EVENTS

PET CPR AND FIRST AID CLASS

PET CPR & FIRST AID CLASS
Sunday, February 18th 1pm-5pm at Bark-A-Bout!
PAWpare for the unexpected medical pup-mergency!
Sign up for Bark-A-Bout’s Pet CPR and First Aid Training Class taught by Bark-A-Bout’s Licensed Vet Tech Dennie, Sunday, Februaru 18th 1pm-5pm!
Dennie is a Pet CPR & First Aid Instructor certified by the Red Cross!
In this 4-hour course, Dennie will teach you step-by-step what to do during your pet’s medical emergency, including hands-on CPR and Bandaging Techniques, what supplies to keep on hand at all times*, and where to take your pet during a medical emergency.

Pet First Aid Kits available for purchase in Bark-A-Bout’s Pet Boutique!
 
For questions, please call Bark-A-Bout at (586)566-8900. Seating limited.

“COLD NOSE, WARM HEART” FACEBOOK PET PHOTO CONTEST

 Baby it’s cold outside! Brrrr! …And pups love the snow!
Congratulations to our “Cold Nose, Warm Heart” Winter Facebook Photo Contest Winner, “Nelly”! Two-year old Nelly received an impressive 217 Facebook Likes and 32 Shares!

PAWS IN NEED

Please consider giving a pet in need a second chance at life this PAWliday by dropping a new or gently used pet supply into Bark-A-Bout’s “PAWS IN NEED” donation bin throughout January! Or, make a life-saving monetary donation at Bark-A-Bout or on our GoFundMe Page! All donations benefit “Michigan Animal Adoption Network” of Metro Detroit!

The Michigan Animal Adoption Network is a non-profit rescue based out of Oakland County, Michigan that dedicates their efforts primarily in city of Pontiac. “MAAN” is comprised of volunteers who generously distribute life-saving pet supplies and education by going door-to-door. MAAN volunteers are happy to donate pet care supplies to caring pet owners who could use a helping paw. All pets receiving donations are required to be spayed and neutered. When owners can’t afford the procedure, MAAN steps in and provides the procedure free of charge. All donations are gathered from generous donations from pet lovers like you!

Thank you for helping animals in need receive a second chance at life. Together we can make a difference within our commUNITY this Christmas!!
For questions, please call Bark-A-Bout at (586)566-8900.

A LOOK AT SOME OF BARK-A-BOUT’S PAST EVENTS

HURRICANE HARVEY: NO PET LEFT BEHIND

Bark-A-Bout collected over $1,375, dog food and pet supplies for D.A.W.G. (Detroit Animal Welfare Group)! DAWG took in many dogs from Texas that desperately needed life-saving pet supplies! If you are still interested in donating to D.A.W.G. and help their ongoing rescue efforts, please visit their webpage here.


PAW PATROL STUFFED ANIMALS

Bringing Cheer To Scared Children Through Dogs

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!


“LOVE YOUR PET”, PET SELFIE PHOTO CONTEST

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!


IGLOO DOG HOUSES FOR CHAINED DOGS LIVING OUTSIDE IN DETROIT 

This past winter, Bark-A-Bout collected enough money to purchase 7 dog houses for C.H.A.I.N.E.D. Inc. to distribute!

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!

BARK PINK FOR PITBULL AND BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

October is “Pit Bull Awareness” Month!

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).

BLOOD DONATION FOR HUMANS AND DOGS

“Dogs Saving Dogs, People Saving People”
Blood Drive for Humans and Dogs and Safety Expo, held at Bark-A-Bout on July 19th, 2015.

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!!


COINS FOR CRITTERS

Donating pocket change to save an animal’s life!

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!