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Home for Good Dog Rescue Invites Community to Fifth Annual Bark-a-Que Event

The Fifth Annual Bark-a-Que will provide attendees the opportunity to dress up their dog to walk the runway as part of the yearly Mr. and Mrs. Bark-a-Que Contest.  Credits: Home for Good Dog Rescue
The event hosts Home for Good's largest adoption event of the year, with nearly 30 dogs finding permanant homes in 2014.  Credits: Home for Good Dog Rescue
Children and families can enjoy face painting, caricatures, and other fun activities throughout the day.  Credits: Home for Good Dog Rescue
The Bark-a-Que will host both a Tricky Tray and Mega 50/50 to help support Home for Good's rescue mission.  Credits: Home for Good Dog Rescue
Old and new adopters and dog lovers can pose for special photos with their dog and take home the professional print that day.  Credits: Home for Good Dog Rescue

Home for Good Dog Rescue is thrilled to invite the local community to the Fifth Annual Bark-a-Que, a celebration of the 3,800 dogs the organization has rescued since its inception in 2010.  The event, which is open to the public, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 11 A.M. to 4 P.M. on the Village Green in Summit, N.J.

The day will feature food and merchandise vendors, family activities, face painting by the professional makeup artists of SEPHORA Short Hills, and special competitions for dogs, including the annual Mr. and Mrs. Bark-a-Que Contest judged by Summit Mayor Ellen Dickson. New York-based rock, funk, and soul band Deep C Revival will then take the stage for a live musical performance.

For dog lovers who have not yet found their perfect companion, Bark-a-Que hosts Home for Good’s largest adoption event of the year, with last year’s festivities uniting nearly 30 dogs with their forever families.

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“We could not have placed so many homeless dogs in loving homes without the help of our friends, neighbors, volunteers, and fosters,” Rich Errico, Home for Good’s co-founder and treasurer, said. “This fun-filled day is really our way of celebrating this milestone with everyone who has supported us.”

In addition to welcoming the local community for a day of family fun, the Bark-a-Que reunites Home for Good’s southern and local foster families with the dogs they helped adopt into permanent homes.

“My family and I have fostered over 50 dogs with Home for Good, and we cannot wait to see all of our dogs again this month!” long-time foster and volunteer Rachel Lehner said. “Bark-a-Que is such a fun way to reconnect with all the dogs who have come through our home.”

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

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

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