My love for animals started at a very young age. I grew up on a farm in Central Florida and at any given time we had up to twenty dogs of every shape, size, and background. Everyone in the nearby towns knew that if a dog was in need of a home there was always a place at the Finger Family Farm. For the past 18 years I have enjoyed an extremely rewarding career taking care of children as a pediatric dialysis registered nurse. With a hectic schedule working 12 hour shifts at the hospital, I felt I was unable to have dogs of my own. One day at work a patient showed me a picture of the most precious little dachshund and I immediately fell in love.
I researched every doggie daycare in the area and finally found one that offered hours that would fit my busy schedule and most importantly take care of my dog as if he was their own and be his home away from home. I have since added to my pack and now have 3 boys of my own…Hans the doxy, CJ the mutt mix, and Brown-Bob the chihuahua (see his rescue journey in the story behind our logo). I cant imagine life without the love my furry family and I share and feel that everyone should have the opportunity to have that special human-dog relationship in their life no matter what. We make this possible at Barks on Broadway!
My passion as a caretaker and my love for dogs have merged. We promise to provide a safe, healthy and FUN environment for your 4-legged children to play and a guilt-free experience for busy pet parents knowing their dogs are having a great time playing and socializing with their friends. Learn more about what makes Barks on Broadway special…
About our logo, Brown-Bob the rescue dog
I was on an afternoon stroll with my dogs, Hans and CJ, when I looked down and suddenly I had three dogs walking alongside me. A little brown chihuahua had joined our walk. Upon closer examination it was clear that this small brown dog had not been cared for in quite some time. He was covered in fleas, missing patches of hair, his nails were so long they hindered his walking, and he was just skin and bones. I took him home, gave him food and water, as well as a bath to try to soothe his skin before taking him to the veterinarian.
The vet tech spent forever combing out the fleas, trimming his nails and getting him all cleaned up. All the while he laid on the exam table patiently and calmly staring up with his sweet brown eyes. He was prescribed two different medications for his severe skin condition and scanned for a microchip which he did not have. I hoped we would find that he had come from a loving family that was missing him, but after an extensive search we still did not find that. Over the next few weeks he was nursed back to health. His hair started growing back, and he began to gain weight. It was exciting to watch him start playing with my other dogs and becoming one of the boys.
Brown-Bob had won us all over the moment he found and started following us. When I began designing my logo for Barks On Broadway, it only seemed fitting to feature this little brown dog’s “Rags to Riches” story and create the logo in his likeness. I knew I had to make Brown-Bob and his rescue journey front and center. From the streets of Orlando to his Barks on Broadway debut…Brown-Bob is here to welcome you!