Samantha and Patsy, a spaniel/chihuahua mix, join BARK and will be listening to
kids in Irvine..
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.
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.
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!
Tessa, Sam, Doheny, and Penny listened to kids at Foothill Ranch Library.
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,
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
Patty and her Chocolate Labrador Retriever, Kiana, join BARK and will be
listening to kids in Lakewood.
Sam, Tessa, and Gracie listened to kids at University Park Library in Irvine.
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.
Tembe, Inigo, Mack, and Hugo listened to lots of kids read at Bristow Park
Library in Commerce.
Cindy and her Chocolate Labrador Retriever, Peach, join BARK and will be
listening to kids in Redondo Beach.
Princess, Maile, Yoda, Abby, Bailey D, and Jersey listened to kids at Iacoboni
Library in Lakewood.
Willow, Bailey D, Yoda, Abby, and Libby listened to kids read at Nye
Elementary in Lakewood.
Tembe, Hammy, Abby, and Groucho received lots of attention from third-graders
at Lowell Elementary after a service/therapy dog and humane education
Debbie and her Yorkie, Riley, join BARK and will be listening to kids at John
Muir Elementary in Santa Monica.
Roxann and Linda did BARK certification testing at Apollo Regional Park in
Downey and SIX dogs passed!
Sophie L, Sam, Doheny, Tessa, and Gracie listened to kids at Foothill Ranch
Mary and her Wheaton Terrier, Oliver, join BARK and will be listening to kids
at Madison Elementary in Redondo Beach.
Inigo, Abby, and Groucho visited with third graders after a service/therapy/humane
education presentation at Burroughs Elementary.
Amiko, Abby, and Groucho got lots of petting after a service/therapy/humane
education presentation the third graders at Cleveland Elementary School.
Sue and her Golden Retriever, Sadie Rose, join BARK.
Tower, Yoda, Lola, and Maile listened to kids after the Martha Speaks
presentation at Iacoboni Library.
Gracie, Sam, and Doheny listened to 31 kids (and some adults!) read at
University Park Library in Irvine.
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.
Jersey, Willow, Yoda, and Abby listened to kids at Iacoboni Library in
and Pogo listened to kids at the free mobile spay/neuter clinic at East Rancho
Dominguez Park in Compton.
Leah and her Bouvier des Flanders, Tembe, join BARK.
Aimee, Lola, Abbie, Willow, Yoda, Maggie, and Groucho listened to kids read at
Henry Elementary Literacy Night.
Darlene and her French Bulldog, Sterling, join BARK and will be listening to
kids in the Irvine area.
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.
Penny and Riley, a poodle, join BARK and will be listening to kids in Beverly
9/15/10 Transmedia, a team of five students from CSUF, will be doing an internship with
BARK and helping us with public relations.
Tessa, Penny, Doheny, and Sam listened to kids at University Park Library in
Brittany and Danielle from CSULB are doing an internship with BARK and will be
writing grants for us!
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
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!
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.
Sharon and her Pekingese, Misty, join BARK, and will be listening to
kids at Nelson Elementary.
Barbara and her Sheltie, Alfie, join BARK and will be listening to kids in
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.
Sam, Doheny, and Gracie listened to kids at University Park Library in Irvine.
Debbi and her golden retriever, Dave, join BARK. They will be listening
to kids in the LAX/West Los Angeles area.
Four more dogs tested and passed the BARK certification at Apollo Park in
Abby, Princess, Maile, and Kira listened to kids at Iacoboni Library.
Sam, Doheny, and Gracie listened to kids at Foothill Ranch Library.
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!
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!
All schools are out for the summer! BARK dogs have listened to
approximately 1,700 kids read in three years!
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.
Kira, Zag, Penny, and Pogo listen to kids at the free mobile spay/neuter clinic
Yoda, Willow, and Jersey listen to kids at Iacoboni Library in Lakewood.
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.
