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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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PANTHER'S BIG UPDATE: This BRAVE little Survivor, had GIANT surgery Wednesday at ASEC. It was several hours long, and the Amazing Dr. Heidorn basically rebuilt Panther's brutally broken back two legs. Internally, they were in pieces. The HOPE is that he gets to keep them both. Every day counts, and we will know in the coming weeks, as Panther will have to have another surgery to remove the pins holding them together. His broken ribs will heal with cage rest, as will his hips. Right now the HOPE is that we can get him to California Animal Rehabilitation - CARE, when he is strong enough, to see if we can help SAVE his front left leg. It curls up - "knuckles" - and he is unable to use it. While the Monster Human was assaulting this pup - before dumping him in a stranger's orchard - they severely damaged the nerve in that leg. If we cannot help through Therapy - AND if his back to legs remain good - we will likely need to amputate his front leg.
We know: It's A LOT. Emotionally, and in the Gut. Sickening. But just like our boy, Thor, Panther's Spirit and Heart are Resilient, and Strong, and Beautiful. While he will never be an Athlete - nothing will stop him from being a Warrior.

Giant THANKS to those of you that have helped with this surgery. Your Compassion is Epic. If this is a new story to you, we are still WAY open to HELP, as we have not covered cost on this first big surgery. Tax-Deductible Donations of ANY size are Welcome + Appreciated HERE.
Kind Thanks to you ALL. The LOVE you are sending this adorable, DETERMINED kid, is Felt, Shared, and a Reminder of just how many GOOD people there are, to offset the bad ones.
Kindness Wins. And HEROES can have more than two legs.
Thanks Y'all. PLEASE Share.
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I'M WHAT? ON TV TONIGHT??? Yes, Thor, you and several other AMAZING Rescue Dogs will be featured on the Hallmark Channel's "2018 American Rescue Dog Awards" - TONIGHT February 19th. 8/7c on the Hallmark Channel USA, or check your local listings. Join your Friends & Family, or set those DVR's for an Entertaining, Heartwarming look at Rescue Dogs. Thor will be in a video section paying tribute to Rescuers and the Brilliant pups they work to Help & Heal. Thank You Mike Levitt & Hallmark for the work you do for ALL the pups. Thor already picked the section of the couch he will be watching from. He wants to discuss snack options now.... Have Fun y'all. Thank You. #AmericanRescueDogShow #theREALbark #RescueDogsRULE #NeverGiveUp ... See MoreSee Less

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EMERGENCY HELP NEEDED - HORRIBLE. This three-month-old pup. Just SICKENING. Found dumped in an orchard in Bakersfield, AFTER a "human" brutalized it. It is SHOCKING and too MUCH to think about. Pup had BOTH rear legs broken. Another front leg injured. Ribs are broken. And he is still SWEET as can be in all this pain. Let the whatever MONSTER that did this find their own fate, but RIGHT NOW we need help getting an EMERGENCY PLAN together. He is being transported into LA from Bakersfield today. Got him pain meds for now, and working on a plan to see what is possible to help this little broken man at a fair shot in Life.
We are looking at much medical, likely a couple surgeries, and if you know us, we will do whatever we can to save his limbs, and his Spirit, and get him on the road to HEALING. Just like THOR, this little pup did NOT Give Up as he laid in the orchard waiting to be found. We will of course keep you UPDATED on everything. If you are able to help with a few dollars, it would mean EVERYTHING to this pup's chances. THANK YOU.
Shout out to Dana & Lorin, for their early solid, compassionate work here, and for Auntie Hillary for the heads up.
PLEASE: Let's Get this kid IMMEDIATE HELP, and show him how GOOD most people are. Thank You!
Beyond Grateful for any tax-deductible donation, and Every Penny will go right to this poor little guy's URGENT Care:
Thank You. Truly.
Hold on little kid, we are getting a plan together.
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7 days ago  ·  

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LOOK WHAT LOVE DID. Yep. This is the SAME pup sitting proudly on the left - Katie Couric - from our last post! Except for the fact that Katie is HEALED & HEALTHY & SURROUNDED BY HER STUNNING FAMILY.
CONGRATS + THANKS to You: Nisha, Brandon & pup sister Lexi. What AWESOME HUMANS you are to show this SWEET girl the Kindness & Safety she deserved all along.
How lucky is she?
What a GIFT it is for us to be able to take these Lost Souls that have been neglected, mistreated, and worse - and to show them how WRONG their last people were, and how AMAZING LIFE CAN BE.
Thank YOU, everybody for your Support in helping us do this with Katie, with Thor, and SO MANY more. Thanks Everyone.

Have a GOOD Day. There is Heartbreak in our World:
Please - Stay Strong + Stay Kind.

*brilliant pic by Brandon Espy Photography + @NishaEspy
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THIS POOR PUP. Some of you might remember 'Katie Couric.' The REAL Bark pulled her from the shelter in AWFUL, Heartbreaking shape. She was used for breeding - and chewed up during the process. The 'owners' other dog would attack her while she was protecting her young. And then when she was in TRAGIC shape and no longer useful - they THREW her away.
Her eyes. Wow.
We saw her. And we saw right into her. So she left that day, for a WHOLE LOT of Care, Medical, Compassion & Promise. That PROMISE I speak of is our word to Katie that she would some day Feel/Look Better & her Heart would be Happier...AND that she would one day have an AMAZING Family that Wanted, Loved & Cherished her.
Join us on Instagram - @therealbark - and check out our new post and see if that Promise came true.
If you are not on IG, we will post the pic here this week, as well. In addition to Nacho's update!

Thanks Everyone. Have a Good Day.
Stay Strong + Stay Kind.
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2 weeks ago  ·  

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


Date Event
1st Sat Weekly Adoption Event
Echo Bark Inc., Silverlake
2nd Sat Weekly Adoption Event
Burbank Pet Plaza
3rd Sat Weekly Adoption Event
Gelson’s Market, Silverlake
4th Sat Weekly Adoption Event
Pasadena Farmers Market

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