WalkintheBark

Stylish and Durable Handmade Dog Accessories

Kitchener, Canada | 5548 Sales

WalkintheBark

Stylish and Durable Handmade Dog Accessories

Kitchener, Canada 5548 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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(1247)

Announcement   ↠Walk in the Bark is about creating more than just an accessory for your pet. We believe dogs are more than pets and their collars are more than just a device you use to walk them.

Invite us to create fashionable collars, leashes, and bandanas for you and your beloved cat or dog and you will be ecstatic with the quality products we hand craft. Our collars, leashes and bandanas are of the highest quality - by using 100% cotton fabrics, nickel and brass plated metal hardware, high quality thread and sewn on an industrial strength sewing machine. What sets us apart from other dog collar creators is the material we use. We sew our stylish cotton fabrics over a strong nylon webbing, which is our recipe for creating style without sacrificing strength and durability.

Thought goes into every detail from planning our collections, carefully sewing each collar, coming up with new products to offer, and packaging up orders with beautifully designed care instructions tied up nicely in a burlap bag. Orders are then mailed out in our signature metallic black mailers to give the final touch.

"Sometimes we put out great treasures in museums, other times we take them for walks" - Anonymous

I would love to answer any questions you may have regarding our products, sizing suggestions for your pup, or creating a custom order, etc. Please send me a message on Etsy and I will get back to you as soon as humanly possible.

INSTAGRAM ↠ @walkinthebark
TWITTER ↠ @WITB_Etsy
FACEBOOK ↠ @WalkintheBarkKW

↣ Natasha Kibbe, Owner & Dog Enthusiast

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 16, 2018

↠Walk in the Bark is about creating more than just an accessory for your pet. We believe dogs are more than pets and their collars are more than just a device you use to walk them.

Invite us to create fashionable collars, leashes, and bandanas for you and your beloved cat or dog and you will be ecstatic with the quality products we hand craft. Our collars, leashes and bandanas are of the highest quality - by using 100% cotton fabrics, nickel and brass plated metal hardware, high quality thread and sewn on an industrial strength sewing machine. What sets us apart from other dog collar creators is the material we use. We sew our stylish cotton fabrics over a strong nylon webbing, which is our recipe for creating style without sacrificing strength and durability.

Thought goes into every detail from planning our collections, carefully sewing each collar, coming up with new products to offer, and packaging up orders with beautifully designed care instructions tied up nicely in a burlap bag. Orders are then mailed out in our signature metallic black mailers to give the final touch.

"Sometimes we put out great treasures in museums, other times we take them for walks" - Anonymous

I would love to answer any questions you may have regarding our products, sizing suggestions for your pup, or creating a custom order, etc. Please send me a message on Etsy and I will get back to you as soon as humanly possible.

INSTAGRAM ↠ @walkinthebark
TWITTER ↠ @WITB_Etsy
FACEBOOK ↠ @WalkintheBarkKW

↣ Natasha Kibbe, Owner & Dog Enthusiast

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Updates

Valentine's Collars in the shop looking on point on these two Frenchies
We added some AWESOME Star Wars bandanas to the shop today, and I think I'm in love!
A little sneak peek at something fun we are excited to launch with our Winter Collection!
We will announce more details on this product when we list it in the shop! It is not listed yet, but will be soon! #walkinthebark #collab #kwawesome #shoplocal
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About

Let's take a Walk in the Bark together...

Walk in the Bark is the dream I never knew I had. Through high school, college, and a even a few years after college I couldn't figure out what my calling was. I had wandered through ideas of being a veterinarian, a realtor, and even a marine biologist (who was I kidding?!)

Eventually, after 25 years of wishing for a dog of my own, I finally did the research and brought home my beautiful Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Decker (who is now 3!). He inspired me to not only revolve my personal life around him, but also my professional one as well.

It started with a dog walking and pet sitting business that I opened, also named Walk in the Bark, which is still growing and developing in Kitchener, ON. When I wanted to add another aspect to my business I thought creating dog collars and accessories would be such a fun and creative way to expand my business! I have always loved being creative and making things with my own hands. I am a strong believer in #shopsmall and supporting the people who dedicate so much of their time to their craft, and I'm so proud to be part of that community.

