About Us

The Barkery Bistro is a family-owned business, located in Greenville, SC. The Barkery Bistro is Greenville's upscale pet boutique, offering gourmet treats, toys, designer collars, leads, strollers, beds, fun fashions for your four-leggeds and numerous gift items. We are also pleased to offer all natural dog and cat foods as well as a full service grooming salon & spa.

In developing The Barkery Bistro, we wanted to have a fun place where pet owners could bring their four-leggeds for an outing, to have treats, select a toy, and learn about all natural dog and cat foods.  One of our missions at The Barkery Bistro is community involvement.  Our Yappy Hours are one way we work with local rescue shelters in helping to create awareness and facilitate adoptions. Duncan, our Golden Retriever, welcomes you and your four-leggeds to The Barkery Bistro.


We appreciate the opportunity to serve you!

Meet The Owners

Bentley

In Loving Memory

7/28/2004-12/15/2012
 
My name is Bentley Bogart Ludwig, nicknames- Bezzers, Basil, Mr. B, and Prince. I was born on July 28th, 2004. I was famous from the time my mom, Meghan, picked me up, because I used to prance around the halls of the Ruth’s Chris corporate office, while my mom showed me off to her fellow co-workers.  My disposition has always been one of sweet nature and wanting to please.  My hobbies include eating my “vittles and crunchies” twice daily (as we call them), playing with my brother Duncan (AKA Duncee).  However, my passion mostly lies at Grandpa Rick’s lake house where I am an avid swimmer and enjoy retrieving tennis balls by launching myself off the dock by getting a running start.  

I very much enjoyed a life of being “top dog” (which of course I  know I still am) until July 1st 2006, when my mom picked up another fur ball, planned to be named “Winston”, after the great Winston Churchill.  
 

 

 

Duncan

We picked Winston up on July 1st, 2006.  Being the stud that I am, we planned on the new addition to be Bentley the 2nd.  It was five minutes into meeting little or shall we say "big", Winston, that we knew this name was not appropriate.  Winston, now Duncan, was so cute and full of energy but he was also the fattest little fur ball, from apparently stealing all of his sister’s food.   


We drove him to our vacation spot for the holiday weekend and as a result from his eating so much that morning, he got car sick the whole four hour drive. During the next four days, from his eating habits and other various quirky behaviors, the name Duncan just seemed to fit.

Now Duncan is four and goes by Duncee (pronounced Dunky) and we are the best of friends.  We are complete opposites and while I am still a Prince, Duncan still regularly tries to steal my breakfast, while I politely back away. Duncan enjoys his barks and growls on our walks at the same dogs daily and nightly, while I continue to prance down the sidewalk smiling.  Other than eating, which is my top priority, Duncan’s hobbies include rough housing with me, as well as swimming and riding the wave runner at Grandpa Rick’s.

Both of us enjoy our jobs at, The Barkery Bistro where we greet and meet people with smiles and an occasional bark at the front of the store.

 

Diane Ludwig

I have always wanted to have my own business and in January of 2008, I moved to Greenville, SC to open The Barkery Bistro. What an adventure to have one of my daughters as my partner. 

Our love of animals, especially dogs, and our interest in nutrition led us to researching how, what and where we wanted to "open shop". Our skill sets complement one another. I had been a manager/buyer of a retail specialty store before graduating from law school and practicing law. Meghan has a degree in Communications and worked in the corporate offices of Ruth's Chris Steak House. This is a wonderful and fun challenge...not for the weak of heart. I have a passion for what I am doing and am joyful that I have the opportunity to share this experience with my daughter, Meghan.

 

Meghan Ludwig

Upon graduating from college, I worked for Ruth Chris Steak House, in their corporate office. My four legged side kick, Belle, also referred to as Bebe or Snickerdoodle, had been with me since college, bringing so much joy to my life. Tragedy struck, as she got bone cancer at the beginning of her sixth year. It was this tragedy as well as my passion for animals, that awakened me to the need of doing better by my next four legged, Bentley. Somehow, I thought I could prevent Bentley, a fluffy wonder of golden fur, from contracting a disease that may be food related. I was learning more about nutrition for dogs when I added Duncan, another spirited Golden four legged, so Bentley could have a friend to hang out with while I was at work. My passion in having the opportunity to open The Barkery Bistro with my mom and to be a small part in educating others about nutrition, training and care of their four leggeds, brings much joy to me.......and in doing this, I celebrate Belle's life.