💋💋 Congratulations, Sheri G. for winning Bark-A-Bout’s “Pucker-Up, Buttercup” Valentine’s Pet Photo Contest! 💋💋
Kangaroo Island is a popular Australian tourist destination and wildlife park off of Australia’s southeast coast. It teams with such biodiversity, that the island has proudly gained itself the reputation as “Little Noah’s Ark”. Sadly, in recent weeks, Kangaroo Island has succumbed to massive bushfire damage, decimating over half of the 1,700-square-mile island. In the past week alone, raging bushfires have undone decades of careful conservation work on Kangaroo Island—and killed over 1 BILLION Australian-native animals.
Tragically, Kangaroo Island is now black and smoldering—a grim scene closely resembling a true apocalypse. Burned animal carcasses litter the shoulders of roads that run across the island’s rugged landscape.
In a desperate search to save any surviving island wildlife, animal rescue teams have begun braving the elements to walk in human chains and search tree by tree for life. Please make a lifesaving donation to Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park where your vital contribution will provide these emergency crew members and passionate animal caregivers with the funds they need to collect the surviving wildlife and purchase necessary medical supplies and food to nurse them back to health.
What makes the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park’s lifesaving efforts so vital is that Kangaroo Island is the ONLY PLACE on the planet where the koala population is clean of widespread life-threatening chlamydia disease that has long threatened the koala species. Kangaroo Island was once considered the koala’s “insurance policy” against their extinction, and now 80% of their Kangaroo Island habitat has been decimated by these recent bushfires.
Please donate here. Your donation may quite possibly save Australia’s remaining koala population from near extinction.
Thank you to all those that came out to Bark-A-Bout’s “Plunge For Paws In Need” Winter, 2019 Fundraiser!
With your support, $21,743 was raised for pets in need! All donations helped local pet rescues pay for critical life-saving pet-care supplies and veterinary care for abandoned pets who desperately need a miracle this winter.
With the help of your generous donations, Bark-A-Bout raised $4,225 for Prevention Concepts and Solutions P.A.C.K. Team in training during the Christmas pawliday! All funds benefit the K-9 Unit dogs in training and Veteran Psychiatric Service Dogs in training! Thank you for helping us to provide K-9 Unit dogs the protection they deserve by donating to our K-9 Bulletproof Vest & Equipt Fundraiser, and by dropping donations into our Christmas PAWS IN NEED donation bins located in Bark-A-Bout and nearby pet stores within Macomb and Oakland County.
You can still donate! Please visit Bark-A-Bout’s K-9 Bulletproof Vest GoFundMe Page
Visit The P.A.C.K. Team’s Wish List
Police K-9 lives matter!
In honor of 4-year old German Shepherd, “Axe”, of the St. Clair Shores, MI Police Department who was recently killed in the line of duty, please donate towards the purchase of a K-9 bulletproof vest and lifesaving equipment for the P.A.C.K. Training Team. A custom-made ballistic vest will help protect a police K-9 who selflessly risks his life each and every day on behalf of the safety of our community.
Police officers who work with K-9s view them as their equals, worthy of the same status as humans. Police K-9’s can do things we humans can’t: sniff out criminals, bombs, drugs, weapons, and even missing children or adults. All police K-9 handlers agree, their dogs are much more than just a tool. They are their “partner” and an integral part of their family.
“Prevention Concepts and Solutions” (501c3) of Romeo, Michigan works towards training Police K-9s for law enforcement, as well as psychiatric service, emotional support and therapy dogs for Veterans.
Visit Our K-9 Bulletproof Vest GoFundMe Page
Visit The P.A.C.K. Team’s Wish List
In celebration of “Howl-O-Ween” Bark-A-Bout hosted a Facebook Pet Photo Contest! Out of 27 photos, Levi and Winston had a landslide win! Most pets received 25 to 40 Facebook likes. But these two were neck-and-neck each day, coming in with a landslide victory of 232 and 235 likes! Their winning margins were so close we couldn’t resist giving each dog a winning prize Trick-or-Treat sack stuffed with toys and treats.
Congratulations, Levi and Winston!
CONGRATULATIONS, REMY & WINSTON!
The photo that received the most Facebook SHARES was our lucky winner! Most photos received 100 shares or less… these two pups won by a LANDSLIDE with over 30,000 shares each! Wow! With so many fans, we crowned both Winston and Remy each our first place winners! Both pups received a backpack stuffed with dog treats and goodies. Their pictures are proudly displayed on Bark-A-Bout’s Facebook page and website. Congrats Remy and Winston!
With over 20 contestants, “Ruger” pulled out a landslide victory with 408 Facebook Shares! Congratulations Ruger, and your paw’some dad, David!
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!
GIVE A PET A SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE BY DONATING PET FOOD & SUPPLIES
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.
SUPPORTING DETROIT ANIMAL WELFARE GROUP’S TEXAS RESCUE EFFORTS
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.
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.
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.
SEVEN IGLOO DOG HOUSES DONATED TO C.H.A.I.N.E.D. Inc. WILL SAVE PETS LIVES THIS WINTER!
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!
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).
“DOGS SAVING DOGS, PEOPLE SAVING PEOPLE”
Blood Drive for Humans and Dogs and Safety Expo
Held at Bark-A-Bout, 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!!
DONATING POCKET CHANGE SAVES ANIMALS
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!