Gina Heinrich grew up in the Roaring Fork Valley and attended Aspen High School. She left for a short period of time to attend Abilene Christian University in Texas. Her husband Zach, a graduate of Colorado State University, is originally from Nebraska, and moved to the Valley in 2002. Gina and Zach live in Emma with their two dogs Moosie Girl and Ledoux, and their two boys Leo & Luke.

Opening their own business had been a long time goal. Because of their genuine interest in the well being of all animals, it only seemed natural to open up an animal care facility in their community.

Andrew (Andy) Ptacek, Animal Attendant

& Holly, Stay at Home Grandma by day and Golden Retriever by night.

Ryan Leto, Manager/Animal Attendant Supervisor

& Andre, Enforcer by day and Labrador mix by night.

Jordon Shelton, Animal Attendant

& Remmy, Retired Barrel Racer turned love-able trial horse.

A LIL' ABOUT US......The Owners

What to Expect

Customer Service.

For both pet and owner, we want an exceptional experience.


Genuine concern.

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


Safe, clean & FUN.

We uphold the cleanest facility for your pups to socialize in a fun and 100% supervised 


Moosie Girl, The BarnYard Mascot

German Standard Poodle

Trevor Payne, S.W.A.T. Manager

& Honey, Poop Patroller by day and Husky mix by night.

Meet The BarnYard Team