We’re barking mad about supporting rescue dogs!

The Barkery’s mission is simple: to help more abandoned dogs find forever homes. We set out to raise money and awareness for Ōtautahi dog rescues, by creating a sustainable fundraising model that means rescues aren’t relying entirely on donations and one-off events.


Our ‘lightbulb moment’ came when we realised there was no community hub for Christchurch dog lovers and only a few dog-friendly venues in the city. There are over 38,000 registered dogs in Christchurch, so we thought the lack of facilities was just crazy! We found an available space in the Red Zone and with the support of our fantastic community, The Barkery was born.


The Barkery is a 100% dog-friendly cafe and community space that offers a range of food, events, and activities for people and their pups. We’re a social enterprise and donate 10% of profits to Dogwatch and Christchurch Bull Breed Rescue.


Come and check out our Red Zone location - it’s an awesome space with plenty of activities and treats for you and your dog. Best of all, just by buying a cup of coffee, you’ll be directly contributing to helping a dog find a home.

Our Mission


Our Facilities

The Barkery combines a Kiwi cafe experience with a range of fun doggy activities for your pup to enjoy!

•    Coffee + Cold Drinks   •    Toasted Sandwiches   •    Cabinet Food  

•    Doggy Bags and Barkcuterie Boards   •    Canine Dining Area  

•    Offleash Sensory Enrichment Area  •    Hireable Training Space   

•    Mobile Cart Hire   •    Community Event  Space/Opportunities  

•    Merchandise / Toys   •    Education   •    Training Seminars

We take health and safety seriously, and have robust systems and processes in place to make sure everyone who visits The Barkery has a safe and positive experience.
Read our Health & Safety Policy


We’re constantly working on improving our facilities and offering more for our community to enjoy. If there’s something you’d like to see at The Barkery, please let us know.