$7,000 Raised for Pets In Need.
Three Local Rescues Split Bark-A-Bout’s $7,000 Grand Prize Donation.

With your help and generosity, the Bark-A-Bout Team raised $7,000 to bless 3 local pet rescues.

In Bark-A-Bout’s  “Wags-To-Wishes, Letter To Santa Paws” Contest, countless heart-felt letters were submitted to Santa Paws, encouraging him to choose a favorite local pet rescue to receive a portion of Bark-A-Bout’s Grand Prize Donation.

Congratulations to these 3 paw’some pet rescues who exemplify the true spirit of Christmas for animals in need:
Canine Companions Rescue Center ($3,000), Detroit Animal Welfare Group (DAWG)($2,000), and 4 Paws 1 Heart ($2,000).

A special Thank You, to all who donated through Bark-A-Bout’s paw’some 2021 fundraisers:
— Top-Dog Kennel Lock-In
— Carmel Apple Fundraiser
— FunPasta Fundraising
— Tshirt & Hoodie Fundraiser
— Coins For Critters
— Pop Cans & Bottle Donation
— Donating online/at Bark-A-Bout

THANK YOU from our head to our wagging tail!
The Bark-A-Bout Team is so eager to pass along this life-saving money to pets in need within our local community.
Your support will give a second chance at life to many pets throughout the year.





$15,300 Raised for Pets In Need.
NBS Animal Rescue Wins Bark-A-Bout’s $6,500 Grand Prize Donation

Thank you to all the BRRRrave individuals who dumped a bucket of ice-water over their head to support Bark-A-Bout’s Virtual “Plunge For Paws In Need” Winter, 2020 Fundraiser! Despite our country’s unprecedented financial uncertainties, through your immense generosity this winter, Bark-A-Bout was able to raise a whopping $15,300 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. 

NBS Animal Rescue won the Bark-A-Bout Team’s Grand Prize Donation of $6,500. In an impressive display of comradery, NBS Animal Rescue chose to donate $1,000 of their winnings to second place runner up, Making Miracles Animal Rescue, and $500 to third place runner up, Teacher’s Pet: Dogs And Kids Learning Together. This truly showcases NBS Animal Rescue’s eagerness and commitment to partner with fellow animal welfare groups within our community, to bring aid to all pets within our community.






$360 Raised For Australia’s “Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park” As Wildfires Rage On

Thank you to those who donated to Bark-A-Bout’s Australian Bushfire Relief Fund, benefiting Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park!
With your financial support, Bark-A-Bout raised $360 for animals in need.

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 and displaced over 3 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.

Please make a lifesaving donation here 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.

Your donation may quite possibly save Australia’s remaining koala population from near extinction.


$21,743 Raised For Pets In Need

Thank you to all those BRRRrave individuals who jumped in Bark-A-Bout’s freezing pool of ice to support Bark-A-Bout’s “Plunge For Paws In Need” Winter, 2019 Fundraiser!

A whopping $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. Thank you!



$4,225 Raised For K-9 Bulletproof Vests, In Honor of Fallen K-9 Officer, “Axe”

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.
All funds benefit the K-9 Unit dogs in training and Veteran Psychiatric Service Dogs in training!

K-9 Unit dogs will receive the protection they deserve through your donations to Bark-A-Bout’ s K-9 Bulletproof Vest & Equipt Fundraiser and by dropping pet supplies into our Christmas PAWS IN NEED donation bins located in Bark-A-Bout and nearby pet stores within Macomb and Oakland County.

Police K-9 lives matter!

In honor of fallen police K-9, 4-year old German Shepherd, “Axe”, of St. Clair Shores, Michigan Police Department, who was killed in the line of duty, all donations will help purchase custom-made canine ballistic vests that will help protect police K-9’s who selflessly risk their lives each day to keep our community safe.

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, like sniff out criminals, bombs, drugs, weapons, and even missing children or adults. All police K-9 handlers agree that 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



Four Truck Loads of Pet Food/Supplies and $830 Raised For Pets In Need

This afternoon, Michigan Animal Adoption Network / Animal Care Network picked up their first big load of PAWS IN NEED donations from Bark-A-Bout that generous customers have thoughtfully donated throughout Christmas to help Oakland County pets in need! The MAAN’s Street Team will be hitting the pavement this weekend dispersing these life-saving donations one home at a time! According to MAAN’s lead organizer, Lindsay W, “Our shelves are pretty bare right now, so we expect to see most of these donations dispersed by this weekend!” ❄️🐶🐕

Thank you to those who donated to Bark-A-Bout’s GoFundMe page, donated in store, and dropped these life-saving supplies into one of the many PAWS IN NEED donation bins located throughout Macomb and Oakland County!!! 🐶 A special thanks to the kind employees of each pet store who helped collect these donations, including: Pet Supplies Plus of Washington Twp, Pet Supplies Plus of Clinton Twp, Three Dog Bakery of Rochester, Classic Pet Supply of Chesterfield, Purely Pets of Shelby Twp. and Ruff Ruff Raw inside Bark-A-Bout, and of course- – shout out to our amazing generous customers who drop donations in our bin when they bring their dogs to play under our woof. 

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!




Dog Food/Supplies and $1,375 Raised For Texan Pets In Hurricane Harvey

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 following the catastrophic Hurricane Harvey.
To donate to D.A.W.G. and help their continuing rescue efforts, please visit their webpage here.



