Dogs Do The Shopping With BarkShop Live

The world’s first retail experience where dogs engage in shopping.

Bark & Co, the creators of BarkBox are launching a week-long Pup Up Shop in New York City where dogs can get what they truly enjoy.

BarkShop Live by Bark and Company - Emerging Magazine
BarkShop Live by Bark & Company

Running June 6-12, 2016 in Manhattan, the by-appointment-only “pup-up” shop uses technology to help humans track what their dog really wants to take home.

BarkShop Live is designed for dogs, allowing them to play with unwrapped toys in an open, specially curated space that’s absent of shelves and packaged toys found at traditional pet stores. As each dog plays, a high tech vest talks with RFID tags in all the toys and a mobile app on the smartphone of the dog’s person, allowing the human to see what their dog likes, dislikes, and LOVES. The app shares a recap of playtime, and allows the human to simply tap and buy their dog’s favorite item, which will be shipped directly to their home.

“Building a store for dogs takes more than slapping a bar code on a bone,” said  Henrik Werdelin, co-founder at Bark & Co. “BarkShop Live comes from our constant desire to know more about how our dogs see the world — and what makes them happiest.”

Here’s how BarkShop Live works:

  1. Humans buy a ticket & schedule a pawsonal shopping appointment for their dog: Every cent of their ticket’s price can be applied to products their dog loves inside BarkShop Live.
  2. Dogs show up with their humans, get set up, and PLAY!
  3. BarkShop technology pays attention while dogs play, and figure out which toys are their favorites.
  4. Humans choose any of their dog’s favorite toys, and BarkShop delivers them straight to their door in a jiffy. Because dogs can’t carry shopping bags.

BarkShop Live will offer dogs full access to some of Bark & Co’s most popular toys, which were designed in-house based on years of data gathered from shipping 25 million products from and BarkBox to dogs everywhere. Check out some of Bark & Co’s collection here.

BarkShop Live began accepting appointments today at




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