Business Spotlight: Audrey’s Barkyard

We absolutely love sharing all things Wake Forest, and one of the things we love sharing most is local businesses. When we hear of a new business opening, we do what we can to welcome them and show our support. Many new businesses owners are people who already live here in the area and are people we may already know know, but others are moving here from out of state or are from a neighboring town, and it’s always great to feel welcomed and supported.

One of the newest businesses in Wake Forest right off of Rogers Road is Audrey’s Barkyard. I’m sure you’ve seen their signs along Rogers Road, or perhaps you saw them in the Wake Forest Christmas Parade. They just opened in November and couldn’t be happier to be part of the community. They’ve been involved in animal rescue work since 2007 (fostering, volunteering at adoption fairs, etc) and wanted to bring their passion for pets to a new level. The true reason they decided to open Audrey’s Barkyard was because their pets are their world, and they have a hard time finding a place to board their own pets that will treat them the way that they treat them.

We had the chance to chat with the owners, Mandy and Josh, and asked a few questions. Great people!

Tell us about your company and what you offer…

We offer dog and cat boarding, dog daycare and dog grooming (we can offer grooming to cats that will tolerate it!). The things that set us apart are our webcams and our senior dog room. We offer webcam access to the owners of the dogs that are romping and playing with us during the day. We also offer a special room for the seniors with soft toddler mattresses and extra pampertime. We also have pigs and a bird at home but they are a little easier to make arrangements for, oddly enough. We are a husband and wife team (Mandy and Josh Donahue) and have brought a fantastic team on board to help cater to everyone’s pets! In feeling that if the humans are on vacation and enjoying ourselves, the same should go for the owners dogs and cats! Our business is named after our 13 year old rescued beagle, Audrey!

Where are you located?
We are located in Heritage at 3129 Heritage Trade Drive, Unit 104, Wake Forest, NC 27587. We are neighbors to Steve’s Tee’s and Thales Academy

What do you love most about doing business in the Wake Forest area?
Wake Forest has been such a wonderful home to our business so far! The community is so welcoming and pet friendly! We also love being apart of the Chamber of Commerce and meeting all the other local business owners that are so deserving of our support. 

What do you love most about living in this area?
We recently located from Wilmington, NC and love being here in Wake Forest. Everything is so centrally located and easy to get to. There is also a HUGE support system for the community, whether it be social media or just talking with the waitress at Rudinos or the checkout clerk at Publix

Be sure to stop in and visit Audrey’s Barkyard and support this local Wake Forest business.

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