BACK BY PUP’ULAR DEMAND!!! Bark Park Thursdays gives you a chance to socialize with dog-ruving parents and their fur-kids at Bark-A-Bout! For only $5, your dog can spend 1-hour getting great exercise in Bark-A-Bout’s 22,000 sq/ft Indoor-Outdoor Bark Park! During owner-supervised unleash’d open play, Bark-A-Bout’s wade pool and water-spraying fire hydrant will keep your dog cool in the summer sunshine.
Throughout March, 2017 Bark-A-Bout collected $210 to purchase 17 “Paw Patrol” stuffed animals. Shelby Township fire fighters will hand out these stuffed animals to scared children at the scene of accidents. Still want to donate and help bring cheer to a scared child? Visit our GoFundMe Page!
Winner is “Pascal”!!! February 14th, Valentine’s started “Love Your Pet Week”. Bark-A-Bout fans submitted their favorite pictures of their pet and voted. The winner, “Pascal” received a Bark-A-Bout sack stuffed full of pet treats and toys on February 20th, National “Love Your Pet” Day. Congrats, Pascal!
For outdoor chained dogs, the winter season hits her than any other season. Thankfully, volunteers of “C.H.A.I.N.E.D. Inc.”, a Metro Detroit non-profit, works SO hard to get chained dogs of the chain, one dog at a time. This amazing organization provides Detroit pet owners with shelter (dog houses and straw for insulation), fences, food, medical supplies and most importantly EDUCATION on proper pet care. On their last outing, C.H.A.I.N.E.D. INC. volunteers split off into teams and visited well over 400+ homes, donating food and supplies, a helping hand, and educational materials.
This winter, Bark-A-Bout collected over $500 to purchase igloo dog houses for C.H.A.I.N.E.D. Inc. to distribute. Thank you to those who donated! If you would still like to donate to this amazing cause, please visit Bark-A-Bout’s Igloo Dog House GoFundMe Page!
Almost 2 million pit bulls reside in America. They are clearly the most frequently abused, tortured, abandoned and euthanized breed of dog in the United States. 1 in 4 dogs abandoned at shelters are pit bull mixes, and due to their over-sensationalized negative rap, they are the last to get adopted. So, for most pitties, their ride to a shelter is a one-way trip.
Bark-A-Bout raised funds for “C.H.A.I.N.E.D. Inc”, a Metro-Detroit non-profit organization, who helps 24/7 chained dogs get off the chain, one dog at a time. By purchasing a “Washcloth Fundraiser Dog” in Bark-A-Bout’s Pet Boutique. $1 of its’ sale will go to C.H.A.I.N.E.D. Inc and help dogs in desperate need of assistance. “Bark Pink” T-shirts were sold for $19.99, and various Pink and Black chew toys (10% goes to C.H.A.I.N.E.D and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research Foundation).
Bark-A-Bout teamed up with the American Red Cross and Oakland Veterinary Referral Services “Buddies for Life” Blood Bank, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, and the Shelby Township Fire Department and countless charities to save many lives on July 19th. From this event alone, over 55+ dogs can be saved, and over 75+ humans can be saved!
OVRS Buddies for Life Blood Bank nurses came out and drew blood from dogs, and the American Red Cross collected blood donations from humans. Children’s Hospital of Michigan brought out their Panda One Critical Care Team to give tours inside their ambulance, and the Shelby Township Fire Department gave tours of their fire truck and equipment.
Through the Health and Safety Expo, countless charities donated supplies, learning materials and give-aways to help prepare families to be better PAWpared during a severe medical or weather emergency. Children’s Hospital of Michigan’s PANDA One Critical Care Transport Team generously donated their time and learning materials and gave tours inside their ambulance. Shelby Township’s Fire Department gave tours of their Fire Truck and encouraged everyone to try on their fire protective gear and handle their safety equipment.
Today was a great success and many lives will be saved! Through the support of our community, Channel 7 News, our local newspaper The Macomb Daily, local radio stations Channel 955 and 950 AM along with countless small businesses Emergency Planning teams across the USA and our friends and family on Facebook sharing our ads, Bark-A-Bout’s life-saving event was a great success!!
All proceeds benefited “Faithful Friends Animal Rescue”, a non-profit team of foster families who take in desperate shelter animals with extreme medical conditions or old age. These pets will otherwise be euthanized when the shelter becomes over-crowded. These lucky foster pets receive medical attention and obedience training while their foster families work diligently to find them loving FURever homes.
Faithful Friends Animal Rescue relies 100% on donations from people like you, and by the adoption fees collected at the time of adoption. Please consider making a donation of just a few cents and save the lives of these animals in desperate need of a second chance at life. These animals thank you!