The seed for The Barking Lot was planted a few years back when I took in my first foster dog, Patti Cake, in hopes of making a bigger impact by helping my favorite furry friends through fostering. Before I knew it, I was put on a rescue email list and received an email stating, "This dog to be put down on Tuesday at 3pm". I was utterly horrified and jumped into action figuring out how I could save her. Well, I did somehow rescue Raspberry, the Retriever/Shepherd mix and found her a loving home. She is living happily in Encinitas to this day! After getting her adopted, I thought, "That wasn't so tough." I continued working with other organizations fostering, rescuing and adopting dogs into loving homes. And so it goes...over 500 dogs adopted into loving homes and 2 1/2 years later...we are now creating The Barking Lot.
I realized that I really wanted to start up an Adoption Center for rescue dogs. That way the pups can run, play, socialize, learn and be safe until adopted. To see this vision through, I had to start my own rescue group and non-profit organization.
As well as being wonderful companions, dogs are amazing teachers and we've learned so much from them...first and foremost that they all deserve a chance at a better life and their behavior will balance beautifully if their needs are meet and good leadership is applied. These pups will be the most grateful creatures you've encountered. We rescue our furry friends from area shelters, humane societies and Mexico as they are at risk of being euthanized and/or abandoned.
We are a small organization with a handful of key volunteers and we are just getting started as a 501c3 non-profit, so we're looking for more volunteers to add to the fun and reward! We need both people and donations to help our furry friends, so we'd be grateful for either. Please contact Stacy @ email@example.com.
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