About us

Thank-you for visiting our website, here's a little bit about us so you can get to know us better:

We are a born and bred Northland Family and like you all, we are die hard animal lovers. Our love doesn't just stop at dogs, our family includes exotic animals such as Chinchillas, Bearded Dragons, Blue Tongue Lizards, Leopard Geckos and Birds!

We have years of experience with a variety of critters and have seen all sorts of personalities and temperaments (both animal and human!). Through this, a passion has developed to help people provide the very best they can for their pets. Be it, Dog Grooming, Dog daycare or a new family member all together! 

Barkleys On The River aims to give all pet owners friendly services that will exceed your expectations.

We hope you enjoy our pet friendly facility as much as we do and we look to seeing you (and your little pooches) soon!

Barkleys On The River Team 

"Spencer (my dog) and I absolutely love Barkleys. We have tried other doggy day care establishments in the city, but have found at Barkleys the opening hours to be better for us, the staff friendlier and Spencer's overall care and enjoyment better catered to. As a customer i love that the staff are knowledgeable, approachable and all seem passionate about the work that they do. As a "Dog Mumma" the regular photos and updates of Spencer's adventures at doggy day care are very much appreciated and "oooo'ed" and "ahhh'ed" after. Spencer is a very loved, spoilt and valued member of my family...leaving him anywhere or with anyone can be very challenging as his care, safety and enjoyment are paramount to me. With that said, I'm totally at ease with leaving him in the care of the girls at Barkleys...they know their stuff, they know dogs and they know Spencer. I would definitely recommend Barkleys to anyone interested in finding an awesome place with awesome people to leave their fur baby with."

Shontelle, Spencer's Mum

"Exceptional & Impressive service! I cannot rate this groomer highly enough, she is extremely talented & looked after both our girls with tender loving care today, they came back, not only looking sensational but in high spirits after their day at the beauty salon. They were treated like absolute princesses! I know that they now feel happier & look (& smell) like a million dollars! Sooo much better! Thank you! We thoroughly enjoyed our cuddles even more afterwards. I know our girls will look forward to seeing you again soon & regularly. Highly recommended to everyone! 100% A+++!!"

Marnz Pearl via The Grooming Lounge Whangarei Facebook Page








83-85 Port Road

Whangarei, NZ 0110
[email protected]
T / 09-5533144