Philadelphia Barking Authority

About Us

Philadelphia Barking Authority is the culmination of a dream of two old high school classmates. From bar stools to dining room tables, the idea was batted around with friends and family for years. Then one day, with their own kids graduated from high school, they found themselves back in the classroom with a business idea that was too good to pass up. And so Philadelphia Barking Authority was born. 

 

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OUR FOUNDERS

WHO WE ARE

MARIA WANENCHAK 

A native of Springfield, Delaware County, Maria worked as a counselor in mental health and substance abuse for over ten years. After the birth of her two kids, she was fortunate enough to stay home for 6 years, taking care of them as well as her aging parents. The next 11 years were spent teaching environmental education to school children and the public at a local arboretum.

Over the years Maria has volunteered extensively at the Philadelphia Zoo and more recently at an orphaned rhino sanctuary in South Africa. She loves working with animals and looks forward to helping you with your pet care needs.

CHUCK BONFIG

Chuck is a Delco native and Penn State alum. He married and moved  just 10 houses down the street from his parents, into a home filled with kids, dogs, cats and rabbits. After two decades as a VP of sales and marketing, Chuck left the tie and the boardroom behind to take care of pets full time. Most evenings you can also find him leading brewery tours throughout the city. Dogs in the daytime, beers at night – a tough life! 

WHAT WE DO

OUR SERVICES

DOG WALKING

our dog’s visit includes a walk, playtime, training reinforcement, fresh water, and food if requested. Frequent walks reduce the chance for accidents, provide needed exercise and improve behavior. 

PET SITTING

Our professional and bonded pet sitting staff will stay with your pet in your own home while you are away. From 8pm to 8am, a team member will provide for your pet’s every need. In-home care is a preferred alternative to kenneling your furry friend. 

CAT/SMALL ANimal Visits

Each visit includes playtime, fresh water, litter/bedding changes, and food if requested. Frequent visits help keep your pet happy and healthy.

PET WASTE REMOVAL

No one enjoys cleaning up after their pets. We will patrol your yard and remove the dog waste so you don’t have to. You can schedule us as frequently as needed. 

AREAS WE SERVICE:

Roxborough, Manayunk, Wissahickon, East Falls, Brewerytown, Fairmount, Wynnefield, Overbrook, Bala Cynwyd, Gladwynne, Merion, Penn Valley, Narberth, Wynnewood, Ardmore, Penn Wynne, Bryn Mawr, Haverford, Havertown, Broomall, Upper Darby, Springfield, Media

WHAT DRIVES US

OUR MISSION

We are pet owners just like you. When you can’t be there for them, we will step in to give your furry family member the highest quality care at an affordable price. 

 

WHY HIRE A PROFESSIONAL PET SITTER?

ABOUT US

Philadelphia Barking Authority is the culmination of a dream of two old high school classmates. From bar stools to dining room tables, the idea was batted around with friends and family for years. Then one day, with their own kids graduated from high school, they found themselves back in the classroom with a business idea that was too good to pass up. And so Philadelphia Barking Authority was born.

OUR FOUNDERS

WHO WE ARE

MARIA WANENCHAK

native of Springfield, Delaware County, Maria worked as a counselor in mental health and substance abuse for over ten years. After the birth of her two kids, she was fortunate enough to stay home for 6 years, taking care of them as well as her aging parents. The next 11 years were spent teaching environmental education to school children and the public at a local arboretum.

Over the years Maria has volunteered extensively at the Philadelphia Zoo and more recently at an orphaned rhino sanctuary in South Africa. She loves working with animals and looks forward to helping you with your pet care needs.

CHUCK BONFIG

Chuck is a Delco native and Penn State alum. He married and moved  just 10 houses down the street from his parents, into a home filled with kids, dogs, cats and rabbits. After two decades as a VP of sales and marketing, Chuck left the tie and the boardroom behind to take care of pets full time. Most evenings you can also find him leading brewery tours throughout the city. Dogs in the daytime, beers at night – a tough life! 

WHAT WE DO

OUR SERVICES

DOG WALKING

Your dog’s visit includes a walk, playtime, training reinforcement, fresh water, and food if requested. Frequent walks reduce the chance for accidents, provide needed exercise and improve behavior. 

PET SITTING

Our professional and bonded pet sitting staff will stay with your pet in your own home while you are away. From 8pm to 8am, a team member will provide for your pet’s every need. In-home care is a preferred alternative to kenneling your furry friend. 

CAT/SMALL ANIMAL VISITS

Each visit includes playtime, fresh water, litter/bedding changes, and food if requested. Frequent visits help keep your pet happy and healthy. 

PET WASTE REMOVAL

No one enjoys cleaning up after their pets. We will patrol your yard and remove the dog waste so you don’t have to. You can schedule us as frequently as needed. 

AREAS WE SERVICE:

Roxborough, Manayunk, Wissahickon, East Falls, Brewerytown, Fairmount, Wynnefield, Overbrook, Bala Cynwyd, Gladwynne, Merion, Penn Valley, Narberth, Wynnewood, Ardmore, Penn Wynne, Bryn Mawr, Haverford, Havertown, Broomall, Upper Darby, Springfield, Media

WHAT DRIVES US

OUR MISSION

We are pet owners just like you. When you can’t be there for them, we will step in to give your furry family member the highest quality care at an affordable price. 

WHY HIRE A PROFESSIONAL?