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Canine Carnival: Annual Bark-a-Que Brings Rescue Dogs to Summit's Village Green Sept. 10

The annual Bark-a-Que hosts Home for Good Dog Rescue's largest adoption event of the year, placing nearly 30 dogs with permanent families in 2015.   Credits: Home for Good Dog Rescue
Home for Good Dog Rescues invites back each of its 4,500 adoptive families each year to reunite with their dog's respective fosters.  Credits: Home for Good Dog Rescue
Each year, Home for Good's annual doggie photo booth takes hundreds of pictures of new and old adoptive families alike.  Credits: Home for Good Dog Rescue
The annual Mr. and Mrs. Bark-a-Que contest invites dogs to dress up in provided costumes and walk the runway to win a special prize. Credits: Home for Good Dog Rescue

SUMMIT, NJ - Home for Good Dog Rescue will host its Sixth Annual “Bark-a-Que,” a celebration of the 4,500 dogs the non-profit organization has rescued since its inception, September 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Summit's Village Green.

The event, which is open to the public, features food and merchandise vendors, family activities, dog contests -- including the annual 'Mr. and Mrs. Bark-a-Que' Costume Contest', on-site prizes and raffles, as well as live music by New York-based rock, funk, and soul band Deep C Revival.

This year, Home for Good Dog Rescue (HFGDR) has partnered with the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, who have sponsored many of the organization's 2016 events, including their annual 5K Run and Doggy Dash and first ever "Bow Wow" Brunch and Tricky Tray. 

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“The support of our own local community is really what allows us to keep doing what we do,” said Rich Errico, Home for Good’s co-founder and treasurer. “And, for the past six years, this fun-filled day has been our way of welcoming all our friends and neighbors back to celebrate the successes they helped create.”

For families seeking to welcome a dog of their very own into their homes, the annual "Bark-a-Que" also hosts Home for Good’s largest adoption event of the year, with last year’s festivities placing nearly 30 dogs in loving permanent households.

“It’s always so wonderful to see our dogs go home with families who really love them,” said HFGDR volunteer Anna Newmark said. “After working with so many of these pups and getting to see their journeys, I always look forward to seeing 'Bark-a-Que' create so many more happy endings.”

Along with inviting the local community and potential adopters for a day of family fun, "Bark-a-Que" also reunites Home for Good’s southern and local foster families with the dogs they looked after prior to adoption.

The 100-percent, foster-based Home for Good Dog Rescue is committed to rescuing dogs from high kill shelters throughout South Carolina and Georgia. Once rescued, all dogs stay in southern foster homes until they are transported to New Jersey for adoption.

For more information on Home for Good Dog Rescue, the Sixth\ Annual "Bark-a-Que," to see available dogs, or apply for adoption, visit

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