Published: May 31th, 2017 | Jeremy Feldman

The second annual Bark Ave Adopt-a-Thon at Carroll Park this past Sunday, April 30th had a very timely (and cheeky!) theme for its second annual event; “Bark Airways”. As it seems that 2017 is gunning for the demise of the commercial airline (ahem, we’re looking at you United) we were comforted to know that the adoptable pets aboard Bark Airways were in the very capable hands of some of the best pet caregivers in New York City.

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Thanks to the expertise of some of New York’s most dedicated animal rescue agencies like Badass Animal Rescue, ACC of NYC, Sugar Mutts Rescue, Second Chance Rescue, and ASPCA of NYC, the adoptable dogs and cats on Bark Airways were treated with the utmost care and humanity. You could tell just by seeing the dozens of smiling dogs walking around and greeting the crowds that they were being served with the respect that all good dogs deserve!bark ave adopt-a-thon nyc 2
And even though weather conditions were choppy and unseasonably cold, the second Bark Ave Adopt-a-Thon was a tremendous success, with more dogs and cats available for adoption, more vendors and booths showcasing pet friendly goods, and more potential adopters than last year’s event. And while the dogs were the true first class passengers, there were plenty of activities for the humans to enjoy as well.

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Respected Brooklyn dog trainer (and venerable member of PetYen’s network of premier New York City pet service providers) Robert Haussman of DogBoy, was running a popular dog agility training course, Keith DuQuette was painting hyper-realistic pet portraits on site, and Sugar Mutts hosted a super cute, vintage travel themed photo booth (which might have even been a little more fun for us than the dogs…). And while the amenities on commercial airlines have dwindled to a few packs of peanuts (if you’re even that lucky), Brooklyn’s own Evermore Pet Food was on hand serving human grade, all natural dog treats and Love Thy Pet (a local Carroll
Gardens business) was selling some great pet swag for the all the pampered passengers.

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Thanks to sponsors Douglas Elliman and Marion Fiore, the dedicated organizer (and Brooklyn’s top performing “travel agent” for pets), the Bark Ave Adopt-a-Thon was a fun, turbulent-free event! As reported by the popular Carroll Gardens blog Pardon Me for Asking, 10 cats and 9 dogs were flown to their final destinations in new forever homes! That so many shelter animals boarded direct flights home is the true sign of a successful adoption event. So a big congratulations to all the organizers, vendors and pets for making this year’s Bark Avenue Adopt-a-Thon so smooth sailing!

Image Credits

All photos were taken by the author. Taken April 2017. 

This is not a sponsored post. We did not receive compensation to review this event. 

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