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The Time We Found Out Columbus, Ohio Is One Incredibily Dog-Friendly Town

The Time We Found Out Columbus, Ohio Is One Incredibily Dog-Friendly Town

For those of you who joined us last week at our Columbus, Ohio launch party, we don’t have to tell you what a tail-wagging good time it was. But for everyone else… OMG! Guys! We had the most amazing time in Columbus!

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Not only was there an incredible turnout, but it was such a dog-friendly town that there were already a ton of pups and parents playing together in the Commons because that’s just what people in Columbus do. Now that’s our kind of town.

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That’s why we were happy to open the new Bark & Co office in the heart of a city that understands the heart of a dog. It’s also why we decided to show the pups and people of Columbus one heck of a good time. And what better way to have a good time than throw a BarkPawty!

Fortunately, we’re pretty good at this pawty thing. We brought a DJ, the best food trucks in Columbus, local treat-makers, some sweet Bark swag… We brought it all! And the response was incredibly enthusiastic.

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So we brought the party to Columbus, but they brought it right back!

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There were a lot of cool people in Columbus. You know how we knew? They had cool dogs. And they were happy to show it.

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One of my fav groups of people were Nom Nom Nom, local treat makers who specialize in made-to-order treats with the freshest ingredients. And they even donate treats they can’t sell to local shelters to comfort pups waiting for their furever homes.

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We also invited a few dogs in need of homes so we could help them in their search. I took a particular shine to this guy from Peace For Paws. His name is Emmit and he needs a home.

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But I could spend all day talking about this big sweetie. 🙂

After getting to know a bunch of new pups, we started the raffle to give away some of our best Bark gear!

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And boy oh boy were pups excited to get some of the toys and treats they’d normally get in a BarkBox.

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A few humans fought over our pawesome giveaway T-shirts, but all the dogs were cool. (Am I kidding? Only Columbus will ever know.)

I even walked around the Commons after the event and found a lovely menswear store with modern sensibilities called Flying Gent, and lo and behold they sold dog merch!

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The CollarDoos are even locally made! Wow, Columbus. Just wow.

Like I said. It’s our kind of town.

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