Welcome to the Black Dog Barnyard Photography Studio, located on a small hobby farm nestled in the woods just outside of beautiful Bancroft, Ontario.

Sandra is a photographer who specializes in animal photography. Her work has been featured in calendars, brochures, promotional material, greeting cards, books and more.


She offers photography sessions throughout the Bancroft area. Black Dog Barnyard is a division of Sandra's retail store, West Wind Gallery & Gifts, located in downtown Bancroft. Click the links above to learn more about the services she offers.

Dog Boarding

In-Home Dog Boarding

Pet boarding is available in our home in Bancroft for daily, weekly or monthly rates.
This service is available for dog friendly pooches who are better suited to a home environment rather than a kennel boarding service while their owners are away. 

Our boarders stay in our home with us as part of our family and participate in all of the daily activities that our own dogs enjoy. Dogs receive daily group hikes in the woods, access to swimming in our pool (seasonally) and enjoy all of the comforts our own pets receive, including dog beds by a roaring fire (seasonally), grooming, free access to a securely fenced play yard and lots of love and attention.


Dogs who have special medical needs are welcome, we are accustomed to administering medication orally or by injection, cleaning wounds, caring for dogs with limited mobility and more.

Photographs and video are taken regularly and daily emails with updates can be sent during your dog's stay so you can keep up to date on how they are doing. 

Our daily rate for boarding is $30 for one dog/$50 for two dogs, for up to one week.
For boarding for 8 or more days the daily rate drops to $25 for one dog/$40 for two.
Rates for extended stays over one month are negotiable.