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2010 Events

 

12/14/10 Samantha and Patsy, a spaniel/chihuahua mix, join BARK and will be listening to kids in Irvine..

 

12/13/10 Groucho and Tembe made a before-the-holidays surprise visit to the first-graders of Mrs. Mort and Mrs. Christmas at Bryant Elementary. All the kids were given books to take home.

 

12/11/10 Ollie, Abby, and Jersey listened to kids at Iacoboni Library in Lakewood.

 

12/8/10 286 (yes 286!) students at Chapman University signed up, waited, and pet eight BARK dogs (Charlotte, Sterling, Abbie, Alfie, Tessa, Victoria Libby, and Lola) during finals week.

 

12/6/10 Groucho attended a presentation put on by the PR interns at CSUF. They really got the word out, had 275 books donated, recruited new BARK teams, distributed flyers and information at Laguna Beach Dog Park and OC Pet Days, and started Facebook for us. They even assisted us at the Kids Book Festival and the Holiday Parade. Great work Randy, Dan, Colleen, Traci, and Samantha!

 

12/4/10 Tessa, Sam, Doheny, and Penny listened to kids at Foothill Ranch Library.

 

12/3/10 23 BARK dogs walked in the Seal Beach Holiday Parade and give out 1,000 books and 800 bags of dog treats along the parade route. Thanks BARK dogs: Abbie, Abby, Aimee, Bailey D, Callie, Doheny, Hugo, Inigo, Kiana, Maggie Z, Maile, Ollie, Princess Q, Sadie Rose, Sophie, Tembe, Tessa, Tower, Victoria, Willow, Yoda; Guide Dogs of America puppy in training: Trevin; and retired Guide Dog, Lex.

 

11/27/10 Kiana, Abby, and Yoda listened to kids read while their dogs were being fixed at the downtowndogrescue.org free mobile spay/neuter clinic in Compton.

 

11/17/10 Patty and her Chocolate Labrador Retriever, Kiana, join BARK and will be listening to kids in Lakewood.

 

11/17/10 Sam, Tessa, and Gracie listened to kids at University Park Library in Irvine.

 

11/17/10 Abby, Groucho, and Inigo were pet by 150 third-graders at Whittier Elementary in Long Beach after a service/therapy dog and humane education presentation.

 

11/16/10 Tembe, Inigo, Mack, and Hugo listened to lots of kids read at Bristow Park Library in Commerce.

 

11/13/10 Cindy and her Chocolate Labrador Retriever, Peach, join BARK and will be listening to kids in Redondo Beach.

 

11/13/10 Princess, Maile, Yoda, Abby, Bailey D, and Jersey listened to kids at Iacoboni Library in Lakewood.

 

11/12/10 Willow, Bailey D, Yoda, Abby, and Libby listened to kids read at Nye Elementary in Lakewood.

 

11/9/10 Tembe, Hammy, Abby, and Groucho received lots of attention from third-graders at Lowell Elementary after a service/therapy dog and humane education presentation.

 

11/8/10 Debbie and her Yorkie, Riley, join BARK and will be listening to kids at John Muir Elementary in Santa Monica.

 

11/7/10 Roxann and Linda did BARK certification testing at Apollo Regional Park in Downey and SIX dogs passed!

 

11/6/10 Sophie L, Sam, Doheny, Tessa, and Gracie listened to kids at Foothill Ranch Library.

 

11/5/10 Mary and her Wheaton Terrier, Oliver, join BARK and will be listening to kids at Madison Elementary in Redondo Beach.

 

11/04/10 Inigo, Abby, and Groucho visited with third graders after a service/therapy/humane education presentation at Burroughs Elementary.

 

11/03/10 Amiko, Abby, and Groucho got lots of petting after a service/therapy/humane education presentation the third graders at Cleveland Elementary School.

 

10/30/10 Sue and her Golden Retriever, Sadie Rose, join BARK.

 

10/21/10 Tower, Yoda, Lola, and Maile listened to kids after the Martha Speaks presentation at Iacoboni Library.

 

10/20/10 Gracie, Sam, and Doheny listened to 31 kids (and some adults!) read at University Park Library in Irvine.

