Our Team

Candy Oppman


 Extremely compassionate and caring about both people and animals. Dog behavior expert. Over 15 years experience in the pet care industry.

Kseniya Tsipis

Trainer/Kennel Attendant

Rescues or assists in finding homes for over 50 dogs a year. Holisitc healer. Certified trainer. Loves all animals.

Teresa Noster

Kennel Manager

Previously worked at 4 Paws. Industrious and quick-witted. The glue that holds Bark U together. Particular fondness for labs and lab mixes but loves ALL dogs.

Gene Paliy

Kennel Attendant

Bark U Comedian - always good for a laugh. Amazing work ethic. Voted best taste in music of all BU staff.

Brenda Stefan

Kennel Staff

Our BU weekend warrior. Full time at the post office. Soft spoken and sweet but amazing with dogs of all sizes.

Brian Rausch

Kennel Attendant

The man in the back. 4 years experience at Bark U. All of the dogs know and love Brian. Commands respect but freely gives love to all of the doggies.

Amanda Thomas

Marketing Manager

Organized and conscientious. Marketing guru with a love for dogs and animals.

Make an Appointment Today! For the best and quickest response, please contact us by phone. Thank you!

Please call (847) 367-9000 or use our contact form.

Our Hours

Mon-Fri 6:30AM - 6:30PM

Saturday  9:00AM- 5:00PM

Sunday 9:00AM - 2:00PM


Closed everyday from

12:00PM - 1:00PM for naptime

Alumni of the Month







November 2018



Morgan is an energetic, fun-loving Husky/Pitbull mix. When it is nice outside, he loves splashing in the water with his best friends at Bark U.


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