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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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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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6 days ago  ·  

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Who’s winning at best puppy face so far? 😍
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2 weeks ago  ·  

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UPDATE: URGENT RESCUE. Headed to Vet, TODAY. Big Day for her. Needs Blood-work, X Rays, and complete work up. Please keep a good thought for her. Thank You.
Poor kid. Neck Injury. Senior Beagle DUMPED by her humans at the shelter. This SWEET 10 year old girl, was just dropped at shelter - because her people are moving. Yup. No Comment. They did not even leave her name, but had no problem leaving this scared, confused, out of shape pup, with some sort of injury to her neck. She remained laid out on her side when I opened her kennel, and the vet tech said she yelps when they pick her up. Her sad eyes were saying it all.
Getting her pain-free would be the first step, before doctors get to testing to see what's going on. Check back here at The REAL Bark and we will keep you updated on this kid, that has NO IDEA why the 'family' she had for ten years tossed her away like she did not matter. You better bet SHE DOES...

If you have a dollar or a few, that you are able to share toward her medical, it would be most Welcome & Appreciated.
Thank YOU!!! We will keep you updated.
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3 weeks ago  ·  

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WE ARE BLOWN AWAY GRATEFUL, and a whole lot of INSPIRED by the GIANT outpouring of LOVE, so many of you have kindly shared with THOR. Just on Upworthy alone, Thor's humble video sailed PAST 10 MILLION Views, with Hundreds of Thousands of Shares, Likes & Comments. THANK YOU SO MUCH! Thor has gathered Millions of additional views on others sites, and Most Importantly, this SWEET boy, who has worked SO HARD to come SO FAR, is doing two important things: Thor is inspiring countless folks around the World - The REAL Bark included - to NEVER Give Up, regardless of the challenge any of us face - AND - Thor is meeting some Amazing potential Adopters now that his brilliant Doctors feel that he is ready to find his right-fit Home. Have an AMAZING Day. Thanks for all Thor LOVE. Stay Strong + Stay Kind, friends. #NeverGiveUp #AnythingIsPossible #MiraclesDoHappen ... See MoreSee Less

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
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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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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