Royal Bark Social Club is a premier Dog Daycare and Social Club “for the distinguished canine and their people” located near the downtown area of Knoxville.


Royal Bark Social Club is not just an ordinary doggy daycare. It’s a social club for dogs to meet new friends and play all day! Our mission is to provide a unique approach and social environment for canines to come, sit, stay, and play. We get to know each of the dogs’ specific personalities and treat them as if they are our own. Royal Bark Social Club is a luxury boutique style dog daycare with a limited number of dogs per day. As a result, we get to know your dog individually – their needs, play styles, and personalities. This will allow your dog to interact, socialize, and play off-leash all day in one of our large or small group play areas. Your precious pooch will have a positive experience filled with balanced play, socialization, and stimulating enrichment activities, as well as outdoor playtime and naptime. Our mission is to provide a pawsatively happy and safe play environment for your dog. 

In addition to many years of dog daycare experience, our amazing staff members are trained in “Dog Body Language” and “Off-leash Play for Dogs”, and how to conduct safe, fun, off-leash group play. Our Royal Bark Ambassadors will work with your dog using only positive reinforcement to assist in your continued training and socialization of your dog. 

After a fun day of play, you are sure to be met with a happy and tired furry friend!




DOG DAYCARE AND OFF-LEASH PLAY: Our social club and canine “Montessori” school are designed for uninhibited playtime for dogs to socialize and play all day in off-leash group play. Our Royal Bark Ambassadors will provide the highest quality pet care and services including reinforcement of obedience commands, basic commands, correction of bad habits, and a focus on social aptitude. We will treat and pamper your precious pooch as if it were one of our own. 

FULL-SERVICE BATH: Too busy to do it yourself? Let one of our Royal Bark Ambassadors handle it instead! Schedule a bathing appointment and let us give your dog the “five paw” treatment with a spa experience customized to your request with our many spa services. Using a fear free methodology, we hand blow dry your fur baby and do not use kennels or crate nor tether them to tub or grooming table. Your pet will enjoy our undivided attention for a “pawsative” bathing experience and a calming stress free spa experience. 

GROOMING AND BATHING SERVICES: Royal Bark Social Club is a holistic pet spa, using only natural pet grooming products free of harsh and harmful chemicals. Many of our products are infused with essential oils that not only benefit your pet’s skin, but also their physical, mental, and emotional well-beingWe offer a variety of spa services to pamper your pooch. They will go home feeling like a million bones and looking like a Royal Bark Star! 

Services based on breed and size. Terms and conditions apply. Please call (865) 328-7272 to set up a grooming appointment. We do not schedule grooming through our website.

ROYAL BARK SOCIAL CLUB HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday – Friday 6:30 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday 8:00 am to 5:30 pm



Daycare Passes


Full Day $37

Half Day $27

(4 hours or less)


Pet sitting with 4 potty breaks and individual playtime (for dogs that cannot be in an off-leash playgroup). We can also board Day Stay pups for $100 per 24 hours or overnight.



K9 Fit Club Classes

Coming Soon!


Group Classes

Private Classes



Full Day Social Club Packages

5 day package $170 ($34/day)

10 day package $310 ($31/day)

15 day package $435 ($29/day)

20 day package $540 ($27/day)

All packages expire after 60 days of purchase. Reservations are required for all packages so that we can accommodate all of our furry friends. 

Luxury Boarding

$85 PER 24 HOURS


We offer “luxury boarding” for your pet while you are away. Your dog will enjoy all day off-leash play and then retire to a private boarding suite. Boarding dogs rest and relax in large suites with king-sized Kuranda beds and canvas mattresses, food and water bowls, and enjoy an organic crown cookie at bedtime. We also offer larger shared suites for siblings! Spa services, Woof Pupsicle Pops, all-natural house food, and other items may be added to enhance your pup’s stay. 

A 20% discount is applied for each additional canine family member sharing a sibling suite.

Reservations are required and we book up quickly. Please call (865) 328-7272 to book your pet’s stay. We do not schedule boarding through our website. 

A 48 hour cancellation notification is required. A fee of 1 night boarding $85 will be applied if reservation is canceled after 48 hours prior to boarding. Additional charges may apply during peak seasons and major holidays.






Full Service Baths

Full Service – includes a shampoo and condition, hand blow drying, ear cleaning, and nail trim. Prices are approximates and based on breed, size, number of coat layers, and coat condition

Small Breeds (up to 25lbs) $35 to $55

Medium Breeds (26 – 50lbs) $45 to $75

Large Breeds (51 – 80lbs) $75 to $125

Extra Large Breeds (over 80lbs – double or triple coated) $125+






Spa Services a la carte

Ear Cleaning $12

Nail Trim $15

Nail Dremmel $15

Teeth Cleaning $12

Blueberry Facial $8

Paw Pad Rub $6

Pawdicure (Nail trim, paw trim, paw pad rub) $28

Anal Glands $20

Sanitary Trim (includes paw pad trim) $30

Brush Out $40 – $75 (based on breed and size)

De-shedding / De-matting / Furminator Treatment $25 – $50 (based on breed and size)





A Meet and Greet Assessment is required for new clients and by appointment only. Before a meet and greet may be scheduled please create a profile for your dog via the Make A Reservation tab above. A $15 application fee is charged. Terms and conditions apply. 

