Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Check out Mattie & Georgie!

Copyright © 2009 Shots by Shawnna

This SUNDAY December 6th!

Christmas in Kutztown!

TBOM is open 10-4, and during that time 11-3,

Trailwagger’s Pet Pictures with Santa!

(appointments are not required but suggested)

Cat photos 10:30 to 11:00am or 3-3:30pm.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

November at The Bark On Main

Fidos & Felines! This Friday, Nov. 13;

It's your lucky day, shop and earn TRIPLE VIP points today only!

Come in and check out all our Christmas/Holiday items! The store has a whole new look!
Get that special Holiday item early!
But, be sure to hide it in a secret place or a nose on a mission may sniff out what you've got hidden.

Friday, October 30, 2009

NOVEMBER is almost here!

Due to your voting, we were the winners of the Best of 2009 Greater Philly Tails Pet Media Group Inc.'s Best pet Boutique! Check out their website!
Furry Friends & Humans!!
We couldn't have done it without you.
In other news & mews:
  • Enter on-line or in the store to win a basket of "Thanks". Because without you all, furry and human, we, the TBOM team wouldn't be as successful as we are today, 4 years in!
  • TBOM is Open 11-3 this Sunday November 1st.
  • Friday, November 13- TRIPLE POINTS, for all our VIP members who shop on this day.
  • November 27, shop 10-7 & Get Pawed! Pick a paw and save 5% to 50% off your entire order. (cannot be combined with other specials.)

NOVEMBER 26 is a day of celebration!

  • Happy Thankgiving!

But, also remember to wish a Wonderful 6th Birthday to Mattingly, our co-founder.

Friday, October 9, 2009


Sunday, October 11, 2009
3rd Annual Trailwaggers Dogwalk
at Kutztown Park beginning at 10am -?
Details to follow.
Raising funds for the needy paws of Berks County

Friday, October 2, 2009

Allergies in Dogs

We all know about season allergies for Humans, but we all might not be so well versed in the allergies common in dogs. Just like human immune systems, the dog’s immune system overreacts to foreign substances either allergens or antigens. These overreactions are manifested in three possible ways, itching of the skin, breathing issues along with nasal or eye related issues and finally digestively issues.

These allergies could be from, contact with allergen, fleas, a type of food, bacteria and an inhalant.

Contact allergies, are least common, the result from skin to allergen contact. Flea collars, and possibly types of bedding.

Flea Allergies, are very common, usually it results in only minor irritation, however sometimes it can produce a severe itching problem. Leading to a chewing or excessive scratching of oneself. These may cause open sores or scabs, allowing a secondary bacterial infection.
Treatment for this is first of all to get the fleas away from the dog, if this is not possible for some reason, corticosteroids can be used to block the allergic reaction and give relief.
Usually dogs are more resistant to the side-effects of steroids. If a bacterial infection occurs, antibiotics must be used.
Bacterial allergies, the symptoms can look like a hair loss area similar looking to ringworm. The usually treatment will usually be successful, but after a long period of time some dogs become resistant to antibiotic treatment.
Food Allergies are not common at birth but rather dogs develop allergies to food over time.
Usually caused by the protein in the food. Itching, breathing and digestive problems can result. Proceed to a vet and they will help you develop a diet for your dog.
Inhalant Allergies symptoms include sneezing, and breathing issues. Then these usually lead to itching issues, these can happen year round and possible depending on the dog it can last all year. Treatment can be any of the following:
1. Anti-inflammatory
2. Shampoo Therapy
3. Hypo sensitization
- has drawbacks including cost, the dogs age, success rate, food allergies and time of response.

All these tips and information can be found on this website:


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Mark your Calendars!

Hey there friends on two and four legs! This year is a busy one for all of our customers and our community, remember to mark these dates!

Sunday, October 4th, 2009
Trailwagger's HollyWoof party and movie!
At Kutztown Strand!
Pre-Party Starts at noon, movie open to the public at 1pm.
Be there in your party best!

Sunday, October 11, 2009
3rd Annual Trailwaggers Dogwalk
at Kutztown Park beginning at 10am -?
Details to follow.
Raising funds for the needy paws of Berks County

Sunday, December 6, 2009
Pet photos with Santa Paws
11am - 3 pm
at The Bark on Main
Stay tuned for details.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Hey four legged friends! Just a reminder;

This week TBOM at 19 E. Main will be CLOSED the 17th through to the 20th.

We are moving some fun and new items out with us to the Renewable Energy Festival, where you can find us located at booth 69. The hours and more details can be found at the event website: www.paenergyfest.com

It is going to be a great experience, so please come out and join us!

Enjoy this beautiful Tuesday!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Vote For Us!

Here at TBOM we are hoping you will take the time out of your day to vote for The Bark On Main as your favorite Pet Boutique!

How to Vote: got to: http://www.tailsinc.com/, and go to the aqua blue box "Best of 2009 Tails Readers' Choice Award", pick Philadelphia in the drop box, then find our name under the Best Pet Boutique Nominees! You may also see other familiar names under different categories like 'Contemporary Concepts Photography' and 'Bubbles and Beyond' groomers.

Vote for who you think is best! Also, thank you in advance for taking the time to vote!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Dog Days of Summer Sale!!!

It's that time again....
Annual Dog Days of Summer Sale!!! August 1st -31st
10% OFF- Home Decor: Door mats, candles, frames, leash holders, art & baskets.
20% OFF- Collars, Leashes, Harnesses & Bandanas
30% OFF- Shoes, Apparel, Bowls, Totes & Pet Beds

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Brake-fast bowls arrive at TBOM!

