Owners Josh and Dave… and Keira too, want to welcome you to Barks N’ Rec.

You have chosen a small, independent pet supply store and facility because we know you want only the very best for your pet. Whether you live with a companion or service animal, Barks N’ Rec understands your needs and we are on hand to answer your questions, help you adopt, and even deliver your goods to you! Founded and opened in early 2020 during the height of the pandemic, the goal of Barks N' Rec has always been to be a place that serves those in the community through offering products you need and want alongside services you can trust. The Lincoln Avenue retail location was the first stepping stone as Dave & Josh continue building and making their dream a reality.

Located in the Lakeview & Bucktown neighborhoods of Chicago, Barks N’ Rec is a retail store, dog daycare, boarding space, event venue, and community resource for companion animals and their guardians. We help to provide access to organic, premium, and raw diets, and a wide range of holistic supplements for companion animals. We realize how important it is to pet owners that they have essential pet supplies that are good for their animal’s health and well-being everywhere that they may go.

To promote healthy relationships with our community, we partner with various local rescue organizations and sponsor fundraising, adoptions and specialized events. Even though pet supplies, food, and services drive our business; through our events and knowledgeable staff, we offer everyone the opportunity to be a better pet guardian.

Dave and Josh are East Coast natives who are putting down new roots in the great city of Chicago! Josh currently works in the technology industry, with over ten years experience in CRM development, customer satisfaction and loyalty roles. Dave has a fifteen year background in healthcare and revenue cycle management. They both share a love and passion for the well being of furry friends and cannot wait to meet all of the city pups!

1809 W. Webster Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
(Retail & Services)

3030 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657