but we need to be strict about this in order to ensure a safe environment for all.
(Canine influenza vaccines are not required, but strongly recommended. The nightly disinfectant that we researched and chose specifically for our facility is a bit of a splurge, but it kills canine influenza, canine parvovirus, plus over 50 other viruses and pathogens!)
We require your dog’s date of birth or approximate date of birth if adopted. This should be on your vaccine certificates or veterinary records. Estimates based on adoption date and ate at time of adoption may also be used.
Do you require the canine influenza vaccine?
Canine influenza vaccines are not required for Barx Parx, but are strongly recommended. The nightly disinfectant that we researched and chose specifically for our facility is a bit of a splurge, but it kills canine influenza, canine parvovirus, plus over 50 other viruses and pathogens!
Does my dog have to be spayed or neutered?
Yes, dogs over six months of age are required to be fixed in order to use our facility. Unfortunately, no exceptions are made since Barx Parx is a 100% group play environment with no kennels or cages for separation.
Do you perform behavior assessments?
Yes. Every dog, regardless of age, breed or size, must pass a behavior assessment. It’s just a little meet and greet that we do to make sure that your pup is happy being at Barx Parx. The purpose of the behavior assessments are to evaluate a dog’s response to different situations and environmental changes and help ensure the safety of all of our 2-legged and 4-legged friends. Behavior assessments are performed by trained staff members and are by appointment only.
What if my dog doesn’t pass the behavior assessment?
No problem, you can always try again at a later date! We understand that everyone has a bad day every now and then – pups included. The purpose of the behavior assessments are to evaluate a dog’s innate character and help ensure the safety of all of our 2-legged and 4-legged friends. If your dog is unable to pass after the second try, our staff will provide consultation on training techniques as well as class options to help guide your canine best friend in the right direction.
Do you have a “small dog” area?
Yes, we have a designated “small dog”/”gentle dog” area. It can be used by small dogs as well as by large dogs that are super gentle. Based on your dog’s energy and anxiety level, this may be different from one day to the next. Not sure? You can always ask a park ranger for a recommendation!
Can small dogs go in the active play “big dog” area?
We recognize that some small dogs do very well with large dogs, so in many cases this is not a problem. However, if your small dog is barking excessively or showing signs that they are uncomfortable, we will politely ask you to move out of the “big dog” area. If you have questions about your dog’s behavior or comfort level, ask a park ranger! We love your questions.
Can large dogs go in the gentle play “small dog” area?
We understand that some large dogs are older and/or intimidated by active play, so in many cases this is not an issue. However, if your large dog’s play becomes a safety risk for the smaller dogs, we will politely ask you to relocate your pup.
What are the indoor dog park rules?
Does the staff watch out for my dog?
While our team always makes a best effort to ensure safety and monitor the level of play, your dog is ultimately your responsibility while you are visiting Barx Parx. You must keep an eye on your pup and be in control of them at all times. Remain in sight of your dog at all times to ensure and don’t turn your back on them. Keeping an eye on your pup will help keep them playing safe. If you have questions about your dog’s anxiety level or unique play style, feel free to ask a park ranger!
What about aggression or bullying?
Dogs that are displaying any signs of aggression, bullying or aggravating other pups will politely be asked to take a time out or leave for the day. If disruptive behavior persists we may recommend taking a break from park visits or customized training programs to encourage positive play.
How much does it cost?
We offer day passes and reasonably priced monthly memberships for UNLIMITED indoor dog park visits. Check out our membership benefits page for pricing details.
Are membership prices per dog or per household?
Barx Parx memberships are priced per dog. The cost is full price for the first dog and between 10-25% off for additional dogs within the same household depending on which membership option you select. Enrollment fees are charged per dog.
Are there discounts for multiple dogs within the same household?
Yes! The first dog’s membership is full price, then additional dogs from the same household receive between 10-25% OFF their monthly memberships (depending on which membership option you select). Enrollment fees are charged per dog.
Plus Members and Standard Members receive 10% off or 5% off daycare, boarding, self wash and training. Basic members and non-members are full price.
Does Barx Parx have breed restrictions?
We love ALL breeds at Barx Parx! Every dog will need to pass a behavior assessment, but no dog will ever be discriminated against because of its breed.
What are your hours?
Current park and lobby hours can be found at the bottom of this page. Grooming and training are offered by appointment only. Daycare and boarding are offered 7 days a week.
How big is Barx Parx?
Barx Parx is about 12,000 square feet. That is over a quarter acre or 2.55 basketball courts! We break that indoor space up into more manageable yards, lobby, training and other rooms. Barx Parx is intended for social play and mental stimulation through positive social interactions.
Where is Barx Parx located?
We are conveniently located at 8868 S. Eastern Ave. Suite #115 in Las Vegas, NV, 89123.
Directions: Exit the 215 at Eastern Avenue. Turn north onto Eastern Avenue, then immediately turn right onto Pebble Road. Barx Parx will be located on your left side, right next to IHOP Restaurant, near the Regal Cinemas Colonnade Movie Theater.
Can I come without a dog?
While Barx Parx is primarily designed for owners to socialize with their dog, yes, of course you can come without a pup! Tours are offered at no charge anytime during normal park hours.
Guests flying solo can purchase a “non dog” membership or day pass.
What about barking?
We are a completely enclosed, indoor facility that is designed for a relaxed, safe level of play. Barking is absolutely allowed but excessive barking in our confined environment can become a stressor for other dogs. Even when playing, the “talking” can frenzy other dogs and stress out the entire space. As soon as one dog starts barking, many others follow, and the mood changes very quickly!
