iSchool Capstone

BARK: Your Virtual Support Animal

Project tags:

mobile or web development

software development

ux & interaction design

BARK! is a platform that provides digital companionship with a virtual support animal. While traditional emotional support animals are a great resource for those who are struggling with their mental wellbeing, they remain inaccessible to many who could benefit from a support animal. Through simple interactions with the virtual pet, mental check-ins, assistance with scheduling, and information about real emotional support animals, BARK! strives to provide individuals with a sense of companionship and support that a traditional emotional support animal would provide, in a significantly more accessible medium.

Project participants:

Taylor Jackson


Wenyi Sun


William Zhang


Jenna Wapstra