Barkin' Creek Dog Kitchen & Bath

Barkin' Creek Dog Kitchen & Bath

Pet Service

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Security Type
Revenue Sharing
Service Businesses
Min Investment
Austin, TX
Offering Date
November 01, 2021
Expected Close Date
December 24, 2021
Target Raise
Security Price

Company Description

Barkin' Creek Dog Kitchen is a family-owned and operated business whose story begins in the Fall of 2015 with the love of two rescue dogs named Bea and Jax. When adopted, Bea and Jax each suffered from dietary and health issues that created the need for specialized foods. Along the way to discovering a healthy dog diet, we stumbled into a universe of information, and disinformation, on dog nutrition, particularly related to dry dog food.

Key Deal Facts

Through our studies, we discovered most dog food is massed produced by a small handful of large corporations more focused on their bottom lines than on dog health.
These corporate behemoths purposely add to their dog foods copious amounts of sugar, salt, and animal by-products, as well as chemicals and toxins used in preservatives to increase product shelf life.
We were saddened and shocked to learn this is permitted given the limited regulations on the commercial dog food industry. As a result, dog owners are faced with a market flooded with poor quality dog foods with low nutritional value that give false comfort through less than honest advertising.
With breaking hearts motivating us to act, we decided to share with others what we had done for our own dogs. We tossed away Bea's and Jax's canned and dried dog food. Opting instead to take wholesome ingredients from our own kitchen and added the right balance of nutraceuticals to create healthy meals that our dogs love ... and voila, Barkin' Creek Dog Kitchen was born!

Use of Proceeds

  • Opening location: $210,000
  • Expand commissary kitchen: $25,000
  • Mainvest Compensation: $15,000

Management Team / Advisory Board Bios

Jeff Springer
CFA, CAIA, Founder / CEO
With over 24 years as a Corporate Valuation Expert at buy-side investment firms (PIMCO, Capital Group, Wellington Management), Jeff understands how successful small and mid–size companies manage top–line and bottom–line growth. He has an in–depth understanding of corporate financial management, accounting, and performance measurement, as well as a successful track record of developing and implementing business plans to achieve company objectives and create value for all stakeholders.

Flint Beamon
Founder / COO /CMO
Flint brings over 15 years of experience in Marketing, Public Relations, Lifestyle Branding, and Retail. While in New York, he ran the hospitality and services division of PR Consulting. Additionally, he has over 10 years in successful restaurant management; hiring, developing and managing staff, while anticipating and meeting customer and public needs. Flint oversees Barkin’ Creek’s brand, advertising, and public relations as well as business and community partnerships.

Jessica Jackson
General Manager
Jess was born and raised in the Texas Hills Country, and after she earned her BFA at TCU she fell into the world of pet care: a happy accident. Her 10+ years’ experience in customer service pulled her back into hospitality, but in 2018, this amazing project called Barkin’ Creek came along, and she just could not say no. Jess has a passion for giving pups and their parents the best possible experience by providing them with the knowledge and tools they need for a healthy happy life. She finds joy in promoting an environment where her employees and customers (humans and pooches alike!) can feel at home. When she is not at Barkin’ Creek, Jess can be found spending time with her husband and her Shih Tzu, Bonnie, taking advantage of all the music, food, and outdoors Austin has to offer!

Rayne Hutchings
Kitchen Manager
Rayne is a senior family member of Barkin Creek, having been with us since 2018. She started in our daycare, but she was always ready and willing to help in any department. With a background in cooking, Rayne quickly found a home in the kitchen, and she grew into the role of Kitchen Manager through her hard work and passion for making delicious and nutritious meals and treats for your pups. When Rayne isn't working at Barkin Creek, she goes to school studying Veterinary Medicine and hangs out with her Jack Russell Terrier, Nikko.
Amount Raised : $1,200
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