Who We Are

Family-owned and operated, Bark ‘N’ Town has provided a nurturing environment — a “home away from home” — for area pets for more than 25 years.

Second-generation owners Brian and Beverly Linning, their four children and loyal companion Janie are committed to providing exceptional pet care services. Four-legged guests at Bark ‘N’ Town are treated to a customized experience, tailored to their individual needs and desires. The Linning family believes in bringing a personal touch to each pet’s stay at Bark ‘N’ Town. Longtime animal lovers themselves, they understand the needs of both pets and their owners, and strive to provide customers with peace of mind that their animal will be safe, happy and well cared for during their time at Bark ‘N’ Town.

Bark ’N’ Town offers lodging and pet spa services, as well as an array of themed events and activities. Brian and Beverly believe that pets should have as much fun as people and have been recognized for this unique approach to pet care in local media including The Lake County New-Sun, Daily Herald, and TribLocal. They are also passionate about pet health and nutrition, providing information, resources and options for sustaining a healthy pet.

Bark ‘N’ Town adheres to the Pet Care Services Association (PCSA) code of ethics and boarding bill of rights; and the staff stays up-to-date with PCSA-designed training, education and certification programs. In addition, Brian has served on several PCSA committees and as the Illinois representative for the group. He has been a featured speaker on technology and the pet care industry at several PCSA meetings.

Residents of Wauconda, the Linning family is actively involved in the community. Through membership in the Wauconda Area Chamber of Commerce, Brian has helped organize several highly successful events, including the annual Community Round Up, which highlights local businesses, and a pet parade down Main Street during the Farmer’s Market. He has also volunteered his time and computer expertise to assist several local schools. Beverly is a member of the Matthews Middle School PTO and has served on several committees at local churches.

Bark ‘N’ Town is committed to caring for pets with the same love, care and attention that they expect in their own home. With our clean, modern, fresh-air facility, thousands of customers have trusted Bark ’N’ Town over the years. We welcome questions and are happy to arrange a facility tour if you are interested. Call us at 815-PLZ-BARK (815-759-2275) for more information.

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