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 31 years.

Second-generation owners Brian and Beverly Linning, their four children and loyal companions Janie and Pip 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.

As a member of the IBPSA (International Boarding & Pet Services Association), Bark ‘N’ Town pledges to provide conscientious care, deal honestly and fairly, respect customer confidence, continuously learn more and improve services, and operate their business honorably.  In addition, Brian & Beverly Linning have been asked as industry experts to speak at national conferences on the subjects of business operations, pet care services procedures, and business technology solutions.

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 Trick or Treat on Main Street and the Holiday Walk on Main Street, and a pet parade down Main Street during the Farmer’s Market. He has also served as a Chamber board member, past board secretary, and is currently President elect. Beverly has served as a member of the Matthews Middle School PTO and 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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