First Responders Hand Stuffed Animals To Scared Children At Scenes Of Accidents

$210 Raised To Purchase 17 Paw Patrol Stuffed Animals

The company, which tries to do a different fundraiser with a different cause about every month or so, raised $210 through its “Project Smile” fundraiser they did throughout March to purchase the stuffed animals for the two departments. First responders hand out stuffed animals to children who may be scared and need a friend to hold onto at the scenes of accidents or while emergency responders provide treatment.

Shelby Township Fire Chief Jim Swinkowski said the stuffed animals bring a smile to children’s faces and is sure that they help get their mind off of what is going on sometimes. “Bark-A-Bout Pet Activity Center & Resort is always eager to support our community,” Michelle Nikiforuk, owner of Bark-A-Bout said. “Together with the generous donations of our customers throughout the month of March, Bark-A-Bout raised funds to purchase Paw Patrol stuffed animals.”
“Our local Shelby Township Police and Fire departments will give these Dalmatian firemen and German Shepherd police dog stuffed animals to scared children at the scene of accidents. This is an important way to add cheer and comfort to a youngster’s traumatic day and reaffirm that dogs truly are ‘man’s best friend.’”


$500 Raised Provides Seven Igloo Dog Houses For Outdoor Chained Dogs

No dog should be left outside during life-threatening arctic winter. This winter, Bark-A-Bout collected over $500 to purchase igloo dog houses for C.H.A.I.N.E.D. Inc. to distribute. Plus, 2 additional dog houses were generously donated by Bark-A-Bout customers. 

Thank you to those who donated! If you would still like to donate to this amazing cause, please visit our GoFundMe Page!



T-Shirts & Washcloth Dogs Sold During October For “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).



Lifesaving Funds Were Raised For NBS Animal Rescue

Summer heat is in full swing! Cool off at Bark-A-Bout during our “Yappy Hour Ice Cream Social” Sunday, July 31st from 1-3pm!
Your pup can lap up complimentary delicious and creamy ‘doggy ice cream’ as you and your family enjoy complimentary ice cream and creative toppings compliments of Three Dog Bakery, all while being entertained by the high-flying exhilarating sport of dock diving! While you’re here, check out our fun summer pet paw’ducts available for purchase in our Pet Boutique, each uniquely designed to keep your pup cool and content this hot season!

Can’t make it to the ice cream social but still want to watch the competition?
Bark-A-Bout’s Doggy Dock Diving competition is taking place the whole weekend, Saturday, July 30th and Sunday July 31st from 9am-5pm, so stop by any time to watch!

All donations benefit NBS Animal Rescue, a foster based rescue out of Troy, Michigan.




Emergency Preparedness Safety Expo and Blood Drive For Dogs & Humans

From this event alone, over 55+ dogs can be saved, and over 75+ humans can be saved through blood donation

Sunday, July 19, 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, the Shelby Township Fire Department and countless charities to save human and dogs lives through blood donation.

OVRS Buddies for Life Blood Bank” veterinarians came out to Bark-A-Bout 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 Mobile Team to give tours inside their ambulance, and first responders from the Shelby Township Fire Department gave tours of their fire truck and encouraged everyone to try on their uniforms and hold their heavy equipment.

Through the Health and Safety Expo portion of the event, families learned how to be better PAWpared with their pet in mind during a severe medical or weather emergency.  Thank you to the countless charities that donated free supplies, learning materials and give-aways.

Thank you for the marketing support of our local community: Channel 7 NewsThe Macomb Daily Newspaper, local radio stations Channel 955 and 950 AM along with countless small businesses and Emergency Planning teams throughout the USA. A special thank you for Bark-A-Bout’s customers, friends and family for sharing our marketing ads on Facebook, helping to make Bark-A-Bout’s event a life-saving success!

I want to thank you for giving me your plasma and it saved my life. If it wasn’t for your transfusion, I wouldn’t have made it.”

Billy donated his blood as frequently as possible.

Billy and Susan, you are our heroes! Thank you for taking the time and effort out of your busy schedule to care about dogs in need within our community! You definitely make the world a beautiful place! A big Woof Woooof for Billy and Susan!!!

Much love and aPAWreciation from all your Bark-A-Bout fur’ends!

A. will teach you step-by-step what to do during common pet emergencies, 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. 

At the end of class, students will receive a personalized “Pet First Aid CPR Certificate”, a fully-illustrated Pet CPR and First Aid book and various first aid supplies. Pet First Aid Kits specifically tailored for common pet ailments are available for purchase in Bark-A-Bout’s Pet Boutique!
TO REGISTER: Please call Bark-A-Bout at (586)566-8900 to speak to a fur’endly receptionist. Full payment of $60 will be required by debit or credit over the phone. Seating is limited. Cancellation Policy:  48+ hours notice: 100% refund  |  1-47 hours notice: 50% refund  |  No shows: 0% refund


Facebook Pet Photo Contest


 Congratulations, Sheri G. for winning Bark-A-Bout’s “Pucker-Up, Buttercup” Valentine’s Pet Photo Contest! 💋 💋 💋 💋

Facebook Pet Photo Contest


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!

Facebook Pet Photo Contest


 In celebration of “National Best Fur’ends Day” Bark-A-Bout hosted a “Share To Win” Pet Photo Contest!!!

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!

Facebook Pet Photo Contest


With over 20 contestants, “Ruger” pulled out a landslide victory with 408 Facebook Shares! Congratulations Ruger, and your paw’some dad, David!

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!

Facebook Pet Photo Contest

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.

Congratulations, Pascal!



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!

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