SUMMIT, NJ - Home for Good Dog Rescue hosted its fifth annual "Bark-a-Que" event on Summit's Village Green, marking the organization’s largest adoption event of the year, and welcoming adopters back to reunite with their pet’s foster families and siblings.
Two dozen dogs found their own homes at the 2015 "Bark-a-Que."
“We have been celebrating our yearly 'Bark-a-Que' since our inception in 2010,” said Home for Good Dog Rescue’s co-founder and treasurer, Rich Errico. “Each year, it continues to grow, and we could not be more grateful.”
Many dogs, sporting “I was rescued” bandanas, gathered with their families as the attendees enjoyed live music by New York-based rock, funk, and soul band Deep C Revival, food and merchandise vendors from the local community, and special canine contests.
This year, Home for Good adoptee "Melo" took home the coveted title of "Mr. Bark-a-Que’" in a annual costume contest judged by Summit Mayor Ellen Dickson.
While crowds that gathered to see the contestants strut the runway, the day’s most popular destination remained the adoption tent, which ultimately placed 24 homeless dogs with loving families of their own.
Home for Good Dog Rescue is committed to rescuing dogs from high-kill shelters throughout South Carolina and Georgia. Once rescued, dogs stay with southern foster families until they are transported north, either by plane or by van.
This year’s "Bark-a-Que" hosted many of those southern fosters, including guest of honor Shari Watt of Swainsboro, GA.
“'Bark-a-Que' is amazing because our southern fosters get to see just how far their dogs have come,” said Matt Holowienka, Home for Good Dog Rescue’s Public Relations and Social Media Coordinator. “Many of them take in small, sick puppies only to see them grow into happy, healthy dogs with families who adore them.”
Once Home for Good’s dogs arrive in New Jersey, they are bathed, micro-chipped, and altered as needed. They then remain in one of the organization’s foster homes until adoption.
For more information on the organization and its upcoming events, including its first annual 5K and Doggy Dash on October 3, visit HomeforGoodDogs.org.