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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.




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{[ THE EMBOLDEN GIRLS ]} These ladies. Four Beauties. Little Luca - on the left - was pulled by The REAL Bark when we visited Bakersfield. Being a senior, sickly Chihuahua mix in a remote shelter usually only ends one heartbreaking way. Not that day. After vetting and blood-work, we took Luca - to be spayed. What should have been routine surgery was not. In between her surgery and a diagnosis, this sweet little Survivor met these two brilliant women - Martabel and Sarah - and their little pup Tatine. And the ladies, who were already customers at Echo Bark Inc., fell deeeeeeply and instantly for this little kid, and began Fostering her immediately.
You see, during her spay, it was discovered that Luca had tumors, that were removed and then biopsied. And the results came back positive for cancer. Malignant. And now the difficult task of telling these two lovely ladies that the baby that they had grown so immensely attached to, was sicker than anyone knew. And where many people would have bowed out graciously, and stated they could not - or would not - deal with this, Martabel and Sarah were the exact opposite. They said they were too deep in Love and they would NOT be giving her up, nor leaving Luca's life, but instead were bracing themselves to see her through.
Come What May.
With the expert guidance of Dr. Ash, tests, x-rays, and exams were done on Luca. And in our eyes, Luca's Family became Heroes. Word came back that, for now, Luca was cancer free, but that it could return, and Martabel, and Sarah, and Tatine did not miss a step, and started sharing all Life's great Adventures and Wonders with this former used and abandoned little pup, that had never known such Affection, Kindness, and Joy.
Luca running freely on the beach, Luca on a picnic, Luca attending an Equality Celebration. The pictures came pouring in. And the look on Luca's face - as well as her family's - says it all. "Thank You for Life." "Thank You for Love." and "Thank You for helping me get HOME to my FAMILY."

Let's all send a lot of Positive, Kind, Healthy vibes Luca's way...and GIANT THANKS to the Amazing Souls that she is now lucky enough to call Family.

TODAY is the Gift. Nothing is Promised for any of us, so Today is what we Celebrate.

Have a GREAT Day, Everyone.
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{[ A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME...]} So when we completed Race For The Rescues at the Pasadena Rose Bowl, this last weekend, we walked over to see if any pups that were brought in from the city shelter, were left behind. Somehow this little beauty was not Adopted - still homeless - and we were all about changing that. So this eleven month old Poodle-Terrier became Nelly Rose, and part of The REAL Bark.
Welcome Aboard kiddo.
We have a feeling you will be meeting your New Adoptive Family here very soon.
Interested in knowing more about this little gem?
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Thanks! Have a Great Day.
*Thanks Amanda for fostering this Sweet kid, and helping her understand how GREAT Life is going to get.
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5 days ago  ·  

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WE MADE IT!!! The REAL Bark completed our 1K, 5k, and 10K runs at the Race For The Rescue, this last weekend. The proceeds we will receive enable us to go save MORE lives, and then be able to fund their surgeries, full vetting, rehabilitation for some, care, and supplies in this coming year. As we are a Non-Profit the only way we can impact more and MORE Lives, is through the generosity of people just like You. So THANK YOU!!!
SO VERY PROUD to state that we came in 2nd place for the entire RACE, behind the organizer, The Rescue Train, who puts on this annual fundraising RACE.
This pic caught some of us, but we actually had MORE runners than this, and send all of them our deepest Gratitude for coming on board with The REAL Bark. Some were our Adopters, some customers from Echo Bark Inc., and some highly regarded folks in the Rescue World, joined in to help us meet our goal.
Now that the Race was Run, we begin our search for those lives that need our help.
YOU made this possible...and we will never forget it...and continue to pay every penny forward to MANY pups in need.

Have an AMAZING Week, Everyone.
Still time to toss a few dollars to the Fund.
Every Dollar = More Rescue. So Appreciate it.
You can do that HERE:
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1 week ago  ·  

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{[THOR'S FIRST COMMERCIAL}] BIG Shout Out + Congrats to KOMBUCHA DOG and Squarespace and their Beautiful New Commercial featuring our HANDSOME Logo-Boy Thor, as well as our Adorable Alum, Steven Tyler Jr. From Broken & Dying in the streets >to> Lights-Camera-Action. It's AMAZING what LOVE can Accomplish. Please ENJOY + PLEASE SHARE. Also, PLEASE Consider a small Donation to our RACE to Save More Lives $1, $3, $5. It All Adds Up. THANK YOU ALL!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago  ·  

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{[ KITTEN CABOODLE - EVENT ]} Sure, we admit to being pretty dog-centric. But as a canine rescue it kind of makes sense. But that does not mean that we are without the Kitty Love. These two ridiculously Adorable, Charming, and Playful three-month-old siblings: Pie and Posey are with us at The REAL Bark and will be at our Adoption Event TODAY - looking for a Family of their own.
These kitts were bottle babies from the shelter, and Skillfully and Thoughtfully nurtured and socialized by Nick and Alanna - from tininess all the way through their shots, spays, and graduation from Kittergarden - to ready them for this opportunity to meet their New Families.
Is that You?
Come meet Pie and Posey - and some other adorable adoptable pups, Today, Saturday October the 1st, at our Mobile Adoption Event. We will be at Echo Bark Inc. from 11-2:30. The REAL Bark looks forward to seeing you, as does The REAL Meow.
There is inter-species LOVE for all, just waiting for You.
Echo Bark Inc. is at 3724 Sunset Blvd. LA 90026.
Have a GREAT Day.
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3 weeks ago  ·  

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Please Consider Helping Us SAVE More.
It Does Not Have To Be A Lot…It Just Means A Lot.


Date Event
01 Oct Weekly Adoption Event
Echo Bark Inc., Silverlake
08 Oct Weekly Adoption Event
Burbank Pet Plaza
15 Oct Race For The Rescues
Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena
22 Oct Weekly Adoption Event
Pasadena Farmers Market

See all upcoming events and details…



If you’re interested in fostering / adopting, or would like to volunteer with us, please select from one of the following online applications below:

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