Not too long after we adopted Chip, a chocolate lab who was abandoned at a grooming salon and needed a new family. Once again, it was love at first sight.
In 2003 we had the opportunity to open Barking Hound Village 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. We met lots of new friends and dogs in Austin and one puppy in particular who needed a home; Brownie, an Aussie mix who is still trucking along all these years later!
Spring of 2005 we drove north on I 35 to Big D to create Barking Hound Village Dallas. We had no idea this is where we would end up for the rest of our career, but sure are grateful as Dallas has been good to us and we’ve had a lot of fun.
Two years later we purchased the Texas locations, and with a few signatures, Barking Hound Village Texas was born.
In July 2011 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 with us.
The beginning of 2012 was hard as we had to say goodbye to our beloved 14½ year old Chip. He was our best friend and had been through everything with us. We spread his ashes at the Georgia farmhouse and the Ocoee River, 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! 🙂
With three rescue dogs of our own and a major soft spot for all the homeless dogs out there, we created Kibble and Cocktails, an annual fundraiser to benefit DFW Rescue Me. 100% of the proceeds raised go directly to their Justice Dog Program which rehabilitate severely abused, abandoned and neglected dogs in the DFW area. Barking Hound Village and Kibble and Cocktails have raised $416,000 within eight years and still more to come!
In April 2018 at the 7th annual Kibble and Cocktails, we met and fell in love with an 8 week old Border Collie/Shep mix we named Zuppa. She brings so much joy and happiness to our family each day and are grateful we met her.
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
General Manager – Dallas and Dallas-Central
Back in 2005 I was pursuing a job working with animals and came across an ad for the newly opened Barking Hound Village Dallas. I loved the vibe when meeting with then manager Lisa Jones and began work immediately. I originally intended for the position to be a fun, flexible job while attending college, but when Lisa and Jeremy bought BHV Texas they eventually offered me a promotion to store manager for Dallas. Having always lived in Texas and being a dog lover I decided there was no place I’d rather be or work. Having had the opportunity to grow with BHV and our clients has been a huge part of my life.
In 2002 I got my first dog Roxi, a 10 week old red heeler mix. Having my very own puppy at such a young age helped me mature into a responsible adult so I could provide her the best life possible and help her blossom into a wonderful companion and best friend. In 2016 we added Piper to the family, a red heeler/catahoula mix puppy. Both girls are like my children who work, travel and hang with me as much as possible. Sadly we said goodbye to our beloved (17 year old) Roxi to cancer in 2018. In 2019 we adopted 2 Heeler littermate puppies from Cane Rosso Rescue, Jovie and Ridge.
I consider Lisa and Jeremy, the staff, and BHV as a whole, a part of my family. With 2 Dallas locations our clientele has grown substantially over the years and I look forward to caring for our long-time clients as well as future ones.
I grew up in Dallas in a close family. Although both sets of grandparents lived in Massachusetts, we made a trip every summer to visit the beach in Rhode Island for many years to spend time with them. As my sister and I grew older, our dad took us wilderness camping in the Gunnison National Forest in Colorado. There we learned to love nature, hiking and fly fishing. Now we enjoy time away from the hot Texas summers in Maine together as a family.
In 2005, I fell in love with my first dog (my “heart dog”), Jamie, while looking on Petfinder. I was going away, but decided that if she was still available when I returned that we were meant to be. We had four wonderful years together before she crossed the rainbow bridge. Adopting Jamie from a rescue group and becoming a dog mom changed my life forever. After that experience I became involved in rescue work which includes volunteering and fostering. My boys, Jinx (little peke) and Levi (big peke) are both “foster failures.” I just knew they were home already!
As the newest member of the BHV managerial staff, I feel so fortunate to have found my happy place. I am grateful to Jennifer Wallace for her guidance and patience as I learned the ropes. I am thankful that Lisa & Jeremy recognized my passion and potential to excel. I look forward to offering my best to our clients and their fur children.
I was born and raised in East Dallas by parents who moved here from Liverpool, England. For as long as I can remember, I have always had a love for animals, in particular dogs. Growing up I had a Labrador Retriever and then a Beagle. My first job was as a Veterinarian Technician where I worked part time for 2 years while in high school. After graduating from Bryan Adams and attending 1 year of Community College, I decided to move to Vail Colorado for 1 ski season. I ended up staying for 6 years working at Beaver Creek Ski Resort. My love for the outdoors, snowboarding, and beautiful mountain scenery was eventually overpowered by my love for my high school sweetheart, Katelin.
I moved back home in 2009 and needed a new career. Loving what I do has always been my biggest concern when seeking out professions. I had 2 options. Working with dogs or children. I found a Craigslist ad for Barking Hound Village and interviewed with Lisa on my 25th Birthday. I quickly fell in love with BHV, our pups, and our clients. With guidance from Lisa, Jeremy, and Jennifer and my passion for the job, I was eventually promoted to Assistant Manager in 2012.
I currently have 3 rescue pups. Shipley the Great Pyranees/Husky, found outside a Shipley’s Donuts. Dunkin the Great Pyranees/St. Bernard, found in the parking lot of BHV Dallas. And eClare the Dachshund, the runt of an unexpected litter born on a farm outside Dallas.
In August 2015 my wife and I were blessed with the birth of our son, Tyler. Shortly after he was born, I left Barking Hound to pursue a new career. In the 3 years I was gone, I stayed in touch with Jeremy and Lisa. My love for the job and dogs constantly drew me back to BHV.
January 15, 2019 was my first day back at BHV and I knew I was home and here to stay. I love going to work each and every day caring for and loving your pups. Barking Hound has always had a way of bringing our employees, dogs, and clients together into what feels like a family. I look forward to being a part of that family for many more years to come.