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BARKTIVITIES

Our Story, Tail Behind Bark by the Park

about us

Inspired by our three fur babies, featured in our logo, and the owner's zeal for small business, the Bark by the Park (BBTP) brand was created in 2015. 

Bark by the Park is a pet care and (online) boutique specializing in curated goods for dogs and cats. Our mission is to offer quality goods while supporting woman-owned businesses, artisans, and USA-made products wherever pawsible. 

We started small, from pop-ups to festivals, until the day we found our furever home. We were originally located in the heart of Lakeview East (Chicago, IL). However, as some of you know, since moving to the new Broadway storefront we encountered a number of building issues. In the end, we were able to terminated the lease and cease operations at that location in the fall of 2022. 

At this time, we are regrouping and planning to take a break from in-store operations to assess opportunities in our new city of BostonWe are continuing to ship domestically to our pawsome patrons outside of the Greater Boston Area. We offer FREE delivery for orders over $35 within our new service area. 

Our pet care services continue to operate in the following Boston neighborhoods:  

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EAST BOSTON

  • Dog Walking

  • Drop-In Dog Sitting

  • Overnight Dog Sitting

  • Cat Sitting

Jeffries Point, Maverick Square, Eagle Hill

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NORTH

END

  • Overnight Dog Sitting

  • Cat Sitting

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DOWN

TOWN

  • Overnight Dog Sitting

  • Cat Sitting

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FINANCIAL

DISTRICT

  • Overnight Dog Sitting

  • Cat Sitting

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SEAPORT

  • Overnight Dog Sitting

  • Cat Sitting

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BEACON

HILL

  • Dog Walking

  • Drop-In Dog Sitting

  • Overnight Dog Sitting

  • Cat Sitting

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WEST

END

  • Dog Walking

  • Drop-In Dog Sitting

  • Overnight Dog Sitting

  • Cat Sitting

About Owner

​A native Chicagoan, Nicky (she/her) is a graduate of the Quinlan School of Business in Marketing and Visual Communications from Loyola University Chicago. As a recession graduate, she was able to explore her passions before entering the corporate world. This included retail operations, non-profit work, and animal care / pet care. Her passion for animal advocacy grew leading to the fostering and adopting of her three fur boys.


Choosing the road most traveled was not for her, as much as she enjoyed her experiences in the tech and consumer goods industries. She would eventually forge her own path to become a pet entrepreneur.

Bark by the Park Logo features the pets behind the brand
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