A Place to Bark and Meow Blog by Bernie Berlin

Friday, October 23, 2009
Life On the Runnnnn.....
"Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile" -Albert Einstein

Life has been non stop, challenges for the past few months.
From Jeff being in a horrible car wreck and now having spinal cord damage to the financial struggles of the rescue & the over abundance of animals being surrendered to the pound in record numbers.
But as all things, this life is a journey and with each day and every new challenge that arises, we must face and find the joy within:)
That too can be a challenge, but one that is necessary for spiritual growth...
My joys are in saving LIFE!!!
A pictures tells a thousand words... What do these pictures say to you?
Some of the faces saved from needless euthanasia at our local pounds...

Lately, I have found myself in a curious place, one that has shown me how much I have learned to value my friends..
Those who love me, even though I have dropped off the face of the Earth, when I haven't responded to e-mails or phone calls.
I know it sounds terrible, but those that know me, know that if I have disappeared it's for good reason. Saving Lives!!! So many wonderful, beautiful lives depend on what we can do, to care for them and get them into our partnering shelter program to be adopted. Please bear with me, keep after me and know that I value you, your friendship and your patience with me. I'm on a mission to prove a point, that we can make a difference and to raise awareness thru our social networks. Life is precious and people need to know that this needless killing of shelter animals has to stop.

My friends Claudine and Lynne have teamed up to help me with my fund raising efforts and will be helping me with many things so that I don't fall behind too much and disappoint people.

I don't have much time these days for anything else but caring for the animals, we have close to 100 animals on site with a transport headed north on Tuesday, & every other week after that. But I needed to check in and say HELLO!!!

We will also have t-shirts available for sale very soon!!!
If anyone is interested in donating a design to help us fund raise please let us know!!!

Nov. Ebay Art Auction Call for Artists is underway! For info, email: aplacetobark2009@gmail.com Lynne Gillis is coordinating this for me, so if you e-mail her you will receive a response quickly, since it's not me:)
The whole month of November will be an on going art auction to fund raise to finish the shelter, so we can save more animals this winter. Detail posted soon!!

Thanks for visiting, reading, supporting us & being a part of something GREAT!!! LIFE:)
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Party Animals Ebay Auction
Hey everyone, the auctions is LIVE!!!
Click Here to see the FUN & Fabulous Art
The Party Animals original art auction will begin on Oct. 15th and go through Oct. 19th.
So please spread the word & bid often, we are in dire straights and need funds to continue on & stay open.

This will be a 5 day auction over at Ebay and all of the original artwork that was produced for the Party Animals zine will be auctioned off to benefit A Place To Bark.

I will post an exact link to the auction on the 15th, but for now, here is a little flyer with all the info. Please tell all of your pet loving friends about the auction. The work is AMAZING and 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the animals!

Below is a list of the artists who participated…please visit their sites and check them out!

Jill Beninato – www.sitstaysmile.com
Bernie Berlin - www.aplacetobark.blogspot.com
Suzi Blu – www.suziblu.typepad.com
Rebecca Collins – www.artpaw.com
Wendy Crumbley – www.2dogstudio.com
Ingrid Dijkers – www.ingriddijkers.com
Manon Doyle – www.hoochiepoochiestudios.com
Sarah Fishburn – www.sarahfishburn.com
Rice Freeman-Zachery – www.voodooandzen.com
Heather LaHaise – www.heatherlahaise.com
Melissa Langer – www.pugnotes.com
Maija Lepore – www.maigirlz.typepad.com
Anne Leuck Feldhaus – www.annesart.com
Tamandra Michaels – www.heartdogstudios.com
Kim Rae Nugent – www.kimraenugent.com
Linda O’Neill – www.abbycreekstudios.com
Nancy Schutt – www.gooddogart.com
Jill Marie Shulse – www.jillmarieshulse.blogspot.com
Kelly Snelling – www.soulhumming.typepad.com
Carla Sonheim – www.carlasonheim.com
Kathy Weller – www.wellerwishes.com


Wednesday, October 07, 2009
“There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home.” ~ Dorothy to Toto, in Oz

We are SO CLOSE to being able to finish our new shelter building at A Place to Bark that the dogs are ready to lay claim to their “bedrooms”!

To help to get us the rest of the way there, A Place to Bark is teaming up with eBay Good Works (the charitable giving arm of Ebay) to host our annual EBAY ART AUCTION! During the entire month of November, a portion of the proceeds (decided by the artist) of the sale of each piece of artwork from participating artists will be donated to A Place to Bark. Your donations, of course, are entirely tax deductible.

The beauty of eBay Good Works is that it makes it so incredibly easy for every artist to participate – and to do so in a way where they are completely in control of how big a portion of the proceeds of the sale of their artwork is donated to A Place to Bark.

Our goal is to raise $25,000, which is enough money to allow us to finish the shelter before winter sets in – and WE NEED YOUR HELP TO DO THAT! If you are an artist and would like to help raise desperately needed funds for A Place to Bark by being a part of the Art Auction, please email us at: aplacetobark2009@gmail.com and we will send you all the details you will need to participate.

Above is a short video of the initial building phase of the shelter. Now that the shell of the building is up, we need your help to finish it!

Thanks in advance for your interest and participation! So far in 2009, we’ve rescued, rehabilitated and re-homed more than 500 dogs and cats who would otherwise be put down - and the numbers keep climbing!

Now you can be a part of continuing the crusade to fulfill the dream of a truly no-kill world! Thank you for your support!


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