Wisp Resort at the Eastern Regional Championships

The B.A.A.R.K. Foundation would like to thank everyone that contributed to the great time at the Wisp Resort at the Eastern Regional Championships.

We raised over $500.00 on the Beads for B.A.A.R.K. program to help get everyone in the mood for the Mardi Gras theme social event held on Friday night.

419184_331186160253994_1462299224_n[1]The tables were decorated with party hats, glow sticks and confetti to really give that party atmosphere. People came in their beads and full blown costumes to get the party really started. With the Cajun music playing we enjoyed a wonderful meal with great friends and we also made new friends too. To bad we don’t know who they were since they were in masks.

After dinner the festivities began with a costume contest and limbo contest. Let me tell you, I had no clue anyone could get that low under the bar and still move. Congratulations Ashley on a job well done that was truly amazing!

Erin Owens from Palmetto DockDogs offered up her hand painted Mardi Gras beads to be auctioned off. After heated bidding, Bill Johnson came out the winner and will be wearing the beads for a long time to come. Thank you Bill for all your support!

The elusive X large Regional Championship shirt that everyone wanted was donated by Josh and went for $130.00 to Deb Harris. The profit on this was split between B.A.A.R.K. and Team 21. Thank you Deb!

Jay donated one of his shirts and that again brought out a bidding war with Bill Johnson again the winner.

As I said at the social just while I was at Wisp 2 additional requests came in asking for assistance. Without your help and support within our DockDogs community we would not be able to help those in need that are also part of our family. Thank you for opening up your hearts and wallets!

Thank you everyone that helped make this evening a wonderful event and making it possible for us to help those on need!

If you didn’t get a chance to donate you can still do so now by going to http://baarfoundation.wpengine.com/donate-now/ or you can still donate to your favorite team in the Jump-A-Thon listed below.

If anyone has pictures we want to see them. Don’t forget to like the B.A.A.R.K. Foundation on Facebook and help us spread the word about all the good work we are doing.

2013 DockDogs® Championships

The 2013 DockDogs World Championships are finally in the books. The gala was a first class affair with all competitors looking their finest.

Full Room

The B.A.A.R.K. Foundation’s silent auction was held on Friday evening with over 90 baskets and auction items to be browsed upon by all that attended the gala.


The baskets were stuff by all the donations that were given by those who wanted to Delta DDhelp our DockDogs community. The DockDog clubs from across the country put their local flair to each of the items they presented. There were wagons, tubs, coolers and of course baskets that were decorated beyond imagination. This added to the spice to put us up and over the top. MoKan Wagon

To get the outdoor people involved Stihl generously gave a chainsaw, trimmer and blower. These items were some of the top coveted items.

The vacation trips were from all around the world and some were a once in a lifetime adventure. The winners will be going off on trips to Serenity in the Tennessee Mountains, Las Vegas that included two shows with a fabulous dinner and a dream vacation to Costa Rica. WOW!Long View Tables

With the help of all the people that gave donations to The B.A.A.R.K. Foundation and those that gave the top bid, thank you. We were able to raise over $10,000.00 at the silent auction.

Again, thank you everyone!

2016 DockDogs Championships

The B.A.A.R.K. Foundation is really gearing up for the DockDogs World Championships. This being the 15 year celebration, they are doing it in grand style.

The B.A.A.R.K. Foundation will be hosting a Monte Carlo/Casio night right inside the Holiday Inn. We will be downstairs right off the lobby where it is convenient for you to check on your furry friends when neededBlackJack

Please plan on joining us for this fun filled evening.

$25.00 Donation gets $5,000.00 in chips and 1 raffle ticket to use in our Chinese raffle.
$10.00 Donation gets access to the action & 1 raffle ticket
$10.00 Donation gets access to the action and a Bingo punch card
(Redeemable for 3 games of bingo)

Speaking of Chinese raffle the prizes that were donated are spectacular! We have a couple of beautiful handmade quilts, some hand painted DockDogs wine glasses, portable vertical practice rig, 4 Nights stay at the Holiday Inn in Dubuque for 2015 World Championships, Stihl gift certificates, $150.00 in wave credits just to name a few items that will be up for grabs.

Dress is casual so you can relax and have fun with friends while supporting
The B.A.A.R.K. Foundation.

Hope to see you there!
Tina McLaughlin


2016 Club Challenge

************************************************************************2016 Club Challenge

The 2016 Club Challenge is under way!

Each DockDogs club can come up with their own ideas as to how to help raise money for the B.A.A.R.K. Foundation this year. Let me tell you there are some really awesome ideas that have already raised money so far.

The club that raises the most funds (over $500.00 minimum) will win the use of a DockDogs rig for a 2 day event. That is a HUGE savings for one lucky club.

Get your thinking caps and and let’s have fun with this and help out a great part of our DockDogs community while having fun.

Good luck!