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Open Swimming on Tuesdays and Thursdays!

Hello Friends,

We hope you are all hanging in there, doing as well as humanly possible and enjoying some of this lovely Spring weather we are experiencing! Now that Millcreek City is considered a ‘yellow’ risk area, we are going to begin allowing open swimming sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting this week. Here are some details on the new process:

The open swim sessions will go from 5pm-7pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays 

Regular open swim prices and packages apply and will be good for up to an hour per swim 

Unlimited open swim passes are also good for an hour during the open swimming sessions and will not count against the 1 reserved swim session per week (one 30 minute private session per week is still an option, in addition to attending the open swimming sessions) 

Please call us at 801-467-6069 or send us an email to [email protected] to get your name listed for the open swim sessions so we can eliminate having people wait in the lobby 

One handler per dog is allowed, with a limit of 4 people in the pool area. At this time, please do not bring extra people with you 

Please wear masks and keep at least 6′ from any other humans 

The pool area and toys will be disinfected before and after each open swimming session 

Give us a call when you arrive to the parking lot so we can check you in over the phone and give you the ‘ok’ to enter through the pool door.

The pool will remain open by reservation only on Saturdays from 10a-2p and from 11a-7p on weekdays (with the exception of Tues/Thur from 5-7p). Please call us or shoot over an email to schedule your lucky pup for a 30 minute swim. 

Daycare will continue to stay closed on weekends throughout June but we promise we will keep you posted on any changes to our schedule in the near future. If you are interested in getting your dog back on a regular daycare schedule for Monday-Friday, please let us know as soon as possible as the days are beginning to fill up again. 🙂

If you would like to check on, cancel or add any future appointments just let us know, as this will help us with our staffing arrangements. Please give us at least 24 hours notice to cancel any appointments. 

Here is a reminder about the pandemic protocol that has been implemented at Barley’s, with a few updates. We believe these precautions, if followed appropriately, will keep the Barley’s staff and clients safe from risk of infection:

Absolutely do not bring your dog to Barley’s if you are experiencing any signs or symptoms of a cold or flu. Please call or email to reschedule or cancel your appointments as soon as symptoms occur. 

Wear a mask for all daycare drop offs/pick ups as well as pool visits. 

Keep at least 6’ away from all employees and other clients at all times. 

All check-ins, checkouts and payments will be handled over the phone by credit card only. No cash for now please. 

Swimming Pool: The pool area, including the toys, will be sanitized before and after each swim appointment. Please bring your own toys if you prefer. If you would like to purchase a pool toy, please let us know. 

Reception: The lobby is open but we would prefer to continue to bring daycare dogs in and out from the parking lot. If you need to come inside, please wear a mask and keep at least 6′ away from other humans. 

Doggy Daycare: If you are comfortable with a Barley’s employee taking the leash from you, just let us know. Otherwise, there are two drop off stations along the railing next to the potty patch in front of the entrance. They are marked. When you arrive, please attach your dog’s leash to the carabiner and a Barley’s employee will come out to bring your dog inside. The used carabiner will be disinfected after each use. Please call when you arrive if there is not a Barley’s employee already outside waiting. If you wish to stay in your car, we can send a Barley’s employee out to you. In this case, please let us know when you arrive and we can send an employee out to get them safely inside. All dog lunches have been suspended until further notice so please do not bring food or treats for your dog at this time.

Everyone is experiencing a different level of protection and fear around this virus so please remember to be respectful and courteous to each other. Please let us know if there are any additional precautions or accommodations that are needed for you at this time.

Thank you so much for your cooperation, patience and understanding while we find our way through to the new normal. We’re doing all we can to keep Barley’s a safe and fun place for everyone and appreciate all your support through this challenging time.

The Barley’s Canine Recreation Team

Upcoming Training Classes: AKC Puppy Star & CGC Prep

AKC Star Puppy Course
$150 for 5 weeks
Class meets at Barley’s starting Saturday May 30th at 12:30pm
Limit: 4 handlers/dog

Did you add a puppy to your quaranteam this Spring? If so, we have just the class for you!

