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Here's Why We Rock

Here's Why We Rock

Bark Avenue was founded by Mike Calinoff, who served on the Board of Directors of the Humane Society of Iredell County for six years. The company was created to fill a void that Mike discovered while traveling with the NASCAR circuit for 14 years.

"I struggled to find someone who would care for my pets in the manner which I did," said Calinoff. "Sometimes just getting someone to show up was a chore." 

So, when his tenure with NASCAR ended, he decided to bring pet care to a level that he always expected. 

"It's all about our people," Mike says, "We have an amazing group of pet sitters and dog walkers who pass a rigorous background check and go through a lot of training. And everyone over-delivers -- all the time."

Mike's Other Company

Bark Avenue Walks owner Mike Caliof
Mike Calinoff's pets

Mike is a well-known figure in the NASCAR community. Most notably, he is a three-time Championship Spotter and with Matt Kenseth and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. He amassed 57 wins in the three top National Touring Series -- including two Daytona 500's.

Check Out OurApp

Check Out OurApp

Bark Avenue is the only independent area dog-walking and pet-sitting service that utilizes their own state-of-the-art mobile app  so you know what’s happening, as it’s happening.

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  • Verified Check-Ins

  • Schedule Visits

  • Easy Payments

  • Report Card

  • Photos / Video

  • GPS Tracking

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