Karen Laird

Karen Laird

Barks-A-Bout Tails, Gastonia, NC

In 2012, Barks-A-Bout Tails was created as a family owned business. When our pets went to the groomers, they came home with the bandanas tied around their necks. Lola & Harley disliked the tail of the bandana flapping against their neck.

By the time we got home, they had them pulled off. Karen created a bandana that goes over the collar. We began only making bandanas, but people would say “My dog doesn’t wear a collar.” Vests were created to accommodate these customers. Now after 7 years, Karen, Ron & Dennise offer handmade bow-ties, neckties, bandanas, dresses, vests & pajamas.

In Karen’s spare time, she also knits sweaters for pets. We have customers that have bought for their rabbits, skunks, bearded dragons, cats & dogs. Our products are available thru many festivals & shows throughout the year as well as Facebook.