The Barking Mitten is locally owned by Angela Brookins and her YorkiePoo Cesar who are residents of downtown Grand Rapids.  By working and living downtown she has developed a strong commitment to the development of downtown.  She actively attends development meetings, downtown events, and helps with sponsoring various downtown activities. The Barking Mitten strives to sell Local First products made by people who have a passion for their own pets and that love has brought them to developing their own product and treat lines.    

Much like you, every member of The Barking Mitten team treats your dog as a member of their own family. Since no two dogs are the same we take special care to individualize their care and treatment. We will cater to your pet's every need from special handling of your nervous dog to focusing on the trouble areas. We put you and your pet’s every need first. We commit to providing your pet with the best possible care along with exceptional grooming.

Custom Tailored Dog Clothing

Do you have a dog who is hard to fit? We have a custom tailoring process just for you.  Our seamstress can discuss what type of clothing you are looking for.  Maybe a nice sweater or a specialty t-shirt. Options are limitless. We will measure your dog, choose your fabric, any embellishments if you want, and create your custom outfit.  Appointments only for this fantastic service. 

Here at The Barking Mitten we believe dogs are a special part of our lives.  Our goal is to provide you with fun and practical items to make your dog feel special.  Whether you are looking for a new collar, a cute outfit, or treats, we have what you need to lavish your dog with affection.

We love all dogs and cater to the Downtown Dog Lifestyle. We offer green waste bags to reduce the plastic consumption of cleaning up after your dog in the city.  For your upscale downtown dwelling we offer dog furniture to make your dog’s space as nice as your granite countertops.  We offer specialty clothing, all natural treats, and more!

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