Bark Bark Blog

April 09, 2014

6 Helpful Tips for Keeping Your Dog & Home Clean This Spring!

It’s finally happening Bark Barkers! Warm weather is coming our way. But we pet people aren’t in the clear for summer fun yet. With April showers come muddy paws, messy dogs, and, if we’re being honest, wet dog smell. But that doesn’t mean you should keep Fido inside just as Spring is arriving! We carry products that will […]

March 20, 2014

10,000 Small Businesses in Chicago Featuring Bark Bark Club’s Brian Koester

Goldman Sachs featured our very own Brian Koester in their “10,000 Small Businesses in Chicago – Meet the Owners” video segment on their website and on YouTube. Brian loved participating in the program which helps small businesses “create jobs and economic opportunity by providing them with greater access to education, financial capital and business support […]

March 01, 2014

Does Daylight Savings Time Affect Your Pet?

Spring is here! Spring is here! Well, maybe the weather is not quite the spring we’d like right now, but meteorological spring is here and that means daylight savings time is here, too. While we love that it is still light outside at 5PM, we don’t love losing an hour of sleep – and neither […]

February 13, 2014

Keep Your Furry Valentine Safe with Pet Theft Awareness Day

Not only is tomorrow, February 14th Valentine’s Day, it is also Pet Theft Awareness Day. Started by Last Chance for Animals, Pet Theft Awareness Day reminds owners to take the necessary steps to keep pets safe and out of the hands of thieves. Last Chance Animals offers a number of suggestions for protecting your pet. […]

January 09, 2014

Chiberia – Keeping Pets Safe in Extreme Cold Weather

Our extreme cold (aka “Chiberia”) reminded us to remind all of you about how to keep your pets safe during this bitter cold spell. Unfortunately, as much as we would like spring to start tomorrow, we don’t think it’s coming any time soon (but temperatures in the 30s are and that will feel balmy after […]

December 10, 2013

Bark Bark Club is Edgewater Neighbor of the Year

We are beyond thrilled to have won the Neighbor of the Year Award from the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce. Of course, winning an award like this is exciting, but this one is just a little bit extra special because we love our neighborhood and neighbors so very much. Community members went to the Edgewater Chamber […]

November 01, 2013

Top Five Must Haves For Your Dog (and Three Great Non-Essentials We Love)

Friends, family, and customers – whenever anyone gets a dog, they ask us for our “must haves” for their new family member. Here is some of our favorite “dog basics” that you should have for your pup. Of course, each dog has different needs so stop by, call, or email us ( with any questions […]

October 14, 2013

Dog-Gone Halloween Fun on Tuesday, October 29

We’re moving our annual Happy Yappy Halloween Party to Berger Park this year! This family-friendly Halloween party is for the whole family – including the dogs! Everyone can enjoy music, entertainment, snacks, crafts, and a costume contest for dogs and their companions! Winners will receive gift bags full of doggy goodies. If it’s a cool […]

September 17, 2013

Teaching Your Dog – Four Tips About Dog Classes

September… maybe you’re back in school, your kids are back in school, or you’re just seeing an endless stream on Facebook of your friends’ kids going back to school. How about your dog? Our resident dog “teacher”, Kim Schiro, shares her thoughts about back to school for your dog (and click HERE for a link […]

August 01, 2013

Seven Steps for Successful Dog Boarding

While many of us take our pets on vacation with us, sometimes the location or the distance makes the trip not so pet friendly. Here are seven easy steps to ease the transition when you need to board your dog. Do a trial run. If your pet has not stayed with us, schedule a day […]