About Bark Avenue Pet

Bark Avenue Pet Resort is a top destination for dogs, cats, and small animals of the Valley.

Bark Avenue has provided outstanding experiences to pets from the East Valley since the mid 70’s. Whether you need lodging, grooming, daycare, a visit to the vet, or a shopping trip to the pet store, we have what you need. Our traditional, well maintained resort rooms and spacious outdoor park-like areas, offer a distinct, natural environment found no where else in East Valley.

Bar Avenue’s #1 priority is keeping your family pet healthy, comfortable, and safe during your time away. Give them the best hospitality the valley has to offer at Bark Avenue Pet Resort.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide you with the best pet resort experience in the Valley, and offer lodging, grooming, daycare, spa, and pet hospital services second to none.

Core Values
  • Treat each pet with respect

  • Love each pet like it were our own

  • Act always in the best interest of the pet

  • Clear communication among staff

  • Respect others

Our Experience
Pet Resort – 45 years
Grooming – 30 years combined
Veterinarian Services – 100 years combined
Clay Coady
Applwewood Pet Resort + Bark Avenue Pet Resort

Clay attended his first dog show at the age of 12, and from that moment on, knew he had a passion for dogs and started learning the industry. He became a trainer, a master groomer, a junior handler turned professional handler, a business owner, and a professional judge for the American Kennel Club. In 1991, after owning several previous boarding facilities, Clay purchased and reestablished Applewood Pet Resort as a top pet destination in the Valley. At the time, Clay was at the top of his career as a professional dog handler, winning hundreds of dog shows nationally and internationally. Growing Applewood over the years has led to expanded services, and has allowed Clay and company to hone their skills, increasing the quality of care and service provided to their guests.

Nancy Stewart

Pet Food & Supply Store Manager

Nancy has been involved in the sport of dogs for the past 30 years. Since 1984 she has shown and bred Bernese Mountain Dogs and is now an AKC judge for that breed. Her passion, however, has always been improving health and longevity in the dogs. She began working with raw and natural feeding in the early 90’s and has utilized nutrition and natural supplements for healing and health maintenance. Nancy spent 26 years in corporate retail and Bark Avenue Pet Supply is the perfect marriage of her retail skills and passion for nutrition for our animal companions. She was part of the team that created the concept for the store in 2004 and has worked in the business ever since.

Roberto de la Torre

Pet Resort Manager

Roberto is the General Manager of Applewood Pet Resort, and Bark Avenue Pet Resort, overseeing all operations and quality standards among the resorts. His 14 year career with Applewood has taught him all the intricacies of the pet industry, and has helped him implement and uphold the highest standards of care in the Valley. Roberto is a very compassionate individual, and always has our guest's (both human and animal) best interest in heart.

Joanne Prellberg

Animal Hospital manager

Joanne started showing dogs as a mere child and has been involved in breeding and competing in dog sports (conformation, obedience, draft, agility, tracking and dock-diving) for over forty years, the last 25 years with Bernese Mountain Dogs.  She earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, and has lived in the Valley for over 20 years, working in the veterinary field during most of that time.

Resort Services

Grooming Salon

Proper grooming practices help maintain the quality and texture of your pet’s coat, as well as health and condition of their skin.



Bark Avenue Dog Daycare Center is set up to entertain your dog through the day while you are at work or checking items off your to-do list.

Pet & Play

Our guests enjoy some time of the day running, chasing, tugging with one of our staff members in one of our park-like yards


Pool Time

Treat your dog to a swim in our custom dog pool and allow your dog the fun of fetching, splashing, and retrieving!



Outside Potty Breaks

We believe in keeping your pet’s potty habits intact, and offer two different outdoor areas for your dog to exercise and go potty.


Personal Attention

Each one of our special guests are looked in on frequently, played with, and loved throughout their stay.


Climate Controlled

Each room is independently climate controlled, and programmed to remain cool during the heat of the summer, and cozy in the cool winter months.



Either yours or ours, we will provide every guest with comfortable bedding.