If you’ve added a new fur-kid to your family, you’ll want to join us at Barley’s for this 5 week training course designed to teach your puppy basic obedience skills, manners and socialization in a fun, interactive training style. This class is modeled after AKC’s Star Puppy Training course, focusing on socialization as a main component of training for good manners in every environment. These classes prepare you and your pup for a lifetime of fun, engaged learning, free from pain or punishment – we want our dogs to ENJOY training! 

This class is best suited for puppies 3-12 months of age, with current vaccinations, including Rabies. 

Canine Good Citizens Prep Class
$150 for 5 weeks
Class meets at Barley’s starting Saturday 5/30/20 at 2:00pm
Class limit: 4 handlers/dogs

Are you ready to show off your dog’s obedience skills?

Join Suzy and other amazing dog training parents in this 5 week class designed to help you and and your dog take your skills to the next level. Building on commands they already know, this class will help prepare you to take the Canine Good Citizen Test, as well as develop the confidence to have your dog in dog friendly public places. All dogs will have the opportunity to test for the CGC, CCGA, or CGCU at the end of class. Test price is included in class fee.

Pandemic Protocol

*One handler per dog please… In accordance with CDC recommendations, masks and hand sanitizing will be required (we will provide a bandana and sanitizer if needed). Please help us and others stay safe and healthy by maintaining the 6 foot social distancing rules. Although there has been no evidence of dogs transmitting Covid-19 to humans, current recommendations for protection with pets is to sanitize leashes and collars, and use puppy bath wipes for a quick wipe down following interractions with people or other pets. Do not use human sanitizers!

Call us to sign up at 801-467-6069 or direct any questions to Suzy at [email protected].

See you in class!

Pool is Now Open on Saturdays!

Pool is Now Open on Saturdays!

While group swimming is temporarily suspended due to Covid-19, we are currently offering 30 minute private swims, by reservation only, available Monday through Saturday.  Open swimming fees apply to a 30 minute time frame.
Monday 2pm – 7pm
Tuesday-Friday 11am – noon; 1:30p-7pm
Saturday 10am – 2pm
Sunday Closed

Have questions or want to set an appointment? Call us at (801)467-6069 or send an email to [email protected] See you at the pool!

Please follow our pandemic protocol for all swimming appointments:

Absolutely do not bring your dog to Barley’s if you are experiencing any signs or symptoms of a cold or flu. Please call or email to reschedule or cancel your appointments as soon as symptoms occur. 

Wear a mask for all pool visits. 

Keep at least 6’ away from all employees and other clients at all times. 

All check-ins and payments will be handled over the phone by credit card only. No cash. 

The pool area, including the toys, will be sanitized before and after each swim appointment. Please bring your own toys if you prefer. If you would like to purchase a pool toy, please let us know. All pool visits are by reservation only, in 30 minute increments. 

Reception: At this time no customers will be allowed in the lobby. If you would like to purchase any treats or toys, please let us know and we will bring them out to you. 

Thank you for your cooperation!

Barley’s is Opening April 14th!

Dear Barley’s Clients:

We will be back in business starting Tuesday April 14th! But, in order for us to safely and confidently open our doors, we need all clients to follow the new pandemic protocol that has been implemented at Barley’s. We believe these precautions, if followed appropriately, will keep the Barley’s staff and clients safe from risk of infection:

Absolutely do not bring your dog to Barley’s if you are experiencing any signs or symptoms of a cold or flu. Please call or email to reschedule or cancel your appointments as soon as symptoms occur. 

Wear a mask for all daycare drop offs/pick ups as well as pool visits. 

Keep at least 6’ away from all employees and other clients at all times. 

All check-ins, checkouts and payments will be handled over the phone by credit card only. No cash. 

Swimming Pool: Mon-Fri 3p-7p. The pool area, including the toys, will be sanitized before and after each swim appointment. Please bring your own toys if you prefer. If you would like to purchase a pool toy, please let us know. All pool visits are by reservation only, in 30 minute increments. 

Reception: At this time no customers will be allowed in the lobby. If you would like to purchase any treats or toys, please let us know and we will bring them out to you. 

