Our History

Bark Place Inc. was founded in 2001 by Jane E. Moss with the goal of providing quality pet care services with a neighborhood feel. That remains true today. The first Bark Place NYC location was located on East 72nd Street between 1st and York. It was a beautiful boutique that carried only the finest pet accessories, attire and treats. In 2011, Bark Place expanded to include grooming service and quickly grew out of that space. In July 2012, Bark Place opened its second location at 450 East 81st Street and that fall moved the flagship from 72nd street to 1371 First Avenue.

Since it launched n 2001, the Bark Place brand has been seen as satellite boutiques located inside vet offices, doggie daycares and at New York City’s infamous street fairs. Bark Place NYC even operated a pop-up on Lexington Avenue providing grooming service to that neighborhood as well. Bark Place Inc. also produces the healthy dog treat Bark Place Bites which can be purchased in both of our locations.

In January 2020, two Bark Place Inc. employees purchased the company. Charles Winters has been with Bark Place since 2011 and Nikki Horvath joined the team in 2014. They purchased Bark Place Inc. from Jane E. Moss who has stayed with the company as an advisor and member of the management team.