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barker and meowsky, a paw firm

From the desk of Barker I. Barker,

Welcome to Barker & Meowsky Online!

In 1996, our partner and co-founder Alice Lerman was walking dogs in the Chicago area, serving as friend and confidante to all breeds and mixes alike, from the most nervous of Chihuahuas to most the most stately of Greyhounds. As a pet enthusiast, Alice was always on the lookout for high-quality food, treats, and toys for her own dog and cat, as well as fun, decorative items for her home. She searched the world over and discovered that well-designed merchandise was available for our kind, however, it was extremely difficult to find.

When Alice approached us with the idea of opening a shop where you could find everything for your pet and your home, we thought she was barking up the wrong tree. We told her to talk to the paws, 'cause the noses weren't sniffin'. But when she gave us some Howling Hound Biscuits and Kitty Kaviar, Meowsky and I were at a loss for words.

In 1998, we set up shop in our present Chicago location, a beautiful and fun space to experience. Alice has continued to impress us with fun, practical toys and treats like the Catnip cigar and the Chuck-It (a veritable tennis ball launcher), healthy, affordable, and delicious foods, and tony accents for any home.

We at Barker & Meowsky celebrate and promote the bond between people and their pets through fashion, humor, and art. Our toys are not only cool; they serve a particular purpose for the pet in question. We specialize in service. Tell us what you're looking for, and if somebody on earth makes it, we'll find it.

If you're in Chicago, please drop by our store and see us.  All quadrupeds get a yummy treat! (Four legs good; two legs so-so.) With all of life's hassles and hardships, it's the little snuggly friends that you can always count on to make you smile. And that's why we're here.


Barker I. Barker 
Barker & Meowsky, a paw firm

You can find us at:

1003 W. Armitage
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 868-0200

Mon.11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tue. - Fri. 10a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sat. 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sun. 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


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