Two of Intown’s beloved pet-related businesses – Highland Pet Supply and Piedmont Bark – are marking big anniversaries this year.

For 20 years, Highland Pet Supply ( has been providing food, toys, dog washing and more for the community from its retail store at 1186 N. Highland Ave.

Dog training was originally taught in the parking lot, but moved to its own facility in the mid-90s at Amsterdam Walk before moving into a brand new training center on Rankin Street.

Dogs and their humans can be taught leash control, basic commands and there are also private training sessions and a “puppy primer” for dogs under 4 months old.

Also celebrating a milestone is Piedmont Bark (, which is marking 10 years with a recently completed renovation to provide a fun, safe, clean and stress-free environment for “doggie daycare.” The facility is located at 501 Amsterdam Ave.

The canine facility is comprised of over 10,000 square feet with more than 7,000 of that dedicated to indoor play areas and 3,500 utilized for outdoor play runs. Dividing up the packs between larger and small play groups, furry friends can run and play for hours on end.

“Our renovation enabled us to address the individual needs of each and every dog no matter how young or old,” said William Campbell owner of Piedmont Bark. “In fact, the renovation allows for Piedmont Bark to care and provide away from home fun for dogs in all of life’s stages.

Piedmont Bark also offers a self-dog wash area, full grooming service and private eating and sleeping quarters for when owners are on vacation.

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.