BARK was created in Revelstoke, in the heart of the British Columbia wilderness. We would like to acknowledge and honour the four nations on whose traditional land we live and learn: the Sinixt, the Ktunaxa, the Secwepemc, and the Syilx. We respectfully honor their traditions and culture.
As stewards of our planet, we understand the sustainability of our communities and economies depends on our ability to care for the ecosystem in both urban centres and rural landscapes. BARK continues to strive for more effective and sustainable business practices while setting mindful goals to ensure the products we create are made with integrity. Applying stewardship principles in different facets of our business practices is vital to our interconnectedness with the natural and animal world.
Sustaining Resources – through long-term optimization of our goods and services. We continue to re-evaluate our business consumerism practices in hopes we can continue to lessen our environmental impact and reduce the consumption of resources. BARK uses sustainable products and packaging and collaborates with businesses that actively support similar sustainability and environmental initiatives.
Honouring + Applying Cultural values – BARK cares for the health of the land for not just our generation, but future generations of dogs and their human companions. BARK understands the intrinsic connection between our animals and the natural environment we live in, and we are committed to strengthening our connection with our natural world. BARK considers education to be the foundation of progress – in every element of our lives. By educating dog owners about safe and responsible pet ownership in the backcountry, BARK cultivates a culture of critical thinking, self-reliance and a deeper understanding of our impact in the natural world.
BARK’s creator, Céline, has participated in numerous Indigenous-led dog care and management programs in First Nations communities throughout western Canada. BARK recognizes the animal care and welfare approaches are unique to each community, and deeply respect the distinctive spiritual relationship Aboriginal peoples have with their animals.
Community stewardship at work – BARK founder Céline has committed to planting 5 trees in British Columbia for every BARK kit sold. Simply by purchasing BARK kits, you are helping contribute to a movement that helps restore our forests!
Continue educating ourselves + striving for more – on our existing and emerging knowledge of land stewardship. We are committed to reaching our future sustainability goals!