February 17, 2018


Posted in Dog, New Year, Year of the Dog

Chinese New Year: Year of the Dog Facts You Didn’t Know

Chinese New Year: Year of the Dog Facts You Didn’t Know

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Meet our fabulous new intern!

We are so lucky to have our FAB new intern, Amelia Harris from Belmont University in Nashville, TN! We met Amelia last year as a client, we are honored she picked us for her two week Summer Internship!

Here is a little about Amelia:

" I was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and I am 20 years old. I am half American from my father’s side and half German from my mother’s side. In addition to this, I can speak fluent German. Due to my dads work as a lawyer my family and I have moved around a bit, making my background very international. Even though I was born in the U.S, I only lived there for 6 months. I have lived in Germany, England, Austria, and Singapore, where I finished high school. Now my family is currently residing in Atlanta while I attend school at Belmont University in Nashville. I am currently a junior majoring in psychology. My passion has always been animals, specifically dogs, and traveling. My one-year-old Chihuahua, Minnie, is my world and there is nothing I love more than getting to spend time and travel the world with her."




Attention Fabulous Groomers!

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Experience working with luxury brands and high-end clientele.

Compassion: Dogs and cats often get stressed out in unfamiliar situations, and groomers need to understand this and treat them accordingly.
Customer-Service: Groomers work with customers directly, and must be friendly and listen to their requests and needs.
Attention to Detail: Groomers must pay attention to what they are doing so that the animals stay safe and the grooming comes out looking great.
Stamina: Groomers are on their feet for long periods of time, sometimes hunched over animals during the grooming process.

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May 18, 2017


Posted in Voyage, VoyageATL

Meet Ashley Carestia of Bark Fifth Avenue in Buckhead

VoyageATL Staff

May 8th 2017 

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ashley Carestia.

Ashley Daniele Carestia is a Florida native and has been a successful fashion model since age four. She is currently signed with CLICK models and has been making headlines and covers with her business venture, Bark Fifth Avenue, a luxury dog boutique in Buckhead Atlanta. With Ashley’s strong passion for fashion and dogs, she has created a world where upscale pet owners can treat their four-legged family members to only the best in fashion, travel, and accessories.

Walking runways and dressing pets are things that Ashley has done since childhood. As a model turned CEO, she balances work, play, and life in Buckhead. Ashley has her degree in Nutrition & Exercise Science, which she decided to change after two years of studying pre-law. She felt too “Legally Blonde” during her path toward a legal career so she refocused her course of studies.

Today, she serves as propriétaire of Bark Fifth Avenue and continues her career as a fashion model. Ashley started Bark Fifth Avenue in 2013 online and after two years opened her first brick-and-mortar in Miami Circle. After two years, she out grew the space and recently opened a brand new, state of the art boutique in the heart of prestigious Buckhead Atlanta. Boasting, just over 2,000 sq. ft. this luxury store is the only one of its kind in the state, complete with a “diamond wall”, complimentary bubbles and paw-tinis for each client, and VIP concierge services.

In addition to her various commitments and world travels, Ashley is involved socially and politically in Atlanta. She supports many charitable organizations, including The Humane Society, Canine Assistants, and is a mentor at a local elementary school. Ashley loves to travel and enjoys history and art. Ashley lives by the motto that “Everything happens for a reason” and the philosophy that “Money will never make you happy. Love your friends, love your family, and love the things that make you happy. Have morals and values. Hold strong to the things you believe in. If puppies, glitter, and rainbows make you truly happy, then chase those as they are more attainable. Most importantly, love yourself and never let anyone ever make you feel bad about yourself.” Ashley’s determination to succeed as well as her sense of humor and spirituality allow her to live life to the fullest.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Bark Fifth Avenue – what should we know?
There are dogs and then there are jet-setting dogs. Bark Fifth Avenue is one of the purveyors of all things high-end pooch. We have a fabulous line of fashionable accessories dedicated to jet-setting dogs, decorated with silk bows, lace, frills, and rhinestones. Lines include ultra-comfortable car seats, fashionable dog totes, sleeping beds, and drink bowls. Don’t forget doggie passport covers for those long international flights abroad!

Bark Fifth Avenue is a must shopping experience for the dog with an elite and sophisticated taste in fashion. We sell exclusive designer dog clothing and high-end accessories. We started with a strong passion for fashion and of course, passion for dogs! Walking runways and dressing up animals is something owner Atlanta fashion model Ashley Carestia has been doing since childhood. “I love fashion and I love Chihuahuas, so why not have the best of both worlds?” Thus, Bark Fifth Avenue was created. We provide both an online location and retail boutique in Buckhead where upscale pet owners can treat their four-legged family members to only the best in fashion, travel, and accessories. Whether it’s that extra special outfit for a dressy occasion or an everyday polo, Bark Fifth Avenue has it.

