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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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{[ RIO: GRAND ]} You recall the AMAZING pup family that The REAL Bark partnered with A Purposeful Rescue on? The parents and two pups were struggling to survive on the streets of Mexico, then scooped to Safety and took a trip to come find some New Chances at Life. Well Rio here, found himself some Awesome humans named Laura and Cory, who want to show his handsome self all the Best and Finest. Congrats & Thanks Laura and Cory for Adopting this sweet kid. Way to go Rio!
This New Family has been together a few weeks; We are catching up on MANY Celebrated Beginnings, as they - humbly + gratefully - have been plentiful. Happy to announce ALL FOUR of Rio's Family members are in Stellar, Loving Homes.
Congrats Everyone!
Maria, Cheryl, all Transporters, Neda, Hillary, AdriaAnn, Tim, APR & TRB, and all who built a Team around this homeless family, and ushered them so thoughtfully into Their New Worlds. THANK YOU!
Have a Great Day. #theREALbark
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{[ SUNDAY SERGEANT ]} We kept telling Sergeant Peeps he needs to learn how to R-E-L-A-X. after being found in awful shape as a Stray, then having his eye removed, and treatment started on his inflamed, cracked skin, then getting lifted OUT of the shelter by The REAL Bark, we were immediately concerned he would not be able to decompress + CHILL. Well, evidently someone heeded our advice, and is VERY BUSY these days perfecting: The Art of Napping. So sweet to see this Tiny Survivor enjoying his New Life. NapChella. Lotta Big Gratitude heading to Peeps' AWESOME Foster Stephanie, to his God-Mother Carla, and to his Stellar Advocate Chela...and of course to all of YOU, who rallied to support this little man's Rescue. CommUNITY Effort. Profound Thanks All. Happy Sunday from Sergeant Peeps. ... See MoreSee Less

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{[ THE PARTY IS TONIGHT ]} We are BOTH Honored & Excited for TONIGHT. Hello Friday April 21st. Have you ever been to those radically cool events throughout LA, at the Gene Autry Museum, or Downtown LA, or the Santa Monica Pier where an entire Market its set up with so many Amazing food trucks, live music with several bands performing, and tons of local - non-corporate - vendors selling their art, their crafts, and creations? AND it is animal friendly??? Well those are ALL part of The Odd Market - LA's Finest, Coolest, and Most Eclectic Market Gatherings. And the reason we are Honored is because the founder of it all - a stellar human by the name of Phillip Dane - has invited us at The REAL Bark to be their featured Non-Profit Rescue this season...and our Silver Lake store, Echo Bark Inc., to be included as a local vendor. Tonight from 6-11 we will be there with dog & cat merchandise, t-shirts, hoodies, and caps. As we progress throughout the season, we will be bringing some of our Adorable Adoptables to join in.
Come On Down, y'all, and join in the F-U-N. Because we ALL can use a little more fun these days.
Thanks! See. You. There. Check out today's event HERE:

*Thanks to our own Aaron Short who has updated our beloved REAL Bark Thor logo, which was originally, lovingly drawn by celebrated artist Roy Guzman. Look for the "Thor 2017" logo on select tents today at The Odd Market. Thanks Roy! Thanks Aaron! Thanks Phillip!! Thanks Thor!!!
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{[ NUEVOS AMIGOS ]} These two. You might recall these little handsome guys that had already endured so much in their short lives. Both these boys are about nine-weeks-old, and both are Survivors from the streets of Mexico. Little Matteo - the darker Border Collie-Shepherd mix - was literally thrown from a car. Unbelievable. Fortunately for him the AMAZING Maria saw this horrific incident, and ran to get him as the car sped away. His little blond buddy, Fernando - a Shepherd Mix - was born on and lived in the streets, until the same Saint of a human, Maria, lifted him to safety, and headed BOTH of these boys up to The REAL Bark, with the help of brilliant Cheryl - who does phenomenal Life-Saving work all the way from up in Canada. These ladies - along with a group of dedicated transporters - got these pups up to us for an opportunity at a New Life.
Matteo is getting sturdier by the day; His boost in nutrition since arrival is helping him get stronger. Fernando has a sizeable hernia that will need repair during his neuter. So they - like many of us - are Works in Progress, but we wanted to announce that they have arrived, and are as SWEET and Charming as can be, AND we will be looking for Fosters for these lads. If interested in being a Foster for either Teo or Nando, please write us @ - THANKS.

Welcome New Friends.

Thank You Everyone. And HUGE Gratitude goes out to Maria, Cheryl, Alejandro, Chelita, Patricia, Terri, Sandra, and all that made the future possible for this dashing duo.
Have a Great Day. #NeverGiveUp #theREALbark
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{[ LOOK WHO IS SAFE! - THANKS TO YOU ]} Someone got their Holiday Miracle. Because. Of. You. That is right. This small, terrified, and devastated pup, found in horrific shape, and that needed his eye removed, and out of the shelter STAT - got his wish. We just posted his pic a couple days ago after this poor kid was found by the shelter, wandering around lost with his eye outside his head. Your response to his plea was EPIC, and Kind, and Compassionate, and Supportive, and SWIFT - so we were thrilled to race to get to the shelter and scoop him out of there and off to a vet. He will be visiting the vets often to follow up on his surgeries, and to treat his advanced mange, and help heal his skin, and - of course - to get him on the road to WELLNESS.
While a lot of folks were eyeing their Easter & Passover candy, we were staring at this little dude, and thought there was no-bunny more adorable.
Meet Sergeant Peeps.
Pictured here with his AWESOME temp Foster Carla. Peeps already had a night with Carla's pups, and is now eating like a champ, and getting a taste of the Good Life.
All of us here at The REAL Bark really appreciate how you ALL rushed to support the Rescue of this Lost Soul. THANK YOU. Things are looking Up Up Up for Peeps, and we will keep you all updated as things progress.
Hope your Holiday weekend was amazing. Ours was Loved filled as soon as we got this kid to Safety. Chela, Tiffani, Carla, Geoff, and crew: Thanks, Friends. This boy is about to know how GREAT Life Can Be.
Thank You All. Have a Good Day. #theREALbark
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It Does Not Have To Be A Lot…It Just Means A Lot.


Date Event
01 Apr Weekly Adoption Event
Echo Bark Inc., Silverlake
08 Apr Weekly Adoption Event
Burbank Pet Plaza
15 Apr Weekly Adoption Event
Gelson’s Market, Silverlake
22 Apr 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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