Barkenstein is a small business based in London, Ontario, that creates distinctive pet products and accessories inspired by pop culture icons. Since the spring of 2013, we have been exhibiting our products at craft shows and pet expos throughout the region. Since then, we have expanded our inventory and reached customers nationwide via our online store. Our selection includes dog collars, leashes, martingales, dog towels, dog tag silencers, bananas, and dog ties. Contact us to learn more about Barkenstein.
Nobody knows how Irish found himself at the Richland County Humane Society in Ohio, but when our owner came in she had lost one of her best friends — a Bluetick Coonhound mix named Onyx. She needed to fill the void that only a big dog can fill. With the help of Mercy's Door Pet Rescue, our owner arranged for Irish to be pulled from the shelter, neutered, and vaccinated so that she could go and pick the big lug up. As soon as she arrived, it was love at first sight!
Irish has an amazing demeanor — so much so that he is now certified with St. John Ambulance as a therapy dog. Irish visits a retirement home once a week, makes regular visits to the University of Western Ontario students during exam time and has made appearances at the PanAm and ParapanAm Games in Toronto. He is truly sunshine in a bottle.