To write a story about BARK, have us come to your school, library or other event or just to see what we do please contact us.

Ongoing: show about BARK airs every so often on KCAL9 or on Verizon Fios channel.


2013 BARK in the News


December 2013: Chispa is interviewed on Spotlight San Diego


November 2013: BARK visiting Norwalk Library on Wednesdays


October 2013: LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky has an article on his Blog about BARK visiting Studio City Library


October 2013: Press Telegram article about Selenas reading at Bryant Elementary School


July 2013: Story about BARK at Community Hospital Long Beach


July 2013: Update on BARK - the 2008 Helpful Honda Award Recipient


July 2013: Article about Teaching Children to Read in The Huffington Post


May 2013: Article about the BARK Program at Tustin's Bewsick Elementary


May 2013: Chapman University's Panther magazine article about 'Furry Friends for Finals' BARK event


April 2013: Long Beach Press Telegram article about BARK dogs helping child literacy skills


January 2013: LB Post article about BARK participating in Long Beach Reads One Book events


2012 BARK in the News

September 2012: Long Beach Beachcomber article about BARK for Literacy


July 2012: OC Register article about BARK visiting the San Juan Capistrano Regional Library


April 2012: Annenberg TV News interviews BARK reading at Los Cerritos Elementary School in Long Beach


April 2012: The Pet Post USA recognizes Bette for her services and presents her with The Pet Post USA Volunteer Recognition Award

February 2012: BARK program at Diamond Bar Library in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune


2011 BARK in the News


December 2011: BARK was interviewed on (we're about 14 minutes in)


December 2011: BARK Founder/Director, wins Jefferson Award for community service fromKABC


December 2011: Article with photo slide show in


December 2011: Journalism video from Mor Albalak at Chapman University


December 2011: BARK dogs visited with 311 students at Furry Friends for Finals at Chapman University


December 2011: BARK teams walking in Daisy Avenue Parade on


December 2011: BARK giving away books on petpostusa


December 2011: BARK in


December 2011: "Leer con Chispa" (Read with Chispa) in OC Register


November 2011: BARK mentioned in LBPost Article


October 2011: Newfoundland Club of Southern California article about BARK dogs Sophie, Obie, and Imp, who are all Newfoundlands


April 2, 2011: Creekside Oaks Elementary School article about their BARK Reading Program in Lincoln, CA


February 18, 2011: Belmont Shore Patch article about Naples Bayside Academy BARK Cupcake Fundraiser




2010 BARK In the NEWS


December 8, 2010: Chapman University article about their "Furry Friends for Finals" event


December 8, 2010: OC Register article about BARK dogs rescuing students from finals


December 8, 2010: Chris Wagner's Waggy Pets Blog Posting about BARK


April 2010: article


October 2010: Blog Comments from Greg Long, author at the Kids Book Festival


April 2010: BARK in OC Pet Expo Post Press Release


April 2010: YouTube video about BARK dogs "listening" to deaf students read


April 2010: LA Dog Days Magazine featuring BARK



2009 BARK in the News


December 2009: OC Register article about BARK dogs giving out children's books at Seal Bach holiday parade.


April 29, 2009: YouTube video on BARK


March 16, 2009: OC Register article about PT, a BARK dog, reading to kids at the Huntington Beach Children's Library


March 2009: FOX NEWS article



2008 BARK in the News


March 2008: Beachcomber Newspaper article about BARK dogs reading at Bryant and Roosevelt Elementary Schools


March 2008: Long Beach Magazine article about Josie Gavieres, founder of BARK


February 2008: YouTube video about SoCal Honda Helpful Award Winner - Josie Gavieres


Josie kept a diary of the first year and a half of the Element's Journey. Read about herElemental Journey here.

2007 BARK in the News

December 2007:Long Beach School News article about BARK

BARK Therapy Dogs

Beach Animals Reading with Kids