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9th Street Barking Lot

posted June 24th, 2016 by
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Nicole Castillo

9th Street Barking Lot

9th StreetThe 9th Street Barking Lot offers a plethora of playful and pampering services to the canine companions of Oklahoma City. This urban dog daycare has full and half-day daycare, large swimming pools, grooming services and a self-service dog wash. I was fortunate enough to correspond with the creator and owner of this establishment, Kyle Gillum, and learn more about the conquest, troubles and triumphs of this establishment.
Kyle Gillum wanted a change. After eight years at SandRidge Energy, he made the decision to work for himself and begin a new business. “My Dad challenged me to examine the things that were important to me in my life.” says Kyle. “The common thread was my family, my dogs, and a couple other elements.” He noticed that there were no urban dog daycares in the immediate downtown Oklahoma City area, and set out to find a location. This was back in the summer of 2013. After purchasing a the perfect building for his dream, Kyle learned about a state zoning law that prohibited any dog harboring facilities (specifically breeding businesses) to be within 2,500 feet of daycares or schools. “We went on a 2 year political adventure trying to get this amended that resulted in getting the law amended after hiring lobbyists to bring awareness to what we were trying to do.” With this success, Kyle was able to continue work on the 9th Street Barking Lot, and celebrated the grand opening in March 2016.
9th StreetWhen the doors open at 7am, there is not a dull moment at the Barking Lot until they close at 6pm. Dogs can swim, chase balls, romp around with other dogs and be loved on by excellent dog handlers. There is a small dog and a big dog area so each guest can be insured a good time. If your dog deserves a relaxing day at the spa or an exciting excursion carousing with friends, give Kyle a call at 405-212-2220. You may also check them out on Facebook or their website 9thstreetbarkinglot.com for more info and pricing.  Exit 10th Street off the Broadway Extension downtown and they are right there on 9th Street.  Imagine that!