About Fun. Play. Bark.

Our History

  • 2001It all started...

    When Elena began her first entry-level job in a veterinary clinic in Mystic, CT.
  • 2002Traveling on a career path

    Over the next 11 years, Elena gained practical experience in: customer reception, veterinary assistance, office management, surgery technician. and surgery technician while employed at Montville Animal Hospital.
  • 2013Business Creation

    The Animal Experts, LLC began as a wholistic pet services company which offered: boarding, pet massage, pet reiki, exercise , and pet sitting services for both cats and dogs.
  • 2014Meeting Customer Needs

    Listened to her clients, Elena streamlined her services. She began offering doggie daycare and discontinued several services, including care for cats.
  • 2018Added dog rescue to repetoire

    Elena created, Mona's House - A Place for Homeless Pets as an homage to her beloved Basset Hound, Mona. She focuses her energy on giving hard-to-adopt dogs a second chance at a better quality of life than they had.
  • August 2019Construction of 2nd location began

    After months of finalizing legal, financial, and logistical requirements, construction began at a 2nd location in Groton, CT. Elena began developing a core team of staff.
  • November 2019Phase I of Funway Bark CT opens its doors.

    We offer: kennel free boarding, daycare, training, grooming, and a membership-based dog park.