Jeremy and I met in 1999 after I moved to Atlanta from New Brunswick, Canada. My brother knew David York, the original owner of Barking Hound Village, and that's how I started with the company. Jeremy had been working as a white water raft guide at the Ocoee River in Tennessee and we met when he joined BHV a few months later. It was love at first sight.
A few weeks passed before Chip came into our lives. He was abandoned at a grooming salon and needed a new owner. Once again, it was love at first sight.
After several years and many Atlanta locations later, David asked us to begin BHV Austin. We got married at Jeremy's father's farm house in Jasper, Georgia then packed up the Isuzu Trooper with Chip and drove to Texas.
Two years later, David asked us to create BHV Dallas. By this time we had adopted Brownie in Austin, so now the four of us packed up (ok, the dogs didn’t do any packing) and drove north on Interstate 35 to Big D. Then in February of 2007 David decided to sell Austin and Dallas, so we worked out the deal for Jeremy and me to buy the two locations. With a few signatures, Barking Hound Village Texas was born.
In July ’11 the most adorable German Shep/Corgi mix came into BHV as a foster from Paws in the City. Banjo only stayed at BHV a couple of nights; he fit perfectly into our family and loves to travel all over the country with us.
The beginning of 2012 was a sad time as we had to say goodbye to our beloved 14 ½ year old Chip. He was our best friend and had been through everything with us. We spread his ashes in the spring at the Georgia farmhouse and the Ocoee River, both of where we spent most of our time for the first four years of our lives together. He was a very special dog and we will always carry him close in our hearts. We love you Chippy choclito, the Chippy dog champion! :)
So here we are happily married and loving what we do. We work hard every day to make Barking Hound Village the best experience for you and your dog(s).
Every dog is a guest with us just once. After that, they become a wonderful member of our ever-growing BHV family.
Lisa & Jeremy Jones
Owners, Barking Hound Village Texas
I graduated from St Edwards University in 2001 and knew I had to search far and wide to find an animal job. The market was tough, but I landed a job training a variety of domestic animals in a show at Sea World. In September 2003, the show closed and I found myself looking for work back in Austin. I answered an ad for part time help, met Lisa and Jeremy, and the rest is history. I began as a part time kennel tech and Lisa and Jeremy were my managers. Barking Hound Village was small back then; we were just a new business trying to make a name for ourselves. I was excited to work with dogs, but wasn’t so sure about where my future would take me. From the beginning Lisa and Jeremy were supportive. I took a small leave of absence in 2004 to train birds of prey and exotic birds at a show at The State Fair of Texas. I returned to Austin after the show and was offered the chance to manage Barking Hound Village full time. I jumped at the opportunity.
I have always been an animal lover since I was a small child. I have always had dogs in my life, sometimes as many as five at time, along with many other animals. Currently I share my home with three, Sadie (to the right), Maria, and Gnocchi (shown above with Vanessa) as well as a cat, birds (Orville the parakeet is pictured above), fish, a rabbit, and a turtle! All of these animals make up my family. Along with all the pups I currently take care of at BHV I have a big extended family. Lisa and Jeremy have become family to me and we all share a love of dogs that strives to make your family members part of our family as well.