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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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Can. You. Even? These SWEET guys. The Thors: Thor and Thornton... Bully Bob Thornton, that is. Thor thinks the new kid is A-OK. Both Survivors - Different Starts. Streets of Mexico. Streets of L.A. Doesn't Matter. ONE LOVE. Have a GREAT Day All. ... See MoreSee Less

20 hours ago  ·  

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{[ SNOWBALL'S MAGIC 8 BALL ]} They say timing is everything. A bit of magic never hurt. If you ask this handsome, little guy - Snowball Higgins - he will shake his head in total agreement. On the very same day that Snowball's former family decided they did NOT want him anymore, that they were too busy for their faithful and happy dog that they had since he was a puppy, they drove him to the kill-shelter. As fate would have it, The REAL Bark was headed to that SAME shelter - to Save Some Lives. When we arrived, the people had just pulled up to drop him, and overheard us, and approached us. They explained their reason for leaving him at the shelter and pleaded with us to take him. Once the shelter gave their blessing, Snowball Higgins leapt into Mavis' arms and off he went. With us.
Snowball was very happy with his new LUCK, and his new Rescue Friends, and fond of his new Thoughtful sitters: Chris, Meredith, and their two littles Cillian & Sasha. Snowball next charmed his Dedicated, Nurturing Foster momma Kathryn. And it was on his visit to one of our Mobile Adoptions that Snowball Higgins produced his Magic 8 Ball again - shook it - and the word that appeared was ADOPTED. For on that day this lil' homeless pup met his Future Favorite Human, the AWESOME Gina, who showed up, fell quick and deep for him. Little did Snowball know that he was also winning a Great new dad, Mike, and a sibling named Foxy. And as Snowball Higgins packed his bags to move into his fancy new digs, and realized that was WANTED, LOVED and heading HOME!!! And as he KNEW that he completed his Beautiful New Family, Snowball Higgins gave his Magic 8 Ball to the next REAL Bark pup waiting in line, for their New Magic Life.
Congrats and Thanks to ALL involved.
Happy Life, Snowball Higgins!
This is the first of TEN recent Adoptions we are Thrilled to Share with You.
Have a Great Day...and Thank You for Supporting the Pups & Peeps here at The REAL Bark.
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2 days ago  ·  

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{[ THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME ]} Sure has been an AMAZING past couple of weeks here for us at The REAL Bark. We - gratefully - have been super busy getting many of our Beautiful crew Adopted into their cherished New Families. Between Meetings, Introductions, Trials, Homechecks, and Helping Integrate to New Adopted Lives, we are Thrilled and Humbled that we are able to walk these kids from Abandoned to Adored.
Little two-and-a-half month Shirley TempBull - pictured here in an artfully cool pic by Penni - is happy to help us announce the many babes that deservedly got to go HOME. Names and Pictures this week. Today, we just want to offer a HUGE THANK YOU to the many of YOU that Like, Comment, Support, and Follow what we are HONORED to do.
You are very much a part of the CommUNITY...
and SO Appreciated.
Welcome Home, pups.
Have a Great Day, All. Thanks!
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1 week ago  ·  

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{[ STAR STUDENT: ALL'S WELL WITH ROSWELL ]} You might recall this once tiny reindeer. Roswell was pulled from the shelter at four weeks old, turned in as a stray. He was sickly, not yet able to walk, and had a large hole in his stomach. The REAL Bark's nursing staff started immediate shifts of bottle feeding, medicating, and nurturing. We also put up a single photo of baby Roswell that gained some 500,000 LIKES, and was shared, and fawned over in several countries.
Kid has always been so Handsome...and Humble.
Little man grew, and healed, and kept growing, and then met his Beautiful New Family, gained a few kitty siblings - whom he Respects - and kept maturing into a Charming, Kind, Affectionate pup. One that also happened to recently graduate his good citizen class AND be utilized as a Control Dog to help calm nervous and anxious dogs in classes.
The Much Adored & Loved Roswell, stopped by Echo Bark Inc. recently to say Hello. Just finishing his tenth month on the planet, this stunner is courting 75 pounds, and STILL growing!
Big Thanks to Danielle, Steve, Makenna, the kitties, and all of YOU for Loving and Embracing this special boy from day one.

We Love You buddy. So proud of who you are...and the Positive Role Model you are, for all the Pittie Population.
Big Hug, Roswell, from your O.F.
Original Family.
#theREALbark #Roswell #PittiesInCitiesWithKitties
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2 weeks ago  ·  

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Young Bert is still looking for his right-fit next chapter. If you have not seen Bert's story - handicapped and abandoned on the streets of China - and then his journey to America, Please have a watch and help us by SHARING. ... See MoreSee Less

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It Does Not Have To Be A Lot…It Just Means A Lot.


Date Event
06 Aug Weekly Adoption Event
Echo Bark Inc., Silverlake
13 Aug Weekly Adoption Event
Burbank Pet Plaza
20 Aug Weekly Adoption Event
Echo Bark Inc., Silverlake
27 Aug Weekly Adoption Event
Pasadena Farmers Market

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