Share Your Dog with Someone Seeking K9 Companionship on Veterans Day to Help Match Veterans with Shelter Dogs

pre_headpetsforvets_logo_colorBark’N’Borrow Teams with Pets for Vets to Donate $1 to its Nonprofit for Every Dog Profile Added to the Bark’N’Borrow Community of 70,000-plus Dog Lovers on November 11th

LOS ANGELES, CA – November 10, 2016 – Bark’N’Borrow, a community for dogs and the people who love them, today announced a collaboration with Pets for Vets, a program dedicated to supporting veterans by matching them with shelter pets for companionship. For every dog profile added to the Bark’N’Borrow community of 70,000-plus dog lovers this Veterans Day, November 11, Bark’N’Borrow will donate $1 to the Pets for Vets cause.

Those interested in sharing their dog with other dog-lovers seeking K9 companionship, while supporting Pets for Vets, can simply download the Bark’N’Borrow app for free on the iTunes Store. Once downloading the app, new members sign-up as a dog owner and can begin creating their dog’s profile on Veterans Day. They can add their dog’s name, photos, age, gender, location, breed, temperament, interests and special needs. Finally, members must note their dog’s training level, as well as its size, and agree to the terms of service to complete their dog’s profile — and donate $1 to Pets for Vets.


“Our mission at Bark’N’Borrow is to improve the lives of dogs and the people who love them,” says Liam Berkeley, CEO and Founder of Bark’N’Borrow. “We’re thrilled to partner with Pets for Vets on Veterans Day to help raise funds for their national charity that gets dog-loving veterans the K9 companionship they need. Just as Pets for Vets strives to make the lives of veterans and shelter dogs better through matchmaking, our community strives to make the lives of dog owners, dogs and those not fortunate enough to have their own dog better by forming new connections.”

“We’re thrilled that Bark’N’Borrow is raising awareness and funds for Pets for Vets on Veterans Day,” said Ann Black of Pets for Vets. “By sharing your dog with other dog-lovers on Veterans Day you can help in our effort to give returning troops a second chance at health and happiness, while also giving shelter dogs a second chance at life. This K9 companionship can help the nearly 20 percent of veterans dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), as well as those suffering from brain injuries, anxiety and depression, as they transition back into their civilian lives.”

unspecified-3Dog owners that create a profile for their dog on Bark’N’Borrow can find someone nearby to look after their pup that genuinely cares for dogs and does not expect payment. They can also use the app and dog-loving community to set up playdates for their dogs with other dog owners. By sharing their dog with the community when they’re busy they can improve the lives of those not fortunate enough to currently own a dog. Just borrowing a dog for a few hours can help with cardiovascular health via walks and the dog park. Research has also found that dogs actually improve our ability to build relationships with both two-legged and four-legged friends. That’s important because being socially connected, and not lonely, is one of the keys to happiness.

Current and prospective Bark’N’Borrow members in the New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago and Denver areas can find more about about local Pets for Vets chapters and initiatives at:

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About Bark’N’Borrow
Bark’N’Borrow is a 70,00o-plus member community of dogs and the people who love them. Dog owners and loving borrowers connect through its its free iPhone app. The spirit of the service lies in how it creates new connections and genuine relationships between fellow dog-lovers and friendly dogs throughout the country. The Bark’N’Borrow community unites like-minded people who believe that dogs are an essential part of our families and deserve all the love and care we can give. The company was founded in 2014 and is Built in LA. Download Bark’N’Borrow for free in the iTunes Store and for more information visit

About Pets for Vets
Pets for Vets is a nonprofit organization that helps heal the emotional wounds of military veterans by pairing them with a shelter dog that is specially selected to match his or her personality. Professional animal trainers rehabilitate the dogs and teach them good manners to fit into a veteran’s lifestyle. Pets for Vets believes our country owes military veterans a debt of gratitude as many return to civilian life with physical and emotional injuries. By matching them with a companion dog Pets for Vets is giving them a second chance at health and happiness, while simultaneously giving a shelter dog a second chance at life. For more information visit

Profiles for Adoptable Shelter Dogs from NKLA Are Now on Bark’N’Borrow!


Bark’N’Borrow’s mission is to better the lives of dogs by giving them as much love and attention as possible. Today, there are nearly 4 million homeless dogs in shelters across the U.S. who are in desperate need of care and a permanent home. The team here are BNB recognizes the great potential that the amazing community we’ve built has in helping these pups in need.

That’s why today, we’re excited to announce that we’re buddying up with NKLA (No-Kill Los Angeles) Adoption Center, run by Best Friends Animal Society, to promote available shelter dogs for adoption to our 50,000-plus BNB users! Going forward, dog lovers searching for a ‘doggy date‘ in the Los Angeles area will also see adoptable shelter dogs like Cowboy, Paloma and Sir Buddy as profiles in their iPhone Bark’N’Borrow app streams.

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When you open a profile for a shelter dog that appears in your stream you’ll see the same details that you’d see in the profiles of dogs that are available to borrow, such as age, size, temperament and personality. You’ll also see what shelter the adoptable dog is from. The process then continues the same way that contacting an owner would through the Bark’N’Borrow messaging platform with a representative from the rescue or shelter on the other end instead of an individual owner.

Many of our users are either looking to find the right dog to adopt, and in the meantime are borrowing to see which breeds/types of pups suit their lifestyle; or they’re not quite ready to have their own dog yet, but plan to adopt when they’re ready. We did a survey of 650 Bark’N’Borrow users in March and over 85% of them say they would get their first/next dog from a shelter. Over one third of borrowers also say that they’d be more proactive in borrowing if there were shelter dogs on our app who they could give some much needed love.

Foster dogs will soon be featured on Bark’N’Borrow as well providing an outlet for adoptees to experience ownership in real-life settings, not just shelters. Foster parents of these pups will create profiles and be able connect with potential adopters looking for a new friend. From setting up play-dates and meet-n-greets to the official adoption process Bark’N’Borrow will give foster pups the opportunity to find their forever families using mobile technology.

We see Bark’N’Borrow helping rescues and fosters in many different ways. For example, foster parents could also use Bark’N’Borrow to help them with their full and busy hands. A borrower could borrow directly from the foster parent and provide them with a little relief whenever needed. This way, the borrower is still exposed to shelter dogs but do not have to go directly through the rescue.

The benefits of having shelter dogs on Bark’N’Borrow are obvious. Bark’N’Borrow connects potential fosters/borrowers and adoptees to the dogs themselves, directs them through the actual adoption process itself, and furthermore offers a whole community of genuine dog-lovers who are ready to lend a helping hand and care to the newly adopted dog whenever the new family may need.