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Bark & Co Announces Plans to Expand Columbus Office With 125 New Dog-Obsessed Humans

March 16, 2017 – Bark & Co, the company behind BarkBox and BarkShop, today announced plans to add an estimated 125 employees to its Columbus-based pupstomer service team over the next twelve months. The planned new hires will double the current headcount and footprint at Bark & Co’s Downtown office in the Carlile Building. With

New BarkBox Study: Dog People Post About Their Dog on Social Media Six Times Per Week

Part II of BarkBox’s Dog Parent Study reveals how dog-obsessed America behaves online   January 11, 2017 – The signs of dog obsession among American humans are not that hard to spot – especially on social media.   According to a new study released today by BarkBox, dogs are flooding the pages and feeds of their people, and some pups even have their

BarkBox Launches Twitter’s First Dog Bot

December 14, 2016 – For all kinds of reasons, many dog people would rather hang out with dogs than other humans.   That’s why today we’re launching the first-ever “dog bot” on Twitter, allowing humans to get answers to frequently asked questions about BarkBox in a private direct message conversation with a well-behaved and incredibly helpful

Bark & Co to Help Homeless Pups on #GivingTuesday

  November 28, 2016 – Bark & Co is giving back this #GivingTuesday. For every human that gets their dog some goodies, we’ll give $10 to dogs in need!   Ten dog rescues around the U.S. will benefit from Bark & Co’s #GivingTuesday campaign, which will donate $10 for new BarkBox subscriptions (6- or 12-month plans

New BarkBox Study Finds Dogs Make People Better, Happier and Healthier Humans

BarkBox Dog Parent Study uncovers surprising, hilarious, and selfless ways today’s generation of dog parents do life with their dearly loved pups     November 16, 2016 – Life is better with dogs. Not only because they’re adorable weirdos, but because they make their people better.   Nearly all (93%) dog parents in the U.S.

BarkShop Destroyers Club Sweepstakes Winner: Palsgraf the Pup

Over the summer, BarkShop.com launched #DestroyersClub, which lets you earn more toys the more your dog destroys. And in August, we hosted the #DestroyersClub 365 Days of Toys sweepstakes where one lucky pup won a year’s supply of toys from BarkShop.   Here’s the story behind our grand prize winner, @Palsgraf the pup!   Behind every

Now Available: Dogs & Their People

Bark & Co. has finally tapped the humans at BarkPost to put into words and photographs, the first official BarkBook, capturing the depth, spirit, and power of the extraordinary bond between humans and their pups.   Community-sourced and filled with never-before-told anecdotes, stories, photos, and intimate insights, Dogs and Their People was released on October 18th, 2016

BarkShop Live: The world’s first retail experience where dogs do the shopping

On June 6, 2016, Bark & Co launched a week-long experiment called BarkShop Live, a new retail experience that lets dogs do the shopping. When a dogs played in the specially-designed space, a vest talked with sensors in all the toys and our mobile app, allowing their humans to see what their dog liked, disliked,

Bark & Co Raises $60 Million in New Funding Round

On May 17, 2016, Bark & Co announced $60 million in new funding to grow and expand our offerings for dogs and their people.   For more details, check out our press release here.