Barks of Love
WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO
We are not a shelter – We rescue FROM shelters.
Therefore we do not have a central location where
our dogs are homed together. Our dogs are in private
fosters homes receiving day to day care by caring
volunteers, who teach them to live in a home
environment. This also means we do not have an
office or regular business hours.
Barks of Love is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
staffed ENTIRELY by volunteers. We consider
ourselves an independent, “grass roots” type of an
organization making a difference one dog at a time.
Established in 2008 by Ashley Greenspan, we’ve been
helping the community save over 400 dogs as of late
Our goal is to decrease the total number of animals
being euthanized each year. We save dogs from many
different situations – Mostly, we pull “death row”
dogs from local animal shelters. We provide the
daily needed care to keep the dogs safe and happy.
We keep dogs in our program until we’ve found their
“Furever Home”. To do this, we hold weekly adoption
events, advertise via our online network, screen
applicants, and hold doggie “meet and greets”.
All adoption applicants must be:
-Approved by BOL Staff with a completed Adoption
-21 years of age
-Provide proof of ID
-Consent to a homecheck
-Sign an Adoption Contact
-Make a donation
Adoption donations pay for the time, energy and
costs we’ve put into the dogs while in our care,
including, but not limited to: food, toys, beds,
rehabilitation, grooming, vaccinations, spay or
neuter, microchipping, vet evaluation, etc.
As you can see, all adoption donations go DIRECTLY
to rescuing the dogs.
BENEFITS OF ADOPTING FROM BOL:
* Since we visit a variety of animal shelters to
rescue dogs, we can be on the lookout for the
specific type of animal you are interested in.
* Most of our adoptable animals have been in foster
care--in a regular home environment--so we have a
good idea of how each of our animals will behave in
the real world. We usually know if a dog is
housebroken, good with other dogs, good with cats,
appropriate for children or not, energy/activity
level, and so forth. This makes it easier to match
up our dogs with the right home, and easier for you
to select the right one.
* Our dogs have already been vet-checked,
vaccinated, dewormed, and spayed/neutered before
adoption. While no one can guarantee the long-term
health of any animal, we do take the time and incur
the expense to get basic healthcare and assessments
done before our dogs go to permanent homes.
* When you adopt from us, your pet already has close
to $300 of care invested in it before you take
him/her home! Of course, the tender-loving care they
receive from their foster parents, as we prepare
them for their new permanent homes, is priceless!
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