Good Pups. Full Cups.

Why Bark Social?

WE LOVE PEOPLE AND DOGS

We don’t like choosing between going to the dog park and going out with friends for happy hour. Also, we don’t like leaving our dogs at home while we work on our laptops at a coffee shop. So we combined our favorite activities into one badass offering.

DOGS NEED EXERCISE

Dogs are happier and healthier when they get regular exercise, and that will always be the case.

FOCUS ON LOCAL

We’ve partnered with a ton of local (Baltimore/DC) small businesses. For example, we’ve partnered with a local dog treat manufacturer, Union Kitchen’s food accelerator, Ceremony Coffee, and continue to reach out to local vendors for partnerships.

TRADITIONAL DOG PARKS SUCK!

  • They are hazardous because you don’t know if the other dogs are vaccinated.
  • They're typically puddles of mud.
  • They're self-monitored, and we know how that goes.
  • There’s no shelter for people.
  • No refreshments... so technically, the “refreshment” you have in your Yeti or Solo Cup is illegal.

BEER. COFFEE. WINE.

Who doesn’t love at least one of these three?

OUR NAME

We’re all about connections and dogs and people socializing...hence the name Bark Social. Dogs are happier when they interact with other dogs and people. People are happier when they spend more time with their dog and their friends.

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

We wanted to be outdoors more...and we think nearly everyone does!

“BIG BOX” PET STORES ARE LACKING

Sure, they have a huge selection of dog treats, toys, etc. but the experience is lacking to say the least. It’s simply not an enjoyable experience, and the sheer number of products for sale is overwhelming. We offer a more curated selection of top quality products. Now you can hang out with your friends, get your dog some exercise AND pick up your dog’s favorite treats and toys at the same time!

GIVE BACK

We’re entrepreneurs at heart and love all things business...but we believe that there’s enough love to go around. That’s why giving back to our local community and dog non-profits is a core part of Bark Social’s mission.

Mission Statement

Bark Social celebrates the playful bond between people and dogs by combining a curated social experience with design-forward products.

Dream big and make it happen!