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Barks of Love ‘Bark Bash’ Family Festival

Barks of Love is an all-breed dog rescue in Orange County, CA that is the #1 non-profit rescue committed to match-making the perfect dogs with their perfect families. 100% No Kill and 100% Foster-based since 2008. Sadly though, they can never keep up with the demand of dogs in need.

They often find themselves unable to take a dog into the rescue due to lack of an available foster. This problem has driven a need to expand the rescue’s practices into some type of facility that can be utilized in a short-term capacity so that they can save more dogs and have the time to place them into foster care and eventually forever homes. With this need to expand, came a need to fundraise and luckily The Event Loft and Gray Matter Museum stepped up to assist them in planning their largest fundraiser ever!

On February 26, 2017 Barks of Love will be holding their “Bark Bash” which will consist of two main events. From 1-4pm a family friendly festival will take place, kids and dogs have free admission while adults will have a $10 minimum donation entrance fee.

Once inside guests can enjoy dog training and agility demos, photo opportunities, visit with dogs available for adoption, shop at multiple pet food and pet accessory vendors, human clothing vendors, snacks, music, and more. A costume contest will be held for those that wish to bring their dogs in their finest, prizes will be provided by Pet Gift Box.

The event will be held inside the museum so no need to worry about the weather, they’ve got you covered, literally! This is certainly something for the entire family to enjoy with vendors including Muddy Paws, Salty Dog Studio, Arm the Animals, Just Food For Dogs, Costa Mesa Animal Hospital, and more.

For those looking for a night out for a good cause (or “paws”) their VIP After-Party Gala is for you. A $500 donation admits two guests into this elegant evening with a silent auction, fashion show, and cocktails sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka inside The Gray Matter Museum. This is certainly an occasion you won’t want to miss!

Tickets are available at or visit for more information on this amazing event.

Expanding their rescue is a dream that can only become a reality of the community confines to rally around us the way it has for over 8 years. We hope to see you there!

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