Our Philosophy

We believe dogs are happiest when they are out being social with their humans, meeting other dogs and people. We’re on a mission to build an active, engaged community of dogs, their owners, and  a platform for dog friendly businesses and events through real life experiences!  Take your dog and Go!

BarkHappy- (bahrk hap-ee) adjective.

a state of overt enjoyment and happiness that leads to uncontrollable expression through barking. e.g. The dog was having so much fun at the dog park, he was getting BarkHappy.

Ninis Samuel

Ninis Samuel

Founder & CEO
Kerby

Kerby

Chief Puppy Officer "CPO"
Uday

Uday

CTO
Michelle

Michelle

Events Lead
Chelsea

Chelsea

Events Lead
Brittany

Brittany

Events Lead
Beth

Beth

Social Media
Kate

Kate

Charity Partnerships
Raj

Raj

Android Development
Jeremy

Jeremy

Database Consultant
Jason

Jason

Technical Advisor
Reggie

Reggie

Yogi

Yogi

Charlie

Charlie

Mazey

Mazey

Porter

Porter

Lucy

Lucy

Our Story

Its all about a love for dogs….

BarkHappy is the brainchild of our founder Ninis. After he adopted his dog Kerby from a rescue shelter, he would take Kerby everywhere with him, from small errands and lunches in the city to cross country flights. He noticed how happy Kerby was to go places with him and meet new dogs and other people.

Dog owners meet randomly every day on the street or at dog parks.  Ninis realized this shouldn’t be random anymore. Plus he found it annoying how hard it was to find information on dog friendly places in every city to take Kerby. There was no website or app out there with the real information that dog owners need. BarkHappy was created to help every dog like Kerby be happier and live a more active social life. Its all about having real life experiences with your dog.

In addition to being the inspiration for BarkHappy, Kerby is our honorary Chief Puppy Officer and rarely leaves his side.

Our goal is to help you live a happier life together with your dog and support dog focused businesses/experiences. So take your dog and go!

The BarkHappy team is a group of dedicated dog loving people and their dogs,
all focused on helping celebrate dogs and the dog friendly world around us all.