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About Barkefellers

When Rick and Christi Coffey decided to open an upscale pet hotel in Indianapolis, they began as any good project begins, with research from nose to tail. As longtime pet owners always seeking the best for their own pampered pets, they thought something was missing in the marketplace. Rick and Christi traveled across the country to visit upscale pet care facilities and took notes along the way. Barkefellers is the result: the best of what they saw combined with the pieces that were missing. Barkefellers soon became a family affair as two of the Coffey’s grown children, Jordan and Krista Beth, became part of the organization. Their Schnauzers, Max and Emma, are always eager to help too. Barkefellers has emerged in the pet care market, and the Coffeys are ready to add new family members via pet franchise opportunities. This is the best of both worlds: a singular brand with the Barkefellers system and credibility, plus the local control of dedicated franchisees. Pet owners will not sit-and-stay much longer… they need Barkefellers!

Our Motto

We treat our guests with the same affection and care that we would want our own pets to receive.

In addition to immaculate, comfortable suites, multiple visits to private outdoor potty yards, and twice-daily room service, our guests can expect plenty of personal attention from our staff. They can also expect daily activities designed to keep both mind and body happy and healthy for the length of their stay.

‘Best in Show’ Credibility

Customers in the local market where we began – Indianapolis, Indiana – have voted us Best-In-Show!

» “Best Boarding” multiple years, The Indy A-List

» “Best Groomers” multiple years, The Indy A-List

» “Best Doggy Day Care” multiple years, The Indy A-List

» “Super Service Award” Angie’s List

Meet the Barkefellers Team

Rick Coffey
President / Owner
“We want to thank all our customers and staff for making Barkefellers a success! We are excited to offer such a unique experience to our clients and their pets and hope that our customers enjoy their stay away, knowing their pets are well cared for. We want to extend an invitation to you to visit Barkefellers, talk to our staff, and take a facility tour at any time we are open to the public!”
The dream began with Rick and Christi traveling across the country to visit upscale pet care facilities. Our family includes daughter Amanda, son Kyle, son Jordan, and daughter Krista Beth. They attended Center Grove High School and the various colleges of Purdue, Wabash, IUPUI, and IU. Our family has also grown in recent years with the addition of two beautiful granddaughters!
Krista Coffey
General Manager / Owner
“My favorite thing about Barkefellers is the excitement we see in the dogs when they walk through that door. It is something that cannot be replaced, and always brings a smile to your face. We have the best customers, and their pets are the reason I love to work here!”
Krista has been an integral part of Barkefellers since we opened in May of 2009. She is a graduate of Indiana University where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology, with two minors in Psychology and Human Development Family Sciences.

She first became interested in pet care through her experience with her own family pets. Now Krista has three dogs of her own; Tanner, Woodson and Crosley – all Beagles!

Krista’s attention to detail, along with her warm and caring nature, ensures that every Barkefellers guest feels right at home!
Jordan Coffey
General Manager / Owner
“I grew up with pets all my life, but I’ve learned so much more about dogs from working at Barkefellers. My favorite thing about working at Barkefellers is no matter how rough and long your day is, you can always count on the dogs to cheer you up!”
Jordan’s tenure with Barkefellers began before the doors ever opened – as part of the team that turned the former church facility into “The Place for Dogs!” He is a graduate of IUPUI where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management.

Jordan has two dogs of his own; Kratos, a Lab mix and Duke, a Mastiff. His calm, confident manner makes him a favorite friend of both our furry guests and their owners as he works to make sure they have the best possible experience at Barkefellers.
Julie Weaver
Guest Services Manager
“My favorite thing about working at Barkefellers is the excitement of the dogs on their way inside! They come in with wagging tails, ready to play, and then go home happy and tired… and they’re ready to do it all over again the next day!”
Julie has been a staff member since October of 2015. She began as a Front Desk Attendant at the Northeast facility, and now travels to all of our locations as the Guest Services Manager. She graduated from North Central High School.

Julie has a background in exceptional customer service that she brought with her to Barkefellers. She ensures that our customer service expectations are met (if not exceeded!) in our daily operations and training of new hires. She currently has two cats named Dexter and Moser, a Ball Python named Sunny, and a Russian Tortoise named Draymond. She has a love for ALL pets and says she knows how much compassion and energy goes into taking care of them everyday. Julie says that’s why her job is perfect because there’s no place she would trust more than Barkefellers to watch her fur babies, and she wants every customer to feel the same way!

When she’s not providing top notch service to our guests and their owners, she enjoys perusing art including drawings and paintings, or sitting side-by-side with her husband while they have a little friendly competition on their Xbox or PlayStation.
When you’re away, leave your pet in good hands.
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