Inspired Wax

How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world. – William Shakespeare

A play on the concepts of light + dark, Light + Bark is a candle company committed to spreading the light of goodness in the world. In particular, our mission is focused on shedding light on rescue, volunteerism and adoption + making noise for overlooked shelter dogs. However, we support all good deeds and you don’t necessarily need to love dogs to love our candles + let them light up your space (although, we highly recommend it ;)). 

Meet the Maker:

Jenni, founder of Light + Bark, is a creative type whose space has always been peppered with candles. She loves the ambiance that a flickering candle creates and the profound way that scent affects our mood + memory.

While volunteering with rescue groups and the shelter and brainstorming non-traditional methods of fundraising as a way to better engage the community to give back, she was inspired to learn to make + sell candles and her entrepreneurial calling was born. Jenni married her passion with her talents in candle making, branding + marketing and founded the original company DOG Candle Co in 2017, which has evolved to Light + Bark in 2019.

In addition to making high quality candles, Jenni is a rescue dog mom, advocate, volunteer + nonprofit professional who is always spreading good deeds for dogs.

Our Purpose:

Light + Bark’s mission to spread light on shelter dogs takes many forms:

  • We donate a portion of proceeds, both retail and wholesale, to the Maricopa County Animal Care & Control shelter (East mainly) in the form of needed items that enrich dogs’ lives while in the shelter environment + help them to get adopted. This includes things like toys, bones, Kongs, bully sticks, kennel embellishments, collars, bandanas, day foster outings, etc.
  • We use our platforms for talking about rescue, volunteerism + adoption to encourage followers to get inspired + get involved. We want you to have the great feeling of doing good for others, too, and join us in helping our doggo community!
  • We donate products and host candle making parties for shelters/rescues for fundraising. Contact us if you are a rescue or shelter looking for fundraising opportunities.. We would love to help!


See what we’ve been up to or contact us if you’d like to get involved!