Bark In The Barn is our biggest and most important annual fundraiser. We all know what happens without these needed resources – so let’s focus on the possibilities of what happens when we come together! This year with your help we will give hope & care to our 12,000th dog! Wow!
Local rescue work has come a long way since Labs & More was founded in 2011. San Diego shelters were considered kill shelters (where now they are No-Kill). We have focused on helping the under funded, surrounding communities that are still considered high-kill shelter areas. These are many and the resources are minimal, which means even basic care is often not provided. There are thousands of dogs suffering from severe injuries, moms left to deliver in the hardest of conditions and senior dogs that are thrown out on the streets, unable to care for themselves. Events like Bark In The Barn supply the resources necessary to change these realities and give reprieve for those dogs suffering through no fault of their own.
In this year alone, Labs & More volunteers have given hope to over 80 moms who were left to deliver their babies in trash piles, drainage ditches with their puppies floating away in the heavy rains, or in shelters on cold cement floors – with over 1200 puppies rescued! With your support we have provided life saving surgeries or procedures to over 425 dogs who were hit by cars, beaten, afflicted with cancer, pneumonia – dogs who would otherwise suffer until they died, but are now thriving, loyal companions.
Labs & More seeks out these dogs in need. We search for dogs in remote, under-served shelters. We network, we drive hours to rural areas and we act quickly when needed. Our goal is to continue to be the answer to their cries when others cannot.
“What a lovely evening. Not only did we enjoy the festive night but seeing all the life saving stories was truly inspiring. We left knowing that we contributed in some small way to helping bring relief to the dogs Labs & More rescues. A true joy to participate in such a heartwarming event.” ~Bark In The Barn 2018 Attendee
Join us for a night of festivities to raise the funds necessary to save these lives. Browse our pawsome silent auction, filled with goodies like golf packages, beauty baskets, sports tickets, artwork, wine packages – and tons more! Mingle with like-minded friends and hear heartwarming stories of the years’ dog rescues and countless litters saved. Chow down on tasty treats from a collection of local top chefs, cookin’ up their best fares for your sampling pleasure. Boogie down to booty-shakin’ tunes, lap up some delicious, coveted wines – and, for the first time, sip down some suds from local brewery Ballast Point, who will be sponsoring the evening with a woof-tastic beer garden!
But don’t forget the real reason for the evening. Fundraising. While your ticket purchase goes towards our annual life-saving funds, the big prize of the night is our Live Auction. Insanely good trips, like the African safari and resort island vacations, to wine cellar packages and exclusive, chef home dinners are on the menu. Steal a deal and bid on designer handbags, gemstone jewelry, vacation home stays, yacht cruises and Coachella tickets. And guess what? It ALL goes to saving the dogs!
Being a 100% volunteer run, non-profit organization means every dollar goes straight to rescuing lives.
Come Pawty with our Furmily – and do some Barkin’ in our Barn!