The highest quality dog and cat food, gifts
and supplies!

  Tuesday- Wednesday 10A-6P
  Thursday- Saturday 10A-7P
  Sunday Noon-6P
  Closed Monday

We are proud residents of Historic Salem, MA at 266 Essex Street in the 1790 Timothy Orne House- formerly Bowman's Bakery and (for you Salem old-timers) Chute's Ice Cream Parlor. Our store is between North and Washington Streets, one block past the "Y". One hour parking is available on both sides of Essex and there's a two hour lot just behind The Barking Cat; it's an easy location on the Historic Trail to which you can walk with your pet.

Our canine diets come from The Whole Dog Journal "Approved Dry and Canned Foods" list: Wysong, Solid Gold, Wellness, Merrick, Nature's Variety, Fromm, Artemis and some Timberwolf and Nutro; Old Mother Hubbard biscuits, Halo Spot's Stew, Real Meat Treats and Evanger's Hand-Packed Specialties which are Certified Kosher for Passover!

For the kitties, we’ve recently added a full line of TIKI CAT- fresh-caught seafood plus PetGuard as well as all of the canned feline varieties from Merrick, Wellness, Nature’s Variety and Solid Gold. Our dry cat food selection includes Wellness, Solid Gold, Artemis and Nature’s Variety’s grain-free Instinct. For both dogs and cats, we feature a full line of the Nature’s Variety frozen raw diet and Wysong canine/feline canned food.

We carry Planet Dog products; beautiful collars, harnesses and leads from Up Country for dogs and cats (which we can special-order if need be); FLEXI- leads; flea and tick prevention; pick-up bags and litter; shampoo; pet bowls; fun toys; breed-specific Euro and “rescue” stickers; chews, biscuits, bones and cat treats including our biggest seller, Kitty Kaviar. We sell the best catnip on the planet from Dr. Pussums in Maine and feature art and books from the Stephen Huneck Gallery which we can also special order.

We offer outstanding customer service to caring pet owners including referrals to other professionals including groomers, walkers, daycare, adoption and vet services as well as other pet- and human-friendly services.


Best Pet Store 2009 North Shore Magazine

What a lovely surprise to find that The Barking Cat was named \"Best Pet Store\" 2009 by North Shore Magazine (Aug/Sept issue). Thanks to our customers for years of support! Price: $0