BlogBarkpass Updates: November 12, 2021

Josh LarsonJosh Larson

Josh Larson

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It's been a while since we last updated you on the progress of Barkpass! Here's a rundown of some of the latest updates and features:

Custom fields

You can now define custom fields in Barkpass!

This is useful for collecting custom data for pets or for users. You can add custom fields to the pet form and the user form during the application process for the passes you sell.

You can optionally mark fields as required to ensure the user provides the custom data.

To get started with custom fields, visit your Pass Settings page:

Read more about collecting custom data.

Filtering applications

You can now filter applications by status:

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Filtering archived passes

Likewise, we have improved the Passes page to split archived passes from published or draft passes. We hope it's easier to jump to the pass you're searching for this way.

Marking applications and pets inactive

You can now mark an application as inactive.

To do so, click the option menu at the top right of the application and select "Mark Inactive."

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You can only mark "Approved" applications as inactive.

Likewise, you can mark a pet as inactive by clicking the options menu at the top right of the pet and selecting "Mark Inactive."

Optional document collection

If you would like to collect only expiration dates instead of requiring users to upload copies of their documents, you can now disable document collection.

You can do so by visiting your Pass Settings page and selecting "Don't Collect Documents."

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"Other" payment method

We have added an option to offline checkout payment methods. In addition to Credit Card, Cash and Check, you may now select "Other."

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This might be useful if you have collected payment elsewhere or through another invoicing system, and you wish to record a third-party record ID in the text box Barkpass provides.

Entering dates for certifications

As an admin user, you may now enter expiration dates for certifications without first uploading or selecting a document. This allows you to preserve historic expiration data without needing to have access to the original document.

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If you have existing data you'd like to import into Barkpass, you can do so by visiting the Imports page.

Learn more about importing data


Barkpass now offers a Transaction Report. This gives you a look at all transactions that took place within a date range.

This is useful for getting a bigger picture of all passes and day passes sold in one place.

New price condition: Service Animal

You can now set a price level using the "Service Animal" price condition.

When you set a price with this condition, a user may optionally provide a "proof of service animal" document which indicates that their pet is a service animal.

Tag behavior & prefixes

You can now customize the behavior for tag generation. This is useful if you do not wish to issue additional tags to pets each year.

Choose between three options:

  • Enabled
  • Enabled for pets without tags
  • Disabled

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Learn more about tags

You can also enter a "tag prefix" for a given pass. This is useful if your tags have a date or character prefix for each year.

Up next

Here's what we're working on next:

  • Permissions. We recognize it's important to be able to add additional administrators to your Barkpass organization without giving them full access. We will be introducing Editor and Viewer roles shortly.
  • Refunds. You will soon be able to void or refund transactions from within Barkpass.