 

10/20/10 Libby, Rusti, Abby, and Groucho got all kids of petting after a presentation at Buffum Elementary about service/therapy dogs and humane education.

 

10/13/10 Tower, Callie, Pogo, and Alfie help to de-stress the students at UCI.

 

10/9/10 Jersey, Willow, Yoda, and Abby listened to kids at Iacoboni Library in Lakewood.

 

10/9/10 Abbie and Pogo listened to kids at the free mobile spay/neuter clinic at East Rancho Dominguez Park in Compton.

 

10/6/10 Leah and her Bouvier des Flanders, Tembe, join BARK.

 

10/6/10 Aimee, Lola, Abbie, Willow, Yoda, Maggie, and Groucho listened to kids read at Henry Elementary Literacy Night.

 

10/6/10 Darlene and her French Bulldog, Sterling, join BARK and will be listening to kids in the Irvine area.

 

10/3/10 22 BARK dogs were at the Children's Book Festival in Costa Mesa. The dogs got lots of petting and over 200 kids sat down and read to the dogs. BARK dogs attending were: Ollie, Aimee, Tower, Yoda, Gracie, Banjo, Adja, Tessa, Alfie, Misty, Princess H, Penny, Sophie, Pogo, Abbie, Princess Q, Callie, Maile J, Kira, Maggie Z, Abby, and Bailey D.

 

9/17/10 Penny and Riley, a poodle, join BARK and will be listening to kids in Beverly Hills.

 

9/15/10 Transmedia, a team of five students from CSUF, will be doing an internship with BARK and helping us with public relations.

 

9/15/10 Tessa, Penny, Doheny, and Sam listened to kids at University Park Library in Irvine.

 

9/14/10 Brittany and Danielle from CSULB are doing an internship with BARK and will be writing grants for us!

 

9/11/10 Sam, Doheny, and Penny listened to kids at Foothill Ranch Library.

 

9/11/10 Sophie, Abby, Aimee, and Yoda listened to kids at Iacoboni Library in Lakewood. The program is growing and all the dogs were busy the entire time.

 

9/11/10 Davie, Pogo, Abbie, and Princess listened to the kids at East Rancho Dominguez Park in conjunction with the free mobile spay/neuter clinic put on by Downtown Dog Rescue. The kids would read their book, then get a paw stamp, bookmark, and free book, and ask if they could stay and read more!

 

9/11/10 Lia and Sophie, a puggle, join BARK. In addition to BARK visits, Lia will be taking Sophie to work as the librarian at Wilson High School.

 

9/10/10 Sharon and her Pekingese, Misty, join BARK, and will be listening to kids at Nelson Elementary.

 

9/10/10 Barbara and her Sheltie, Alfie, join BARK and will be listening to kids in Orange County.

 

9/7/10 Berlynn and her Chocolate Labrador Retriever, Libby, join BARK and will be listening to kids in Cypress.

 

9/04/10 Kari and her Great Danes, Shady and Sheeba, join BARK and will be listening to kids at Naples Elementary.

 

8/28/10 Sam, Doheny, and Gracie listened to kids at University Park Library in Irvine.

 

8/24/10 Debbi and her golden retriever, Dave, join BARK. They will be listening to kids in the LAX/West Los Angeles area.

 

8/22/10 Four more dogs tested and passed the BARK certification at Apollo Park in Downey.

 

8/21/10 Abby, Princess, Maile, and Kira listened to kids at Iacoboni Library.

 

8/14/10 Sam, Doheny, and Gracie listened to kids at Foothill Ranch Library.

 

8/14/10 Ollie, Abbie, Princess, and Pogo were at the free Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic at East Rancho Dominguez Park in Compton and listened or read to about 40 children!

 

8/7/10 2nd Annual BARK Night at Stearns Park: 30 dogs and 75 people came together to meet and talk about BARK, watch obedience and scent work demonstrations, and win raffle baskets!

 

8/1/10 All schools are out for the summer! BARK dogs have listened to approximately 1,700 kids read in three years!

