Bite Back! Save the Bark Bar!

$4,895 of $25k goal

Raised by 104 people in 29 months
Catherine Peters  DENVER, CO
You know the awesome feeling you experience on a beautiful day at the dog park watching the absolute joy and abandon of dogs at play? Now imagine that feeling while enjoying your favorite craft beer or coffee drink. The Bark Bar was created to bring this concept to life for Denver, the most dog-friendly community in America. We are Denver’s first café/bar to feature a 4,000 square foot off-leash yard where urban dogs can run and play while their humans enjoy their favorite beverage. We are a huge hit within the dog-loving community of Denver---we were voted Best Dog Park in 5280’s Top of the Town edition! Since opening on Christmas Day 2013, The Bark Bar has hosted many fundraisers and adoption events for dog-related non-profit organizations, always donating a portion of the proceeds to each organization. We celebrate and support all things canine! Our journey, however, hasn’t come without obstacles.

With this awesome new concept, we're not just reinventing the wheel, we’re creating it. The Bark Bar is working through various zoning and licensing issues which could shut us down without our continued efforts. Other cities are looking to us as a test case, so it’s important that we win this not just for the Bark Bar, but for all of us who love and support this concept. In order to keep fighting the good fight, we need your help! The legal fees are mounting and we are not able to cover the costs much longer. Please help with a donation of any size. Together, we can ensure that dogs and their humans can enjoy this concept for years to come. On behalf of our human patrons, we thank you from the bottom of our glasses. On behalf of the furry ones, WOOF!
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Update 3
Posted by Catherine Peters
25 months ago
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"I fought the law, and the law won". Maybe for now, but not forever! Susan Shepherd, our City Councilwoman, is sponsoring a bill that would help change the law in Denver so that we can open up a location in Denver in the future. In the meantime, we are seeking a new home in other municipalities. But we are under water with all of the legal fees from this continuing fight, and without your help, we may not make it to the finish line. PLEASE donate and share!
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Update 2
Posted by Catherine Peters
27 months ago
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Hi Guys! Have a blast and support the Bark Bar at the same time by attending our Fugly Sweater Party on Dec. 13! Details in the attached flyer, or go to our website for tickets!
Fugly Sweater Party!
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Update 1
Posted by Catherine Peters
28 months ago
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Thank you to our friends at By The Horns Media for donating their talents and putting together this awesome video for us!
The Bark Bar in action!
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Julia Fontera
17 months ago

When???

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Tim Brock
23 months ago

Dear Bark Bar, since the city of Denver doesn't seem to appreciate you, why not open your business where you will be welcomed? Westminster, Commerce City, Thornton and Northglenn city councils will all welcome you with open arms!

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$4,895 of $25k goal

Raised by 104 people in 29 months
Created September 15, 2014
Catherine Peters  
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$5
Julia Stanaro
8 months ago

This is SO needed in Denver/Wheatridge.

$50
Anonymous
13 months ago
$10
Danielle Winterberger
20 months ago
KM
$25
Kera Magarill
23 months ago

Can't wait for the new place! Dog-loving Wheat Ridge wants you!

$25
Anonymous
23 months ago
MC
$25
Michelle Carter
23 months ago
KK
$10
Ken Kopecky
23 months ago

Can't wait to come there someday with my pup!

TT
$50
Tora Troop
24 months ago

We can't wait until the new place opens and we can come for a visit next time we're in Denver!

$20
Anonymous
25 months ago
MM
$20
Missy Munoz
25 months ago

Can't wait for the new location! Good luck!

Julia Fontera
17 months ago

When???

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Tim Brock
23 months ago

Dear Bark Bar, since the city of Denver doesn't seem to appreciate you, why not open your business where you will be welcomed? Westminster, Commerce City, Thornton and Northglenn city councils will all welcome you with open arms!

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