Dogs dressed in their Sunday best with their owners in tow came in large numbers to support their fellow canines at the Barks of Love Animal Rescue‘s largest fundraiser to date: Bark Bash.
The Gray Matter Museum of Art in Costa Mesa played the perfect backdrop for the affair. The event included a parade of adoptable pups, a doggie kissing booth, food, drinks, music, and pet-friendly vendors. In the evening was a black tie gala including a fashion show and silent auction.
The event’s purpose is to raise money for the animal rescue, and the fundraising goal was set at $30,000.
Barks of Love is a unique program that rescues dogs from other animal shelters and places them in foster homes until they can find a forever home. Within a year the organization will place anywhere from 50 to 60 dogs. The organization does home visits to ensure that every dog is being placed in a home that is right for them as well as the owners.
Just like the dogs they place, Barks of Love is also looking for a new forever home. They are looking to expand to a facility in order to care for more dogs and place more abandoned and neglected dogs in safe and loving environments.
If you would like to learn more about Barks of Love and assist in their mission of finding dogs forever homes visit their website here. For more on the Bark Bash watch the video below or tune into California Life with Heather Dawson.