Pups Helping Pups! BARK Releases “Snacks That Give Back”
Did someone say TREAT?! This week, BARK launched “Snacks That Give Back” – a new line of BARK Original snacks that supports shelter and rescue organizations across the United States – in Target stores nationwide and online at Target.com. For every bag of “Snacks That Give Back” treats purchased, you help a dog in need find its forever home!
The “Snacks That Give Back” treat line, which stems from BARK For Good’s promise to loyally serve as the voice for dogs in a human-led world, features seven unique flavors themed to the state where each of the participating rescues is located. BARK has committed to supporting all seven local rescues with funds, product, and time, depending on what each non-profit needs most. It costs over $2,000 a year for a shelter to care for ONE dog and, according to a 2017 APPA survey, there are almost 8 million dogs in shelters across the United States.
We love the work they do (and so do the dogs)!
One Tail at a Time (Chicago, IL)
They believe that when a dog has a loving home, poverty shouldn’t take that away. Their community outreach and adoption programs help dogs find their families – and keep them. Learn more at onetail.org.
A Purposeful Rescue (Los Angeles, CA)
They focus on finding loving homes for “magical unicorns” – delightful dogs who get ignored and left behind at kill shelters. Learn more at apurposefulrescue.org.
Unleashed Pet Rescue & Adoption (Mission, KS)
They are tireless champions of dogs in underserved communities, and their superpower is reuniting dogs that have been separated from their loving families. Learn more at unleashedrescue.com.
Foster Dogs, Inc. (New York, NY)
They remove barriers to fostering and adopting dogs, especially disabled and senior dogs. Their “fospice” program gives terminally-ill dogs the medical treatment – and loving home – they deserve. Learn more at fosterdogsnyc.com.
Fetch Wisconsin Rescue (Madison, WI)
Their rehabilitative work with at-risk dogs is literally life-changing. They find loving homes for dogs who usually get left behind. Learn more at fetchwi.org.
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (Philadelphia, PA)
They’ve led the charge to make Philly a No-Kill city – and it’s working! That’s a big deal. Learn more at phillypaws.org.
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary (Kurtistown, HI)
They believe that every dog deserves a home, so when they can’t find a new family for a dog in need, the sanctuary – with its acres of tropical land – becomes that dog’s forever paradise. Learn more at rainbowfriends.org.
All-Natural, Wildly Satisfying Treats
Real protein is the #1 ingredient in these all-natural treats, inspired by iconic local food, ranging from California fish tacos to Philly hoagies to Wisconsin cheddar cheese curds, making them a perfect snack for even the most selective foodie pups. The treats are all made in the USA with a wheat-free, corn-free, and soy-free recipe loaded with oats, flaxseed, and tons of tasty ingredients like real cheese, carrots, and bacon.
“Snacks That Give Back” are made by dog people, for dogs and their people, backed by BARK’s Happiness Guarantee. Check out the treat line in Target stores or on Target.com.
About BARK for Good
BARK’s mission is to make the world a better place for dogs and their people by creating products and experiences that foster the health and happiness of dogs everywhere. BARK is working to lower existing barriers to a dog-inclusive lifestyle and help dogs and their people stay together. These efforts are driven by BARK’s social impact program, BARK for Good, using education, technology, and volunteerism. As a result of its ongoing efforts, BARK for Good has partnered with more than 700 local rescues and shelters across the country through various programs and initiatives.
BARK is the world’s most dog-centric company, devoted to making dogs happy with the best products, services and content. BARK’s dog-obsessed team applies its unique, data-driven understanding of what makes each dog special to design playstyle-specific toys, wildly satisfying treats and wellness supplements, and dog-first experiences that foster the health and happiness of dogs everywhere. Founded in 2012, BARK loyally serves dogs nationwide with monthly subscription services, BarkBox and Super Chewer; a curated e-commerce experience on BarkShop.com; and custom collections via its retail partner network, including Target. At BARK, we want to be the people our dogs think we are and promise to be their voice until every dog reaches its full tail-wagging potential. Sniff around at bark.co for more information.
Katie James / Jeanne Templeton