• $5 Nail Trim Every Wednesday

  • Taxi Pick up and Drop off Available!

  • Doggy Web Cam Access

  • Certified Trainer and Groomer on Staff!

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Our Story...by Toni Standmire, Owner

The story behind Barking Lot Doggy Daycare & Resort, and Mr. Curly

One Saturday in January 2010, I was shopping in my local Petco store, for treats for my cat Lexie. On that Saturday, as I have noticed on previous Saturdays, The non-profit organization K9Kat2, was there with rows of dogs in kennels that were up for adoption.

As I passed down one of the isles, I noticed one dog in particular, he was looking a little scruffy however, his eyes spoke to me. I talked briefly to the Animal Coordinator, Robbie Thomason, and she shared with me the background as to how and why Curly was placed in her care.

I rushed home with a picture of Curly, and on the way I called my husband. I started telling him all about Curly and how I wanted to adopt him, once there, I showed him his picture. We drove back to Petco with the picture in hand. Once there, my husband looked again at the picture and then at Curly in his kennel. My husband looked at me and said (that’s not the same dog!). You see the picture of Curly was taken when he was a little younger. Once he saw how much I wanted to adopt him it didn’t matter, and he agreed. Curly came home with us that evening.

For the next two weeks, my husband would get up in the early morning and take Curly out for a walk before leaving for work and in the evening we would walk him together. The following Thursday morning, my husband got up like he did the previous weeks, took Curly for a walk, came home, and shortly later I was calling 911. My husband passed away four days later.

I didn’t think I would be able to care for Curly after my husband’s death. He is the first dog I have been responsible for. Little did I know that it would be Curly who took care of me. Curly is my friend, buddy, and my little guy. After living in the same house for 10 years, I now know my neighbors, from walking Curly around the neighborhood.

I have completed educational seminars in Pet boarding and daycare and have received a certificate from the American Red Cross in Dog first aid, all to prepare me for my next chapter, I found my passion.
Barking Lot Doggy Daycare and Resort was built for Curly and for all of his friends who bring love and joy to our lives.

The photo is of Curly as Mr. Dapper from Halloween 2011, in which he won 1st place in the annual contest at the local Petco store.

 Mr Curly



All guests staying for more than five nights receive a complimentary bath the night before their scheduled departure.

a. Grooming
b. Group play
c. Individual Play
d. and water play

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Monday – Friday
6:30am – 7pm
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8am-11am and from 2pm-5pm

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 2408 E. Trinity Mills Rd.
 Suite 109
 Carrollton, Texas 75006  
 Telephone: 972-416-9515
 Fax: 469-375-3952


  • My dog Abby and I just love this place, the staff is amazing and the place is first class. Everything is clean and all the dog's look happy because they are. I would recomend Barkinglot to any dog lover looking for safe and friendly place for their beloved pet. Albert R Dallas Thank you, thank you Toni, Geter and staff for the great week you gave our beloved pups, Abbey and Murfy! It was such a load off our minds to know what good care and attention they were getting. We will recommend you highly every chance we get, and…
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