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
I have had many supporters of Bark Fifth Avenue to cheer me along as well as the support of my two darling chihuahuas Phipps and Gianni. I have been blessed with the ability to do something that I am truly passionate about. Since day 1, my biggest supporters have been my loyal clients. I have personal relationships with clients that I’ve never met face to face, but have been doing business with for a little over 4 years now. If it were not for their support, I would not be where I am today. Also, the support of friends who take time to out of their schedule to help around the store, and most importantly my assistant Jenna (who I’m sure thinks I’m crazy) who continues to help me deal with business and life. I am truly grateful for everyone who has cheered me on along the way.

Contact Info:

Address: 3169 Maple Dr
Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: 404-816-7729
Instagram: barkfifthave
Facebook: Barkfifthave
Twitter: Barkfifthave
Yelp: Bark Fifth Avenue

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Grand Re-Opening Pictures!

We had such an amazing time! Thank you everyone for coming out to support us and enjoy the fabulous re-opening of Bark Fifth Avenue! 
April 30, 2017


Posted in Press Release

Bark Fifth Avenue Press Release

Contact       Jenna Lucas                                                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Telephone   404-816-7729                                                                April 30, 2017


A night appreciating Buckhead’s best dressed dogs and benefiting a worthy cause.

ATLANTA, GA, May 11, 2017– Bark Fifth Ave will be hosting a party from 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM on the second Thursday of May to celebrate the opening of the new location on Maple Drive in Buckhead. The event will also raise money for Canine Assistants, a Georgia non-profit that Bark Fifth Ave supports. Guests and their canine companions are invited to this black-tie event hosted by Kari Wells of Bravo’s Married to Medicine.

“This new store allows us room to grow,” said Ashley Carestia, Owner of Bark Fifth Ave, “We have very big plans for the future of this boutique.”

It will be a night to remember as guests will meet and hear from special guests including Olga Yuditsky of Orostani Couture, Emily Dees Bolden of Pretty Wicked Moms and Get Swank’d, and Sparkles the Diva. This red carpet party will be the perfect night to sip and shop while enjoying complimentary “paw-tinis” in the heart of Buckhead.

Bark Fifth Ave: A Fashion Boutique for your Distinguished Doggie

There are dogs and then there are jet-setting dogs. Bark Fifth Avenue is Atlanta’s source of all things high-end pooch.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Jenna Lucas at 404-816-7729 or email at

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Size Chart

These are general sizing guidelines, all designers size differently, just like human designers.  Please review each products sizing charts to choose the correct size.

SizeBody Length (inches)Chest (inches)Neck (inches)
XXS 6-7 9.5-11 7-8.5
XS 7-7.5 11-12.5 8.5-9.5
S 8-9 12.5-14 9.5-10.5
M 9.5-10.5 14-15.5 10.5-11.5
L 11.5-12.5 15.5-17 11.5-12.5
XL 12.5-13.5 17.5-19.5 13.5-15
XXL 14-15 21-23 15-16.5

Large dog breed dog size section (40-60lbs)

SizeBody Length (inches)Chest (inches)Neck (inches)
L-S 16.5-17.5 25-26 18.5-19.5
L-M 19-20 28-29 19.75-20.5
L-L 22.5-23.5 32-33 20.5-21.5

Dachshund dog size section (long body breed)

SizeBody Length (inches)Chest (inches)Neck (inches)
D-S 11.5-12.5 15-16 9.5-10.5
D-M 13.5-14.5 16-17 10.5-11
D-L 15.5-16.5 17.5-18.5 11.5-12

How to measure

1.) The Broadest part of the chest (shown as Chest on the illustration above) For chest measurement, measure the chest at its widest point, which is typically right behind the front legs. If the dog has a large girth, going up a size in the top line measurement is always a smart choice, since some additional fabric will be used up.

2.) The Length of the backbone (shown as Back Length on the illustration above) Measuring should be done along the dog's backbone from the base of the head to the base of the tail. This is from the base of where the collar rests to where the tail is attached. The measurements you see on all our apparel indicate this top line measurement. However, it's important that the dog's girth be taken into account as well as the top line measurement.

3.) The Circumstances of the neck (shown as Neck on the illustration above) The neck size determine whether the dog will be comfortable wearing clothing. If the neck is too tight, the dog would be hard to breath. There are different sizing ranges for different types of garments, due to how binding or flexible the material used is. The most important is the chest size, so if the chest size is ok the other will not matter.