About Us

We have dedicated our lives to dogs.

​My name is Shayla, and I have been working closely with animals for over 10 years. I trained and worked as a Vet Tech Assistant in a emergency clinic for several years, before eventually changing career paths and becoming a full time Dog Groomer (and absolutely loving it.)

Through my personal experience I have a lot of stories and knowledge to share with you. I've met hundreds of frustrated customers and clients, who if they just had better information could save time, money, and even heartbreak.

Helping me with my website is our resident Chocolate Labrador, Sam. He works hard everyday putting different toys to the test so he can tell you which ones are his favorite.

Also my partner, Liam, a dog trainer and web designer, who designed this beautiful website.

Together we built a vision for a website that would educate and share our story with other dog lovers. We talked about it for a long time... But it wasn't until Summer of 2016 we had finally decided the time was right to launch.

The response has been amazing so far, and I'm beyond grateful for all the feedback and kind comments you have shared with us.

With our background in grooming, healthcare, training, and just having big-hearts for animals, we have a lot of knowledge and personal experience we want to share with you. It's important to us that every bit of information we share is as accurate and honest as possible.

Follow us on our journey to helping people become better dog owners. You can follow us on Facebook and Pinterest, we post there everyday. If you have any other feedback feel free to email me at Shayla [at] playbarkrun.com.


- Shayla and Liam

The name Play.Bark.Run. was inspired by our Labrador Retriever, Sam, who loves nothing more than to, well... Play, Bark, and Run.