Doggy Daycare: Mon-Fri 7a-7p. There will be two drop off stations along the railing next to the potty patch in front of the entrance. They will be marked. When you arrive, please attach your dog’s leash to the carabiner and a Barley’s employee will come out to bring your dog inside. The used carabiner will be disinfected after each use. Once the dog is inside, we will take off the collar and leash and disinfect it as well. Please call when you arrive if there is not a Barley’s employee already outside waiting. While the carabiner option is the preferred method of transfer, if you wish to stay in your car, we can send a Barley’s employee out to you. In this case, please let us know when you arrive, remove the leash and collar from your dog and we will bring a slip lead to use for your dog to get them inside. Once the dog is safely inside, we will rinse the slip lead in a disinfectant solution. All dog lunches have been suspended until further notice so please do not bring food or treats for your dog.

Please let us know if there are any additional precautions or accommodations that are needed for you at this time.

Any previous daycare appointments that had been scheduled for a date after April 13th have not been cancelled and you will get a reminder two days before the appointment. Please let us know if you would like to check on, cancel or add any future appointments as this will help us with our staffing arrangements.

All unlimited daycare pass expiration dates will be extended by 2 weeks if they were active during the time of our closing.

Thank you so much for your cooperation, patience and understanding. We are extremely excited to open back up for business and see all our friends again! 


The Barley’s Canine Recreation Team

25% Off All Products Thru April 5th!

25% Off All Products Thru April 5th!

While the facility is closed through April 13th, we are still offering 25% off all products thru April 5th!

Photo: Charlie taking advantage of the sale and enjoying his chewy.

All proceeds from the sale will directly benefit the employees as we are continuing to pay salaries during the crisis closure.

I (Heather) will happily deliver the items to your porch for you or schedule a time to meet you at the Barley’s parking lot for pickup. Please email your order to me directly: [email protected] and I will get it processed for you.

Here are some of our most popular items with prices:
Treats & Bones–

$4.70 6″ Bully sticks

Earth Animal No Hide
$11.99 10 Skinny Sticks: venison, salmon, chicken

Etta Says!
$6.99  Mega Chew: buffalo or elk
$2.75    Crunchy Chew Bar: duck & sweet potato
$10.99  5 oz Go Wild! Treats: pheasant, duck or boar
$9.99   Chew! Sticks: buffalo, elk or venison

Fruitables
$12.99 5 oz Jerky Strips: bison, duck & sweet potato or duck
$7.50   5 oz Skinny Minis treats: apple bacon, pumpkin berry or chicken

Plato
$21.99 18 oz Real Strips: organic chicken, duck, turkey & pumpkin
$14.99 10 oz Thinkers Sticks: salmon or chicken
$18.99 10.5 oz Small Bites: organic chicken

Grandma Lucy’s
$10.99 14 oz Organic Treats: coconut, banana & sweet potato, pumpkin

Benebone
$11.00 Small bone: peanut butter
$13.00 Med bone: peanut butter
$19.00 Large bone: bacon
$14.00 Med Dental Chew: bacon
$12.99 Med Maple Stick

Toys–

Jolly Pet
$9.99   4″ Romp n Roll
$13.99 6″ Romp n Roll
$14.99 8″ Teaser Ball

Kong
$14.99 XL Squeaky Football
$9.99   Large Water Wubba
$11.99 Training Dummy

Chuckit!
$5.99   Ultra Ball Squeaky
$6.99   Ultra Ball
$10.99 XL Ultra Ball
$17.99 3 pack Fetch Balls
$8.99   2 pack Rebounce Balls
$13.99 Paraflight frisbee

We also have an assortment of WestPaw and Ruffwear chews, balls, tugs, frisbees, life jackets and plush toys, as well as a variety of collars, gentle leaders, harnesses, leashes and slip leads.

All Healthy Hemp Pet Co products are included in the sale!

Shoot me an email for more details or to place your order at [email protected].

Thank you so much for your continued support as it means the world to us. Please stay safe and hug your dogs for us.  See you all again soon.

