The Barking Boutique is the most responsible source for families and individuals to obtain their next purebred or purpose-bred puppy in West Michigan, as well as high-quality puppy supplies and accessories.
The Barking Boutique is locally founded and owned, not a franchise. Since we strive to be the new standard, our team personally inspects and approves the breeders with whom we work; requiring oversized housing, play yards and socialization plans.
Why do we follow such high standards? To ensure your puppy is a healthy, happy and well-socialized addition to your family. We know that happy healthy puppy parents lead to happy healthy puppies!
Puppies are brought to The Barking Boutique via private transportation by owner David Boelkes or other trusted puppy lovers. The Barking Boutique works with an on-call veterinarian and vet assistant to give your new puppy the best possible start in their furrever home.
Meet David Boelkes
David Boelkes is a lifelong dog lover and owner with the passion and resources to create an innovative new standard for puppy stores. Boelkes is a Grand Valley State University graduate, and has a Continuing Education Certificate in Canine Welfare from the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine.
Boelkes spent his teen years working in pet stores where he gained expansive knowledge from industry veterans. It was there he learned how to identify and work with the best, most transparent breeders.
He was inspired to start The Barking Boutique when he began looking for his own Golden Retriever and found it difficult to find reputable local breeders without doing extensive research. The Barking Boutique solves that problem by operating as a fully transparent business, supporting only breeders with the highest standards.
If you are interested in hearing more about our puppy breeders or are interested in any of our puppy adoptions, please contact us here or call our Grand Rapids dog specialists directly at (616) 446-6766.