SUMMIT, NJ - Twenty-seven happy canines have new, permanent homes thanks to Summit-based Home For Good Dog Rescue (HFGDR) and their third annual Bark-A-Que.
There was live music, many vendors, food and beverage at Village Green last Saturday, but the real draw was the best-friends-to-be waiting to meet their match in the adoption area. Hundreds of attendees milled about the adoption tent, where sounds of "Oh, look how cute... " were rivaled only by the excitement at how many "I Am Adopted" signs were already on the kennels.
When not in the adoption area, people roamed the event grooving to the sounds of Total Soul, noshing on food from The Meat House and Pizza Vita, and browsing the unique exhibitor booths that offered every supply, amenity and service one could want for their dog.
According to officials from HFGDR, this year's Bark-A-Que was the biggest yet, with higher attendance, more vendors and increased adoption activity. Home For Good Dog Rescue is a non-profit agency, with offices in Berkeley Heights, that travels to shelters with high rates of euthanasia in the Southern United States, such as Georgia and South Carolina, transports the dogs back to New Jersey, and then places those animals in foster care homes via a network of more than 50 families. The dogs stay there until they are permanently adopted, meaning they never see the inside of a shelter again.
For more information on HFGDR, visit homeforgooddogs.org or call 908 / 598-8212.