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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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{[ RIGHT NOW IS HOW ]} Hey. It stopped raining here in Los Angeles.....for a minute. So what do we do? We Move Forward with our Adoption Event, Thank You Kindly. The REAL Bark will be at the Silver Lake Gelson's Markets location from 11-2:30 TODAY to have you meet some STUNNING kids looking for their HOMES. Rain - Shmain. They just wanna LOVE. Come on By...and See Why - we devote ourselves to helping these Sweet Souls understand the word: FAMILY. Thanks!!! All the Finest to You. *Awesome pic of Elizabeth by Awesome Mara Casey. **Gelson's is at 2725 Hyperion Ave, 90027 ... See MoreSee Less

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{[ BE MINE ]} Looking for a Valentine that will last a Lifetime? Adoptive Love continues well beyond any Holiday. Little-big five-month Dobie pup, Frannie, is just one of our Valentines waiting to meet their TRUE LOVES. Save a Life - and watch what that does for your own Heart. Happy Valentine's Day to You All, from us here at The REAL Bark. * Frannie's fab photo by the amazingness that is Mara. Check out more of her work @ ... See MoreSee Less

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{[ BFF's ]} Best. Fantastic. Family!!! You recall this little black and white Pittie, we named Kate Spayed, after pulling her from the North Central shelter where she had stayed for MONTHS? This cute girl - who looks like a Pittie-Boston cross - had been overbred and dumped, and was NOT finding any potential for her future. That was until The REAL Bark Rescued her and Gayle laid eyes upon her pic posted right here. Next came a meeting with husband Doug, their three Stunning AND Charming children, and their Pittie Oliver.
So what happened next, you ask?
Only the Best & Finest New Beginning that little Kate Spayed could ever Design. And after Adoption comes work, and this Beautiful Family was committed beyond, to helping Kate - now Phoebe - assimilate into her new HOME.
Congrats & Thanks to the Piburn-Pillsbury household, who LOVE their new kid with their Giant Hearts. After Adopting, they immediately took the recent adorable addition along on the Family Vacay to Colorado, to see her first snow!
There are people that make the Planet a better place - and that is without question this Family - who are staunch advocates for the Pitties - as well as the Family Kitty. All pursuing a Life of Harmony, Creativity, Education, Inclusion, and Kindness. For Them...and by example, for the Many Others of Us in the CommUNITY, that they Inspire.
Thanks Everyone. Make Today Great.
*Special Thanks to Luis, Home Dog L.A., and Ernesto who all helped this special pup Survive + Thrive.
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2 weeks ago  ·  

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{[ AWARD WINNING BEAUTY ]} This puppy. Stunning amounts of Stun-Stunnery. 5 month old purebred Doberman girl that is going to LIGHT UP some lucky person's world. This kid came into the shelter as a stray, with an injury, and was therefore Rescue Only. Turns out her issue was a toe injury, and that little piggy is almost healed. So this large baby-kid will be looking for her New Family now.
We named this beauty, Frannie, after one of the Coolest-Kindness-Most Brilliant actresses - as well as one of the biggest Animal Advocates out there - Frances Conroy. Frannie has been so kind to The REAL Bark - helping out so many pups in need - and we wanted to Honor her with our Deep Gratitude in the form of this Rescued Soul's name. Thank YOU, Frannie!!!
This Freedom Pic is with the always awesome Sylvia, from the North Central Shelter, who carried SWEET Frannie out into our arms, on the day she began her New Life.
Interested in knowing more about, or meeting Frannie - the Dobie puppy? Feel free to write us here:
Thanks Everyone. Great Day to You.
There are So Many WINS when you Adopt.
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2 weeks ago  ·  

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{[ PRODUCTION DESIGN ]} Little Tom Furd had Designs on a Big, New Life and that is what he got! The REAL Bark pulled Tom from the East Valley Shelter, where he was a stray in the medical room, because of a pelvic fracture. Tom needed cage rest, so that is exactly what he got...and when his healing happened - and the time came to meet folks - Tom crossed paths with Corey. Tom is a smart little dude, and let it be known to the awesome Corey, that they were a match, and would it not be Award Winning for an Adoption to take place, so they could be buds forever?
So That Happened!
Congrats and Thanks to both of these gents, as well as to Veronica & Sherry up at East Valley, and certainly to Tom's Fosters, The Chao Family, for helping heal through plenty of Affection.
It is amazing that one little Life has Produced such Positivity for So Many. And of course we are always Honored to see these kids through to their own Sweet New Beginning.
Thank YOU All for Helping us to do just that. Have a Great Day.
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2 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
04 Feb Weekly Adoption Event
11 Feb Weekly Adoption Event
Echo Bark Inc., Silverlake
18 Feb Weekly Adoption Event
Gelson’s Market, Silverlake
25 Feb Weekly Adoption Event
Pasadena Farmers Market

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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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