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The Latest News from Bellingham BARK!

* We are THRILLED to announce that our first Pups & Pints // Spring 2016 fundraiser was a wonderful success! Hosted on Saturday, May 21st along with Yelp Bellingham at Schweinhaus Biergarten, we were able to raise funds and pet food for the Whatcom Humane Society. Many thanks to all of our guests, their well-behaved pooches, and our terrific sponsors!

* Interested in being a SPONSOR of Bellingham BARK!? We are hoping to work out a variety of advertising opportunities with local pet-related businesses and invite you to contact us at to discuss! Reach the perfect niche audience for your retail establishment, brand, or restaurant, with very reasonable rates and exclusivity opportunities.

Upcoming Events

Check out some fur-tastic upcoming events happening in the greater Bellingham area!

Animals as Natural Therapy Bluegrass Bash

Come to the Bluegrass Bash, our annual party at the farm! On July 16th there will be games, food, live music, and dancing.

Saturday, July 16th from 4pm-9pm at Animals as Natural Therapy
There will be bbq'ed salmon donated by Icy Strait Seafood, hot dogs from Hempler's, delicious sides prepared by Bellingham Golf and Country Club, always, multiple mind-blowing flavors of ice cream from Mallard's!

Before and after the feasting, enjoy downhome games for all ages like the Boot Bounce, tug 'o war, and Noodle Horse Racing. There will be plenty of time to meet the stars of the farm: the horses large and mini, goats, llamas, bunnies, chickens, dogs, and Lucky the turkey.

Willie and His Weary Boys will be playing first. Later in the evening Quickdraw String Band will provide fiddling and a dance caller so wear your dancing shoes (or boots;).

Join the Alternative Humane Society for a day of food, vendors, games, demonstrations, and lots of dogs!

Sunday, July 31st from 10a-3pm at Bloedel Donovan Park


The Whatcom Humane Society's Annual Dog Days of Summer Run/Walk & Festival is just around the corner. It's the biggest, best, run/walk & festival for dogs and their people in Northwest Washington!

Sunday, August 21st at Lake Padden Park, Bellingham from 10am-3pm

Start the day with a Fun Run/Walk, then stick around for pet-themed vendors, games, giveaways, demonstrations, kids' corner, vegetarian food court, and much more!

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