 

7/17/10 Tessa, Gracie, Sam, and Doheny listen to kids read at Foothill Ranch Library.

 

7/16/10 Groucho and Josie speak at the Annual Business Meeting for Southern California Honda Dealers. Josie is a winner of the 2008 Honda Helpful Awards and was given a Honda Element to help in her community activities.

 

7/10/10 Kira, Zag, Penny, and Pogo listen to kids at the free mobile spay/neuter clinic in Compton.

 

7/10/10 Yoda, Willow, and Jersey listen to kids at Iacoboni Library in Lakewood.

 

7/7/10 Book Buddies (of Molina Foundation) donated thousands of Hannah Montana and Jonas Brothers books to BARK. Many of the books will be distributed to BARK schools.

 

7/10/10 Toni and her Yellow Labrador Retriever, Maile, join BARK. They will be listening to kids at Iacoboni Library in Lakewood.

 

6/14/10 Lola talked to classroom of kids at Kettering Elementary about therapy dogs and caring for pets.

 

6/12/10 Groucho and Callie visited with kids at For the Child in Long Beach.

 

6/12/10 Abbie, Pogo, Bodhi, and Callie listened to kids at the Downtown Dog Rescue Pet Fair at East Rancho Dominguez Park where the mobile trailer performed free spay/neuters and vaccinations for the community. 

 

6/12/10 Ollie and Abby listened to kids at Iacoboni Library in Lakewood.

 

6/5/10 BARK dogs Gracie, Sam, and Doheny listened to kids at Foothill Ranch Library.

 

6/1/10 Inigo, Abby, and Groucho helped with a Service/Therapy Dog presentation at Burroughs Elementary.

 

5/28/10 Service and Therapy Dog presentation at Cleveland Elementary with Abby, Bailey, and Groucho. More filming with PETS.tv.

 

5/27/10 Ollie, Inigo, Yoda, and Groucho listened to children read at Commerce Library.

 

5/27/10 Suman and her Yellow Labrador Retriever, Kira, join BARK.

 

5/26/10 BARK received a generous grant from Sunair Children's Foundation! We are honored to have received this and will put it to good use.

 

5/26/10 Groucho (and Josie), Lori from Downtown Dog Rescue, and Laura Beth from AMRT spoke with some of the students at Cochran Middle School in Los Angeles regarding the benefits of spay/neuter. These kids will spread the word to friends and relatives that the free mobile spay/neuter clinic will be at their school on June 4, 2010. Great work AMRT!

 

5/21/10 First Book donated 215 books to BARK. Thank you First Book!

 

5/18/10 Rusti and Bette spoke to a 2nd grade class at Kettering about therapy dogs.

 

5/18/10 Abby and Groucho visit St. John's Episcopal School in Rancho Santa Margarita to talk about service and therapy dogs.

 

5/17/10 Six BARK dogs went to UCI to help de-stress the college kids who were having a "ruff" week during finals. The UCI students set up a great booth for us and thought of every detail down to putting paws on the orange traffic cones and remembering to have bowls of water for our dogs.

 

5/15/10 Eight BARK dogs went to the Young Authors Faire at Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa. They were swarmed by the kids - what a great turn-out of potential authors.

 

5/14/10 Julie and her Yellow Labrador Retriever, Abbie, join BARK. They will be listening to kids at Edison Elementary in Long Beach this summer.

 

5/11/10 PETS.tv filmed at Starr-King Elementary as well as Apollo Park in Downey where therapy dog testing was held.

 

5/10/10 Laura and her dog, Callie, a Labrador Retriever, join BARK.

 

5/10/10 PETS.tv filmed at Cleveland Elementary for their show on KCAL9 at 2:30 on Saturdays.  Air date to be announced (probably late summer).

 

5/8/10 BARK dogs help celebrate Iacoboni Librarian, Carolyn Reed's birthday (kids did some reading too!).

 

4/27/10 Mel, the counselor at Burcham Elementary reports the new session of kids have all been advised by the previous kids how fun it is to read to the dogs. One boy came to her office three times to find out if the dog had arrived yet for his time to read.

