Bark’em’s To Go Dog Meals | Shark Tank Season 3

Entrepreneur Blake St Clair pitched his pet food company during Shark Tank Season 3. Bark’em’s To Go, is dog food to-go. It features innovative packaging, and the meals include water, food, and a treat. Will the sharks think it’s a good idea? Find out in our Bark’em’s To Go update.

If you’re short on time, here’s a quick overview of what happened to Bark’em’s after Shark Tank!

Blake St Clair appeared on Shark Tank Season 3, but walked away without a deal. In terms of a Bark’em’s To Go update, the company is no longer in business. It seems that Blake closed down around 2020.

Shark: Result:
Mark Cuban No offer
Kevin O’Leary No offer
Robert Herjavec  No offer
Barbara Corcoran  No offer
Daymond John No offer

Shark Tank Bark’em’s To Go Update

Bark'em's To Go Update

  • Entrepreneur: Blake St Clair
  • Business: To-go pet food
  • Ask: $100,000 for 51% equity
  • Result: No deal
  • Shark: None

Blake St Clair walked into the tank accompanied by his dog. His company, Bark’em’s To Go, makes dog food to go, which are basically like Lunchables for dogs.

However, he highlighted that they can also be fed to other pets too. Because it can be such a hassle to travel with pets, he believes that his products will ultimately eliminate the problem of giving food and water to their dogs on-the-g0.

These individually pre-packed meals come with 1 full serving of premium food, portioned for different species and sizes of pets. Additionally, it includes vitamin-enhanced water, and an individually packaged treat.

He then gives his own dog the opportunity to eat his meal in front of the sharks. Barbara Corcoran points out that the meal looks pretty messy when the dog is consuming it.

Blake points out that the size of the meal varies based on the size of the animal. However, Kevin O’Leary didn’t think there was a market for the product.

Further, he questioned why pet owners wouldn’t just throw some dog food in a baggie for on-the-go. Blake said plenty of people do that already, however this is essentially a convenience item.

Daymond John asked if there was a patent, and Blake said it was pending. Although, he had already trademarked the name.

Robert Herjavec said he actually liked the idea, as a dog owner. He asks Blake if he’s called any of the large pet food companies. 

Blake says that he’s called a few, however, he hasn’t been able to get anywhere with them on his own.

Daymond asked if any sales had been made, but the product was still a prototype. Barbara Corcoran asked how much it would retail for, and Blake said it would be between $2.50 and $3.

In terms of manufacturing, it cost $0.64 to make. This was without including the food, which would ultimately have to be licensed to a pet food company.

Robert highlighted that the only play was the packaging, therefore, this dampened the sharks’ spirits.

Kevin reiterated his doubts about the product, before eventually dropping out.

On the other hand, Mark Cuban didn’t think he could help Blake, so he also went out.

Daymond said he liked the idea, however, Blake was too early in the development of the product. For this reason, he too went out.

Like Kevin, Barbara struggled to see the necessity of the product, so she went out too.

This Robert as the only shark in play. Although he encouraged the concept, he felt that it was ultimately too soon to invest, and went out. 

Blake had to leave without a deal, but do you think he managed to succeed following his appearance on Shark Tank? Keep reading our Bark’em’s To Go update to see what came next. 

Our Bark’em’s To Go update shows that Blake never did make it into the pet business, despite his innovative idea. He did make another attempt with a fundraising campaign, however, it never came to fruition.

Since his appearance on the show, Blake has moved on to other, more successful projects. This will be our final Bark’em’s To Go update.

Are you curious about the other companies featured on Season 3 Episode 10? Follow the links below to read all about them. 

For even more on companies and products, be sure to stop by our Season 3 Products Page!

 

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