Toni and her Yellow Labrador Retriever, Maile, join BARK. They will be
listening to kids at Iacoboni Library in Lakewood.
Lola talked to classroom of kids at Kettering Elementary about therapy dogs and
caring for pets.
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.
Ollie and Abby listened to kids at Iacoboni Library in Lakewood.
BARK dogs Gracie, Sam, and Doheny listened to kids at Foothill Ranch Library.
Inigo, Abby, and Groucho helped with a Service/Therapy Dog presentation at Burroughs
Service and Therapy Dog presentation at Cleveland Elementary with Abby, Bailey,
and Groucho. More filming with PETS.tv.
Ollie, Inigo, Yoda, and Groucho listened to children read at Commerce Library.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Julie and her Yellow Labrador Retriever, Abbie, join BARK. They will be
listening to kids at Edison Elementary in Long Beach this summer.
PETS.tv filmed at Starr-King Elementary as well as Apollo Park in Downey where
therapy dog testing was held.
Laura and her dog, Callie, a Labrador Retriever, join BARK.
PETS.tv filmed at Cleveland Elementary for their show on KCAL9 at 2:30 on
Saturdays. Air date to be announced (probably late summer).
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.
WPA, who produces the Pet Expo, quoted BARK in their post-event press release.
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
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!
Tower and Varekai attend the Spirit Assembly at Cleveland Elementary and were
introduced to "Who Let the Dogs out?"
BARK had a booth at the OC Pet Expo where children were able to sit and read
with the BARK dogs.
Yoda, Abby, and Jersey listen to children at Iacoboni Library in Lakewood.
Abby and Tower listen to children read at George Nye Library in Lakewood.
Groucho listens to the whole kindergarten class read at Bixby Elementary.
Groucho (and orphaned kittens) teach the deaf/HOH students at Cleveland
Elementary about caring for pets.
Mack and Becka attend Career Day at Naples Elementary.
Varekai attends Open House at Cleveland Elementary.
Charlie attends Open House at Henry Elementary.
Abby and Groucho (and a few orphaned kittens) visit the deaf/HOH class at
Lakewood High School.
Yoda, Ollie, Princess, and Abby listen to kids at Iacoboni Library in Lakewood.
Inigo and Groucho attend Dr. Seuss Day at Ward Elementary in Downey.
Groucho meets Ms. Downey's kindergarten class at Bixby Elementary.
Banjo and Adja attend Dr. Seuss day at Muir Elementary in Santa Monica.
Groucho attends Dr. Seuss Day at Bryant Elementary.
Spunky and Varekai attend Dr. Seuss - Read Across America at Swain Elementary
Bodhi, Tower, and Groucho were interviewed at Kettering and Cleveland
Elementaries by a USC Journalism School Student.
Princess, a Smooth-Coat Collie, joined BARK and will be listening to children
at libraries and at special events.
Mack did an obedience routine for the K and 1st graders at Bethany
School. Groucho went along for extra petting.
Hammy and Groucho represented BARK at Bryant Elementary which is a candidate
for the NCUST (National Center for Urban School Transformation).
Yoda, Abby, and Jersey listed to kids at Iacoboni Library in Lakewood.
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).
Bella and Groucho helped with a wedding proposal near Aquarium of the
Daisy, a Pomeranian, joins BARK and is listening to children at Riley Elementary
in Long Beach.
Groucho attended the Star Awards where Bryant Elementary was recognized as
one of the most improved schools.
Groucho attended Boeing Executive Network meeting where BARK was the recognized
non-profit of the month.
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.
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.
Cooper, a Labradoodle, joins BARK and will be listening to kids in Santa
Jersey, Abby, Ollie, and Yoda listened to kids at Iacoboni Library
for Sit, Stay, Read in Lakewood.
Inigo, a Spanish Water Dog, joins BARK and is listening to students at
Longfellow Elementary in Long Beach.