About Us

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all-breed-dog-coat-barking-bitches Barking Bitches is a small local Colorado company, that is dedicated in employing local seniors to produce our handmade signature products.  Our products use only the finest materials to create high quality dog apparel and accessories to stand up to weather protecting your pet from the elements. We are dedicated in partnering with other small pet businesses to boost the economy and introduce the community to other great pet products.
When you purchase our products a portion of the sale is donate to animal shelters and rescues to assist with their day-to-day operations.
 

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Barking Bitches Owner Ken Carrick

Ken Carrick, President and Buddy, VP of Operations

Raised in Wilmington, North Carolina and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.  His small town up bringing of family, friends and neighbors supporting each other through good and bad times provided a foundation that guides him in his life today.  As an adult, Ken Carrick has taken those childhood values and applied them  to making people aware of animal issues, senior citizen struggles and the importance of supporting arts in public schools.
Ken relocated to the Denver metro area in 2000. In 2013 he suffered an injury that almost left him paralyzed from the neck down. After the surgery to reconstruct the C4-C6 in his neck to enclose the spinal cord and a 12-month recovery, today he is able to walk and carry on normal activities
During his recovery period, his local news station KUSA aired a investigated report on senior's struggling with making ends meet with the lack of increase to their social security income.  Around the same time Denver was in the middle of the housing foreclosure.  KUSA aired a story detail the housing foreclosure's impact to family pets.  Many family that were loosing their home were having to relocated to rental that would not except pets.  In some cases, the families could no longer afford to care for the pet.  This lead to many family pet's being placed into already over crowded animal shelters around the Denver metro area.
Ken dreamed up the idea of designing dog and dog lover products to work with seniors who could sew.  The products they made would help them supplement their income.  How to sell them?    The products are sold on the website but who is going to help the animals.  A portion of every purchase on BarkingBitches.com goes to support one of our non profit animal shelters around the US. There are many times there is not a profit, so we donate our products to the shelters for silent auction items help them raise money for their day to day operations.  Ken's goal is help every dog who is in a shelter find a new loving home.
His new adventure is building alliances with other small pet companies that provide safe, quality products that Barking Bitches does not make.  His belief in together we are stronger then we can make a greater impact to those animals in need that can not speak for themselves.