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Carol Perkins

the story

Harry Barker started on a kitchen table in a New York City loft. Founder Carol Perkins was a Ford model in New York, Paris and London, and appeared in everything from Vogue to Harper’s Bazaar to Victoria’s Secret. While still modeling, she also made her debut on Broadway as a fire-eater with Penn & Teller. Then, while suffering from a rare brain tumor, Carol became homebound. She began dog-sitting for friends and creating dog beds, toys and robes as a form of therapy. The products were so popular that following her successful journey and recovery, Carol launched Harry Barker, named in honor of her ‘Super Sheltie' (pictured above center).

Today, our products are sold in over 3,900 retail doors in 19 countries including major retailers such as Pottery Barn, Neiman Marcus, L.L. Bean, Draper James, Land’s End, and Ballard Designs. We also sell directly to thousands of dog lovers worldwide through harrybarker.com.

the mission

Harry Barker has created a distinctive line of pet products that offer style, versatility and quality craftsmanship, all at an affordable price. We sell products that are beautiful, functional and eco-friendly—products that strengthen the relationship between people, their pets & the environment. At Harry Barker, we extend our commitment to giving back by supporting several organizations, such as Canines for Veterans, The K-9 Task Force, Mote Marine Laboratory and the International African-American Museum. Many of our products are made of sustainable materials. We use materials that have been re-purposed, given a second chance. In turn, our products will often end up in the homes of pets that have also been given a second chance. It’s a life cycle that keeps on giving back. We use earth-friendly fabrics and azo-free dyes, eco-fleece and “green” bed inserts made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastics. Harry Barker features all natural ingredients for treats and biodegradable shampoos. Whether it’s a collar made from 100% certified recycled plastics, a hemp striped dog bed filled with eco-fiberfill, or biodegradable pet waste bags made from recycled plastics, Harry Barker aims to improve the lives of pets and their people.

"With success comes responsibility to help others. That's something we always try to remember. It's the lifeblood of what we do here at Harry Barker"
- Carol Perkins

Harry Barker Products

the product

There is nothing more important to us than the quality and integrity of our products. The Harry Barker “look” has been meticulously developed, strictly adhered to and consistently applied across all of our products and packaging.


A brand is a promise—and Harry Barker promises products that make people feel closer to their pets and better about their planet. Harry Barker’s product line includes dog toys, treats, collars, leashes, luxury beds, food storage containers, bowls, and spa products, among others.

the media

Media exposure has been an integral ingredient in building the Harry Barker brand and enabling us to position ourselves as a preeminent lifestyle company for pets and the people who love them. Our products are regularly featured in...

Harry Barker in the Media

 

the love

“This company is amazing… a true American success story. The products are incredible!”
– Tory Johnson, “Good Morning America”

“Here is a unique shopping source that gives you permission to do what many pet owners already do at home—treat your pooch like royalty. It’s called Harry Barker.”
– Southern Living

“Not just following the trend but starting one, too, is Harry Barker, the canine beauty company whose fans include Sandra Bullock and Gisele Bundchen.”
– Vogue

“The Harry Barker line of pet products has always been something that I am so proud to offer to our customers. The quality level and design sensibility is always top notch. I personally love the vintage-inspired charm that really shines through, and as a merchant, the packaging is really outstanding.”
– Peter Lloyd, Macy’s Herald Square buyer 

“Dog’s Deli loves Harry Barker´s great design without any bling-bling. And your products always have the eco-thinking, which is also very popular in Germany.”
– Friederike Friedel, proprietor of Dog’s Deli (German retailer)