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Back to Stool 2014 Fall Cleanup

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Back to Stool 2014

Join us, Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 10am, to get the Barkyard cleaned up and ready for winter. Volunteers should bring rakes, shovels, trash bags, and a cheerful, positive attitude. Let’s have some fun, meet new people, and get the Barkyard looking great in the process.

April Stools Day 2014

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

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Join us Sunday, April 27th, at 10am for our annual pre-season cleanup. We can always use a few more volunteers, and we assure you, it’s less messy than it sounds. For more information, feel free to drop us a line at info@thebarkyard.org, or post on our Facebook page. See you at the Barkyard!

Back To Stool 2013

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Join us Sunday, September 29th, at 10am for a little year-end cleanup. We could always use a few more volunteers, and we assure you, it’s less messy than it sounds. For more information, feel free to drop us a line at info@thebarkyard.org, or post on our Facebook page. See you at the Barkyard!

April Stool’s Day – 2013

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

On Sunday, April 21st at 10am, The Barkyard will undergo its annual spring cleanup.

We are often asked “how can I help?” While it’s not the most glamorous event to volunteer for, this is one of the most basic ways to volunteer for The Barkyard and get involved. It’s not nearly as gross as you might expect, and you’re bound to meet some friendly folks—as well as the ever-so-happy-to-be-there dogs.

To volunteer, simply send us an email, or leave us a message at 716-218-0303. Your help is greatly appreciated!

Visit us at the 2012 Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Come visit with some of our volunteers at the 2012 Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. We’ll be outside of Elmwood Pet Supplies on Saturday, from 10am to 2pm. While the event is open to pets, we recommend they stay home. Festivals tend to be too hot and overstimulating to most pets.

6th Annual Run for Rover

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Join us at the 6th annual Run for Rover, right next to the Barkyard in LaSalle Park.

Run for Rover, a USATF-certified 5k run / walk for people at The Pavilion at LaSalle Park on Buffalo’s waterfront, benefits the Pet Emergency Fund. The course around the park is flat and smooth. There are prizes, dog washing, pet sitting, refreshments, animal welfare / provider information, and much, much more!

Dog Days of Kenmore

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

Join us at the Dog Days of Kenmore, Sunday, June 24th, from noon to 4pm.

The Dog Days of Kenmore is a fun, free event for canines and their people; a celebration of dogs and the enjoyment and interest they bring to our lives! The Dog Days excitement includes dog sports, contests with prizes, education and training, dog vendors and activities, treats for humans and canines, and much more! Well socialized, friendly dogs are welcome at the event; water and shade will be provided.

April Stools Day 2012

Monday, March 26th, 2012

This year’s April Stools Day will be Sunday, April 15th at 10:00am.

As usual, we can use all the help we can get, so if you can spare some time to help keep the Barkyard a fun, safe, and clean place to visit, please stop by!

Leap Day 2012

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Come support the Barkyard as we announce the winner of the “What’s My Name” contest! 50/50 • basket raffles • auctions • live music • $29 donation includes open bar and finger foods


Come support the Barkyard as we announce the winner of the “What’s My Name” contest!

50/50 • Basket Raffles • Auctions • Live Music
$29 Donation • Includes open bar and finger foods.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 • 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Our Bar861 Military Road • Buffalo, NY 14217

2011 NFJC Walk for CommUNITY

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

The 2011 NFJC Walk for CommUNITY will be held at LaSalle Park on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 12 noon. This is a dog-friendly event that not only brings the community together to walk as one, but also helps to raise much-needed funds to continue all the outstanding diversity programming the NFJC offers year round.  To learn much more about the NFJC, visit their website at  www.nfjcwny.org.

Pet Tales Day – Saturday August 13

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

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To Thank You for All Your Good Work

Please join the Barkyard for PET TALES DAY, an event honoring Anne Neville (Buffalo News Pet Tales columnist) and encouraging pet adoption.  We are inviting all local rescue groups to participate in this public awareness opportunity.  Pets of all kinds are also welcome!  Organizations may set up their tables, tents, etc, inside or outside the Barkyard, understanding that only spayed/neutered dogs can be inside.

We are also inviting food vendors, including Lloyd’s Taco Truck and James the Ice Cream Cycle Guy.

While this is not specifically a fundraising event, organizations are welcome to accept donations, distribute flyers, recruit volunteers, and raise interest in their own fundraising events.  You and your group do good work for animals and pet adoptions.  Please help us get the word out!  Post this on your websites and Facebook pages.

For more information, please contact the Barkyard at info@thebarkyard.org or call (716) 281-0303

  • Location:  The Barkyard (in LaSalle Park, Buffalo, NY)
  • Date:  Saturday, August 13, 2011
  • Time:  10 am – 1 pm

THANKS SO MUCH!!!

April Stools Day 2011

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Is it April already?!

This year’s April Stools Day will be Sunday, April 3rd at 10:00 a.m.

We can use all the help we can get, so if you can spare some time to help keep the Barkyard a fun, safe, and clean place to visit, please stop by!

2011 Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

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We’ll be in the 2011 Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, on Sunday, March 20th at 2pm on Delaware Avenue. We hope to win Best Community Float again!

If you or your dog would like to be on our float, please contact us for more information.

Party for the Barks 2010

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

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Come support The Barkyard at our third annual Party for the Barks, Wednesday, November 3, 2010, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. We’re excited to hold this event so close to the park, at the Buffalo Yacht Club. Enjoy delicious hors-d’oeuvres, beer, wine and more. Enter basket raffles to win some fantastic items! Single admission is a donation of $25, or pre-sale two for $40. Admission includes one complimentary serving of beer or wine.

Buy your tickets now!









Back to Stool 2010

Friday, September 17th, 2010

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The Barkyard will be conducting our yearly cleanup, “Back to Stool,” on Sunday, September 26th at 10:00 a.m. The park will be open, but volunteers will be roaming the park cleaning up any overlooked “deposits.” You’re welcome to come volunteer. For more info, feel free to email us at volunteer@thebarkyard.org, or simply meet us there!