New at TBOM...Brake-fast Bowls. Designed to prevent dogs from bolting their food.
  • Helps reduce risk of Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (bloat)
  • Slower eating helps them feel more full and reduce instances of "re-eating"
  • Veterinarian tested & recommended
  • Available in 3 sizes & 3 colors

Reminder Cat Adoption Day

Just a reminder this Saturday, July 25
is Cat Adoption day at TBOM
from 11-3pm
Visit the store to see available cats for adoption!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Fireworks and Dogs

Dogs and fireworks just don’t go together. While we love the spectacle, the bangs, the sheer exhilaration of a good firework display, dogs in general find it a nightmare.
The big firework spectaculars are usually not a problem, unless you live very close to the venue. It’s the small local fireworks parties which are hard to get away from. If you have animals, the best course of action is to stay at home with them on the nights when you know there’s going to be a lot of local fireworks activity.
For more information on keeping your dog safe check out http://dogs.about.com/cs/generalcare/a/fireworks.htm.
Have a happy and safe 4th!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Doggie Pizza and Brew Night

Greeting Furry Friends! Two quick reminders:

1) Doggie pizza and brew night TONIGHT!! Samples of puppy pizza and new doggie brew from 5-9:30 Thurs, July 2. Human pizza available while it lasts!

2) The Bark on Main will be CLOSED Sat, July 4 and Sun, July 5. Stock up on your Bark-B-Q and outdoor supplies before the weekend.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Why do dogs eat their own poop?

Just a reminder to all you dog lovers...
Saturday, June 27, is a TBOM 101 class at The Bark on Main

Topic: Coprophagia

Speaker: Linda Hudock

Time: 10:30am - 11:30?

No fee class

Why do dogs eat eat their own poop? Learn why.


How many of you took your dog to work today?
For more on Take Your Dog To Work Day visit: http://www.takeyourdog.com/About/

Friday, June 5, 2009

Spring Clearance Sale Final 2 Days

Sat, June 6 10-4 and Sun, June 7 11-3
(on in stock items only)

5% off - Jeep stroller, Collier Leeds, framed art, It’s All About Bubba, Doggie Condo, pottery (does not include gift cards)

10% off - all toys, grooming items, supplements and treats

20% off - collars, leashes and harness (does not include Collier Leeds)

30% off - bandanas, human t-shirts & accessories including bows, party collars, eyelash collars, charms, necklaces, doggles, hair clips, hats, etc...

40% off - totes & all other apparel including dresses, shirts, pants, tanks, tees, bellybands, etc… (does not include Stella line)

50% off - home d├ęcor items including Leedy art, bowls, beds, blankets, pillows, baskets, cds, dvds, candles, frames, & cards (does not include books in back room)

60% off - all fleece jackets/hoodies and winter coats

70% off - all sweaters and boots (does not include pawz)

80% off - pet aromatics, sexy beast, OPI & happy tail ale products

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Your dog need a new doghouse

Mexican Hacienda Dog House

Created by custom doghouse design artists at La Petite Maison, this $30,000 red clay-roofed manse is large enough to accommodate a human and comes complete with terra-cotta floors. Who’s the lucky pooch that calls this humble abode home? This casa belongs to the pets of actress/model Rachel Hunter and is a scaled-down version of her California house.

Mattie meets the Girl Scouts

Group picture...say treats! 
Mattie makes a new friend.

On Saturday, May 9, Mattie and her human Kim were interviewed by the Girl Scouts.  Hopefully TBOM inspired them to reach for the dreams!

More about Stella

Meet Stella, Maria Valentine's inspiration for the Stella line.  For additional Albright Fashion show pictures visit our facebook page and view the album.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Stella Arrives

If you don't already know her, meet designer, Maria Valentine!  Maria has been interning at The Bark on Main since Fall 2008.  Sunday, May 3, she presented her line, STELLA, at Albright College.   Her collection will be available exclusively at The Bark on Main beginning Friday, May 8.  Three pieces sold at the show (right off of the dog models).  

Monday, April 27, 2009

April Heat Wave

Mattie opens the pool early!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Happy Flappy

We are happy (dog treats - see above) to introduce flappy (dog toys - see below)!!!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Spring Makeover

Georgie BEFORE...Mom, is that you?

Georgie AFTER...ahh, I can see again!

Monday, March 9, 2009

The Purrfect Day

One By One Cat Rescue Adoption Day was a success!  Two cats went home that day!
Our Planet Dog representative was in the house talking about their new ADOPT line!
It was a PURRfect Day!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Bunnies & Chicks

The latest dog toy arrivals!  Fuzzy bunnies for the dogs & rubber chickens for dogs and their humans (you collectors know who you are!)  New chicken styles:  Chicktoria, Beakham, Grandma Hippie Chick and Grampa Gimpy Hip.

Monday, March 2, 2009


Mattie secretly saying "throw the ball, throw the ball,  throw the ball"!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Up Country Fans

Attention Up Country fans.  Their fantastic new catalog has arrived and so have MANY new styles. Here are two designs currently at The Bark on Main.  Stop by the store and browse the new collar, leash and futon patterns!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Happy Mardi Paw

For German American populations, such as Pennsylvania Dutch Country, it is known as Fasnacht Day (also spelled Fausnacht, Fauschnaut, or Fosnacht).  The Fastnacht is made from fried potato dough and served with dark corn syrup.  Georgie celebrates with beads, a party collar, and an uncooperative mask that keep sliding over her eyes.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Lazy Dog Day

The Bark on Main's co-founder, Georgie, wanted to share a glimpse of her ruff life.  Georgie's leisure time is spent seeking empty laps, finding treats and waiting for the magic words...leash, car and ride. A dog's life can be pawsitively exhausting.