Kim at Barkstown

Healthier diets often lead to less time spent at the vet and longer, happier lives. With our extensive product knowledge, we empower our clients to take their pets’ health and wellness into their own hands. We are with them every step of the way, but we provide tools and suggestions to assist in making the best decisions possible. We hope to inspire everyone to take a deeper look into what they’re putting into their best friend’s body and to consider other options that could help their furry friend lead a happier, healthier, longer life.

Barkstown Road owner Kim has always been passionate about animals, dogs especially. She had always had dogs growing up but adopted her very own from the Scott County Animal Shelter during her senior year of college. Otto was an adult dog labeled as a pit bull mix who was heartworm positive and told Kim through his desperate, gorgeous eyes that he needed her as much as she needed him. And so began her undying obsession with her dogs and cats and their well-being.

  At Barkstown Road, we pride ourselves on helping you make your dog or cat’s life even better through an improved diet. Our favorite thing is to partner with our customers to tailor a diet regimen to their companion’s specific needs, whether it’s weight loss, a specific health issue, or just preventative. Stop in to see us at one of our two locations in The Highlands and Frankfort Ave. / Clifton, or drop us a line on our Contact page – we can’t wait to get started!


As a soon-to-be Louisville resident, I’m thrilled that Barkstown Road offers a small-business shopping experience with genuine, informative customer service, unique accessories, and a superior selection of premium food products – especially Orijen dog foods. Instead of ordering our dog’s food online, we will have a friendly, neighborhood store from which we can purchase her items. I love that Barkstown Road mirrors my personal preference of excellence and integrity in the pet products I provide for my dog.  – Thea S.

Barkstown Road has made shopping for my pups an amazing experience for many reasons. The staff is polite and knowledgeable, the store is cozy and colorful, the food selection is scrumptious and plentiful, and the accessories are affordable and squeaky. I have always enjoyed spoiling my black labs but walking through the doors at Barkstown Road has become the ultimate shopping experience. I have learned so much from Kim and the staff about the best way to fill up Manu and Mali’s bellies while keeping them healthy and fit. There are so many healthy and delicious options available at Barkstown Road; I come home with a new treat each time I visit. It has been a comfort to meet a staff that genuinely takes interest in my pups even though they have never met them. Each time I leave the store I feel more educated and prepared to provide the best life possible for my pups. If you have not visited BTR then you are certainly missing out on the best kept “pup secret” in Louisville. For my entire life I have been the human of wonderful dogs and it is a comfort to know that I have the perfect place to go to provide for the pups that make my life complete.   – Amy S.


This is my little man, Bear. I rescued him almost 5 years ago. We have been frequent visitors of Barkstown Rd., and my favorite thing would have to be the welcoming staff. Nothing makes my day more than seeing people who LOVE their job. Bear’s favorite thing would be meeting other dogs and seeking the assortment of treats! I always say “only 1 treat,” but I still end up with a bag full! Thank you Barkstown Rd! You guys “Drool”!  – Luanne H.

I love Barkstown Road for so many reasons! Kim and co. are absolutely the nicest and most welcoming ladies ever-the true meaning of service with a smile. From the first time I stepped foot in the store when we had just gotten Murphy (my first dog ever-I was a nervous new mommy!), I felt at home.They always seem genuinely interested in how Murphy ‘s doing, and are eager to answer any questions I have. And I have a lot! I have learned SO much valuable information from them. It is obvious they are very passionate about what they do, and the well-being of animals, our furbabies. I love that Kim is particular about the types of products she sells-the foods/treats are of high quality, limited ingredients, and the toys high quality materials-and supports her fellow Louisvillians. They just seem willing to bend over backwards to help in any way they can. BEST STORE EVER!! Endless thanks of appreciation for all that you do!!  – Rachel B.


My family and our dogs love coming to Barkstown Road to buy high quality food for our pets. The staff has tons of knowledge about animal nutrition and the best food to keep your dogs healthy and healing through food. Knowing our money is going back into our local economy is a huge plus. Kim stocks great treats and accessories that we love too.  – Michelle L.