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We pride ourselves in taking discarded Lives into our own – Healing them – and righting the wrongs heaped upon those innocents.

We are Humans. We are flawed. And that is why we rely on each other. We are at our Finest as a Collective…and that is the place we serve THEM best. We know that THEY need Our Help – Just like we need YOUR Help. That is why we are Community Faced. To Educate, Negotiate, Support, Empower, and Enable individuals to Help their own…and then Assist Others.

THAT is the way we GROW. THAT is the way we Save MORE Lives. We will not adopt our way out of pet overpopulation in L.A. This NOT a shell game, nor a shuffle. We must go Wider. Deeper.



The REAL Bark is a registered 501c3 non-profit dog rescue group in Los Angeles.


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{[ ABOUT FACE - FORWARD MARCH ]} Yes, this Beauty. Yes a female, ten month Australian Shepherd, and YES a Rescue. Her former family purchased her when she was but a wee pup, and then had a human child, and then had no time for her, so they gave her to someone they had never met - who never had a dog - who within two days realized he had no plan, nor time for her, so he dropped her off at the store. The gentleman was well-intentioned, but recounted how loyal this pup is as he told us he 'tied her up outside a liquor store, and she slipped out of her collar and ran into the store to find him.'
New Chapter - New Plan.
This STUNNING young lady is now part of The REAL Bark and is looking for her perfect home. Sweet, Smart, and Affectionate, this Aussie pup bonds quickly, and is ready to head into her finest Future with Anticipation and Pride. As such - and in support of the MILLIONS of women stepping out and speaking up for their own rights - we want to introduce you to: March.
If you are interested in meeting March, please take a minute and fill out an application on our site at
Thanks All. Have a GREAT Day.
Please Share her pic, and help March head into her right-fit HOME, soon. A place of Love, Kindness, Stability, Equality & Respect is what ALL Deserve.

*pic by Aaron Short #theREALbark
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{[ ITSY BITSY DESIGNER ]} Some of you might remember this tiny kid who was found underneath a tire of a parked car, on the always-fast-and-busy Sunset Blvd. It was a rainy Saturday and fortunately for this little pup, one of our Team stopped traffic, and risked harm to get her out from under that tire, where she was cowering, terrified. No one came to claim this kid, so she became a member of The REAL Bark, and got a Designer name of her own:
Meet Bitsy Johnson.
This tiny Chug - Chihuahua-Pug combo - with her adorable human expression - is all ready to weave a spell of LOVE in your World. You can come and meet this sweet kid TODAY, Saturday the 14th, at the Burbank Pet Plaza until 2:30, or reach us at for more information.
Once you meet Bitsy, you will see why she is a custom-made Perfect Fit for You.
Thanks Everyone. Have a GREAT Day.
*Thanks to Bitsy's Awesome Foster for all you are doing for her.
**pic by Aaron Short. #theREALbark
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{[ HIGH-LOW THERE ]} Remember that short-legged, handsome-but-sad faced senior we met that was abandoned at the shelter? Once we locked eyes we were all: "Let's Roll." Well, that same gent - now Brinkley - met up with Mara of maracaseyshoots, and her golden camera, at The REAL Bark's recent Mobile Adoption. Would you look at the SWEET, HAPPY mug on this charming Bassett-Beagle? Seven years young, and a ton of LIFE to offer the world - STILL. Brinkley is ready to scale new - um - Heights, to learn the Low-Down on Adopted Family Love. Wish to meet? Have a GREAT Day all. #theREALbark ... See MoreSee Less

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{[ NOW HE IS SAFER ]} Dumped onto the streets and alone for many MONTHS. Struggling to Survive. Daily: So many people turned away. And he kept on going. Following trash cans. Eating garbage. Hiding at night. The rope that was tied around his neck still on him. The matts of hair all the way to the skin, made it difficult to move and see. And yet, he did NOT GIVE UP. So that when Sylvia - who works at the North Central Shelter - saw him, she KNEW she would need to capture this poor kid - and bring him to Safety. So Sylvia spent her day off, with the help of Sandra from the Home Dog - LA, and Officer Collins, and risked their own safety in the streets of L.A. to trap this ravaged kid, who had grown so scared of humans.
And it worked!!!
The REAL Bark received word after capture that a special kid was coming in that would need to be rehabilitated, that essentially survived a war for almost a year on the streets, and would need to "Begin Again.
Of course we accepted the challenge. Bringing these kids back from abuse and neglect and showing them that NOT all those that they have grown to fear, are bad. And in fact, over time, it happens. We have done it so many times - And it is always an HONOR for us. When they understand it is Safe to TRUST again, we know we are heading in the right direction.
Sylvia and Sandra nicknamed this boy Lotto. After booking him in, they compassionately had him sedated, and shaved him clean of his brutal prison "coat" which was full of garbage and filth, they cut the rope off his neck, and when he woke up, would you look at the HANDSOME kid that was waiting underneath all that? He looks SO RELIEVED in the pic of him sitting in the locker room. Sight and Movement, restored - a NEW DAY had indeed begun for this SURVIVOR.

When we picked him up from the shelter, he went straight to the vet, and he remains there. He will have to overcome some medical issues, which are normal for any creature living in the streets for so long. Slow and Steady. We will remain there for him, and will work - daily - to build his Confidence, his Trust, and his Enjoyment.
When picking names, we have been on a "Iconic News Journalist" run, of late. So, joining Brinkley, Couric, Maddow, and Rather, we would like to Introduce you to Morley Safer, an EPIC, Award--winning, Respected, and Revered Broadcast Journalist who lived through war to report on it.

Made it through - with a higher Appreciation and Love of Life.

So, you see, this boy IS Safer now.
All greatest THANKS to Sylvia, Sandra, Collins, Kerry, Lana, and the Team at The REAL Bark that committed to changing the Direction of this special Life. We will keep you all up to date on Safer's Progress. Thank You Everyone for your Support.

We do this Together.
We do this through CommUNITY.
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This heartbreaking kid. Looks unreal. Dumped and living on the rough streets of L.A. FOR MONTHS and MONTHS. Matts so thick he has difficulty moving - and seeing. Rope still around his neck from when he used to be tied up. Now fending for himself. Chasing the dump-trucks on trash day. Life is hard enough for any of us humans to navigate smoothly, so imagine an innocent pup, whose world was turned upside down when his people abandoned him. PLEASE keep this poor soul in your thoughts, and come back here to The REAL Bark tomorrow for an update with HOPE. Thank You. #theREALbark ... See MoreSee Less

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Date Event
03 Dec Weekly Adoption Event
Echo Bark Inc., Silverlake
10 Dec Weekly Adoption Event
Gelson’s Market, Silverlake
17 Dec Weekly Adoption Event
Burbank Pet Plaza
24 Dec Christmas Eve – No event scheduled

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