About The Bark Barn

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Welcome To

The Bark Barn

My name is Jennifer DeSalvo, and I took over The Kennel at Red Mud Hollow Farm in September of 2022.  I am a Pittsburgh native, and grew up in Sarver, about 30 minutes north-east of the city.  My passion in life is animals!  After working in the corporate scene for many years, I decided to marry my business background and passion for animals and create my own career path.  In 2014, I opened my first pet resort right here in Sewickley, Pittsburgh Paws Pet Resort on Ohio River Blvd. 

Over the years, we have built a solid client base and an unmatched trust bond with our clients.  I’m excited to carry on the Faulkner’s legacy here at The Bark Barn, and to continue to provide top-of-the-line care for your furry family members. 

Our loving staff is committed to providing your four-legged friends with the highest level of care! Whether your pet is spending the day with us or if they’re here for an extended time period, we do everything we can to ensure that they have a comfortable and relaxing stay.

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Our Property's

Rich History

Our property was once a 400+ acre farm. The original farmhouse was a red-oak log cabin that had only two rooms and was constructed in the 1860s. A 60′ x 40′ banked hay barn was added in the 1890s. The farm had cattle, sheep, horses, chickens and pigs.

In the early 1950s, a veterinarian bought the property and converted it into his home and business. He added an office, operating room and recovery center on the grounds.

The veterinarian then sold the property to a family that managed a dog kennel in Sewickley. They expanded the business, adding additional buildings and wildlife. Peacocks and guinea hens became a common sight on the land! Jack and Mary Jo Faulkner named the property The Kennel at Red Mud Hollow Farm.  They owned and operated The Kennel for 32 years. 

In September 2022, The Kennel and surrounding property was sold to Jennifer DeSalvo, and renamed The Bark Barn. At The Bark Barn, we recognize the importance of providing quality services to our clients and four-legged guests. Our reputation for providing boarding and day care service with individual attention is part of our foundation. Our solid reputation for catering to the needs of individual guests is in our DNA. We are small enough to know your pet’s name however, please forgive us if we forget yours … until you mention theirs!

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