Stay Safe, Stay Home Order

‼️In accordance with the SLCo Public Health Order: Stay Safe, Stay Home, we are planning to close Barley’s starting April 1st – April 13th. ‼️The order in place does not specifically indicate whether a doggy daycare facility is considered essential or non-essential so the City of Millcreek is looking into this specification for us. This waiting period has allowed us some extra time to inform our clients of our scheduled closing as well as allow our clients some extra time to make other accommodations for their pets, if needed.  
‼️Even with the existing protocols that we have been following at Barley’s of social distancing, limiting the amount of people in the facility, extensive cleaning, hand washing, etc, there may still be a risk of exposure. We feel it is in the best interest of our employees and our clients to avoid adding to the possibility of exposure to the Covid-19 virus, so we have made the difficult decision to close for two weeks. We feel it is better to overreact in this situation than to under-react. The sooner we can slow the spread, the sooner we can all get back to business and back to doing all the activities we love.  
💙We love dogs.💙 So the thought of not being able to see our Barley’s dogs for two weeks, is extremely heartbreaking for us. But if we all do our part and follow the orders, we’ll see you all back at Barley’s on April 14th. Until then, all unlimited swim and daycare packages will be placed on hold. Please stay connected with us on social media and make sure send photos of your pups to us!
Hours for Monday and Tuesday:
Daycare- 7a-7p
Open Swimming- 1p-7p

COVID-19 Updates

Barley’s friends,

Due to recent issues regarding Covid-19, we are going to be asking you to follow some new procedures so we can all stay safe and healthy.

For Daycare Services:

Temporary Daycare Hours effective 3/22/20:
Saturday & Sunday: 10a-3p
Monday-Friday: 7a-7p (no changes)

If you have a daycare appointment, please call when you arrive and when picking up. We will come out to your car to pick up or drop off your pup.

If you need to pay and you don’t have a pass, you can pay over the phone or use a card on file. We can add a card of file over the phone as well. Please let us know if you would like a receipt brought out to you.

No cash or checks please, unless absolutely necessary.

For pool services:

Temporary Pool Hours effective 3/22/20:
Sunday: 10a-noon for Reserved Swimming; noon-3p for Open Swimming.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 1p-7p Open Swimming
Wednesday: 3p-7p Reserved Swimming
Saturday: 10a-3p Open Swimming

If you need to pay and don’t have a pass, you can pay over the phone or use a card on file.

No cash or checks please, unless absolutely necessary.

Please use the hand sanitizer provided at the desk or wash your hands.

Please allow us to sign in for you. No signature required.

No unnecessary guests at the pool. One client per dog, if possible.  We are restricting the pool deck access to 4 people in order to follow social distancing suggestions. Additional guests per dog may be asked to stand on the floor next to the pool if limits are met on the pool deck.

We are offering the option to reserve a time during open swimming hours. Please call ahead to schedule the appointment. Once scheduled, any missed appointments will be charged 50% of the price of the swim. Please indicate how many people will be attending the appointment at the time of the call.

Please practice social distancing when interacting with staff and other clients.

Thank you! -Barley’s team

Loose Leash Walking Workshop

AKC Star Puppy Training Course

March 14th @ 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
AKC STAR Puppy Course $150
Calling all PUPPIES!!

Bring your pup to Barley’s for this 5 week training course designed to teach your puppy basic obedience skills, manners and socialization in a fun, interactive training style. This class is modeled after AKC’s Star Puppy Training course, focusing on socialization as a main component of training for good manners in every environment!
This class is best suited for puppies 5-12 months of age, with current vaccinations, including Rabies.

Call us to sign up at 801-467-6069 or email Suzy at [email protected]

Pet Rescue Education-Pet CPR & First Aid

Pet First Aid & CPR Class

March 15th, 2020 10AM-1PM

Barley’s Canine Recreation Center

2827 S 2300 E, Salt Lake City, Utah 84109 

$100/student

Learn how to help your pet in case of medical emergencies such as bleeding, choking, snake bites, bloat, cardiac arrest and more! This three-hour class covers the essentials of pet health and emergency care including hands on practice, certificate and handbook. Course content is developed with veterinarians and taught by pet professionals.


Please no pets in class! CE credit & refresher training available – IAABC, CCPDT, PACCC & more!

Space is limited to 20 students per class. Enroll today by calling Barley’s Canine Recreation Center at (801)467-6069.