Take Your Dog to Work Every Day: A Tour of the Bark & Co. Pawfices

Recently, the pups and humans here in the Bark & Co. pawfices had a big move to a new space here in NYC. [caption id="attachment_9888" align="aligncenter" width="650"]Screen Shot 2014-02-14 at 12.23.54 PM Dog treehouses in the new office. :)[/caption] Last year when our old landlord told us that the dogs couldn't come to work anymore, we said fur-get about you and we started looking for a new office. Luckily we found a pawsome spot that would allow us to stay in Chinatown AND bring our pups to work. [caption id="attachment_9888" align="aligncenter" width="650"]Our landlord, Rambo. Our new landlord, Rambo. The humans report to him.[/caption] To build the perfect office for peeps and pups, we started from scratch. Belly scratch, not butt scratch. 4_before We wanted to have a place that felt like home for all species. 4after There's a kitchen for the humans... Screen Shot 2014-02-18 at 12.56.39 PM ...and meeting spots for the humans... Screen Shot 2014-02-18 at 12.56.59 PM ...But everything else is for the pups. tumblr_n0nbx086Cu1slm9b6o1_1280 The dogs can sit on the desks... [caption id="attachment_9869" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Office pup Tulip, aka "Toots," sits on a human desk. Photo by The Dogist. Office pup Tulip, aka "Toots," sits on a human desk. Photo by The Dogist.[/caption] ...on the couches... [caption id="attachment_9871" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Gracie Bean sits on the couch. (Photo by The Dogist). Gracie Bean sits on the couch. (Photo by The Dogist).[/caption] ...or on laps. [caption id="attachment_9874" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Frida Lovelace, one of the Bark & Co. original office pups. (Photo by The Dogist.) Frida Lovelace, one of the Bark & Co. original office pups. (Photo by The Dogist.)[/caption] Here at Bark & Co. we don't look at our pups as possessions-- they're more like muses. Nothing illustrates this better than the photograph we have hanging in the main room of Andy Warhol and his pup, Archie. [caption id="attachment_9907" align="aligncenter" width="650"]andy warhol dog Photo by Stan Shaffer, more on the story of this photo in a following post. :)[/caption] And no person illustrates this dogs-as-muse relationship better than our favorite cartoonist, Dave Coverly. You might recognize Dave's artwork from the outsides of BarkBoxes, The BarkPost logo, and his comic strip Speed Bump. barkbox-office-tour1-2-2 Just as Dave's drawings appear all over our BarkBoxes, we also wanted his drawings to pop up everywhere around the office. barkbox-office-tour-8 One wall in particular has some master-pee-ces. barkbox-office-tour-5 We love celebrating dogs being dogs in everything that we do here at Bark & Co. Dave really gets that and we ruv him so much for it. <3 photo 1 (1) As we continue to grow, our main priority stays the same. We always want to serve dogs and dog-ruvin' peeps. If this requires giving belly rubs until we get carpal tunnel, listening to squeaky toys until our ears bleed, or working our tails off to make sure we get as many pups adopted as we can-- that's cool. Bark and Co Team tumblr_n0mzahmHYi1slm9b6o1_1280 If this sounds like your terriertory, be sure to check out our jobs page! <3 barkbox-office-tour1-1-2 8551762714_1a6fb0209d_z   Huge thanks to our interior designer Tuck + his human consultant, Casey, over at Homepolish! Screen Shot 2014-02-19 at 10.39.37 AM

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