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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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{[ GRAPE NEWS ]} Well, not-so-little Dobie Howser M.D., who was dropped off at a vet for a stomach ache AND LEFT THERE because his former owners realized having an eleven-week-old puppy was too much work - is SUPER HAPPY to announce that his New Family both Wants + Worships him. Then there is that whole 'living on a Winery in Santa Barbara' thing that works too! Congrats and Thanks to Liz & Mark, who fell deeply in LOVE upon meeting young Howser, who - it should be noted - felt the exact same way about these two awesome humans. Family. And a Beautiful one at that. Happy Life you three. Thanks to everybody that contributed Time, Energy, and Affection in getting Howser H-O-M-E. Have a GREAT Day everyone. Be Strong and Be Kind. #theREALbark ... See MoreSee Less

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{[ TONIGHT: D BEST PARTY ]} This SWEET + HANDSOME kid - Davis aka D-Boy - is inviting YOU to join The REAL Bark & Echo Bark Inc. at Odd Nights at the Autry happening TONIGHT, September 15th from 6-11. Such a GREAT time for the entire Family: So many fine Food options, live Music, brilliant Vendors selling their goods, huge Grass area to chill with your People & Pups...and a whole LOT of smiling faces. Start your weekend in the unwind mode, and come on out to The Odd Market TONIGHT. Be sure and say hi to Davis and the Crew. Davis will be walking around the crowd looking for an awesome Family to Adopt him. The Autry Museum in Griffith Park is at 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462. Thanks! Have a GOOD Day...and come have a GREAT Odd Night. See Y'all There. *D pic by Aaron Short. ... See MoreSee Less

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{[ EARS TO A NEW START... ]} This four-month-old beauty has had some challenge early in life. Her original young owner gave her to a friend who lives with his mother - in an apartment that does not allow dogs - so he had been hiding the puppy, and then putting her in a car, at night, to sleep. Luckily a smart, and thoughtful neighbor - and total animal advocate - found out, and then pointed out that would just not do. So the pup was given away again, this time to to the savvy neighbor, who contacted us and agreed to temp-Foster this stunning girl until her New Adoptive Home is found!
All of us here at The REAL Bark think this affectionate girl will not have long to wait for her New Family. If you are interested in meeting this gonna-be-big German Shepherd pup, for either Foster or Adoption, please drop us a line @
Thank You. Have a Good Day, Everyone.
Added gratitude to you, Stephanie. #theREALbark
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1 month ago  ·  

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{[ YES! DanDan CanCan ]} Remember this handsome poodle, DanDan? When we met this poor kid he was in the shelter, picked up as a stray, terribly matted, thrashed, homeless, hit by a car, smashed pelvis, and unable to walk normally. It was NOT a good place we found DanDan in on the July 4th weekend. Shelters were full and a special needs pup was promised nothing, and needed out NOW. Well, we could not leave this gentle, lost soul to a dark fate, so this sweet boy made his way to The REAL Bark, and we started at the very beginning. To doctors, for new x rays, getting him pain free, this guy went into exceptional Foster with the Awesome head of HomeDog LA, Kerry - and her Family. There, DanDan was able to get prescribed crate rest and get stronger, and socialized, and nurtured, and when Kerry left for out of town with her Family, DanDan went into the arms of Carla and Geoff. This Giant-Hearted couple had fostered for us before and have had so many special needs companions, and it was a good fit while DD Healed, got Stronger, and got better use of his back legs.
A Great fit, actually. DanDan loved this couple and their other dogs - became infatuated with Geoff - and when a new Family was eventually located and decided to Adopt him - a couple that became instant DanDan FanFans - something happened that changed everything. The thought of DanDan leaving their pack was too much for Geoff & Carla. The fact that DanDan would lay in Geoff's arms staring directly at him and fall asleep - and then wake up that same way, formed a bond. The other couple was gracious and understood, and were thrilled that DanDan had already decided on his HomeHome.
Smart kid.
Congrats + Thanks to all that have worked this boy back to Wellness and Happiness. Shout out to Tiffani, Garens, Chela, Kerry - and of course Carla & Geoff. A LOT gets achieved with CommUNITY, and certainly with big-hearted LOVE.
DanDan is pictured here in Geoff's arms, and that is little Stevie with Carla - and Clifford the shyest, adorable Pittie, and Judy the kitty, are missing.
Beautiful Crew. Beautiful New Life to you DanDan. This is exactly what we promised you, kiddo. Thanks for your Trust.

Have a GREAT Day, Everyone.
And Thank YOU ALL for your support and encouragement for this special guy, the very day we met him. YOU made his Future Possible. #theREALbark
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2 months 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:

Adopt / Foster Application

Volunteer Application

Foster Report