Membership FAQs

Why is Bar K a Membership-based club?

This allows us to create a true community of responsible dog lovers, by making sure all our pups are properly socialized and vaccinated and ensuring a fun, safe environment for everyone.  It also allows us to track usage of our facility, as well as note any special issues pertaining to your pups.  

Entry to Bar K is free for Members. Non-Members can pay a one-time entry fee and complete a short information form about their pups to be sure they are suitable for group play.  Entry for non-Members is generally $10 for your first dog, and $5 for each additional dog in your household. 

Why should I purchase my Bar K Membership now? 

When we open our permanent facility in Riverfront Park later in 2017, we expect that an annual Membership will be $200, plus $25 for each additional dog in the same household.  We are offering discounted Memberships now for $115, plus $15 for each additional dog in your household.  If you purchase your Membership now, your annual Membership period will not begin to run until we open our permanent facility on the Riverfront, but you will have access to all our events in the Bar K Lab — our temporary indoor dog park & lounge in the West Bottoms — in the meantime!  We also have regular Members-only events, as well as promotions just for Bar K Members.

What do I get with my Bar K Membership?

Bar K Members will be able to attend all of our events at the Bar K Lab for free or for a discounted admission price. We will also have regular Members-Only events and promotions.   In addition, your annual Membership period will not begin to run until we open our permanent facility in Riverfront Park.  Once we open our permanent facility, Bar K Members will have unlimited free access to our fully staffed and professionally maintained dog park.  

How do I purchase a Membership?

You can purchase your membership at any of our events at the Lab, or via the link on the bottom of this page.  We will ask you to complete an Application to provide us with information about you and your dog, including information about your dogs’ veterinarian and vaccinations, so we can be sure we are providing a safe environment for everyone at Bar K. 

Is my Bar K Membership cancelable or refundable?

Your membership is non-cancelable and nonrefundable, unless you move out of the area, or (and we hate to even mention this) in the case of death of disability of you or your dog.  In such cases, you will be provided a pro rata refund.

If I don’t purchase a Membership, can my dog still visit the Bar K Lab?

Yes, no problem.  If you aren’t ready to purchase a Membership, you can pay a one-time entry fee.  For most of our events in the Lab, the entry fee for non-Members is $10 for your first dog, and $5 for each additional dog in your household.

Do I need to be a Member to visit Bar K without a dog?

No.  Humans without dogs are always welcome to visit the Bar K, and our permanent Riverfront facility, for free.

Why does my dog need to be a Member, or pay and entry fee and fill out an entry form, to enter Bar K?

Membership allows us to build a community of responsible pet owners by ensuring that all dogs in our facility are property socialized and vaccinated, and providing a safe and fun environment for everyone.  In addition, Membership fees help us pay for the costs of professionally maintaining and staffing the park area.

Are there any breed restrictions at Bar K?

No.  Any well socialized dog is welcome to play at Bar K.  We do not believe in breed restrictions, and we are committed to joining with other community leaders to educate lawmakers so that we can end Breed Specific Legislation.