First Pics: Amelie’s Bark Shop opens at 1544 E. Passyunk Ave.

A new dog bakery and shop called Amelie’s Bark Shop is now open at 1544 E. Passyunk Ave. The shop, named after owner Jackie Starker’s almost eight-year-old dog, opened for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 29.

(Photo: Taylor Farnsworth)
The shop’s name-sake dog, Amelie (Photo: Taylor Farnsworth)

The shop carries Starker’s homemade dog treats made in-house at the shop and handmade and recycled dog and cat products, many of which are made locally in Philadelphia.

(Photo: Taylor Farnsworth)
(Photo: Taylor Farnsworth)

Starker first started selling dog treats online a few years ago under the name Pupcakes and decided to take her business to the next level by opening this shop and bakery.

(Photo: Taylor Farnsworth)
The shop has a selection of hand-made bow ties for dogs and cats. (Photo: Taylor Farnsworth)
The shop will soon be getting more holiday-related pet items. (Photo: Taylor Farnsworth)
The shop hopes to grow their selection of dog and cat foods in the future. (Photo: Taylor Farnsworth)

Although it is the “Bark Shop,” they haven’t forgotten about your favorite felines. There are handmade cat toys, food and treats throughout the shop, as well.

Owner Jackie Starker’s mother hand makes the cat toys. (Photo: Taylor Farnsworth)
(Photo: Taylor Farnsworth)
(Photo: Taylor Farnsworth)

As Starker continues to grow her business, she hopes to start displaying and selling more local artwork.

Local artist Claire Hudson’s does pet portraits with her business, Pennys & Stamps (Photo: Taylor Farnsworth)

Amelie’s Bark Shop is open from 9 a.m. through 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. through 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 11 a.m. through 7 p.m. on Sundays. More information about Amelie’s Bark Shop can be found on the shop’s Facebook page.

–Taylor Farnsworth, @tfarnsworth3