Conneaut Lake Bark Park

“Open to the Public”    

Confusion over who can use the Bark Park and under what conditions is a frequently asked question.  To answer this question first you need to understand the outside acreage is one part of the total facility and the indoor services or Dog House is something different.

If you want to use the outside facility, off-leash areas, walking trail, calisthenics path, and dock diving you will need to be a member of the Bark Park.  Membership is $150  The second dog, third, etc. is an additional $20.00.  Another popular option is the purchase of a coupon book with 7 visits for $25.00, second dog $7.50. The coupon book is good for one year from the date of purchase.

The inside facility is a little different and you DO NOT need a Bark Park membership to use these services. These services are “Open to the Public.”  This includes boarding, grooming, Laundra-Mutt, tidy up bath, and day stay.

The only “One Size Fits All” is the requirement for vaccinations.  All dogs using any part of the Bark Park must have the following vaccinations.   The required vaccinations are Distemper, Lepto, Bordetella, Rabies, and a negative fecal.  Your vet might also recommend vaccination for Lyme and Canine Influenza.

Corporate memberships for employees of sponsoring companies are also available.

If you still have questions, give us a call at 814-382-2267

Many New activities are being planned for the coming year.  To get the most recent information on all the new events be sure to read the "Events" page and​  The Newest Newsletter

Testing for new applicants for our Therapy Dog Program took place September 25th.  Please see the Therapy Dog Page for more information.


​​​​​The Bark Park off-leash areas and walking trails are open to members and employees of Corporate partners.

You MUST practice ​social distancing for both you and your dog.

If you have a question about anything involving the Bark Park or Dog House, all calls are being forwarded to Shelly.

If you are presently not a member of the Park and want to join, give Shelly a call at


Be sure to read the guidelines for use which are posted on our Facebook Page.

Thank you.

We had a great time at the Pumpkin Fest.  We dogs got a lot of petting and attention from the visitors and our leashmates got to answer a lot of questions about us dogs, the Bark Park and Paws Hand Delivered Therapy Dog programs.  

We had a front row seat to the BIG pumpkins that fell from the sky and smashed the car parked below them.  On Sunday, we even saw that little car raise up into the sky and then, it too, came crashing down. 

If you were there you missed a great thing.  Why the wonderful smells of all that good food cooking so close to us made for a absolutely great visit for us dogs and our leashmates. 

​​Dog License – It’s the Law

In Pennsylvania, all dogs three months of age or older, must have a current year dog license.  The license should be in place by January 1st., but there is still time to purchase a license 2021.    There can be a fine up to a maximum of $300 for not having a license on the dog.

There are several reasons why getting a dog license is important.

1.      It’s the law.

2.      If your dog is missing, having him licensed greatly improved your chances of getting the dog back.

Even if your dog is always on your property, accidents happen and dogs do get out of fenced areas, etc.

3.      The cost of the license if less than the penalty for being caught without one

4.      Licenses support the efforts of local animal shelters

You can purchase a dog license at your county courthouse and generally at various locations through-out the county. For first time purchase, you will have to show proof your dog has been vaccinated against rabies.  All dogs and cats over 3 months of age must be vaccinated against rabies. 

The cost for a license is $8.50 for a male dog, $6.50 for a neutered male, $8.50 for a female and $6.50 for a spay female.  There is a $2.00 fee reduction for a person with a disability or a senior citizen.  If you are applying for a license as a senior citizen of a person with a disability, generally you must do this at the County Treasurer located at the courthouse.  Check your individual county requirements on this.

Many dog owners choose to purchase a lifetime license for their dog.  To purchase a lifetime license, your dog has to have permanent identification verification from a veterinarian indicating the dog has been tattooed or micro-chipped.  The tattoo is generally done on the inside of the dog’s upper leg and a microchip is a computer chip about the size of a grain of rice, inserted by the vet between the shoulder blades of the dog.  If the dog is found, many police departments, shelters, and of course veterinarians, can scan the pet to get the reading on the microchip. 

Lifetime license fees are $51.50 for a male dog, $31.50 for a neutered male, $51.50 for a female dog, and $31.50 for a spayed female.  There is a $20.00 reduction in price on the costs for senior citizens and persons with a disability.

Protect your dog and get a dog license. It is the law.

Update on Bark Park Safety Issues

The Bark Park Needs Everyone to Help

1.  In the past week, I have found three different people using the off-leash areas who were not Bark Park members.  Because of the come and go system for people using the park, it is very difficult for me to catch everyone.  For the health and safety of all dogs belonging to Bark Park members, if someone wants to join you and your pooch in any of the off-leash areas please just simply ask if they are a Bark Park member.  If not, tell them members only are permitted in off-leash areas. And only if you want, send me a text or email of the car and dog description and I will try to catch up with them and explain about memberships. 

2.  It is imperative we collectively and totally supervise our dogs when using the off-leash areas.  This is particularly important when the dogs are digging their way to China.  With the high speed and even low speed of many of our running dogs, if a dog steps into one of these dog made holes, we could have dangerous or worse yet, disastrous results to a dog.  We will try to keep holes repaired but that may involve closing an off-lease area until repairs are totally completed and not permitting any dogs to use an area for an extended period of time.  Together by keeping any eye on our dog(s) at all times hopefully this will curtail some of this dangerous behavior. As a final thought, if owners all congregate together at the entrance to the areas, grass will soon become dirt and mud with dirty dogs.

3.  Finally, poop has to be picked up.  When I was in the large dog area today, I picked up four large land mines of poop.  If the poop dispenser is empty, just let us know.  We are also attempting to dump poop every Monday and probably more often as more people are using the park.

Thanks for your attention to these concerns, and thanks for supporting the Bark Park.

Click on the link above to see many new things being offered in the November 2021 Newslatter including Paw Perfect Gift Items, Two Free Visits to the Bark Park for non-members) and a lot of new and important information.

 Special Bark Park Service for Visitors in Northwestern Pa.

Conneaut Lake Bark Park will now provide daytime boarding for pets while travelers visit a local venue or tourist attraction in Northwestern Pennsylvania or while stopping for a visit with family and friends in the area.  This service will be available every day from 8 am to 6 pm.  The Bark Park hopes to partner with local tourist venues and encourage visitors to use this service instead of leaving pets unattended in cars, etc.

While staying at the Dog House, the pet will enjoy the comfort of an air-conditioned area, bedding, playtime and plenty of walks around our beautiful countryside setting.  Additional services are also available. The cost is $20.00 for a two hour stay and $5.00 for each additional hour.  Proof of shot record is required including vaccinations for Rabies, Distemper, Parvo, Lepto, Bordetella and Fecal.  Call 814-382-2267 for more information and to make advance reservations so the family canine companion can enjoy this exciting new service beginning April 1st.