We understand that some dogs play in this manner, but for an indoor space, it can create anxiety for the other pups. You must be able to quiet your dogs down, redirect their attention and demonstrate full control.
Barx Parx facility employs acoustical panels throughout the facility. While this doesn’t eliminate noise from barking, it helps to limit echo and reverberation. That means you will still hear dogs barking but we do our best to limit echo in our indoor facility.
Can I bring my puppy?
Sure, we love puppies! As long they are socialized and at least four months old with all of the required vaccinations, they can enter the indoor dog park. Younger pups may attend specific training classes and special events.
Can I bring my cat?
Now you are just being silly!
What about glass beverage bottles?
Your pup’s safety is always our number one priority! Only aluminum cans, plastic bottles and plastic cups are permitted.
Can I bring in outside food?
Sure! You’re more than welcome to bring your own food, but consume at your own risk! We offer some packaged snacks for purchase. Beverages can go anywhere, but food must stay in the on-leash areas only.
Does it smell bad?
Nope! Cleanliness is extremely important to us. We filter the air you breathe with Merv-10 carbon pleated odor eliminator filters. These high quality filters and are proven to remove pet odors, mold spores and pet dander. We do not use any air purifiers and we recommend caution for using any any such devices. Many air purifiers can produce levels of ozone which are unhealthy for pets. Read more.
In addition to air filtration, we have an extensive cleaning and sanitizing process that occurs nightly. The EPA registered disinfectants are selected for their safety and effectiveness. You can find more information about our cleaning and sanitization here.
Do you accept reservations?
You bet we do! In fact we highly recommend making reservations for popular services such as boarding and daycare. Grooming and training are by appointment only so reservations are required for those types of services. If you are going to be unable to use services we ask that you please notify us at least 24 hours in advance. Deposits or prepayment may be required for holiday reservations and for customers with more than two reservation no-shows in a 30 day period.
Do you allow kids?
Sorry, no one under 21 is allowed. Barx Parx is a 21 and older establishment.
Why are you a 21+ establishment?
Since we have alcohol on site (and no food other than snacks), the county actually classifies us as a bar and requires everyone to be 21+.
Regardless of the alcohol, safety is always our #1 priority at Barx Parx. Not all dogs are comfortable around kids, and visa versa. We want to create a low stress environment for everyone involved and limit potential issues as much as possible. There are a ton of options for kids to enjoy with dogs in the community and this is the only one where dogs get free reign OFF leash 🙂
We actually have kids of our own and love watching kids play with dogs. Barx Parx is a 21+ establishment because we are a social experience for dogs and their people. We usually have lots of entertainment options in a highly active environment along with refreshments, including alcohol.
Our number one priority is always to ensure that Barx Parx is a safe place for everyone. While we feel comfortable parenting your pups when they get over stimulated, we don’t feel comfortable parenting your kids. An indoor dog park is a totally new concept for our community (and state). Getting it approved was quite bit of work – getting it approved AND insured while also allowing kids would be nearly impossible for us.
The 21+ experience that we created for you and your four-legged friends at Barx Parx was on purpose and one that we think you will REALLY enjoy!
Can my dog get sick or catch a disease?
Your dog can be exposed to contagious illnesses or diseases regardless of where they are. When following proper vaccination and sanitation protocols, the risk of contracting an illness or disease is minimal. We pride ourselves on having an extremely clean facility and maintain very strict vaccination, disinfection and sanitation standards to do everything we can to prevent illness and disease transmission at Barx Parx. Having the Bordetella vaccination does not guarantee your dog won’t get kennel cough, but it greatly helps increase their immunity to it. The nightly disinfectant that we researched and chose specifically for our facility is a bit of a splurge, but it kills canine influenza, canine parvovirus, plus over 50 other viruses and pathogens!
Do you accept vaccines that were administered at home?
Unfortunately, no. We only accept vaccination records and titer tests from veterinarians.
How old does my dog need to be?
Dogs under 4 months of age are not permitted, dogs over 6 months of age must be spayed or neutered. Dogs under 4 months of age are only permitted for designated events such as puppy socialization and other puppy-specific training classes and events.
What if my senior dog can no longer receive certain vaccines?
No problem! This is actually quite common. As long as we are able to obtain a letter from your vet describing why certain vaccines can no longer be administered, that’s all we need for any senior dogs.
How soon should I schedule a behavior assessment?
We recommend that you get in for a behavior assessment as soon as possible even if you aren’t planning on using Barx Parx for a few months. We want to make sure that you have plenty of time to find another option if our cage and kennel free environment isn’t a good fit.
Can I freeze or cancel my membership?
Sure thing! Memberships can be placed on hold for any reason (medical, personal, financial, etc.) for up to three months for only $5/month per dog. You are also more than welcome to cancel your membership at any time as long as you give us a 30-day notice.
Does your facility have a fire suppression system?
Absolutely! Not only does our facility have fire sprinklers but we also have someone on site 24/7 with an evacuation plan for the pups in case of emergency. Your four legged family members are in good hands with Barx Parx!
Can multiple dogs come to the behavior assessment together?
Yes! Multiple dogs can come to a behavior assessment at the same time. You can also bring multiple dogs to the two hour daycare trial.
If you will be bringing them to the park together, we highly recommend it!
Do you have to be a member to use boarding or training?
Membership is not necessary but certain membership options include significant savings on Barx Parx services.
Do you provide dog food for boarding?
For the safety of your dog, we don’t provide dog food for boarding. We recommend that you bring boarding meals individually bagged or portioned.
Do you know any dog jokes?
Yes! What do you call a frozen dog? A pupsicle.
(What? You didn’t ask if we knew any GOOD dog jokes!)