Every single week, Bark & Co. invests $1,000 in an inspiring project, brilliant idea, or a pup in need of care. We’re look for game-changing, influential ideas that we can fuel, so we can make a big impact on the lives of dogs in need and the way people think about dog rescue and shelter dogs. We need your help – check out these final six BarkFund projects and pups in need below, and cast your vote on our Facebook Page! This round of voting ends Tuesday March 11th at 3pm ET. (And if you’ve got a project that needs funding or pup in need, enter here to be considered!)
Voting has ended! The winner is Bo the Beagle! (We will find ways to support all the finalists, however – and you can too, but checking out their donation links below!)
BarkFund Contender #1
Dogs on Deployment’s mission is to give military members peace-of-mind concerning their pets when it’s time to deploy by providing them with the ability to find people willing to help them. They also advocate for increased pet owner rights on military installations, provide financial assistance for help with emergency pet care for military families, and promote education initiatives to promote healthy pets. $1000 will help them provide emergency care for military and veteran pet owners and their pets. Recently, they just launched a spay and neuter campaign to get lower-income enlisted members’ pets altered. Vote for DoD.
How else can you help? Donate to Dogs on Deployment!
BarkFund Contender #2
The Dog Liberator is a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing homeless and abandoned dogs, primarily dogs from high-kill shelters and owners who can no longer care for them. During the hottest times of the year they need to make sure they keep their rescued dogs cool. $1,000 would allow them to create a cool outdoor area for the pups, complete with a dog pool! They’re not looking for anything fancy, just functional and fun! Help them make a splash by voting here!
How else can you help? Donate to The Dog Liberator!
BarkFund Contender #3
Little Lady is one of the dogs rescued from a dog fighting operation. She is very sweet and friendly just very scared of the world. People found Little Lady in the very back of a chicken coop and they doubt she’s ever seen daylight before her rescue. Lake Charles Pit Bull Rescue will work with her daily to regain her self-confidence. The $1K would help get her vaccinated and spayed as well as help buy food, a crate, training, and pay for many tests. Vote for Little Lady!
How else can you help? Donate to Lake Charles Pit Bull Rescue!
BarkFund Contender #4
Karma K-9 Rescue wants to reach out to their fosters, adopters, and friends to collect dog food bags and create DIY dog totes to sell at their monthly adoption events. They feed the dogs in their program a high quality grain free food and these bags can run $40 each. The $1000 grant would be used to fund this project, purchasing good food for their foster dogs, and producing the bags to sell to help more dogs! Vote for Recycling isn’t Ruff!
How else can you help? Donate to Karma K-9!
BarkFund Contender #5
This is Roscoe. Roscoe was recently rescued with his brother, but his brother sadly died just as the two were adjusting to their new lives. Shortly after that, Roscoe lost his ability to walk and after a vet visit, vets discovered he had a ruptured cervical disk and a cancerous tumor on his spinal cord. Vets successfully removed the tumor and it looks like the cancer hasn’t spread. Rosco is exasperated, but he’s hanging in there. His treatment has been expensive to a rescue organization that has recently been slammed by intakes. Vote for Illinios English Bulldog Rescue’s Roscoe!
How else can you help? Donate to Roscoe's Fund!
BarkFund Contender #6
Before, this dog was known as dog number “25678”– his federal identification number so the testing company can keep track of what tests were done on him. Now his name is Bo. It wasn’t until Bo was eight-years-old and considered “spent” by the testing industry, that Beagle Freedom Project rescued him. Bo is an old man, and just wants cuddles and love, but Bo has problems. Because Bo had no exercise for years, and because he is older, he injured himself with regular walks around the neighborhood. Bo needs surgery now, and this grant would help us with his vet bill which brings him one step closer to finding his forever home. Vote here!
How else can you help? Donate to Beagle Freedom Project!