A Bark Away is a full-service pet sitting service! We'll watch your fur baby here or in your home. We strive to provide the services you need tailored to fit you and your fur babies!


In addition to the very personalized services, A Bark Away has taken a step further to have staff Certified in Pet CPR & First Aid! 


A Bark Away won "Best of Littleton" 2016 in the category of Pet Boarding/Pet Sitting! Not only do we strive to treat you like family, we prove it in the way we care for your fur babies and interact with you!

What to Expect

Sherri was born in Denver, CO. She lived in Wheat Ridge, CO until she was 7. At that time she moved with her family to Witchita, Kansas. 3 years later her father was transferred to Carmel, Indiana. When she turned 12 her father was transferred again, this time back to Wheat RIdge, CO!

Sherri graduated from Wheat Ridge Senior High School. After graduation Sherri went to work doing everything from retail to banking. In 1995 she moved to the Littleton, CO Area. In 2005 Sherri met James when they started working together. They were both hired for the same position but James ended up with the job. They remained friends and in 2014 they got engaged.

Sherri enjoys helping people as well as animals. She is a cat lover at heart and has 2 cats of her own, Kalee & Skeeter. She has a special gift when it comes to cats and they tend to attract to her.

Starting the Dog Day Camp seemed to be a natural fit for James and Sherri because of their love for, what they call, "fur babies". Giving an animal love, safety, and fun is why Sherri does all she does!

A friendly greeting.

We want you to feel at home when you visit us!


Genuine concern.

Every one of us is a pet-owner. We will treat your pet like it was our own.


A Well Connected Visit!

We will send pictures via text with updates daily or even more frequently if you prefer!

You'll always know how things are going!

Mildred LaFever (Owner)
-Pet CPR & First Aid Certified
Sherri Bollard (Camp Counselor)

Meet Our Team


A Word About A Bark Away

James LaFever (Owner)

-Pet CPR & First Aid Certified

James was born and raised in the State of Tennessee until the age of 13. From the ages of 13 to 21, James moved between family living in Tennessee and Colorado. Finally in 2003, James decided to make Littleton, Colorado home!

James' first job at the age of 13 was as a Dishwasher in a restaurant in the small town of Colona, CO. It was that same year (1995) that his parents Mildred & Paul LaFever opened the "550 Grind", a coffee shop. It was James' work here and his involvement in the business that sparked his interest in becoming an entrepreneur himself. From 1995 to 2014 James spent his time in food service and had always envisioned himself opening his own food sevice establishment.

After spending 6 months as the General Manager of a Dog Daycare in the Littleton Area, James found his true calling! However, he saw many issues with how the Dog Daycare Industry was being run. He decided to try to make a difference by trying to educate people of the downfalls of Kennel Institutions, and the benefits of 24/7 in home care. This is how A Bark Away was born in December of 2015!!!

James' ultimate goals are to build a home specifically designed for caring for dogs 24/7, prove the model works to make a profit, and then take on current Dog Daycare Regulations which can be reckless!