Michael’s Barkery: Barking Up the Right Tree!

Michael Patrohay smiles with some of Michael's Barkery's creations.While winning Best Of in two categories this year is a true honor, the real winning happens every day at Michael’s Barkery, Pet Spa and Boutique in Mount Pleasant. This one-stop-shop for all your pet needs started with a boy named Michael:

  • The Boutique – harnesses, dog apparel, leashes & collars, dog toys.
  • Grooming – see complete line of services. See the Grooming Services and Prices.
  • The Barkery – with many edibles from treats, cakes, cat edibles, and more.

At his high school in New Hope, Pennsylvania, Michael was known as “the mayor” because he was always engaging people with his magical personality and his beloved dog, Sunshine. For his senior project, Michael explored his career aspirations and knew the answer right away: bake and sell dog treats. Receiving rave reviews for his canine confections, Michael experienced instant success and inspired Michael’s Barkery. His parents have worked diligently to help him choose paths that would not limit him because of an intellectual disability but rather make his strengths and abilities shine. As owner Karen Patrohay says, “He is the heart and soul behind Michael’s Barkery, and we hope his story can inspire others to work towards their dreams!”

Michael’s Barkery is truly the place for all your pet care needs and dreams. It’s just the place to spoil your four-legged friends. Every treat is made with wholesome, human-grade ingredients and is absolutely adorable. April Malott is their head chef and has worked in bakeries and restaurants since 2001. From Michael’s Barkery, your pet will receive top-of-the-line bakery items that will fill their tummies with joy. The Barkery offers custom treats, personalized barkday cakes, bagged treats and even a cat corner for your feline pals. You’ll find everything needed to make an extra special day for your fur baby.

The shop has a friendly, informative and caring staff that loves animals and can’t wait to create a bond with them. They know all pets by name and treat them as their own. There are five highly experienced and caring groomers who are ready to pamper your pet during a spa day. Be sure to check out the beautiful boutique, which sells everything from top-of-the-line pet supplies to unique pet-themed gifts.

Winning Best Of means a lot to the staff and family at Michael’s Barkery. It’s an honor to them, and they cherish the wonderful relationships that they have built with each customer and pet. The hardworking and dedicated teammates with intellectual disabilities at the Barkery are also a point of pride to the owners, and they are thankful they can support their employees with job opportunities and training. “They are such a joy and inspiration to work with every day,” said Patrohay. “You can’t help but smile when you are with them! We hope that by showcasing their awesome abilities, other doors and opportunities will open up for them.”

Michael’s Barkery is located on Daniel Island but they also have treats to purchase online through their website. If you’re looking for a place to pamper your pooch, readers agree: this should be your first stop.

For more information, please visit michaelsbarkery.com, or (843) 471-11991.

By Cari Lawson