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Bark Shack

Voted Best in Bluffton Doggy Care 2014 & 2015.

We spoil the pets & the people.

The Bark Shack is a full service Pet Care Company offering pet boarding, daycare, and dog & cat grooming. Pick-up and delivery service is also available in Bluffton and Hilton Head Island. Please see our Services section for pricing.

Karen Just


Karen Just is a certified pet groomer, a member of the National Dog Groomers Association, and a member of National Association of Creative Pet Groomers. Karen dreamed of owning a kennel since the age of 9, while living in Chattanooga, TN, but life, 8 years as a radio announcer, and 20 years in corporate sales got in the way.

Finally, starting in 2007, Karen created/owned and sold a profitable kennel, then embarked on her latest and best, “The Bark Shack.” Karen has two gorgeous girls and one totally adorable grandson! ...and five rescue dogs….



Our Services

We are very thankful for the referrals you continue to send our way. For every referral you send us, you will receive a $9 credit* applied to your account that can be used for any of our services here at The Barkshack.

*The credit will be applied to your account after the referred person has concluded their service and either you or them let us know that you referred them prior to their service.
We offer pick up and delivery throughout Hilton Head and Bluffton for grooming and boarding appointments. Rates are $9 for pickup and $9 for drop-off in Bluffton. On Hilton Head Island, it is $13 pickup, $13 drop-off.
Guest Boarding (per night)$29 first dog(private room or open boarding)$23 each for second and third dogsSpecial quoting for four or more dogs in the same family.
Cat Boarding (per night)Individual - $16 eachTwo Cats - $30 total
Birds, Bunnies, Hamsters, etc.$9 per day & up (pricing based on type of animal and care required)ExoticsWe offer boarding for exotic pets as long as we can provide a safe private area for your pet. Pricing based on type of pet. Please call for pricing. You will need to supply their own bedding, food and other necessities.
Prices based on your proximity to The Bark Shack facility. Each visit lasts 20 minutes long and there are no limits to the number of pets. Overnight visits are based on staff availability.
Business Hours Visit$20 and up
Overnights (10pm to 6:30am)$65 and up
Warm Sudsy Bath (bath, ear cleaning, natural spritzer). Oatmeal shampoo, medicated shampoo or flea dip available at no extra charge. Bath and Play pricing does not include nails.
Small DogsBath - $15Bath and Play - $21
Medium DogsBath - $20Bath and Play - $26
Bigguns'Bath - $25Bath and Play - $31
Add-OnsNail Trim - $10Filing Nails with a dremmel - $18
Doggy Daycare is available from 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week. Pick up and drop-off services available. There may be a $5 fee if there is no gate pass when we arrive. There may also be an additional fee for travel time inside certain plantations.
Full Day$9
Half Day (4 hours or less)$6
ExtrasLunch - $1 per guest or bring your own lunchPick up or drop-off Bluffton - $9 eachPick up or drop-off Hilton Head - $13 each
Our grooming prices are based on breed. We have listed the most popular breeds below, so if you do not see your breed, just give us a call for pricing. In some cases, de-matting or other special services may be required.
Maltese, Mini Schnauzer, Shih Tzu, Westie, Yorkie$45Pomeranian, Poodle(teacup & miniature)$48Standard Schnauzer, Brittany, Cavalier, Corgi, Lhasa Apso$50Border Collie, Cocker Spaniel, Labrador Retriever, Springer Spaniel$55Golden Retriever$58German Shepard, Wheaton Terrier, Keeshond$65Golden Doodle, Giant Schnauzer$75Old English Sheepdog, Poodle (standard), St. Bernard$85
CatsBath - $25Flea Dip - $30Medicated Bath - $30Nails (Front) - $5Nails (Back) - $5Shave/Groom - $50-$65
Add-onsNails Clipped - $10Nails Dremmelled - $18
We offer some fun add-ons to make your Barkshack experience a memorable one both for you and your fur baby.
Pictures of your pet emailed or texted$2 per picture
Transportation to/from other locations$20 per 30 minutes
Brushing$5 per session
Sterilized Bones with pork/chicken filling6 inch bone - $93 inch bone - $7Peanut Butter filled Kong - $3

Contact 33 Ulmer Road, Bluffton, SC 29910 843.757.0888 Text Only! 843-295-3420


What makes us different from other kennels? We are a very social kennel! As long as your dog is friendly he/she can socialize and stay OUT of their kennel 100% (except for meals and nighttime). All areas are supervised and all pets are put with dogs of like mind/temperament. Don't worry... any dog that is temperamentally questionable will have his/her own private space. Should I leave a tip? I noticed a tip line on the receipt... Many people prefer to leave a tip for a grooming or bathing service, but not for daycare or boarding. Can you pick up or deliver my pet when I am not home? Yes! Our staff is bonded and trustworthy to have in your home. We have hundreds of keys we keep in a secure lock box. And as a second security measure, these keys are tagged with your pet name NOT your last name or address. I love that photo on your page of the Jack Russell Terrier! Do you know who took that and where I can have my dog photographed?? As a matter of fact we do! Her name is Michelle Grove and she can be found here. She lives in Pennsylvania and loves taking photos of pups! Make sure to book an appointment if you ever head out that way!