Launched in April 2019, Oh Barney entered this world as a Pet Accessories brand inspired by the dog, the myth, the legend that is Barney - our 1 year old Cavoodle fella with a love for sniffing butt, daytime naps and collecting leaves. Pawrents of Australia were incredibly supportive of our new business, treating their pups to our snazzy bow ties and sharing their adorable pics on Instagram.
Then COVID-19 hit our business in a dramatic fashion - we were unable to work with our supplier and this halted our expansion dreams for our beloved brand. Staring at the blank wall, then at Barney, then back at the blank wall, then again back at Barney, a lightbulb moment happened. Just like that, our business shifted overnight to supplying Aussie Pawrents beautiful Pawtraits.
Since April 2020 our Australian team has created over 1,000 pawtraits of Dogs, Cats, Parrots, Bunnies, Horses…. You name it! We’ve received videos of customers being reduced to tears seeing their portrait. We’ve been told tales of men weeping with joy. We’ve received so many emails thanking us for our work. We’ve really felt the love!
The truth is, we love what we do as much as you love our work. Seeing your happy pets and feeling the love our customers have for them brings us so much joy. We love being able to help grieving pet owners create a memorial piece or help caring souls to pick the best photo for a pawtrait for their loved ones as a gift. We love spreading happiness and joy, especially during the current times.
We can’t thank you enough for all of your support for this small Aussie owned business.