Business Profile
  • Southeast Wisconsin
  • May 2013
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Bark N' Scratch

A retail store that carries natural pet food, is open seven days a week, has a knowledgeable staff and offers affordable high-quality pet food is no longer a dream …

Bark N’ Scratch Outpost opened its doors at 5835 W. Blue Mound Road in Milwaukee in September 2006. It carries foods, supplements, essential oils, toys and interactive puzzles, as well as collars, leashes and other basic supplies. The inspiration for the store is Snowbelle, the owner’s 8-year-old Bichon Frise. Snowbelle has food allergies that prevent her from eating just any pet food. During the search for an appropriate diet for Snowbelle, owner, Carrie Marble, found that many pet parents are also looking for better nutrition as a basis for better health for their pets.

Since opening, Bark N’ Scratch Outpost has grown from its original small storefront into the larger back area of the building. With the growing number of healthy foods and products offered has also come the growth of the staff and the training they receive. Bark N’ Scratch Outpost staff members attend seminars and participate in online webinars offered by veterinarians, behaviorists, nutritionists and other pet professionals both inside and outside the pet food industry. “We are always glad to contact companies for more extensive product information and provide those resources for our customers looking for healthy pet products,” Carrie explains.

Many pet parents look for educational and fun events for the benefit of their pets. Bark N’ Scratch Outpost hosts product demos and offers seminars and classes by veterinarians, pet professionals and staff. They invite customers and their pets to walk with them in the Blue Mound Business Association’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Holidays are often opportunities for customers to bring their pets and families in for professional photography sittings.

Every day the staff at Bark N’ Scratch Outpost is delighted to meet and hear stories about their customers’ beloved animal companions. Many of these animals have come to their forever homes from shelters and adoption groups. Carrie and her staff know these shelters and adoption programs need continued support. That’s why Bark N’ Scratch Outpost helps with donations, accepts donations as a drop-off point and carries products from companies that also contribute to animal welfare organizations.

Carrie and her staff are proud that Bark N’ Scratch Outpost has been voted the best by their customers on both the Shepherd Express and the WISN A-List for several years. They invite you to stop in and discover why “they think outside the bag”!

The staff at Bark N’ Scratch Outpost is dedicated to healthy pets & their people.

Bark N’ Scratch Outpost

5835 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee

414-444-4110 •

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