Who We Are

Our Mission

It is the mission of Bark Nation to bring the Canine American welfare community together to put an end to the over-populated, over-euthanizing, over-ignorant, under-educated practices of the nation that we live in. It has never been, is not now, and never will be ‘okay’ to mistreat, neglect and dispose of the companion dogs that WE chose to domesticate in this way. We refuse to accept or fall into the traps of the excuses that allow this hogwash to continue. Nope, not doing it.

Through high-level collaboration and mutually beneficial relationships with veterinarians, trainers, suppliers and much more, we will raise funds and reduce costs necessary to champion local rescue groups, shelters and other animal welfare organizations to operate to their full potential, maximizing every dollar raised and every dollar spent.

Let us break it down for you. And trust us, we love to break it down. We strive to …

  • Eliminate unethical, illegal or otherwise unnecessary breeding, by revolutionizing spay and neuter initiatives in under served communities
  • Work collaboratively to execute high-level shelter intervention and enrichment initiatives in targeted areas
  • Provide humane response, including investigations, seizure, sheltering and placement, for contract level dogfighting and other large-scale canine cruelty operations
  • Advocate for victimized dogs, owned or otherwise, and focus strongly on anti-cruelty initiatives

So, raise your glass and join the fight – CHEERS!

Board of Directors

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Kelly McLaughlin


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 Kerry McLaughlin


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Tina Sadows


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Jen Harvala


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Sue Hansen




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