Royal Bark Social Club Guest Members are required to be current on all vaccination requirements and be spayed or neutered after 6 months of age.** Certain exceptions may apply. ** Required vaccinations are Rabies, Distemper, 6-month Bordetella, Parvo, Parainfluenza, Leptospirosis, and Canine Influenza.

Due to our insurance policy, we are restricted from taking certain breeds and breed mixes. We can no longer accept Pit Bulls, Pit Bull Mixes, American Staffordshire Terriers, Cane Corsos, Presa Carnerios, and Bull Mastiffs.


    • New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day
    • Memorial Day
    • Independence Day
    • Labor Day

    • Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after
      Christmas Eve and Christmas Day


Royal Bark Social Club is dedicated to my dear Jack. Jack was my one and only constant for 12 years. He was always by my side through the good and the bad times. Jack was a very special, loyal companion and was loved by all.

He would turn non-dog people into “dog lovers.” His converts and fans called him “the best dog ever.”

The day he left us to cross the rainbow bridge was one of the hardest days of my life. Jack was the inspiration for me to follow my passion and dream to pursue the Royal Bark Social Club. Not a day goes by where I do not think about him. He is with me always and watching over me.

I will love you always, Jack Black.

Rescued September 2000 – April 21, 2012


Royal Bark Social Club has been a dream come true for myself and my Golden Retriever, Miles. Finding reliable dog care for Miles is so important to me, and I’ve faced some pretty sub-par service here in San Francisco from some of the more “reliable” walking services.  Until I met Alisa, I was taking it upon myself to go home during the day (thankful to be able to do this!) and walk my dog rather than hiring another dog walking service that I couldn’t trust.

Alisa has been reliable, trustworthy, professional, and Miles loves her!  Not only does she walk Miles on a daily basis, she has taken care of him numerous times when I have gone out of town. Knowing that Miles is safe and comfortable while I am away allows me to travel with more ease, and I can always come home to a tired and happy puppy dog.  I’m sure it’s a combination of being better exercised/trained/given attention, but Miles always has a wonderful smile on his face when I return home and is so well-behaved. It’s also allowed him to socialize more with his neighbors in the broader Rincon Hill/South Beach, which I was failing to do during the week given my busy schedule.

I’ve recommended services from the Royal Bark Social Club to a variety of friends/neighbors, and will continue to do so.  I have no doubt that Alisa will continue to provide A+ service to all members of RBSC, and Miles looks forward to being a model member of RBSC going forward.


Josephine M. Smith

I can’t tell you what a difference it has made in my life since I enrolled Oorah in the Royal Bark Social Club.  More importantly, it has made a bigger difference in Oorah’s life. As I think I have told you, he gets so excited when we approach your facility, that I believe he would jump out the windows if I had them down.

I live only one block from where I work.  As a consequence, it was an easter matter for me to tak Oorah for a walk two or three times a day. However, some days such as when I have court appearances, did not allow me to do that. And even when I could visit him two or three times a day, the walk was often uncomfortable, particularly in June and July.

Even when I could walk him two or three times a day, that meant that he stayed in his crate for many hours each day.  That left me feeling like an abusive parent.

I again thank you for putting this concept together and carrying it out.  I don’t know of a better investment that I have made ever in my life.

With kind regards, I remain,

Sincerely yours,

Dudley W. Taylor

My two puppies are loving their doggie day care at Royal Bark Social Club. They get loads of attention from Ms. Alisa and all the staff. My husband and I both work downtown and it is super convenient for us. It’s just a great place – whether your pup needs a day or two of play just to break up the week or a whole week (like mine), this is the place.
Janna Cecil



Alisa and the Royal Bark staff are incredible! They each go out of their way to make sure your pup is spoiled all day long. My pup is exhausted when he gets home, every single time.

They play games and work on their commands! Alisa posts pictures and a Report Card update for you to review everyday (and takes the best pictures). We won’t be going anywhere else for our daycare needs!

Taylor Scott


Our eight month old pup has had such a wonderful & positive experience at Royal Bark Social Club! To puppy obedience, socialization, & cage free grooming, I highly recommend Royal Bark for your pup to get their “wiggles out.” Alisa & her staff treat your pup like their own fur family & it shows! Excellent doggie day care for your pup & peace of mind for their human!
Sara Cormier Staley



About Us

Alisa Hamby is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and spent 19 years in sales in the pharmaceutical industry. After a move to San Francisco in 2016, she decided to pursue her passion for dogs and open her own business, Royal Bark Social Club. Upon her return to east Tennessee, she opened the Royal Bark Social Club in Knoxville. She has three rescue golden retrievers, Sophia, Oliver, and Sally. She loves spending time outdoors, pampering her own pets, and cooking and entertaining for her friends.

Professional Memberships and Certifications:

  • DogTec Dog Walking Academy Graduate • Certified in Pet First Aid and CPR • Former Volunteer at SPCA San Francisco • Graduate of the University of Tennessee • Insured and Bonded with Kennel Pro • Certified Master Trainer for K9 Fit Club

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208 W. Baxter Ave. Knoxville, TN 37917  //   (865) 328-7272 (RBSC)
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