I am so glad that I have begun this journey and can showcase my #maker side in a job that I love and am incredibly passionate about. I eat, sleep, and breathe Walk in the Bark and I thank my lucky stars I have the opportunity to build it from the ground up. Also - it feels so amazing to have most of my life revolve around man/girls best friend!

"Sometimes we put our greatest treasures in museums, other times we take them for walks" - Anonymous.

Shop members

  • Natasha Kibbe

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Crazy dog lady turned dog crazed business owner.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 1, 2016
Hello!

Thank you for checking out Walk in the Bark. I hope you find everything you are looking for, and if not - please contact me and we will work on something together. It is extremely important to me that every single one of my customers leaves happy with a product they absolutely love. I take great pride in my work, and happy customers are vital for me to feel good about my shop and continue working.

Please read the policies below, and if you have any further questions don't be shy!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
The most important thing to me is to have happy customers. Each item I make is custom made for you, based off of the specific sizes and styles you select. Therefore, I cannot return orders. If you accidentally order the wrong size, we can discuss an exchange of a new size if possible.

If however, you receive a collar that is damaged, or incorrect, I will be more than happy to correct this as soon as humanly possible.

As a small business, there is a lot of competition against large companies selling collars in mass quantities for cheaper prices. I understand and appreciate that you are choosing to #shopsmall and support people like me who are trying to make it on their own. I would not be successful if I didn't care greatly about your happiness in the product you purchase, and therefore do everything I can to ensure you are over the moon about your purchase!
Payment
Payment is required when an order is placed and before I start working on a project simply because each item I make is custom for each person in the size and style.

Payment can be made via etsy gift card, paypal, or credit card.
Shipping
All of my items are shipped via Canada Post.

Domestic orders within Canada will be shipped via Expedited Parcel and will arrive between 1 - 5 business days after it is shipped. This comes with a tracking number that you can follow on CanadaPost.ca that will be emailed to you as soon as your order has shipped.

International orders to the USA will be shipped as a Small Packet or Tracked Packet and will arrive on average between 3 - 7 business days after it is shipped. In order to save money on shipping, we offer Small Packet, but you can choose to select Tracked Packet in your shipping options if you'd like to be able to see where your package is as it travels to you.

In order to keep shipping prices reasonable, orders outside of Canada & United States will NOT include a tracking number, unless you are purchasing a large order and we discuss that it is safe to be tracked.

Shipping prices are estimated by me, so if you order something and you are charged more shipping than I am, you will be reimbursed the difference.

More information

Last updated on Sep 1, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Sizing details

What Width of Collar Do I Choose?

If you are lost and not sure of the width of hardware to select with your size, please see the information below to help you decide which widths are recommended:

SIZE SUGGESTIONS
5/8" ↠↠ XXS or XS
3/4" ↠↠ XS, S or M
1" ↠↠ M, L, XL or XXL
1.5" ↠↠ L, XL or XXL

Growing Puppy?

I would love to help you with a Puppy Collar by sizing out a collar that will fit now, and as the puppy grows. Please send me a message with the age, breed and weight of your dog and I will assist you as best as I can.

Custom and personalized orders

Custom Orders:

I would love working with you on a custom order. For example, if you are looking for certain colours or designs of fabric you don't see in the shop, I'd love to help you create one. If your pup is a sports fan and wants a team collar or bandana, let me know! Finally - I get many requests to make bandanas out of fabrics we have currently listed as collars. I can do this provided I have enough fabric left so just let me know!

Personalized Orders:

We personalize collars by having them engraved with whatever you'd like on them (www.etsy.com/ca/listing/228962495). Simply add this to your cart with the collar or harness of your choice and let me know what you'd like engraved on the buckle!

Care instructions

Every collar, leash and harness comes with simple care instructions as to how to care and clean your purchase.

Wholesale availability

We would love to provide your pet store, dog training facility or online shop with Walk in the Bark product! Simply send me an email to info@walkinthebark.ca and I will send you our wholesale pricing and we will discuss your order.