Barkin Bistro started with a simple question…
After qualifying in 2014 as a dog groomer I opened my own grooming salon and luxury dog hotel, Barkin Barbers & Pet Hotel. I regularly see first-hand and hear from pet parents of the common problems & health conditions plaguing our best friends. Common complaints were skin irritations, arthritis, heart disease, cancer, behavioural issues, no longer enjoying canned/dry food, losing weight…does this sound familiar to you? I started to question the food that the dogs were eating and found after much research into commercial pet foods that this was the culprit and potentially food could be the medicine.
After two years of extensive research, and working with an amazing Canine Nutritionist (who I cannot thank enough for her help throughout this journey), together we formulated a diet that is biologically appropriate, using fresh, natural, human-grade ingredients that meet our dog’s complete nutritional requirements. Each ingredient has been carefully selected for their natural health benefits to help our four-legged friends live a long-life bursting with health and free of illness.
We are a company on a mission to help as many dogs as possible on the road to good health, through a balanced wholefood diet.
My promise to you is that we produce products of the highest quality without compromising health for cost… EVER!
The original co-founder of BarkinBISTRO, one of the reasons for starting our fresh food journey and the inspiration behind everything we do.
Loves: Cows, Sheep, flyball, tennis balls, chasing water from power washer, belly rubs, dinner time
Dislikes: Loud noises, hammers, drills etc
Guilty Pleasure: Rolling in fox poo
Our junior member of the team, the craziest and most energetic, always running around meeting and greeting everyone with a huge jump just in case you didn’t see her.
Loves: People, playing fetch, chewing her bedding, cows, sheep, sitting on summer seat, food
Dislikes: Window cleaner, postman, bananas
Guilty Pleasure: Eating mum’s plants
Joanne a professional dog groomer, started BarkinBISTRO after regularly seeing first-hand and hearing from pet parents of the common problems & health conditions plaguing their best friends.
Loves: Pink gin, kinder Bueno, horses, dogs, France, gardening
Dislikes: Spicy foods, untidiness, not being on time
Guilty Pleasure: Derek Ryan, hunky dorys, ice cream with tea
Loves: border collies, rum, France, caravanning
Dislikes: sitting at a desk, housework, having my picture taken
Guilty Pleasure: Suzanna Reid, cheese and branston pickle toastie
Loves: dogs, countryside walks, beach days, scaring my work mates
Dislikes: Vegetables, wet weather
Guilty Pleasure: a good Chinese, pavlova, pint of coke filled with ice
Loves: All things farming, cattle dogs, cows, silage time, tractors, country walks
Dislikes: Cold weather
Guilty Pleasure: Cheesy chip with fried onions, brown boots
Loves: Country music, jiving, having a good laugh
Dislikes: Rude people, negativity
Guilty Pleasure: nibbles with a sneaky pink gin, EastEnders
Loves: Dinner with friends, animals, CLASS tractors, musice, walk in the country, new born calves
Dislikes: Lamb chops, lies, loud chewing
Guilty Pleasure: Cowboys, brownies and ice cream, Chinese, smell of fresh cut grass, weekends