Barker’s Dozen Pet Bakery: Premium pet nutrition born from passion

Barker's Dozen: Premium Pet Treats India
Akanksha Arora, founder of Barker's Dozen Pet Bakery

Barker’s Dozen: The Origin

Founded by Akanksha Arora, Barker’s Dozen Pet Bakery embodies a commitment to canine health and well-being, meticulously crafting pet treats with the highest quality ingredients. Arora, a Culinary Institute of America-trained pastry chef with experience at Bouchon Bakery, brings her culinary expertise to the realm of pet nutrition. Her passion was ignited by a personal experience – the loss of a beloved family dog due to complications from poor nutrition. This tragedy fueled Arora’s determination to revolutionize the pet food industry in India, empowering pet owners to make informed choices for the health of their companions.

The Barker’s Dozen Mission: Ingredient Integrity

“My mission is simple,” Arora states, “I want pet owners to have the same confidence in the treats they give their dogs as they do in the food they eat themselves.” Barker’s Dozen prioritizes human-grade, preservative-free ingredients, recognizing the long-term harm that inferior ingredients and additives can inflict on a pet’s health. This dedication assures pet professionals and owners of the quality and safety of every Barker’s Dozen product.

I want pet owners to have the same confidence in the treats they give their dogs as they do in the food they eat themselves.

Akanksha Arora, Founder, The Barker’s Dozen

Product Offerings: Excellence for Training and Well-being

Barker’s Dozen Pet Bakery caters to the diverse needs of dogs across India with a meticulously crafted selection:

  • Irresistible Training Treats: These flavor-packed morsels utilize wholesome ingredients, including antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, that appeal to canine palates while aiding positive reinforcement during training sessions.
  • Wholesome and Flavorful Jerkies: Made with carefully selected proteins, these treats offer a nutritional boost alongside a satisfying chewing experience.
  • Dental-Health Promoting Chews: Designed with textures and ingredients that promote healthy teeth and gums, combating plaque and tartar buildup. They may incorporate beneficial herbs or naturally abrasive elements for cleaning action.
  • Custom Pet Birthday Cakes (currently available in Mumbai): These cakes celebrate the joy of the human-pet bond, providing a safe and delicious way to mark special occasions.

Sourcing and Production: A Commitment to Quality

Barker’s Dozen emphasizes locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, supporting Indian farmers and reducing the bakery’s environmental footprint. To ensure freshness and consistency, treats are made in small batches with rigorous quality control in place. Transparency is key; the bakery openly shares complete ingredient lists for each of its products.

Education and Community: Beyond the Products

Barker’s Dozen understands its role extends beyond providing premium pet treats. “We’re not just about delicious snacks,” explains Arora, “We want to be part of a movement that raises awareness about the power of proper nutrition for our furry companions.” They emphasize that nutrition plays a key role in both the physical and emotional health of pets. By championing preservative-free diets and high-quality ingredients, Barker’s Dozen aims to significantly enhance the lives of pets and strengthen the understanding of pet care within India.

Challenges and Triumphs: Disrupting the Market

Establishing Barker’s Dozen was not without obstacles. “Convincing people to invest in premium pet treats has been a challenge,” admits Arora, “but seeing the positive impact on dogs’ health makes it all worthwhile.”

Growth, Dedication, and Vision for the Future

The Barker’s Dozen story is one driven by a profound love of animals. Arora’s culinary background and personal experience have uniquely positioned her to address a critical gap in India’s pet care landscape. The bakery is poised for continued growth, exploring new ingredient combinations and innovative products. Arora envisions expanding her reach to serve pet owners in other major Indian cities. “My ultimate goal,” she says, “is for every dog in India to have access to the nutrition they deserve for a long and happy life.”

About the author

Tushar Kanchan, Publisher & Editor

Tushar Kanchan is the editor and publisher of As a dedicated connector within the pet industry, committed to fostering a vibrant community of entrepreneurs, innovators, and professionals. Tushar believes in collaboration and knowledge-sharing are essential for the advancement of the Indian pet care landscape.


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