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July 31

Order Pup!

The Seattle Barkery serves pawfect treats for pups.

If you’ve been to a farmers market our outdoor event in Seattle, you’ve probably noticed The Seattle Barkery’s colorful Treat Truck serving up yummy vittles for dogs and coffee for their people.

Dawn and Ben Ford rolled out The Seattle Barkery in 2014. It began as a good truck for dogs, but recently expanded into a brick and mortar space on the northeast corner of Amazon’s Regrade campus at Bell Street and Eighth Avenue.

Food trailer for serving treats for dogs

Opening up a new location during the pandemic was no easy feat.

“We are licensed as a pet store, so we were lucky as pet stores are deemed essential under the Governor’s orders. We were open during the quarantine but noticed a lack of people wanting to come into the store, so we pivoted and offered home delivery two times a week for all of Snohomish & King County. We went everywhere! Camano Island, Renton, Issaquah. Everywhere,” Dawn explained.

To keep customers and employees safe, staff members wear masks during their entire shifts, payment systems and counters are wiped down between each transaction, and the shop has always used waxed paper and tongs to handle their treats.

The Seattle Barkery is now offering delivery every Friday, and Dawn and Ben continue to their effort to make every dog’s (and person’s) visit and experience.

“We have a treat chute at each location for every dog to come by and get a free treat on us! There are also many photo ops at each location and lots to look at and talk about, including chicken feet, gizzards, and livers, among other foods dogs love to eat. We have many adorable things, too, like Banana Bones, Bacon Pupcakes, bandanas, and yes, dog beer,” she said.

Dog treats that look like donuts on a platter

If your pooch is celebrating a special occasion, The Seattle Barkery has you covered — with a 24-hour notice, you can get a baked-to-order cake served on a frisbee platter with options to customize by color, treat add-ons, and name banners, plus it comes with a free party hat.

There might not be a better way to treat human’s best friend.

Story by Ethan Chung and photographs by Storefront (Gold and Brave Photography), Rachelle Erickson Photography, & Dirty Dog Photography.


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