 

4/26/10 WPA, who produces the Pet Expo, quoted BARK in their post-event press release.

 

4/26/10 Mack performed a great obedience routine (with hand signs) and showed off his scent skills for the deaf/HOH class at Lakewood High School while Abby let everyone pet her and the kids got to hold the kittens who are now seven weeks old.

 

4/22/10 Vinita visits the classroom of one of the kids in the BARK program. The boy, a bit of a trouble-maker and shy when he first started with BARK, read to the entire class!

 

4/20 Tower and Varekai attend the Spirit Assembly at Cleveland Elementary and were introduced to "Who Let the Dogs out?"

 

4/16-18/10 BARK had a booth at the OC Pet Expo where children were able to sit and read with the BARK dogs.

 

4/10/10 Yoda, Abby, and Jersey listen to children at Iacoboni Library in Lakewood.

 

4/9/10 Abby and Tower listen to children read at George Nye Library in Lakewood.

 

4/1/10 Groucho listens to the whole kindergarten class read at Bixby Elementary.

 

4/1/10 Groucho (and orphaned kittens) teach the deaf/HOH students at Cleveland Elementary about caring for pets.

 

3/30/10 Mack and Becka attend Career Day at Naples Elementary.

 

3/25/10 Varekai attends Open House at Cleveland Elementary.

 

3/25/10 Charlie attends Open House at Henry Elementary.

 

3/17/10 Abby and Groucho (and a few orphaned kittens) visit the deaf/HOH class at Lakewood High School.

 

3/13/10 Yoda, Ollie, Princess, and Abby listen to kids at Iacoboni Library in Lakewood.

 

3/4/10 Inigo and Groucho attend Dr. Seuss Day at Ward Elementary in Downey.

 

3/4/10 Groucho meets Ms. Downey's kindergarten class at Bixby Elementary.

 

3/2/10 Banjo and Adja attend Dr. Seuss day at Muir Elementary in Santa Monica.

 

3/2/10 Groucho attends Dr. Seuss Day at Bryant Elementary.

 

2/26/10 Spunky and Varekai attend Dr. Seuss - Read Across America at Swain Elementary in Cypress.

 

2/24/10 Bodhi, Tower, and Groucho were interviewed at Kettering and Cleveland Elementaries by a USC Journalism School Student.

 

2/22/10 Princess, a Smooth-Coat Collie, joined BARK and will be listening to children at libraries and at special events.

 

2/18/10 Mack did an obedience routine for the K and 1st graders at Bethany School. Groucho went along for extra petting.

 

2/16/10 Hammy and Groucho represented BARK at Bryant Elementary which is a candidate for the NCUST (National Center for Urban School Transformation).

 

2/13/10 Yoda, Abby, and Jersey listed to kids at Iacoboni Library in Lakewood.

 

2/12/10 Mai Tai, a Shih-Tzu, joins BARK and is listening to children at our first school out of the So Cal area: Creekside Oaks Elementary in Lincoln (north of Sacramento).

 

2/6/10 Bella and Groucho helped with a wedding proposal near Aquarium of the Pacific.

 

1/29/10 Daisy, a Pomeranian, joins BARK and is listening to children at Riley Elementary in Long Beach.

 

1/27/10 Groucho attended the Star Awards where Bryant Elementary was recognized as one of the most improved schools.

 

1/25/10 Groucho attended Boeing Executive Network meeting where BARK was the recognized non-profit of the month.

 

1/23/10 Cassie and Groucho attended the Education Celebration where they met lots of kids deciding on which schools to go to and talked with teachers about BARK coming to their school.

 

1/20/10 Groucho attended the Helpful Honda Awards at the Peterson Auto Museum where two people were given new cars to assist in them in giving back to the community.

 

1/14/10 Cooper, a Labradoodle, joins BARK and will be listening to kids in Santa Monica.

 

1/9/10 Jersey, Abby, Ollie, and Yoda listened to kids at Iacoboni Library for Sit, Stay, Read in Lakewood.

 

1/7/10 Inigo, a Spanish Water Dog, joins BARK and is listening to students at Longfellow Elementary in Long Beach.

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